Previously The Last Inn, The Aston Taphouse is a family-run bar and restaurant with a proud focus on fresh, locally-sourced food. It’s a cosy, relaxed place just outside of central Newport on Church Aston’s Wellington Road, and even more welcoming than the well-stocked bar with over 13 craft ales, is the menu that’s packed with British pub classics. Whether for a light bite or a full and hearty meal, be assured of a quality food offering that changes according to season. With outdoor seating as well, The Aston Taphouse is everything a British pub should be and more. Reserve a table now.
The Aston Taphouse prides itself on building close relationships with local farmers to as good as guarantee that your food is almost alive with freshness when it arrives at your table. It’s a whole different ballgame when restaurant food is genuinely homemade, and here on Wellington Road you can taste the difference with every bite – it’s clear the local ingredients used here are given the utmost respect they deserve. So what can you expect exactly? Well, as we said, menus at this Newport gem change with the seasons, but traditionally British is always the name of the game.
Classics are present – gammon, eggs and pineapple; haddock and chips; steak & ale pie – but that goes without saying. Signature dishes on The Aston Taphouse dinner menu, meanwhile, include braised pork belly with black pudding, mustard mash, braised red cabbage and a cider & honey sauce, as well as pan-fried sea bass with beetroot salsa, roasted fennel and parmesan salad. As you can probably tell, these are some of the best and most honest flavours you’ll find anywhere in Church Aston or, indeed, Newport. You’ll probably also be unsurprised to hear The Aston Taphouse is very popular, so an advance reservation is key.
Another great meal, will definitely return, great service and food
Great food, friendly staff who were fantastic as a person in our group had dietary requirements, will definitely visit again :-)
We attend The Aston on a regular basis whether dining or just for a drink. Food has always been exceptional, both Lunch and Dinner menus.
We enjoyed our meal the food was well presented and very good quality. it was our first time at the Aston Tap house it will not be the last.
Four of us went for a meal at the Aston last night. The food was amazing, as always, but we sat down at our table at 7 and ate at 9!! I can fully understand Monday nights are busy and there were two big parties, but we were forgotten about and didn't have our order taken for over 30 minutes. On the plus side, they were apologetic and provided us with complimentary olives. When the food arrived, the dauphinois potatoes were dry and overlooked, as if our food had been sat around but the waitress was very accommodating in quickly getting the chef to cook some more. I will definitely be returning as I regularly eat here and the food never disappoints, and the slow service was a one off - I've never had this issue before.
Booked a last minute table online. The booking process via their website was easy and took seconds, staff were all really friendly and couldn’t have been nicer. Food was really good and well worth the money. My partner loved the Gin selection. Steak was cooked to perfection which is something that rarely happens these day. We will definitely be returning and recommending.
Personally the food was great and decent service. Couldn’t say the same for most other guests as most were waiting over an hour to receive food and the couple next to us still hadn’t received theirs before we had even left. The food was very good though.
Same menu as last time we came here and no Christmas meal option which was a little disappointing. Not as busy as usual but the food was good as always. Will continue to eat here.. shouty woman customer spoilt the atmosphere.
Visited for Sunday lunch (3:30pm) and there were quite a few items on the Sunday menu that were unavailable. Quality of the food was good, level of service very good. Will visit again but maybe at an earlier time so they haven't run out of certain items.
Great food lovely staff very friendly. Will defo recommend . I will be back again. Lovely place to eat,very clean and tiny. You get what you pay for