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We've had a glimpse of summer, and we want some more! As we help you find a new home, it's your job to focus on the essential things, such as getting to know the area. You may have an idea of where you would like to live, but often visiting or revisiting a local can give you a change of perspective.  Pubs are a great way to find out not only about the area but the people that live within its community.  Should you wish to discover more about a particular street, we're positive someone will have a tale or 5 to pass your way.  While you're there why not make the most of it with a tipple or nibble in their beer garden.

The Hanbury Arms - Caerleon

Once a former Coaching Inn from the 16th Century, The Hanbury Arms is one of several pubs that Caerleon has to offer, but it has the best beer garden. Set on the banks of the River Usk, when the sun is shining, the locals flock to enjoy a drink and food from their spring and summer menu.

The St Julian Inn – St Julians

Located just down the road from The Hanbury, The St. Julian Inn also overlooks the River Usk towards the beautiful village of Caerleon. The outdoor space boasts a private terrace, gardens and lawn area as well as a function room regularly used for informal celebrations.

The Bridge Inn – Llanfoist

Once again this local can be found next to the River Usk, but this time it's located much further along the river in Llanfoist. During a visit to your new local, you will enjoy views across Castle Meadows towards Abergavenny, surrounded by the hills that make up the 'Gateway to Wales' what better way to spend the afternoon in the sun.

Tiny Rebel – Rogerstone

Moving away from the river to Rogerstone, Tiny Rebel represents the true meaning of a 'local' pub. The owners are local, the beer is brewed locally, and the regulars are all local! The lads have come a long way from brewing beer in their dad's garage, they now own bars, in Newport, Cardiff serving food and drinks enjoyed in their welcoming beer garden.

The Tredegar Arms – Bassaleg

Every town has a TA, don't they? This family-friendly pub has a beer garden and outdoor play area, perfect for a family afternoon in the sun. It's not just the drink selection that keeps locals coming back, the summer menu offers sharing platters and desserts to die for.

The Greenhouse – Cwmbran

Whether it’s a quick drink after work or a Sunday roast with the family, the Greenhouse in Llantarnam is a local that has it all. The dog-friendly pub boasts a large outside seating area with a kids playground and accessible parking.

We are blessed with a variety of excellent pubs and restaurants throughout Monmouthshire, who knows what grabbing a refreshing drink on a summer’s day could lead the way to.  Make the most of this summer by enjoying some of the area's most beautiful beer gardens as well as making a few new friends along the way.  Your next round may even include an offer on a home too.

If you have a property to sell and would like to move this summer give our team a call on 01633 870 777 to arrange a free valuation.