This is a Fantastic pub in the middle of Caerleon it looked old from the outside due to some drooping window sills but when we entered it was evident that the pub is really old, the sign outside says 15th Century but the name of this inn may well have been derived from the arms of a John Morgan who resided here at sometime in the Sixteenth Century.
In 1925 the inn underwent some extensive rebuilding and what was an excellent example of a Sixteenth Century building was changed and now the rough casting of the exterior walls not only covers old doorways and windows but it also hides much of the original construction.
When inside you can see some great architecture and what appears to be a fortified wall going through the building.
There is free wirless internet here and the Daily password is displayed above the bar
The Hanbury arms is situated next to the river Usk and is an Old building that has parts of a castle incorporated into it although the origins of this castle seem unclear.
We called in after walking around the town and hoped to get something to eat as we had heard good reviews of the food but sadly they stopped serving at 14:30 and it was about 15:00 when we got there so we just had a drink and took in the great atmosphere of the place that in 1856 the poet Tennyson who was lodging at the inn wrote his "Morte D'Arthur"
Hopefully when we visit Caerleon again we will call in for some food, I have heard that after getting another Chef they are doing food all day.
The Priory was recomended to us as being a good place to eat but a little pricey, we did not go nut it does look really nice.