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“New and old”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Gnu Inn

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The Gnu Inn
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“New and old”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The setting stunned us; quintissential old England. Hosts consistently friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our rooms were both comfy and clean so we could rest and refresh. I took a walk round the village; historic interest, accepting villagers. We did not partake of the Bank Holiday beer festival as we were content at the Gnu.

Room Tip: We found both rooms equally peaceful, pleasant, clean and near to the eatery!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nigel and Hazel are great hosts. The place is clean friendly and the food is great! The location is very picturesque in the Yorkshire Wolds and lots of great walks nearby. The current managers have only been in situ for a few months but you can tell they're stamping their own brand of hospitality in. excellent!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is the second time we had stayed at the Gnu I meant to write a glowing review the first time around, the second stay reinforced this need. We stayed in a well appointed clean room located at the back of the pub. Both times we stayed, we ate in the bar and were not disappointed the food is great and well priced, the crackling fire and the pleasant atmosphere makes for a relaxing end to the evening. My request for a cheese board that wasn't on the menu was also met, which is a big thumbs up in my book. Breakfast is a good standard and well prepared, setting you up for the day ahead. We had stayed in Beverley once before and paid almost twice the price for a much lesser quality. I just wish we had found the Gnu sooner, we will be back. I'd still like to know who the mysterious Mr Freeman is, so famous they have kept his receipt in a frame. If its good enough for Martin or Morgan you know you are onto a winner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank scoote1977
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Since our last visit the Gnu has changed hands and is now run by a new and equally friendly couple as Steve and Sonia were. We ordered our Sunday roasts and 3 of our 5 opted for the large portions, well these were huge but cooked and presented beautifully with succulent meats and homemade Yorkshire Puddings which is always a big bonus. The pub was full and we expected a wait but service from our waitress, Amy, was quick efficient and always with a smile. Looking at the main menu which was on a chalkboard I think we will be returning because if the food and service is half a s good as Sunday lunch then we were in for a treat next time. Pricing was excellent with the Sundau lunches in 3 sizes of small, medium and large and starting from £5.95 if I remember and as I wasnt driving the Black Sheep was excellent to hence a slightly hazy memory of the prices. In addition to the Sunday lunch they also offered Steak Pie and Fish and Chipps if it didnt appeal to all people and the child menu was in full use with homemade chicken nuggets here.

Hazel and Nigel are the new landlord and landlady and run an excellent and friendly pub here, they deserve success from this visit and families opinion.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Well, I've been meaning to write a review about The Gnu for a long time. I'll keep it short and sweet.
Once you walk in the door, you're family. After a long cold day of work, the roaring fire, hearty food and fine drink were a welcome way to end my day.
This is a great place run by great people.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank BertCalgary_Canada
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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gnu Inn. We had decided to extend a day visit to York to a weekend away and looked for a B&B on our route. We booked a room at the Gnu Inn on line and hoped for the best. We were lucky, it couldn't have worked out better. The welcome was very friendly, the room cosy and comfortable and the food fresh and delicious. We are looking forward to a return stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 098KES
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wigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

we booked this many months ago as we were walking part of the Yorkshire Wolds. We imagined a basic b&b above a basic locals pub as it was only £50 a room...........but it was better than we imagined!

First the b&b is cosy with rooms with character, clean, comfy bed, lots of hot water in shower etc. Breakfast was excellent

Better still the pub is quite upmarket but not pricey. We ate there both nights, food good, service gond and a good atmosphere. This is a nice pub- and the village is small but with 2 pubs with benches out on the village green

What needs stressing is how friendly the landlord and landlady are. A couple of absurd reviews have said the staff were not friendly- perhaps these reviewers had "attitude" because the whole place (including the locals) were very welcoming- and the landlord is really nice, and amusing too

Overall- a lot better than we imagined!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gnu Inn

Property: The Gnu Inn
Address: The Green, North Newbald YO43 4SA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > East Riding of Yorkshire > North Newbald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in North Newbald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gnu Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The GNU Inn is a lovely family run village pub with traditional pub food and log burners. We also have letting rooms all en suite; we have a double room, a twin room and a family room. ... more   less 
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