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The New Inn

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35 Easton St, Portland DT5 1BS, England
+44 1305 821232
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Love fresh, locally sourced food, fine wines & local real ale? Then come...
Love fresh, locally sourced food, fine wines & local real ale? Then come visit us at The New Inn, Portland. You won't find anywhere like us in the area. Spencer & Stacey run this independent freehouse Bar with Restaurant & boutique styled rooms. We pride ourselves on offering exciting menus using only the best Dorset produce and Portland seafood. Sunday Roast menu every week. Excellent customer service and a very friendly welcome awaits you. Please take a look at our website for our seasonal menus & offers. Open daily with Lunch, Evening menu's and Chef's Special Board. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Food and Service!

The New Inn serves a range of interesting and really well prepared/presented dishes - but their seafood dishes are to die for! I have rarely been to a restaurant where great food was matched by equally great service - the staff are very friendly, efficient and professional. This has to be one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Sue E
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The New Inn serves a range of interesting and really well prepared/presented dishes - but their seafood dishes are to die for! I have rarely been to a restaurant where great food was matched by equally great service - the staff are very friendly, efficient and professional. This has to be one of the best places I have been to... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had an evening meal here with my wife last week while on holiday. We actually wanted to dine at another reputable eatery on the isle but they were fully booked so we called ahead to the New Inn who were very accommodating. From the off the customer service was absolutely fantastic! We entered a warm, cosy and welcoming pub with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Not many choices on Portland for a good meal out but The New Inn was very good indeed. Nice ambience although was very quiet for mid Easter week. We both had seafood platter and it was superb. Very nice staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went with my cousin who booked us a table,we were all impressed by the service and quality of food.It was one of the best Sunday lunches we have had.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After reading the good reviews I was looking forward to a family meal here on Easter Sunday, but unfortunately although it showed promise it ultimately didn't deliver. Although our table was booked and we arrived promptly for 2.30, the previous party were still seated at our table. There was some delay in finding somewhere suitable for us to sit and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Popped in here today for lunch with my wife and her cousin and I was really impressed by the lunch. I had the chicken and chorizo sandwich and it was by far one of the best I've had. It was freshly made and huge!! Great tasty chunks of chicken and chorizo in the chilli Mayo, a great combination of flavours.... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We booked a room at The New Inn because we wanted to get away and we were possibly intending to eat somewhere else if we didn't like the look of the restaurant. It was clear though, right from the moment we walked in, that this was where we were staying. The staff are clearly passionate about making the whole experience... More 

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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

another fabulous meal at the new inn went with friends made to feel very welcome two of us had the soup which was the best I ever tasted staff gave us plenty of time when the roast arrived it was amazing huge Yorkshire puddings and loads of different veg wasn't going to have pudding but the others did so I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We live in Northumberland but have been coming to Portland for the last 30+ years or so to visit friends. I haven't been in the New Inn for many years and heard that it had been taken over so thought it was worth a visit and a pleasant surprise. We thought the food was great, I started with Mussels (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent a memorable evening enjoying the fresh seafood platters,the food was beautifully presented and served by a knowledgeable and friendly manager.I had a freshly caught hake.The restaurant was clean and homely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Easton St, Portland DT5 1BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 821232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 21
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Love fresh, locally sourced food, fine wines & local real ale? Then come visit us at The New Inn, Portland. You won't find anywhere like us in the area. Spencer & Stacey run this independent freehouse Bar with Restaurant & boutique styled rooms. We pride ourselves on offering exciting menus using only the best Dorset produce and Portland seafood. Sunday Roast menu every week. Excellent customer service and a very friendly welcome awaits you. Please take a look at our website for our seasonal menus & offers. Open daily with Lunch, Evening menu's and Chef's Special Board. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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