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New Inn Cerne Abbas
Ranked #1 of 2 Cerne Abbas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

What a wonderful find! We were looking for a weekend of rest, relaxation and luxury to celebrate my husband's birthday and recharge our batteries after a hectic year and we found a gem. Our room was spacious and stylish, The recent refurbishment is of a very high quality and you really get a feeling of being spoilt. We ate in the restaurant for one night and the food is excellent - well up to its Michelin listed status - and it was so nice to eat it in such a relaxed environment. There is also a good selection of wines, all reasonably priced.

Jeremy is an excellent host. Unfortunately, whilst we were staying, the great British weather decided to do its worst and rising flood water meant the bar and restaurant were closed after breakfast on our first morning until we left (hence being unable to eat there on the second night). However, Jeremy kept on smiling, organised breakfast at the small cafe across the road and ensured that our break was affected as little as possible.

We shall certainly be returning, and would recommend to anyone who appreciates quality, attention to detail and excellent food.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

This was our second visit since the reopening and Jeremy is justifiably extremely proud of the excellent refurbishment that has been carried out over the last eight months.

On both visits the food has been interesting, very hot and very well presented with a good wine list and Palmers beers on draught.

We are delighted that the New Inn is firmly back on the radar and will once again sit alongside The Riverside @ West Bay and The Lord Poulett @ Hinton St George as our three favourite locals. The New Inn thoroughly deserves its awards, welcome back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

An excellent venue, wonderful food and friendly efficient staff...

I booked a suite for a weekend for our wedding anniversary. I found the New Inn via their website, which is well designed and all the information needed to make a decision about your stay (including pictures of the rooms), without overwhelming you with information.

I called the number on the website to make a booking a week before our intended visit. The call was handled in a friendly and efficient manner. I was promised a confirmation email which arrived within a few hours.

In the week prior to the intended stay I sent a mail requesting that a table be reserved in the restaurant. This was promptly done.

On our arrival we were shown to the Cerne Suite. The suite was well above our expectations, spacious, beautifully decorated with a very comfortable bed.

We ate in the inn's restaurant on both evenings of our stay and were exceptionally happy with our meals on both evenings. The service was excellent and the prices very reasonable.

I would recommend the new Inn without reserve and will definitely go back again. It is not often that I am sufficiently impressed with an experience to write a review, but I am more than willing to make an exception for the New Inn!

Room Tip: Cerne Suite is spacious, beautifully decorated and has a ball and claw foot bath in the bedroom!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Honestly don't think I've ever had such a good Sunday lunch in a pub - huge portions of sirloin of beef or even bigger portions of slow cooked pork belly - both delicious!

Fantastic quality revamp of the pub too.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Ingatestone
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We visited this pub after reading about it in the good pub guide. The menu was small as they had problems with the kitchens - this was not a problem. We ordered a
Dressed crab - the crab was superb but not particularly large it came with a small hand fall of leaves (salad) an some soggy processed bread, it was very disappointing seeing as the total cost for 2 crab, 1 white wine and a pint of beer was £41.00

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jgwlee, Owner at New Inn Cerne Abbas, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience and I only wish I had known of your dissatisfaction at the time as I could have done something about it. We were experiencing technical issues with a gas problem but this should not have affected your meal and I am not going to make any excuses. We set ourselves very high standards and evidently fell short on this occasion and I can only apologise.
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Congratulations, Jeremy, on a stunning renovation that has transformed the erstwhile rather old fashioned inn into a superb restaurant/pub of real character. We have missed the place since the work began but today returned for the new style Sunday lunch par excellence. Tender and succulent rare beef with a crispy Yorkshire, a generous selection of fresh vegatables, a jug of gravy all presented in individual dishes for each couple to share.

Glad to say the full range of Palmers draught beers is on offer and tasting as good as ever.

Not cheap, but very good value as everything was of high quality and the service by the team impeccable, despite being fully booked. We looked at the new accommodation cottages off the old courtyard and they are stunning with beautiful furnishings and fittings. The car park is a huge improvement too.

Time and a few more visits will tell but on today's outing we think this is about as good as it gets.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cerne Abbas, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2012

The New Inn has re-opened and the refurb is excellent. So much better than before. More foody restaurant than pub with limited space for a beer at the bar which is a shame but that's just personal preference. New chef as well and the menu looks impressive, rooms are very contemporary and stylish ideal for that weekend away.....

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: New Inn Cerne Abbas
Address: 14 Long Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Cerne Abbas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cerne Abbas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — New Inn Cerne Abbas 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully restored former 16th century coaching that now offers 12 beautifully appointed rooms and award winning food. ... more   less 
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