Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Caerphilly Road, Bassaleg, Newport, NP10 8LJ
Since taking over The Ruperra in Bassaleg in autumn 2013, owner Jonathan Thomas has built an enviable reputation for serving a whole range of restaurant standard food in cosy, welcoming surroundings. This traditional pub is bustling almost every day of the week with people sampling a wide variety of food, from locally sourced game and fish to hearty pub classics, lunchtime wraps and even takeaways. Head chef Steve White's speciality dish, an award-winning oxtail and wild mushroom pie, was a tempting choice, but we settled on two delicious mains of Cajun-spiced swordfi sh steak on coarse-cut ratatouille and sautéed potatoes, and a tender rack of lamb with wild rice. The Ruperra offers a very popular Sunday roast menu, with a takeaway option, and the staff always have smiles on their faces - it's no wonder customers come back time after time.