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The New Inn

35 Easton St, Portland DT5 1BS, England
+44 1305 821232
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Ranked #3 of 20 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Love fresh, locally sourced food, fine wines & local real ale? Then come visit us at The New Inn, Portland. We have something special to offer! We are an independently run freehouse Bar, Restaurant with boutique styled rooms. We pride ourselves on offering exciting menus using fresh, seasonal and local produce. We have a 30 mile radius, locally sourced Sunday Roast menu every week. Great value lunch, bar menu & special board daily with our Seasonal Bistro menu available Wed-Sat evenings. Fancy an overnight break, we also have 5 beautifully decorated ensuite rooms available with our chilled out breakfast in bed experience at No. 35 At The New Inn.Cosy sofas to relax on in our bar, relaxed & informal restaurant overlooking our beautiful garden & patio. Please take a look at our website for our seasonal menus & offers.
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had the sunday roast that had excellent flavour, but I would put more meat, it had only a few thin slices. Also the waitress was a bit slow: took for ever to take our orders. this might be the normal relaxed speed in the island though.

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the New inn itself & decided on the first evening that it would be easier to eat 'in house'. Having ordered our drinks we were taken to our pre-booked table and given the menu to peruse. We decided we would share a seafood platter for our starter. The dish consisted of a mix of brown and... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are really sorry you had an issue with one of your meals. Our staff did speak to you concerning the dish and would have done everything possible to rectify for you. I wasn't on duty that evening and it was not myself that passed the comment from kitchen. All our staff are extremely approachable... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thanks to the New Inn team for living up to the Trip Advisor reviews. We were made very welcome as soon as we walked in. The children were looked after with a children's menu and colouring. The beer was the best I've had in Dorset. And the food was amazing. Especially the duck breast. A classic, traditional pub that serves... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just popped into The New Inn in Portland on the off chance of an evening meal with the Family. Stacey greeted us & although they were very busy had us a table ready within 10 minutes. The food, service & atmosphere were great, the Steak burger was better than Miller & Carters & that's saying something! All in all a... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review. So pleased you would highly recommend and that you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope you get a chance to visit us again soon. Many thanks Stacey, Spencer & The Team More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose to eat at the New Inn after looking at Trip Advisor and we would highly recommend it to everyone. Initially we went on a Monday night… the staff were brilliant, really knowledgeable about their products, they asked if we would be eating and no it was no problem for us to sit in the bar rather than the... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. It has put such a big smile on my face this morning. Your comments are really appreciated and so very pleased you enjoyed both your evenings with us. We are indeed very proud and thank you so much for saying so. Really hope you visit Portland again and we get a chance... More

Portland, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I would like to convey my thanks to Stacey and her team for a most enjoyable evening we had at the New Inn recently. The meal was part of an itinerary I had to arrange for some of my Royal Navy colleagues and their wives. It's always a worry that everything is going to go well for these reunions, however... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Really appreciate you posting a review and thank you for our thank you letter. So glad you chose us for your reunion dinner and that your whole party enjoyed their experience with us. Look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Best wishes Stacey, Spencer & The Team More

New Forest, Hants
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the New Inn on a Sunday evening, just looking for a light bite. There were four of us, and we were shown to a table immediately. Two of us just wanted crab sandwiches. Sam our waiter said that sandwiches were just for lunchtime - however he said he would do his best, and if there was fresh bread... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your lovely review. Fantastic to hear you would highly recommend us. Many thanks Stacey, Spencer & The Team More

Portland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good food and good service. There was plenty of choice on the menu as well as the normal Sunday roast.

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Glad you enjoyed your sunday roast with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Stacey, Spencer & The Team More

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Spent a couple of days in Portland this week and ate in this restaurant the first night and could not wait to return the next night. The food was fantastic, it was the best meal that we have had this year. We had the pork belly the first night and then the lamb the second night, each mouthful was delicious....... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. What lovely comments and we are so very pleased your enjoyed both evenings with us. Please don't take kidnap the chef!!!!! Thank you again and you'll have to return another time soon. Best wishes Stacey, Spencer & The Team More

Portland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The pub and restaurant is nice, offering some real ales and a beer garden, most of the evening menu food is very pricey for the quantity for a local pub, but the menu reflects this offering fresh fish and a varied fine cuisine menu, hotel rooms are also available. In my opinion very nice food etc., but slightly over priced... More

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stacey c, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. Extremely disappointed to be given an average rating and have comments concerning our rooms without staying the night. I am confident if you had sampled our menu and stayed in one of our boutique styled rooms, we would be awarded a higher rating and you would find us to be excellent value. Maybe you... More

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