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La Terrazza
"Having read a few good reviews obout La Terrrazza I and my family were hugely dissapointed with probably the worst itaklian meal we have ever had. Well in fact we ..." More

Waggon & Horses
"The Waggon and Horses was recommended to us for an evening meal by the owners of the B&B we stayed at in Kerry. Walking in to the pub you ..." More

The Forest Country Guest House
"Good Points: Very big ensuite room , even though it was a single. Felt like I was the first to use the room, which is how it should be! General review: ..." More

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Newtown lies alongside the River Severn and as well as being the largest town in Powys it is famous for two people who arguably changed lives with their ideas. It is here in Newtown that Robert Owen was born and he subsequently went on to establish the Co-Operative Movement which set better working and living standards for workers. Whist Pryce was the founder of Pryce Jones – the world’s first mail order company. However there is more to Newton than this fame, the town is known in Welsh as Drenewydd and was established as a settlement around 1321 so its pedigree within history is well founded. Newton also once boasted around 50 pubs and 6 breweries in the 18th and 19th centuries within the town boundaries and whilst many of the pubs and all of the breweries have all but disappeared there are still a number of excellent establishments in which to sample what is on offer. A notable feature of the town is known locally as the Long Bridge, originally a wooden structure it was the main route out of town, designed in 1826 it was soon decided that it was too narrow and an iron arched footway was added in 1857. Amongst other features of the town there is the Market Hall, during the Second World War this huge building was one of four in the town to store the entire stock of rum for the Navy! There is the Flannel Exchange built in the 1830’s it is possibly the grandest building in the town and in its heyday when not being used for the trade of flannel it was used for concerts, exhibitions and other major local events – today it houses a number of leisure facilities. Even the railway station is worth a visit, built in 1868 it still retains many of its original Gothic features. In short Newtown is one of the most interesting areas and offers a wide variety of activities and its local shops provide a wide assortment of traditional and local shops whilst the town itself is host to a number of events throughout the year. Newtown is certainly a place where the visitor can not only enjoy the local facilities but also take advantage of the surrounding countryside.

Camping

Maesmawr Farm Camping & Caravan Site
Smithy Park

Caravan Park

Glandulas Farm Caravan Park
Gwernydd Hall Holiday Home Park
Maesmawr Farm Camping & Caravan Site
Sunny View Holiday Home And Touring Park

Classes

Dance - Hafren School of Dancing

Dentist

Clifton Dental Practice
Powell Main Dental Surgery

Doctor

Ladywell Surgery
Newtown Medical Practice

Estate Agent

Morris Marshall & Poole
Norman Lloyd & Co
Shearer & Morris

Golf Club

St Giles

Market

Newtown Country Market

Pub and Bar

Buck Inn
Cross Guns Inn
Flying Shuttle
Kerry Lamb

Railway Tavern
Red Dragon
Victoria Vaults
Waggon & Horses
Wheatsheaf Inn

Restaurant

Dragons Lair
Jays Restaurant
La Terrazza
Maesmawr Hall Hotel
Preem Indian Cuisine
Shilam Indian Restaurant

School

Brynllywarch Hall School
Ladywell Green Nursery & Infants School
Maesyrhandir Primary School
Newtown High School
Treowen County Primary School

Solicitor

Hanratty & Co
Richard George & Jenkins

Taxi

Robs Taxis
Station Cars Newtown

Theatre

Theatr Hafren

Shops

Boots
Charlies Stores
Dorothy Perkins

Places to Stay near Newtown

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Dolforwyn Hall Country House (1.92 miles)

Dolforwyn Hall Country House
The Proprietors would like to offer you a warm welcome to their Country House Bed & Breakfast. The Hall is nestled in the tiny hamlet of Dolforwyn. Our eight bedrooms offer a choice of single, ... More | visit website
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The Forest Country Guest House (2.62 miles)

The Forest Country Guest House is a beautiful Victorian bed and breakfast on a quiet lane less than a mile from the centre of Kerry village and a 5 minute drive into Newtown on the ... More | visit website
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The Talbot Hotel (5.32 miles)

The Talbot Hotel
The Hotel is just yards from the Aquaduct carrying the Montgomery Canal; which is part of the Servern Way - very popular with walkers.A sublime setting; in this beautiful part of the border country for ... More | visit website
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Lion Hotel (5.48 miles)

Lion Hotel

The Lion Hotel & Restaurant is situated in the heart of mid Wales between Welshpool and Newtown in the award winning village of Berriew. Luxurious ensuite rooms sympathetically decorated in a style in keeping with ... More | visit website

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Dragon Hotel (5.50 miles)

Dragon Hotel
17th century family run former coaching Inn in the lee of historic Montgomery Castle Ruins and set in the village sized Georgian Gem Town of Montgomery, surrounded by the most stunning countryside.

The Dragon boasts an ... More | visit website
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Mellington Hall Hotel (7.55 miles)

Mellington Hall Hotel
Mellington Hall is a Boutique hotel in Wales, housed in an 18th Century Victorian Gothic Mansion. Set in 280 acres of Mature Gardens and tranquil parkland currently run by Lance & Vanessa Thomas, Mellington Hall ... More | visit website
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The Talkhouse (7.85 miles)

The Talkhouse

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The Talkhouse is a 16th Century Coaching in which has an AA 2 Rosette rated restaurant and 5 AA Diamond Accomodation. All the rooms are individually decorated to a very ... More

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Brandy House Farm (8.10 miles)

Brandy House Farm

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Traditional farmhouse bed and breakfast on the rural borders of England and Wales. The Brandy House was built several hundred years ago and has an attractive well established garden. It ... More

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Trewythen Lodges (8.30 miles)

Trewythen Lodges

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Trewythen Lodges are part of our Autograph Lodge Holiday Collection and command a breathtaking location with spectacular views across the rolling mid Wales countryside. Each lodge ... More | visit website

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Broadway Lodge (9.33 miles)

Broadway Lodge

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This delightful 17th century lodge offers outstanding accommodation set in the beautiful rolling landscape bordering England and Wales. Formerly the gatehouse to Broadway House, the owners' historic ... More

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