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Smallwood Lodge

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Upper Bar, Newport TF10 7AP, England
+44 1952 813606
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Newport and chose the Smallwood Lodge for lunch. It was my first time here. I found the overall look of the building very interesting (both exterior and interior), The traditional dark wood décor made the place feel very historic. The food was full of flavour and the staff were friendly and polite.

Thank Andrew M
Cannock, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We where given vouchers for afternoon tea. We was not disappointed, great atmosphere as soon has we stepped onto the premises. It was a nice summer day and the tables outside were fully occupied. We though don't like eating outdoors. We were shown to a table, and give a warm welcome. For the afternoon tea there was a choice of... More 

Thank Ken H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often take visiting friends or relatives here. Never disappointed. The lodge itself is incredibly old and really very beautiful. The garden in summer where there are tables (if you are lucky, very popular) to sit out on has a real English country garden feel to it. The menu is excellent with lots of tempting things and the homemade cakes... More 

Thank xavierwright
Telford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't want to tell the world about this special place, but that would be selfish. I have been visiting this little gem in Newport High Street for years. Always a warm welcome, always good service, always good Food. Enough Said.

Thank JIM R
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had lunch here recently with my daughter and I have to say the menu is excellent. Plenty of choice from sandwiches to hot meals and all reasonably priced. Service was quick and staff were friendly. All in all a happy experience.

Thank CFCgirl70
Level Contributor
71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The staff are always delightful and have been the three times I have visited. The menu is delightfully English, the food is high quality, tasty and well produced. A little secret haven from the made rush of the outside world.

Thank ShropshireJANEB
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for cream tea. Took an old family friend who is in their 80's, they absolutely loved the place inside, old wooden panelling and all the old features of a period tea rooms. The scones were fantastic, service excellent and the whole experience was well worth it. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Andy F
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I visited Smallwood Lodge for an early mother's day "Afternoon Tea" on 18th March 2017 and I have to say, it was highly disappointing. Usually with Afternoon Tea, you get a selection of sandwiches, around 3/4 different cakes to share, as well as a scone with clotted cream and jam and unlimited tea and coffee. So when we arrived, we... More 

Thank Michaela P
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

A little gem with great home food and attentive service - tasty dips and delicious light scones - well worth popping in for

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I simply love this little gem. Located on the high street with its beautiful facade, you get excited before you even walk in its old door. It's like a gateway to another time with the decor, the always smiling women that serve you like you were family, and the delicious homemade food! I can seriously say that if you get... More 

Thank Andebyen D
Jacqueline W, Owner at Smallwood Lodge, responded to this review

A very big thank you for your review. I'm pleased your experience with us was a pleasant one. we do feel the tea room has a calm and tranquil feel to it and we love it too. Everything we serve is homemade by our dedicated chef, even down to the fudge which is her own secret recipe! We do hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Bar, Newport TF10 7AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1952 813606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?