An award winning local village pub at the heart of the Bassaleg community

We are a small local pub in the heart of Bassaleg Village in Newport, South Wales. We serve a selection of fine cask ales, wines, and a premium selection of gins. We also serve a variety of bar snacks and small plates, including cheese boards and salamis, sourced from the best local Welsh suppliers. Praised for our atmosphere, friendly staff, high quality drinks and cleanliness, we are confident you will feel at home at the Ruperra. We are also dog and child friendly! 


4th December

We are gutted to announce that, following Mark Drakeford’s announcement, we will be closing our doors temporarily once again on Friday 4th December at 6pm.

We cannot thank you enough for the support we have received over the past few weeks. We have thoroughly enjoyed the reopening and couldn’t have done it without any of you. We are so sorry to see it cut short but rest assured that as soon as these restrictions are lifted, we will be back open and running once again.

In the meantime, we will be open this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Please email us to book a table at All tables will be booked on a first come first serve basis and we will limit table times to 1.5 hours in order to fit everybody in before we close!


The Ru-pie-rra Arms

We now offer pie and chips to keep you going whilst you drink. Our choices include steak and ale, chicken ham and leek, and a Christmas special - turkey, ham, cranberry and parsnip! All pies are £9.95 with a portion of chips included. Served Wednesday - Sunday. 

Try our new cheeseboards!

We now offer high quality cheese and charcuterie boards sourced from local Welsh suppliers. Prices start at £3.50 for a 150g wedge of premium Y Venni, up to £7.50 for a Truffle Trove Trucker Ball. Sourced from The Welsh Cheese Company, we offer a range of premium cheddar wheels, including chilli, mustard and whisky flavours! Add a selection of bread, crackers or grapes to create a sharing platter for the table. Made with the highest quality ingredients, these creamy, flavourful cheeses are the perfect snack to accompany your pints. 


We are now dog friendly! 

Due to the Ruperra no longer serving formal, sit down meals we are delighted to announce that the entire pub is dog-friendly for all opening hours. Everybody knows the best dog walks end at the pub! Book a table for you and your four-legged friends today. 

Covid-19 Safety Regulations updates.

We have been working extremely hard over the last few months to make The Ruperra a safe place for you to enjoy. In order to make this happen, there have been changes made to the service - drinks and food are no longer ordered at the bar but through an app, details of which are found on each table. Alternatively, one of our friendly members of staff can come over to your table and take your orders. Our tables are spaced out according to the Covid-19 guidelines, ensuring social distancing is adhered to at all times within the venue. The NHS track and trace app is displayed on the front door allowing customers to mark there presence at the venue. There are multiple hand sanitizing points around the bar and all customers are asked to wear a mask when they are walking around the venue. 

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