The Bell Inn, Caerleon
The Bell Inn, Bulmore Road
This building dates from the 17th century and was originally a house. Later it was a busy coaching inn, enjoying a strategic position where the road from Chepstow joined the Newport to Usk road.
The building was modified in the 18th century, when its height was probably increased. Further rebuilding was carried out in the early 20th century, when the prominent chimney stack was given its current form.
This area of Caerleon is still known as Ultra Pontem – “beyond the bridge”. It lay across the river from the Roman fortress of Isca. Traders and others who had ancillary connections to the fortress lived in Ultra Pontem, which became a large residential area. The remains of Roman burials have been found a little further north-east along Bulmore Road.
Postcode: NP18 1QQ