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Hanbury Arms

Fascinating 16th Century Coaching Inn located right next to the River Usk.

About Us

The Hanbury Arms is a fascinating 16th Century Coaching Inn located right next to the River Usk. A favourite of Alfred Lord Tennyson who to stayed in the pub, and even wrote some of his poetry here.

contact us

Uskside, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1AA

01633 420361

Opening hours

  • Sun - Thur // 11:30 - 23:30
  • Fri - Sat // 11:30 - 00:00

Food service hours

  • Sun - Thur // 12:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Sat // 12:00 - 22:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Free Wifi
  • Garden outside dining
  • Parking
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Character in Caerleon

With great traditional ales and a superb home cooked menu, the Hanbury is the perfect stop off and a great place to enjoy a fantastic evening. We have a huge beer garden boasting views over the river and Caerleon Bridge - the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or coffee and a catch up with family or friends.

We bring the community together weekly for live music and brain busting quizzes and seasonal event like our famous beer and cider festival  The Hanbury Arms is a place the whole family can enjoy.


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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