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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was down for a friend's wedding so This was the first time I stayed at the new inn and will not be the last, the staff could not do enough to make you feel welcome, everyone was warm and friendly without going OTT made a nice change and the food hit all the right spots, not to big or... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I start, don't get me wrong, we have stayed here before and although the accommodation was not the cleanest we have stayed in, it was manageable, however, on this visit, standards have definitely slipped. We stayed for 3 nights, after the first night, the bed was only just about covered over by the staff, after the 2nd night, the... More 

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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this pretty, flower bedecked, low beam pub deep down in Dowlish Wake - one of the prettiest - and probably the quietest - vilages in England -Sunday lunch (£8.50) at the New Inn is a culinary treat. It's the chef's attention to quality that impresses. The horseradish sauce is freshly made, as are the especially light, crisp Yorkshire puddings... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The new inn is situated in a beautiful little village down the road from a cider farm. We was greeted by a very friendly barmaid on arrival and after having our drinks made we took a table outside in the lovely garden. We had 3 courses using our tastecard and the food was your standard pub food which I was... More 

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somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is my go to place, when in the area,visiting my auntie, as her dog goes with her.Friendly welcome and service, decent selection on the menu plus a specials board. My auntie's scampi,chips and salad was a good size portion, more than she could manage. My pork loin in mushroom sauce, off the specials board was very good, though I... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Although visited on a Monday lunch time found the 'pub to be busy. Food arrived freshly cooked fairly quickly. The ham was moist and succulent and was a generous portion. Well worth trying a pint of the Butcombe Ale. Made to feel welcome despite being strangers to the pub. Price of meal and drinks was very reasonable. Thank you and... More 

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Long Load, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely impromptu drink and snack here in the beer garden. The garden is gorgeous, the sun was out, we're all feeling good. Had a great time. Food isn't really anything to write home about but perfectly fit for purpose. Would definitely come back

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Had very enjoyable lunch with my wife who can only eat gluten free meals. Food was excellent at a reasonable price. We will go back. Also its a interesting village there is Perrys Cider & Explorer John Hanning Speke' is buried in the church.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit felt really welcome. Excellent friendly service with home cooked meals everyone enjoyed including our two dogs. The beer selection as superb shame I could not try more as was driving. Thanks for a great evening would not hesitate to go again

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 2:30 just as the kitchen was closing for lunch. Not a problem we were provided with 2 large portions of roast beef dinners with all the trimmings. The staff were amongst the most friendly we have encountered on our travels and we would heartily recommend this inn to any traveller passing by. A nice pub in a... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the beautiful unspoilt village of Dowlish Wake in the heart of picturesque rural Somerset, the New Inn is a 350 year old stone built pub and is situated just 200 yards from the ever popular Perry's Cider Mill and Museum.We have two separate bar areas both with wood burning stoves, a stunning non smoking Restaurant serving lunches and evening meals and a large secluded beer garden which is perfect for those warm summer evenings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about New Inn

Address: Cudworth Road | Dowlish Wake, Ilminster TA19 0NZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Ilminster
Price Range: $74 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — New Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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