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“Saturday night trio” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The New Inn
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Saturday night trio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Susan and Andy have been running the ‘New Inn’ in Thornton Dale for many months now and although I go in fairly regularly for a beer, it has taken me until now to book a table in the restaurant.
I asked for a table for three as I intended to have a meal with my son and eldest daughter.

There is no faulting the service at the ‘New Inn’, all the staff are friendly and smile (nicely) and go out of their way to help. I don’t know all the names and I’m sorry if I don’t mention everyone but Kirsty and Rob are thorough professionals as are the others. What a team!
There is a lovely ambience in the New Inn heightened by the décor, furniture and historical detail.
On the menu tonight was local pheasant, smoked bacon and mushroom fricassee with a parma ham crisp, kale, and creamy mashed potato. I opted for this but my son and daughter went for the homemade burger with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese.
Now for the verdict. The plates were hot so the 10/10 was maintained as the meal was served. I noticed immediately that the parma ham crisp was missing from my plate (9/10) but as I consumed the pheasant fricassee I was prepared to forgive the Chef for this simple oversight. The mashed potato was flawless, lump free and creamy. The fricassee had just the right amount of garlic and mushroom and the pheasant cooked well.
Reports flowed in from my son and daughter who said that the burgers were good, the buns crispy but what was missing was gherkin. Apparently the bacon was ‘lush’.
The accompanying chips were extremely well cooked although the salad garnish was overpowering: i e too much.
Now, on to the sweets. A trio of chocolate, ginger pudding with ice cream and sticky toffee pudding with the same. All in all, well worth the money and a good end to the meal.
I know that if I had eaten a starter as well as a main and a sweet I would have needed winch assistance to leave the table,
Added to the bill, two large glasses of wine, two pints of Kronenbourg 1664 pils, two J2O’s and a diet coke and a good night was had by all.
So well done to all at the New Inn in Thornton Dale, the three of us enjoyed our meal and we will be back. Susan and Andy you are doing well. Final score 8/10

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
92 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Popular, cosy, traditional village local in a delightful location. Interesting selection of local real ale which is well kept. Large eating area with a basic but interesting menu. The staff were welcoming and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Travelled to this part of North Yorkshire on numerous occasions and like to try out different places each time, and The New Inn was a good choice! Excellent base for walking with lots of footpaths, forest tracks and trails close by. No need to take the car from the carpark once you've arrived until it's time to go home. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Cosy bar with large log fire proved far too enticing - so first evening before eating in the restaurant was taken up with sampling the hand pulled beers on offer. Good to see that the choices of beer (apart from the everyday usual names) change on a regular basis. Interesting range of snacks on offer over the bar - sundried tomatoes/olives etc. Restaurant had a good menu and we were not disappointed with our choices. Breakfast was also very good. We had a large kingsize room (room 3) which overlooked the square which was very picturesque with the Christmas lights still in place. Would suggest that if you want a 'quiet' night then you might want to ask for a room that is not directly over the bar and restaurant. Room was very clean and warm, bathroom had the bonus of a bath (essential after a full day's walking in the wet). Would recommend and would return for another stay if we go back to this part of North Yorkshire again. Thank you New Inn.

Room Tip: Room 3 - excellent sized room with bath but a little noisy being directly over the bar
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner after a long day of mountain biking. The New Inn delivered just what we wanted which was great beer, hearty tasty food with good service. The steak and beef casserole were both very good. Will definitely be back next time we visit.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed for only one night with my family. We had two rooms. Both very comfy, clean and warm. Bathrooms slightly small and only had a shower and no bath, but not really a problem. Staff friendly and the breakfast very good.
Would stay again when next in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the village and ate here on both nights , the food was excellent , the staff very friendly and the staff were also very efficient and nothing too much trouble , we did not stay at the Inn so not able to comment on the accommodation . We all came back full tonight!Each one of us throughly enjoyed our evening we would highly recommend the Inn but you would be advised to book as on our fist visit we had to eat in the bar area ,so we booked on the second evening , but it was half term week so could be busier than usual

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed in Thornton Le Dale for one night and decided to eat at the New Inn. As other reviewers have indicated the pub is rustic in nature and sells a terrific pint of Theakstons Lightfoot. Unfortuantely, the same cannot be said of the food.
My wife and I opted for the Steak Special. A piece of rump steak served with chips, mushrooms and half a tomato for £15 each. There was no option of a sauce to accompany the steak. The steak was cooked to our order - medium. It was a bit tough, but acceptable The problem was the accompanying chips,mushrooms and tomato. The chips had been cooked in oil or fat which we thought was well passed it sell by date and we suspected the chips were re-fried. They left a horrible after-taste in the mouth. The mushrooms and tomato were tasteless. In the end we left most of the chips.
We were planning to have a sweet, but on the evidence of the main course we decided not to bother
The service was friendly,
If you just want a nice drink then I would recommend this pub, but I'd avoid the food.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The New Inn
Address: Maltongate, Thornton-Le-Dale YO18 7LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Thornton-Le-Dale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Thornton-Le-Dale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The New Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional village inn, with cozy bar and restaurant, 6 bedrooms, a holiday cottage.We offer a warm welcome, relaxed, friendly service, with quality food, prepared from locally sourced products.Traditional cask ales, an extensive wine list and wide range of other drinks are available.During the winter months, we light the open fire to chase away the cold weather.Well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar area.When leaving a review, please ensure you comment on The New Inn in Thornton Le Dale, NOT The New Inn in Cropton. Both are 2 miles outside of Pickering. Thanks. ... more   less 
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