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The New Inn

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West Knighton, Dorchester DT2 8PE, England
+44 1305 852349
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a family & friends get together at the New Inn today. The food was truly delicious from the faggots with onion rings to the pork belly and lamb shank everyone thought the food was faultless. The staff were also amazing especially after working so hard throughout the season they were still cheerful even if we did keep them late!... More 

1 Thank TB-123455
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Good food, well cooked and well presented, with service that was attentive but not intrusive. What more can one ask?

1 Thank AlbertfromDorset
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were part of a large group for a weekday Christmas lunch, which is always a challenge for any restaurant! The staff were friendly and worked hard and the quality of most of the food was good. The exception was a filo pastry dessert which was so tough that it was difficult to cut through the pastry. Despite this hiccup... More 

Thank Bon444
Rochester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We liked this period inn with modern rooms annexed to it. Our room was very well appointed and had a nice ensuite shower room. Breakfast was excellent and the staff even managed to find some gluten free bread for my husband. The only reason I have given it four points and not five is that I think the very late... More 

Thank constantgardenerKent
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Last night was our third visit and our friend's fourth to this superb culinary establishment. It was a celebratory meal and nothing short of excellent. We all had three courses and could not stop eulogising about the wonderful tastes and quality of the food. The service was equally as good, the staff being attentive and good-humoured. If you want a... More 

1 Thank Janjones55
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Staff were inattentive. Standing in a huddle chatting rather than wait table. Ordered three steaks. All tough and tasteless. No discount offered. Used to be a good place to eat. Hope it's a one off

2 Thank kevyjwalsh
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Monday night after a walk on the coast. Great food, great attention to detail and great service. Will visit again before we go home.

1 Thank John E
Somerset, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stayed overnight with my husband for his birthday, greeted by the landlady Stacey who was lovely, service and dinner in the restaurant superb, the Lamb shank was melt in the mouth, both had creme brulee, I prefer warm they were cold but still nice, We stayed in the village room, warm, clean comfortable bed, beautiful shower, I must agree with... More 

1 Thank Cath066
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The recent refurbishment of this Inn has been done in the best of taste, nothing over the top in the bar/ restaurant area which is very friendly and comfortable with a small friendly bar scene, frequented by the locals. Rooms are warm with lovely new bathrooms which are perfect in every way! The menu is not large and there were... More 

Thank WilliamWiltshire
Almeria, Spain
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Both the lady that greeted me on arrival and other contacts with staff were excellent. All were charming. The room was exemplary, very clean, spacious, lovely bathroom etc. Why are there so few plug sockets endless problem in UK we all have phones, laptops, etc, its obvious we are going to have to charge them so why not put some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Knighton, Dorchester DT2 8PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 852349

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