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The New Inn

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17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
+44 1929 480357
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here for Sunday at lunch time only because it was nearest to where we'd broken down! All the tables reserved for lunch but we were fortunate that it was a mild sunny day so were able to sit outside in a very pleasant garden. The interior is what most foreigners/tourists would think of as a 'typical English pub'. Apart... More 

Thank Elcbee
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friendly pub with helpful staff We went because we had seen the seafood festival advertised There was a big seafood menu as well as the regular menu I had bouillabaisse and my husband had fish pie which were excellent The service was good and the food arrived very promptly Our compliments to the chef We enjoyed it so much... More 

Thank Jew23
Havant, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every table had reserved on at 6.30pm!! Its very dark and gloomy, needs updating internally. Could do with a clean.

Thank Helen R
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

sounds like an advert from Specsavers, but it is your Glasses that need cleaning, Sorry we were fully booked and Didn't have a table for you, and that you do not appreciate a unspoilt beautiful Character country Inn, More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended this restaurant by the AirBNB with whom we stayed. There is a fish and shell fish festival on here from 14th April to 6th May 2017 and I tried the grilled plaice which was super, but there was a wide choice of fishy options. My son opted for the carvery which was amazing loads of choice... More 

Thank Heather B
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks from our team for your positive review, and that you enjoyed the Character of our Unspoilt Country inn, and the Menu choices, Our Fish will change each day, during the festival, depending on what is available on out catch of the day, black boards, The Carvery is only available on Sunday Lunch times, It is very popular with... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent crab sandwiches! We were served quickly even though the pub was full with people having the Sunday carvery Friendly staff, good service, excellent view from the garden, great food. What more could you want on a sunny Sunday lunchtime with the family. Thank you

Thank Margaret H
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of our team , Thank you for your positive review, we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience , on a very busy day, , we appreciate constructive criticism , especially on busy days to know the service was good and efficient We hope to see you again in the not to distant future, , More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, good service ,friendly staff. Very good variety of fish dishes. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank dvarney126
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a lovely authentic old thatched Inn that has so much character and serves very tasty food. You must try their famous Blue Vinny Soup and the BOUILLABAISSE. Highly recommended for atmosphere and delicious food. A friendly welcome awaits you from the staff. Also the Thatchers cider is lovely too!

Thank victus
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of our team many thanks for your review , we are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience in our lovely unspoilt character Country Inn, Our Blue Vinny soup made to our own recipe , has been on the Menu every day for over 30 years, and remains very popular, It is also sold in take away containers in... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quiet country pub/restaurant. Food was OK but nothing special and not as good as it should have been for the price.

Thank Paul B
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your observation, I don't understand why you Didn't tell us your concerns when you were at the New inn, when our server asked you if every thing was okay, Then we could have dealt with your complaint , on the day, but you made no negative comments until after the event, Sadly you are not saying what... More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from the local camp site to The New Inn and were greeted by the Landlord when we arrived. He made us very welcome and found us somewhere to sit as many of the tables were reserved. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We had a lovely evening in this very nice pub. We would have ordered... More 

Thank SouthcoastUk
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had walked to the pub from the campsite 1.2 miles away and we were made really welcome by the landlord. We ordered drinks and food and the quality and service was brilliant.As we were walking the landlord provided us with a lift back to the campsite wow how's that for a welcome! We'll definitely be back Mel Keith Julie... More 

Thank Keith A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Church Knowle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480357

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