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The New Inn

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17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
+44 1929 480357
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been coming here for several years and I think the atmosphere is very good and welcoming, and I always enjoy going here when I am on holiday by the sea in Dorset. I like the food menu and especially the seafood, fish and puddings a lot.

Thank amber201705
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back again, great seafood festival made extra special by Lobster and Chips served in the sunshine. Staff always lovely. Many thanks.

Thank ardent777
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Many Thanks from our Team for returning to the New Inn , And that you enjoyed our Local Kimmeridge bay Lobster, and Side of Fresh hand cut chips, In General it is advisable to give us a couple or 3 days notice to make sure we have local Lobster, Available, More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable evening meal in this olde world establishment with an amazing history. Very varied menu and good choice of ales.

Thank allan-lesley
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your positive review, We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience , in our 16th Century unspoilt Country Inn, More 

Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the New Inn several times now and absolutely love the Sunday carvery. My daughter really enjoys choosing her own vegetables and we both love the potatoes!! My husband always has something from the menu (as he is not a big roast fan, although he should try it!!) and the food is always wonderful fresh and tasty. Its... More 

Thank Kim W
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to Review us, our team are delighted that you enjoy your Visits to the New Inn , for our Sunday roasts, and the wide selection of seasonal vegetables, Our Blue vinny soup is also very popular and been on the Menu every day since 1985, we see vast amounts to take away as well as... More 

Kingston upon Thames
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent. The food was superb. The service very friendly. The pub itself was marvelous and set amidst a picturesque village.

Thank Hamilton O
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of our team , We thank you for Taking time to leave us a review, we are pleased you liked our Unspoilt County inn , and the location More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location! Lovely pub! The meal was fabulous. We had lambs liver and lemon sole with lemon and caper butter. This was perfectly cooked just as we asked. Beautiful crushed potatoes and four vegetables that tasted like proper vegetables. Filling pudding and great coffee. Great meal and can thoroughly recommend.

Thank tinaandjoe
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

From all of our Team, Thank you for your review, We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you again More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night. Fantastic lemon sole served as we asked, followed by Blue vinny cheeseboard . Warm welcome from Maurice and staff on our first ever visit. Shame it's not in Warwickshire!

Thank gazfromnuneaton
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your review of our seafood festival, It has been very successful for the duration, This has become an anual event, , at the beginning , and end of season,with our next festival Starting on the 19th of August, through to Sunday the 9th of September, serving a wide variety of fresh seafood and Shell fish, , Together... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nicely restored and maintained old building in a very picturesque location. If you're at all tall, mind your head! The Sunday Roast is traditional and tasty. I hope to get to the Burns Night sometime.

Thank b0b202
Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal out here. The Famous Dorset Blue Vinny soup did not disappoint, it was gorgeous! The main meal was equally tasty.

Thank Duncan H
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here for Sunday at lunch time only because it was nearest to where we'd broken down! All the tables reserved for lunch but we were fortunate that it was a mild sunny day so were able to sit outside in a very pleasant garden. The interior is what most foreigners/tourists would think of as a 'typical English pub'. Apart... More 

Thank Elcbee
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for your Constructive criticism, Firstly I apologise for sending the wrong fish cake to your table, , It is normal that we send out 3 different types of fish cakes on each meal, and we change from day to day, our recipe for these, So I can understand how this happened, We have a very busy Kitchen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Church Knowle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480357

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?