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The Sportsman

17 Severn Street, Newtown SY16 2AQ, Wales
+44 1686 623978
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Great pub where if you ask for food you will told you can have crisps! Traditional pub for real... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
davidbE1123IB
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Oswestry
Decent ale

CAMRA pub with 8 cask ales from Monty's brewery and 10 real ciders. Slight functional and well worn... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Speigal
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“great beer” (4 reviews)
“crisps” (2 reviews)
“locals” (4 reviews)
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17 Severn Street, Newtown SY16 2AQ, Wales
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great pub where if you ask for food you will told you can have crisps! Traditional pub for real ale drinkers with truly great beer called Mischief. Freindly crowd with one or two eccentric locals. Adds to the flavour. Excellent staff

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

CAMRA pub with 8 cask ales from Monty's brewery and 10 real ciders. Slight functional and well worn but does serve a good pint. Also the local pool league happens here.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect lunch time stop. Great ciders 1/3 pints of great ciders. No wonder this pub has won awards. No food but will let you eat food from local takeaways

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is what pubs should all be like, friendly ,clean, great beer,we called in and were made very welcome, we (7 of us) played pool and darts chatted to the locals and the landlady . A great visit and a lovely time was had by...More

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Russ H, Owner of Monty's Brewery at The Sportsman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Thanks for your review, my manager Mel & Karen look after a great pub there. It was put in Pete Brown's book "The Pub" as one of the best 300 in Britain. Thanks again

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Sportsman was recommended to us and we were so pleased to find this little gem of a pub. Everything spotlessly clean, barman in collar and tie. A warm welcome as we entered and my, oh my - what a range of beers and ciders...More

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Russ H, Owner of Monty's Brewery at The Sportsman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Thank you for your comments, sorry a long time responding but your words describe exactly what I was after. Mel and Karen look after it so well for us. Thanks for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great staff serve you great beer. Clientele are fantastic with a very friendly atmosphere. Try the Monty's beer and stay for another.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

An excellent selection of Monty's Ales and gest ciders. A good local and no Jukebox. Alway a good stop off to wait for a takeaway chinese, Indian or Pizza all located in the same street.. Well kept bar and lounge well used by locals young...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Easily summed up: Proper Landlord (shirt and tie), great beer (Jailhouse from Monty's Brewery), a proper pub. Made very welcome by all. Recommended without hesitation.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Sportsman is a the place to go for a quiet drink, great atmosphere. Mel and staff make the pub what it is.

Thank MC0nT0ur
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Bright, clean, friendly, good service, excellent ales and pleasant clientel. Best pub in town. No swearing policy is a breath of fresh air.

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