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“Time has not improved this popular hostelry.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant at The New Inn

Restaurant at The New Inn
Scilly, TR24 0QQ, England
+44 (0)1720 422844
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Tresco
Price range: $74 - $74
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Winchester,
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Time has not improved this popular hostelry.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

35 years ago when it was almost the only pub on the outer islands you could lose a lot of small change or worse playing Spoof with the Jenkins family under Mr Panters lanlordship. It is now almost a Little Chef with inexperienced young bar staff & waiters and a crowd of undiscerning day trippers willing to eat fast food ( but it isn't). What a come down. I suspect it makes more money these days but the atmosphere has gone.

Visited August 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
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“For a place with a captive audience, impressive food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Tresco has a two cafés, a hotel restaurant, a snack place in the Abbey Gardens and this - a pub with food. The pub itself is a bit dark and doesn't seem to have a great atmosphere. However, the staff (on the whole young students working through their holidays) are lively and effective. First time, we just went for an ice cream and a drink and sat outside. Second time we went for lunch - I went for a special of John Dory served with wilted spinach and a seafood risotto, my wife went for fish and chips. Both were very large portions; both were well presented and tasted superb. To get a risotto so perfect as pub food takes a lot of doing - that slight hardness to the centre of the rice, but with a creamy, rich taste. Prices are a little high for a pub, but good for what you get.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“probably the best eating and drinking experience on the islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Whenever we drop onto Tresco (which, since we stay on Bryher is quite a regular occurrence) drinks at the New Inn are de rigueur, for the great selection of well-kept, beers & ciders. The menu is varied, always of the highest standard, beautifully cooked and served by helpful, smiling, vigilant staff. Last weekend's Cider Festival with live music on both Saturday night and Sunday lunchtime only served to increase our enjoyment. There are lots of thrushes and sparrows in the garden - beautiful but not aggressive because we are politely asked not to feed them other than the few crumbs you might ,eave at the end of a meal. This year's crab sandwich had become crab and prawn, and was just as good as ever! We all ate different items from the menu, vegetarian as well as carnivorous, and all were extremely happy with our food and drink as always!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food with highly recommended daily specials. The crispy salmon I had one night is a stand-out meal. Friendly and simple service. Good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knowle, United Kingdom
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“What a place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We arrived at Tresco with high hopes and we were not disappointed in what is a fabulous location. We stayed at the New Inn which, with gorgeous bedrooms and a fantastic service, was an absolute pleasure. The Manager, Robin, was the epitome of a service driven professional and we wish him every luck in his new endeavours. We will certainly return to Tresco and the New Inn as we have never found anywhere in the world quite so magical.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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