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The Unicorn Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Newton Solney
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights and was given a warm welcome, pub seemed very busy due to there being a wedding in the area, so was unable to find a free table to have a meal so went off up the road to another pub, we did have breakfast which was very good, as was our room, although no toiletries are supplied.
As we have family living in derby we were able to visit them also do some shopping which we plan to do again in two weeks time when we stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

I've stayed at the Unicorn a number of times on business - There is a good selection of food, with great steak and wine deals on Wednesday and Tapas on Tuesday. There's always a selection of real ales on tap - 2 regular (Pedigree and Bass) and 2 guests. Rooms are large, although slightly tired/dated but always clean and tidy. A welcome change from the soulless chain hotels that might be nearby...

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

Stayed at the Unicorn Inn for a Wedding in the village, serve great food and ales. Staff are very friendly as at the locals, felt like the real heart of the village. Rooms were comfortable and clean, rates included breakfast which was also if excellent quality.
Would totally recommend the Unicorn Inn.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank ckl1974
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

I stayed at the Unicorn hotel Fri 16th September with my best friend Twin bed room was very good a bit hot at night that was the only drawback however the good was excellent & the staff were every helpful even gave directions on how to back to M1 Tthe quickest route Would I come back again YES WISH i COULD OF STAYED LONGER

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Gillian H
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

(Restaurant review only.) We've eaten here on numerous occasions as we can walk there from our house in the next village. This occasion was our wedding anniversary, and we decided to try it again as we had heard it was under new management since we last went. Previously we had thought one or two of the waiters were a bit brusque and the menu was often in really lousy French which rather let it down when the cuisine was good. Why not use English if you can't be bothered to get it checked; it just looks over-pretentious!

However, this time the food was still great, a good choice on the menu and all in suitable size portions and very tasty, and the waiter couldn't have been more helpful. My husband was well into his pea and ham soup when he realised that actually he had ordered tomato and red pepper! (And he's not colour blind.) Never mind, he said, it's very nice anyway. He mentioned it when the waiter appeared with the next course but said it didn't matter at all. The waiter was most apologetic, the chef came out later and apologised again, and then they didn't charge us for the soup. The rest of the meal was equally excellent, and we had room for three courses, wine and coffee, and the total bill was about £30 per head.

It's a small place, only about 20 covers, but somehow they manage to make you feel you have enough space to talk without everybody else listening in, and it isn't too noisy from wooden floors or loud music. The road is outside but you don't really notice the traffic either. The menu is much more in English now, just still one or two minor slips in the occasional French- or Italian-labelled dishes - I know I'm pernickety about these things, and they don't seem to matter to other people, though!

We'll definitely be back.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

Popped in for Sunday lunch after a great walk in the area so I can only comment on the food which was fantasic. Roast Lamb needs a special mention as it melted in the mouth, butter mash and crispy roasties. Nicely cooked veg. Service was friendly and quick.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melodybungle
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

I did not stay at the Unicorn - this review is only for the food. Pub had a beer festival on and therefore busy, although restaurant empty. Food dreadful! Prawn piri piri - frozen prawns in boiling water with a bit of chilli. Wilted asparagus - boiled not grilled. Soggy haddock fishcakes, with no haddock! Stuffed flat mushrooms, just grilled cheese on mushrooms. £50! Just awful - do not go near the place!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank Warrenl33
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Additional Information about The Unicorn Inn

Address: Repton Road, Newton Solney DE15 0SG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Newton Solney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Newton Solney
Price Range: $63 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Unicorn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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