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The Ridgeway

4.3
4.3
150 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Fresh from an extensive refurbishment in the summer of 2019, The Ridgeway is under new management and looking forward to welcoming you.

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Booked 7 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01633 266053

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Sunday lunch is served 12pm - 4pm in the restaurant ONLY we do not serve this in out outdoor patio or bar area Thanks

  • Area

    Newport

  • Parking Details

    We have a large car park to the rear of the premises with some additional parking adjacent to the entrance. Further on-street parking is available next to the business.

  • Public Transit

    Immediately outside the front the front of the building is a public Bus Stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Nibble

  • House FocacciaGBP 4.00

    with Welsh rapeseed oil and balsamic vinegar

    • Beer Battered Salt PicklesGBP 3.00

      with tarragon mayo

      • Mixed OlivesGBP 3.00

        Sandwiches

        Served with house slaw and triple cooked chips

        • Open Rump Steak Sandwich on SourdoughGBP 9.00

          with brie and onion jam

          • Ridgeway RuebenGBP 8.00

            with gravy dipping pan

            • Prawn and Crème FraicheGBP 7.00

              served with focaccia, tomato and baby gem

              • Double-Decker (Welsh) Rarebit and Fig ChutneyGBP 7.00

                Start

                • Roasted White Onion Velouté

                  served with cheddar gougere

                  • Sauté Button Mushrooms

                    with crispy hens egg and toast

                    • Chicken Liver Parfait

                      with bacon brioche and golden beetroot chutney

                      • Pumpkin and Green Chilli Soup

                        crème Fraiche, coriander with pumpkin loaf on the side

                        • Salt Baked Baby Beets and Burrata

                          served with blood orange and honeyed pecans

                          Main

                          • Braised Lamb Faggots

                            served with turnip, crispy pickled shallots and a red wine jus

                            • Honey Glazed Ham

                              with a fried hens egg and triple cooked chips

                              • Grilled Rump Salad Crispy Squash Gnocchi

                                grilled gem, bearnaise butter

                                • Beer Battered Cod and Triple Cooked Chips

                                  with house tartare and mushy peas

                                  • Crab Linguine

                                    with chilli, lemon and fresh coriander

                                    • Hand-Rolled Butternut Squash and Courgette Rotolo

                                      pecorino and a sourdough crumb with spinach velouté

                                      • Ridgeway Burger in a Toasted House Bun

                                        with smoked bacon, cheddar, gem lettuce, beef tomato, hispi & apple slaw, chips and onion rings

                                        • Pearl Barley Risotto

                                          served with grilled chard and salsa verde

                                          Desserts

                                          • Chocolate Choux Bun and Toffee Sauce

                                            • Black Forest Gateaux

                                              with a milk chocolate sauce and cherry ice cream

                                              • Blackberry Pavlova

                                                with apple sorbet

                                                • Welsh Cheddar

                                                  with fig chutney and oat biscuits

                                                  • Two Scoops of Ice Cream

                                                    with shortbread crumb and fruit coulis

                                                    Side

                                                    • Triple Cooked ChipsGBP 4.00

                                                      • Rainbow ChardGBP 4.00

                                                        • Honey Glazed CarrotsGBP 4.00

                                                          • Garlic MushroomsGBP 4.00

                                                            • Chive MashGBP 4.00

                                                              Last updated: 29 October 2019

                                                              What 150 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                              4.3
                                                              4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                              • 4.3Service
                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                              • 4.2Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                gordongoph

                                                                South Wales

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on 22 November 2021

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely place, great service but my only criticism is the lack of vegan and vegetarian options on the menu. I think you could do so much better when you consider everyone could eat these!

                                                              2. T

                                                                Trudy

                                                                Birmingham

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 October 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                We walked away because the menu was not suitable and we could not sit inside and eat despite tables being empty. The bar is very impersonal and the app ordering too is impersonal - Not an atmosphere to enjoy an evening

                                                              3. TP

                                                                ToniP

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent food quality Large portions Friendly service with a smile (behind the mask) Quiet surroundings Would highly recommend

                                                              4. NL

                                                                NathanL

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 20 September 2021

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                Tasty food, a lovely setting and always consistently great

                                                              5. TD

                                                                TheresaD

                                                                South Wales

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 15 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious food and great service. Congratulations to the Ridgeway Team.

                                                              6. BE

                                                                BeckyE

                                                                South Wales

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Wonderful place to eat and drink

                                                              7. JW

                                                                JonathanW

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                Shocking …. Took our booking for outdoor seating and when we arrived told us no Sunday dinner outdoors and this wasn’t on app when booking. Very poor customer service when it was their error. We left and didn’t eat.

                                                              8. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Orlando

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                Booked table for Sunday Dinner for my Birthday with my wife and kids. Nowhere did they say outside tables do not serve Sunday Dinners until I arrived. The poor Waiter said I was one of many to complain of the same problem, had to have a Burger as little else on menu. Ruined Birthday meal with family. Thanks! Noticed after that they do Sunday Dinner deliveries!!! Ridiculous if that is the case but cant serve dinner in the outside Marquees Also noticed other families arguing with same problem I had. One couple walked off fuming

                                                              9. S

                                                                Stephen

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 1 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Really enjoyed our food. Portion sizes very generous and didn’t have enough room to sample dessert. Will definitely be making a return soon!

                                                              10. NB

                                                                NickB

                                                                Gloucestershire

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Superb! Good was excellent quality. Booked for two further visits over the coming weeks. Moving to the area so pleased to say this is our new.local

                                                              11. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 28 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Good food quick service

                                                              12. LL

                                                                LauraL

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 26 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing food and service! We stopped going to the Ridgeway about 3 years ago as we had appalling service but since the change in management, we had heard good things and thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed!! Beautifully fresh, home cooked food at a very reasonable price. We will definitely be back!

                                                              13. ES

                                                                EmilyS

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Superb food and a menu that changes regularly to keep things exciting. A go-to for special occasion meals with family.

                                                              14. L

                                                                Lauren

                                                                London

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                1.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 24 August 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                Really disappointed as been before and was looking forward to the meal. Each course took a long time to arrive - we asked twice how long desserts would be. My main course was very bland - to be fair I let them know and they took it off the bill.

                                                              15. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 23 August 2021

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                Food was very good, Service was excellent only problem I had was the beer. I love Atlantic pale ale and this wasn’t it

                                                              16. NG

                                                                NickG

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 19 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I went here with my wife and three kids (6, 8 and 10). Fantastic quality food and superb value for money - sadly we’re only here on holiday otherwise we’d be heading back there as regulars!

                                                              17. K

                                                                Kate

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 17 August 2021

                                                                overall2food5service1ambience2

                                                                Food great! Service was poor and we were made to feel that the waitresses were doing us a favour. They were rude and did not help when it came to splitting the bill. I will think twice about returning again.

                                                              18. M

                                                                Mj3sta

                                                                Bristol

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 15 August 2021

                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                After a long wait to place our order we enjoyed a really lovely Sunday lunch! Plentiful hot and nicely served the only negative was the time we waited for our menu choices to be taken and our wait for cold desserts was far too lengthy especially for our two young Grandchildren.

                                                              19. AS

                                                                AlexS

                                                                South Wales

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                Live in the area so pub is handy for us as walking distance so booked a table for Saturday late afternoon. One of my pet hates to be seated at a dirty table with someone elses food crumbs and drinks rings on, especially with covid, its essential to wipe tables down or at least check when your seating people who have pre booked. Anyway had a problem with the app, it wasnt working correctly to allow us to order our food and drink, 2 members of staff tried to no avail and it was the third staff member who got it to work, however this took nearly 15 minutes between us trying, staff trying etc and they wouldn't put an order through at the bar which i thought was a little bit inflexible. Anyway apart from that, service for food and drink was good and food tasted lovely. Enjoyed it overall.

                                                              20. SR

                                                                SR123

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                Still a bit tedious having to use app to order with WiFi issues. wish the outside seating could come with option to open flaps of tent -staff lovely-food delicious not very busy a few more people would have given more atmosphere and again if we could have been seen from road might have increased business

                                                              21. KJ

                                                                KimJoh

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 August 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Nice comfy seating, amiable & attentive staff, very good food. It did seem a little loud but there was an anniversary party and this was our first meal out since the start of the pandemic. We look forward to eating here again very soon.

                                                              22. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 6 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I haven’t eaten at the Ridgeway for a while and I can say we were definately not disappointed! If you want a good steak go here! My fillet was amazing and my friends also said the ribeye was lovely too. Staff attentive. Prices were fair. Nice menu with lovely alternative options. Will definitely be back! The outside seating looked great too and had a nice buzz to it. Go check it out

                                                              23. SW

                                                                SW01

                                                                South Wales

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 30 July 2021

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                Ok for casual drink. Disappointed the indoor restaurant wasn’t available

                                                              24. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 29 July 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Wetting babies head

                                                              25. RD

                                                                RosieD

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 23 July 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Thanks for a lovely meal and service, nice to enjoy the expanded menu and it was great to be able to bring our dog.

                                                              26. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 4 July 2021

                                                                overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                                Food delicious

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 29 June 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Truffle chips are to die for

                                                              28. TD

                                                                TheresaD

                                                                South Wales

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 15 June 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service and scrumptious food. Definitely going back.

                                                              29. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 6 June 2021

                                                                overall2food3service3ambience4

                                                                We waited over 45 mins for our food. The Sunday roasts were average at best. Towards the end the waiteress literally harassed us for our plates despite my son still eating. Lovely looking restaurant though. Shame about the food and service. We won’t come back…

                                                              30. LG

                                                                LaurenG

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 June 2021

                                                                overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                Lovely surroundings and ambience. Unfortunately none of our apps worked to order food or drinks. We were a table of 5 and we had to wait a very long time to have a drink and food. in fact we had to look for someone to serve us. It let the pub down as it is a lovely place to eat.

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 31 May 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food great service

                                                              32. CH

                                                                ChrisH

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 29 May 2021

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                For our first night out it was a pleasurable experience. Would have preferred being inside to experience again the high end menu options.

                                                              33. CW

                                                                CarolineW

                                                                Exclusive

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on 24 May 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Really lovely lunch with friends. The Indian Platter was delicious, bhajis and little overdone and could have been spicier for me, but really well presented and tasty. My friends enjoyed their Asian Platter. The churros for pudding were excellent and coffee always good. Great attentive service but just the right balance. Felt very covid-safe.

                                                              34. n

                                                                nicolag

                                                                San Francisco

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                Dined on 19 May 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely food, nice modern music not too loud just 👍. Even in the rain ☔️ it was pleasant experience.

                                                              35. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Told on arrival that an outside table was booked for us. Your site makes no differentian between inside and outside. Fortunately they had a table for us.

                                                              36. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Had the cheeseburger and was delicious - will definitely be back

                                                              37. E

                                                                Elizabeth

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 May 2021

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great service and ambience thanks

                                                              38. n

                                                                nicolag

                                                                San Francisco

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                Dined on 13 May 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great service and food! The fish and chips are amazing and the steak and ale pie is also fantastic! Great value too

                                                              39. n

                                                                nicolag

                                                                San Francisco

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                Dined on 12 May 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Very pleasant experience, nice heaters to keep you warm and delicious pub grub.

                                                              40. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 May 2021

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                Miserable experience. Wish we bad booked elsewhere. Cold outdoor seating with no attempt to create acceptable seating. Depressing atmosphere and slow service. Disposable cutlery and plates. Poor quality snack food. This establishment has changed significantly. It is no longer even a restaurant. Just a rowdy outdoor boozer providing takeaway-standard fare for the post-work drinking crowd. We will not be coming here again.

                                                              FAQs

                                                              The Ridgeway is rated 4.3 stars by 150 OpenTable diners

                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                                              Booked 7 times today
                                                              Google Map for The Ridgeway

                                                              2 Ridgeway Avenue Newport, Gwent NP20 5AJ

                                                              • Area

                                                                Newport

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Lunch
                                                                Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 pm
                                                                Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
                                                                Dinner
                                                                Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                British, Gastro Pub

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                Smart Casual

                                                              • Parking Details

                                                                We have a large car park to the rear of the premises with some additional parking adjacent to the entrance. Further on-street parking is available next to the business.

                                                              • Public Transit

                                                                Immediately outside the front the front of the building is a public Bus Stop.

                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                              • Phone number

                                                                01633 266053

                                                              • Catering

                                                                Sunday lunch is served 12pm - 4pm in the restaurant ONLY we do not serve this in out outdoor patio or bar area Thanks

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