Booking is advisable, especially if planning to visit during the lunchtime period as they have limited indoor tables and often get fully booked.
Special occasions and particular dietary requirements can be accommodation as long as reasonable notice is provided.
Smallwood Lodge is a half-timbered chocolate box building where Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife once stayed. The lodge survived the 1665 Great Fire of Newport in which 162 families lost their homes
Although the layout of the medieval town is still obvious, not many buildings of the time remain. One year before London's Great Fire, Newport had one of its own. Most of the town was destroyed by fire in 1665. Notable exceptions are Smallwood Lodge in Upper Bar and the Old Guildhall, which was originally two separate buildings, joined in 1557.
It is also alleged by many that the building is haunted although we must admit we are still waiting for a visitation!!
A recent customer said "The salt and pepper pots inexplicably fell off the table" and staff often hear strange noises although nothing to warrant getting Derek Acorah in yet !
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm