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The New Inn

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Fish & Chips, British, Pub
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Shortstanding, Ross Road | Forest of Dean, Coleford GL16 7NT, England
01594 836857
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely pie

Friendly dog friendly pub with a lovely pie and chips and pint, what more could you want? Oh and great deserts. About 20minutes walk from Bracelands campsite, downhill on the way back, perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Beckybec
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Staffordshire
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited this pub one evening in May and we both had steak. The meal was what I would call a typical pub meal. Nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about either. Our steaks were a bit fatty but appreciate that can be the luck of the draw with steak. The prices were a bit on the high side... More 

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Staffordshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Friendly dog friendly pub with a lovely pie and chips and pint, what more could you want? Oh and great deserts. About 20minutes walk from Bracelands campsite, downhill on the way back, perfect.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a proper 'local' pub just ten minutes walk from the Forest Retreat lodges. It is a little dated in décor, but the atmosphere is good, the beers are kept well and although we didn't eat on this visit the food looked good. Plenty of parking opposite the pub and a nice beer garden if the weather is good.... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We spent the day in the forest with the dog and came across this pub on the off chance. Being lunch time and hungry we decided to stop and see if it was dog friendly. We very much liked the notice that said children, dogs and muddy boots welcome. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful and... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We found this pub great for many reasons. The food was good,fairly priced and the service was good. The views from the extremely well kept garden are fabulous.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the nearby Forest Holidays site and walked the short distance to this pub for an evening meal as a family. The children loved the garden and mini play area. There was a good selection of food, a teeny bit pricey but very tasty, large portions. We had an enjoyable few hours and would visit again if we... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the New Inn during our stay in the forest. It was busy when we went and the restaurant was full but we were accommodated in the bar area. The food was lovely, one of the better pub meals that I have eaten in for food quality. Whilst it was busy everyone was served in the order they arrived... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dont visit unless booked as service is not good waited an hour to order no apology just do you want to order now so if you have all night to spend waiting then this is the experience for you no idea what food was like as we left. At the prices they charge the service should be better.Very disappointing

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited on Easter Sunday for lunch. Fortunately the weather was fantastic and we were able to make use of a well maintained beer garden. The pub has a small play area with a couple of slides and swimgs and some small toys. These are really only suitable for toddlers and young children. My opinion is they are not suitable for... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good, well kept, beer, Doonbar plus four other real ales, all very drinkable and good home cooked food. You could tell the place was going to be good as it was packed with locals, most of whom seemed to be regulars - always a good sign. After a couple of pints and a steak and stilton pie I was happily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shortstanding, Ross Road | Forest of Dean, Coleford GL16 7NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Coleford
  • Phone Number: 01594 836857

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, British, Pub

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