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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent all round. From the welcome until we left. Couldn’t fault the meal and the price was really good. We have eaten here several times this year and never been disappointed. Would recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

The tables are still very sticky and the curry was over microwaved and very dry - won’t be going back

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent meal last night had fish & chips really hot and plenty full . Great service friendly staff .glad to see it’s getting back to the way we all have enjoyed the new inn for many years .

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

Excellent lunch , hot , tasty, plentiful . Lovely staff and very good price plus loyalty lunch scheme . Do give them a try , we’ll certainly be back .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was our first visit to this pub. A really lovely meal, tasty and nicely presented. The Lunchtime club menu provided great value for money. Friendly, polite and prompt service in a relaxed environment. The menu provided an excellent range of...food including several vegetarian options . Well worth a visit and we shall certainly be going again !More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Lovely roast with chose of meat ,really good value for money. Staff are friendly . Cosy restaurant would definitely come here again

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Sorry but NOT VERY GOOD HERE AGAIN . Thought we would give a chance after are last time here . That was a bad ideal . When ordering ours drinks we where told no pimms and lemonade. The kids meal was not worth ordering 1...potatoe 1 slice of beef not much vegetables NOT WORTH THE MONEY £8:95 plus to much gravy on it . My adults meal to small covered in gravy again not worth the money. When ordering a dessert after being told we could have it Then told we can’t. Service was very poor. I have been using the new inn for many years . SORRY VERY DISAPPOINTINGMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Have been coming to The New Inn for many years. The service today was dreadful. And they weren't busy! Our food took about 45 minutes to arrive. Had to go up to the bar to ask for a dessert. Our dirty dishes were not taken...away. A large table near us hadn't had any of its dishes cleared either. The food was okay but nothing special. Mine should have come with salad but didn't. After waiting so long I couldn't be bothered to mention it. Very disappointing. Doubt we will returnMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Worst service I’ve ever received. Waited 1hr 20mins for our Sunday lunch to arrive, despite asking on 4 occasions how long it would be, and each time being told it is being plated up. The food finally arrived by the manager but surprisingly no apology...for the shocking service. The beef and vegetables were extremely undercooked. We ordered dessert when our roast was brought to the table and it still took half an hour for the desert to be brought out. Apple crumble undercook and no ‘crumble’ and 3 scoops of ice cream which arrived completely melted like a smoothie. Took the ‘ice cream’ back to the kitchen to be told there’s an issue with the freezer, again, no apology. Not once did the manager apologise for the extremely poor service to our table or the other 5/6 tables surrounding. To top it off, the table in front of us were served their dessert brought before their main had been plated and served to them! And the table behind us arrived 30 minutes after us but received their roast before us and finished it before ours had arrived. Absolute shambles since it’s been taken over - would NOT recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Had to ask for GF options as not clear on the menu but when I spoke to the staff there are many GF meals . Have GF fryers and no cross contamination. spoke to the chef Sean who again reassured me of the GF options...and can adapt many meals to suit. Very accommodating. Lovely mid week meal with friends.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

wow - just wow - Sunday lunch here is amazing - all freshly cooked veg, meat ( i had the roast beef) was cooked to perfection - the only thing id say is - needs to make own Yorkshire puddings and it would have been...MEGA!! such a real shame that the talent of this chef wasn't appreciated more on the day we were in (11/06/2023) only the 3 of us in for lunch - 3 of us ate - 2x roast chicken and 1 x roast beef - this place is in my list of top 10 for Sunday lunches in south Devon and we will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

Weve been to the new inn a few times now and the foods has always been amazing went back and was told it was under management and my what can i say BIG mistake the food was awful and the portions were really small, no...more fresh chips they have gone to frozen and the quality of food was very disappointing to what we have had in the past. Looks like this is another pub that's gonna be ruined. After the food we had we won't be going backMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Popped in to the New Inn twice in 3 days Fish and Chips - amazing Sunday roast - Exceptional Friendly helpful and caring staff We highly recommend The New Inn Alphington

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

We stopped here after driving around trying to find somewhere and almost giving up. Popped in here for a drink and peruse of the menu on the last night of holidays and thought we'd stay. Goodness me. One of the best meals we had in...Devon! Huge portions, all fresh and everyone is happy. Quite a feat to keep 4 very different people happy that range from the age of 6 to 41! Thoroughly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

had the friday fish which was encredible the batter melted in the mouth nice drop of thatchers haze served by head barmaid Lauren who went beyondt he call of duty helping my son to the rest room defintly be back

Date of visit: May 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
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