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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the New Inn during our 4-night stay in Coldingham. It was quiet & we opted to eat in the bar. We both had chicken highlander (chicken stuffed with haggis & wrapped in bacon) covered in sauce with chunky chips & veg. It was...very tasty & a good portion size. We followed it with sticky toffee pudding & ice cream which was delicious & a generous portion size. There was a good list of options to choose from on the blackboard & main courses were reasonably priced - definitely worth a visit!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have eaten here many times but tonight was very disappointing. Presentation was awful! Scampi came in a row on the plate with some chips which weren't great, no salad or peas. Looked like a child had dished it up. My husband had the fish...which looked really nice but again no colour on the plate with either side salad or peas. I understand that some people maybe don't want any sides but feel that you should be asking your customers if they would like some. Not worth the money and would think twice about returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday evening with 3 friends and the food was excellent - I had the pheasant special with cranberry jus and mustard mash and my friends had two different chicken dishes and the sea bass. Very high quality food. We would definitely...recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Garlic bread made out of brown loaf bread, the saddest looking scampi, and salad garnish which has been sat on a prepped plate for hours does not make a good meal. My husband and I will not be returning.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Been here a few times - great food and amazing service, the steak pie is UNBELIEVABLE. Love a visit here whenever we’re nearby

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Had a lovely meal here. I had the haddock and black pudding which was excellent, my wife had the lasagne which was so big a potion that she struggled to finish it (the garlic bread was fab as well). Good service and very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Managed to get a table downstairs in the bar area which was snug and warm. We shared the homemade pate as a started which was excellent and well portioned. For mains we had a starter of the squid and a portion of chips and the...steak and ale pie. Both were very tasty and well presented and filling! service was really good and staff attentive and polite. Great place to eat, highly recomended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

Says dog friendly but they quickly usher you round the back into a completely separate soul less room with formica tables and chairs and suprisingly a carpet?? We sat there alone and although the food reviews are good we opted not to eat there or...visit again, ever .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

Great food , nice ambiance , and 2 proper ales on tap. Wide choice of menu, open fire and all meals cooke on the premises ! Highly recommended !

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

I called to enquire about Sunday roast and the girl who answered the phone was friendly and helpful and explained that they could sell out before 5pm but the main menu was available until 7:30 pm. She suggested to book for 4:45 so I did....She would inform the chef we wanted the roast. We arrived on time and another couple arrived at the same time though they hadn't booked. We were shown to a table which was right in the way of the waitresses coming up and down the stairs and next to the door out to the beer garden, even though there were more tables available. The other couple were given a better table, were served before us and ordered drinks and Roast dinner. Eventually a girl asked us what we would like to drink. I ordered sparkling water and my husband a pint. I intended having a glass of wine with my dinner. The drinks were brought and we were asked if we were ready to order. Thankfully the roast dinner was still available! After a reasonable wait the meals were brought and a small jug of extra gravy was placed on the table. No communication from the waitress, she was off back down the stairs. So no chance to order wine. The meals were well presented and hot and the vegetables looked fresh and a generous portion of beef which was tender. It seemed strange to have 3 different types of potatoes, mash which wasn't creamy, 1 roasted with a funny taste and 1 boiled with the skin on. The vegetables were al dente. My husband cleared his plate though he would have liked his veg cooked longer, and also ate what I didn't eat so our plates were emptied. A waitress came to ask if we'd finished and took our plates away. She didn't ask if we'd enjoyed our meal, would we like another drink, dessert, coffee nothing just off down the stairs again! We sat digesting our meal and could hear the conversation between staff and a local down in the bar and wondered if anyone would come up to see if we were ok and did we want anything else. Unbelievably no one did! Eventually we went down to see about paying and 2 girls were behind a counter/ bar? One of them told my husband how much we owed and as he was finding the means to pay she put 2 chocolates on the counter but didn't say anything. She gave my husband his change and we left. The management/ owner of this establishment need to teach the young girls the social skills needed to work in the hospitality industry. Also how they can contribute to the profit of the business by offering and encouraging customers to indulge in the food and drinks displayed on the boards! This interaction would greatly enhance the atmosphere, the experience of customers and contribute to the staff enjoying their work and giving them confidence. Also they will get tips! What I learned from this visit is my roast dinner is far superior so save your money, cook at home and enjoy it with a bottle of wine and a nice dessert.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

I'm a dog owner, the room that we got put into was cold. A pool table in the middle, not getting used. Two other people in with dogs. I think its in need of a furniture move around. Meal was nice. Young staff need more...training.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Don't waste your time. We picked Coldingham partly because there was 1 pub that 'claimed' to be dog friendly. We should have listened to other reviews. Checked online. Dog friendly and open to 10pm. Walked 15 minutes along a dark road arrived at 8.45 to...be told their 'dog friendly' part of the bar shuts at 9. Lame pathetic excuses followed, ZERO people skills, common sense or initiative. Absolute wet wipes not fit to run a pub. Needless to say we will NEVER go near the place again and all we wanted was 1 drink with 1 small quiet dog. Absolute chocolate fireguard cretins. At least the Anchor states no dogs (though pathetic too). Go to Eyemouth instead, at least there are folk running pubs there with decency, people skills and more than half a brain cell.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Walked to be immediately told that dogs are not allowed in the room we walked into. Sign outside saying dog friendly… obviously not that friendly…. Left and will not be going backMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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The new Inn, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Good afternoon David G. We are sorry that you were told that your dog/dogs were not welcome in our bar. As you enter the main door I am sure you noticed how small the main part of the bar is which makes it very difficult...More

Reviewed 15 September 2023

Far better places to eat locally, try the Cross Inn in Paxton. At the New Inn, staff are rude and need some lessons in customer service! We are locals and have had fish and chips on a Friday night from here every week for years....Tonight called up and were told no collections, or orders for take away as they are too busy. No sorry, no apology and a very rude tone. Good luck getting locals to come here when the tourists are gone.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The new Inn, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Hi helanal, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that we will be losing your custom after all them years of you ordering your fish and chips every Friday when there are "far better places to eat" We do try our best...More

Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

Called in for dinner. Friendly staff, great beer and good food. Belhaven Steak and Ale pie highly recommended. Recommend you book to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: September 2023
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The new Inn, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thank you for your 5* rating. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and drinks Thank you, the new inn staff

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Yes. We took our British bulldog. If you give them a call they’ll book you into the dog friendly room. Would recommend this place if you’re travelling with your dog. At mealtime your dog can stay in your room/your car.
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Yes, pretty much every meal on the menu is available to take away
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