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“What a Welcome - hardly”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The New Inn

The New Inn
Ranked #56 of 262 Restaurants in Bromley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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“What a Welcome - hardly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Every Wednesday a group of us enjoy a cycle ride before visiting a local pub where we enjoy a chat and a drink. Ages range from 20 to 70, men and ladies, all meeting straight from work. We are usually welcomed by landlords as our group numbers anything from 5 to 20 and mid week this is not custom that is usually turned away, especially as we have come straight from work and often order food as well.

Not so at the New Inn however. We had hardly had time to dismount when a little man appeared outside the front door for what we thought might be a welcome. Not so - his first words were - are you coming here for a drink? Well no jeans alowed. We pointed out that none of our party were in fact wearing jeans and actually we were very well attired, with most of coming straight from work. We were all wearing hi viz jackets, but they would have come off as soon as we stepped inside. He went on to say, well let me just go and check with my boss. At this point we told him not to bother as there were plenty of other pubs in the vicinity and we then set off for The Pickhurst who welcomed us with open arms.

We have got a couple of venues who ask us to phone ahead when we are visiting them so that they can provide a tray of complementary sandwiches.

We were in fact having a look at this pub as a possible venue for our Christmas dinner and I'm afraid they failed miserably and we have now booked a table for 25 elsewhere.

It's good to see that restaurants and pubs are doing so well in times of recession to turn away this amount of midweek trade. Sorry guys but your venue is now off of our list.

Visited November 2013
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5 Thank Eve E
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Barford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Updated and worth a visit......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

As this has been newly refurbished we were invited to have dinner with friends. Upon entering the bar/dining area the noise hits you. Very loud. But as you venture towards the end of the room the noise does dissipate a bit. This made our visit more enjoyable. The food was well presented and served hot. Good desserts as well. It may now become a local haunt. We have made a booking for a festive Christmas meal, on the back of our visit. Looking forward to that!

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank MissAnnie1955
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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“Great place for a Sunday roast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had a very enjoyable lunch here today. The service was excellent as was the food. It's a nice atmosphere with a good mix of local people. Will definitely be returning.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Mary B
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“lOVELY SUNDAY LUNCH”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We enjoyed a great lunch, freshly cooked, great yorkshire's as big a hats, not an Aunt Bessie in site at the pub on Sunday. A mixture of families and friends chilling out, an unhurried lunch, with good attentive service, with old fashioned puds. the pub is light and airy and staff are quick and keen. Well done great lunch, reasonable price, and good wine selection, we shall be back!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank 351jack
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Great Bar/ Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

I have been going to The New Inn since it was refurbished. If every pub in the UK was like this there would be no problems with pubs closing down ! Great food [always good daily specials] drink, staff and management . Full marks in every department .

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank hdutchperson
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