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Woodlands TavernWoodlands TavernThe Woodland tavern, Llanfair Discoed has been acquired by a local chef, Clive Williams, who hails from Penhow. It will open in a few weeks time.

Weird DadWeird DadThe new Weird Dad Brewery on Caerleon Road not far from Clarence Place is now up and running. Check for details and opening times on Facebook

Hive MindHive MindHive Mind Brewery, an offshoot of the Wye Valley Meadery has opened on the Castleway Industrial Estate, Caldicot

Other news, updated 24th July

The Plas Derwen, Abergavenny, is now closed.

The Whistle Inn, Blaenavon, has new owners and started to sell one ale, with the intention of adding another

The licensee of the Cross Inn, Caldicot, has left, and has taken over the running of running two pubs: The Castle Inn, Caldicot and the Portskewett Inn, Portskewett (Caldicot).

The Kings Head, Chepstow, is due to reopen soon. It is unlikely to sell real ale.

Cwmbran RFC usually sells real ale, so is a new outlet.

It seems the upper floors of the former Kings Head, which trades as a Chinese buffet on the ground floor, may be being converted into a house of multiple occupancy (HMO).

The New Bridgend (aka ‘Bottom Bridge’) has been demolished.

The Llanwenarth Hotel near Aberganny is under new management.

Newport Market has a craft ale bar.

The Riverside Inn in Clarence Place, Newport has reopened, but without real ale.

The Bush Inn, Penallt, a large country pub, has new owners.

The Groes Wen Inn, Penhow, relaunched in March as a Mediterranean pub/restaurant called Ego at The Groes. Wen. It does sell real ale, though.

The Tredegar Arms, Shirenewton, reopened under new management in June.

Warwick’s, Talycoed, has reopened under new ownership and has reverted to its old name, The Halfway.

The Cambrian, Trdegar, no longer sells real ale.