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Newport Market, Newport

Categories: Farmers Markets, Flea Markets, Food & Drink, Shopping
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2.7/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
Newport Market is a traditional Victorian indoor market, built in 1854 in Newport, South Wales. It is an early example of a large-span cast iron-frame building featuring a glass-filled barrel roof.Newport bus station is located immediately outside the Upper Dock Street entrance to Newport Market and a short walk from Newport railway station.HistoryA market building had occupied the High Street end of the site from around 1817, but was too small by the middle of the century, and was extended to the new Dock Street in 1865. In 1885 the Corporation of Newport purchased the site and built the present building.The foundations for the present office buildings and tower at the Dock Street end were laid on 13 September 1887 and they were opened by the then Mayor of Newport Henry Faulkner on 1 May 1889. The High Street end was re-aligned and rebuilt in 1934, and comprised an arcade entrance to the market, shops, and a department store, Hills & Steele.An extension at the High Street end was opened by Mayor Robert Frank Allen on 25 November 1987. It is a Grade II-Listed building situated in the city centre, owned and operated by Newport City Council.FacilitiesThe market houses over 100 stalls over two floors offering a variety of high-quality fresh produce and stock. Stalls include a first-class butchers, greengrocers, a fishmonger, a traditional confectioner's stall as well as being home to Newport's premier Welsh shop, Newport Welsh Gifts. An eclectic selection of Art and Craft stalls, coffee shops and hairdressers reside upstairs alongside the Jerome Gatehouse Collection Military band archive and a huge matchstick model of the Newport Transporter Bridge. The market also houses a Business Centre on the upper floors.
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  • Walked through the Newport indoor market the other day to get to the train station going away for few days for work. Well I remember when I was a kid a very good busy market with stalls selling from f...  read more »
  • I visited the indoor market as I was looking for something different for a friends birthday. I try and visit at least once a month usually buying in the meat stall and fruit and veg and may have a cup...  read more »
  • This place used to be an amazing market full to the brim with stalls and eateries. Its now half corporate half market. Not as many stalls. Fruit stall nearest town entrance always has bad fruit but a ...  read more »
  • The Traders have been hard hit since the Bus Station moved to Friars Walk and Newport Transport stopped 51 buses an hour from going down the High Street and removed the Market Bus Stop. The footfall in the Market has reduced dramatically and has resulted in two shops who have been trading there for over 50 years to cease trading. The Traders are doing all they can to promote the Market themselves and have set up a new Newport Indoor Market Facebook Page.
  • I love this market, it's the only one Newport has now the saturday market has faded to almost nothing. Sure, it doesn't get rammed full of customers at the weekend or during the week. But the vendors still buy all the produce to sell. I was really pleased when the woman who had the fish stall in there won £1.2m on the lottery and did a runner. She had the best fish before going. The butchers have dwindled away over the years too. The ones there now though are doing a great job and doing themselves proud. They make their own sausages and I recommend the beef and chilli ones. PERFECT. Some massive cuts of meat oozing quality can be seen adorning the glass window display cabinets. There are two really good quality fruit and veg stalls. one at each of the two entrances at the ends of the halls. Cheaper than Tescos believe it or not. Three cafes, flower stalls, and various other traders make up a small but friendly market. Come and see for yourselves.
  • A great place to find and support small local businesses, they care allot more than the bigger companies that will never know you personally.
  • i love this market. It's a shame more people don't visit and some of the stalls have used because you can always find something interesting here. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Worth a visit but the number of vendors has diminished.
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