Above: The Hanbury Arms, Caerleon as it is this week. Below: a few years ago
One of Caerleon's most historic pubs has closed, only for a much needed refurbishment though, the Hanbury Arms on the River Usk has been closed by brewers SA Brain for a major refurbishment ahead of the Ryder Cup which is being held nearby later this year. In recent years I have taken a liking to Brains pubs refurbishments - the Halfway, Pontcanna and the Maltings, Llandaff, both in Cardiff along with the Greenhouse, Llantarnam, are all stunning examples of what can happen if the effort and money is put into refurbishing a pub. So I look forward to a trip to Caerleon in the near future to check out the newly refurbished Hanbury Arms.