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Taken over by the community of Halse in 2020, this is a great British pub with six letting rooms in the heart of the beautiful West Somerset countryside. Be it a cold winter evening with a log fire to warm you or a balmy summer one where outside seating is essential, the pub caters to all. We are currently open for indoor and outdoor wining and dining. Our bar area offers a selection of Ales and wines whereas our restaurant offers a high standard of food, locally sourced where possible, with a regularly changing menu. Our outside area has been renovated and offers facilities including heaters and overhead cover. We have extensively refurbished our B&B rooms to a very high standard. In addition,
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the new inn for a night. We don't live that far away but I wanted to try it because I'd been told it is good. It is fabulous. We had a gorgeous room with very comfy beds. Spotlessly clean. The dinner was...excellent and the staff were extremely efficient and friendly. There is a lovely atmosphere in the pub. Breakfast is not cooked but there is a huge range of cereals to choose from, juices, bread/toast, delicious mini pastries and fruit. Really can't fault it and will be back ASAP!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

I stayed for 1 night at The New Inn for a business trip and the stay was very good, the room itself was clean and well kept and the bed was very comfy. I had dinner at the pub and the menu provided a good...selection and the food itself was excellent (Chicken Pie for Main and Rum Baba for dessert). What really made the pub standout though was the 2 lady staff that were on duty, very friendly and helpful. As I was leaving early the next morning, they took the trouble to leave me some breakfast pastries and orange juice outside my room. Would definitely recommend for a stay or for food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

Visited for the first time today for Sunday lunch. This is a lovely country pub. Friendly staff, tasty food and a very relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

Booked to stay at the New Inn for 4 nights as came to a wedding. Really enjoyed the stay here at the new inn. We stayed in room 1, this was spacious and comfortable. Very clean, well furnished. We took this time to just relax...and have time out. Nice tea/coffee tray with a great variety and great biscuits. All the staff took time out to sit and have a chat as was made to feel so welcome. Food was amazing and great that gluten free was catered for. Nothing was too much trouble, even when I set the fire alarm off, again my apologies Lucy. We will be back in the future to stay. Lucy, Kevin said he will be back just for a pint of “beaver”! Thanks to all the staff for an exceptional stay. X xMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

A return visit. We dined here on two consecutive nights during our recent stay at Bumblebee Barn which is within short walking distance. We love the barn and were drawn to our 3 visit especially so we could dine at The New Inn. This visit...didn’t disappoint. We received the warmest of welcomes from the lovely girls behind the bar and were quickly shown to our table . The menu is excellent and we struggled to choose!! The smoked tofu chow mein was something I’d never come across so I choose that. It was very different and very delicious, excellent choice as I love vegetarian meals. The second night I had the Pan roasted brill fillet with risotto. WOW thanks chef something else I’d never eaten and it was outstandingly good!! My 3 daughters tried various things and all again were excellent and especially the dry aged burgers. The restaurant has an excellent atmosphere and was very busy so I’d always book ahead. All the staff we met were so warm and friendly and we truly felt welcome in your community pub. You are all doing an outstanding job and long may it continue so we can visit the Barn and you again!! Thanks very much for making my daughter’s birthday treat so memorable. XxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

We've been here a number of times now. Never disappointed, the food is great, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is amazing. I would highly recommend this local pub and restaurant for anyone looking for great food and service.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

My second visit to the New Inn, the first being an excellent experience. However, today I ordered the duck starter, but as a main course and expected to get a double portion for this. When it arrived it was small, the duck was cold and...the noodles accompanying it were lukewarm. I have to say the staff are friendly and efficient for the most part, but the message that I wanted a main course, not a starter did not reach the kitchen. My dessert was a rhubarb and custard tart. The pastry was tough and the sauce on it did not taste like any custard I have come across. Finally, as I am in my mid seventies I did not like being referred to as "sweetie" when I paid my bill.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hi Liz, Whilst I am always grateful for any feedback our guests choose to leave whether it be good or not so good, I always find it unproductive when people take to Trip Advisor just to talk only about the negatives. My first concern is...More

Reviewed 13 March 2024

A beautiful country pub with great food and attentive friendly staff. Eight of us ( including two young children) enjoyed a tasty Sunday lunch for Mothers day. We couldn't fault anything and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello Sue, I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed a tasty Mothers Day lunch with us! We look forward to welcoming you again :)

Reviewed 9 March 2024

An absolute gem of a place! Amazing food (Café style brunch menu is great but we had the Á la carte lunch menu, there are specials too!), and a fantastic selection of drinks also. Most importantly the team are so friendly and attentive - and...no surprise to find that it’s community owned.) Just amazing, thoroughly recommend a visit and we’ll definitely be coming back. Our new favourite place to eat in Taunton.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello there, What a lovely review!! I am super pleased you loved us that much we have now become your new favourite place to eat in Taunton! Both our brunch menu & a la carte menu is new for spring and we are loving serving...More

Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

I picked the new inn from reviews off trip advisor, and I have to say what an excellent experience, this pub is run by village volunteers and I have to say it’s excellent and the food is amazing so if you want a country gourmet...pub you can’t go far wrong with the new inn.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello Adrian, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!! The pub is run by volunteers as well as paid staff members! We have volunteers working behind the scenes as well as helping out with the breakfast shifts or in the kitchen but...More

Reviewed 14 February 2024

We fancied a spot of lunch after shopping in Taunton and decided that the New Inn was worth a try. We were really delighted with our choice! After a very pleasant drive we parked and received a very warm welcome. There is an excellent range...of food on offer - I had one of the best steak and ale pies that I have ever tasted - full of juicy pieces of steak. The Dutch apple & cinnamon cake was delicious too. Very nice local beer too. On the minus side, my wife's Thai fish cakes were OK but lacking in flavour. Staff are incredibly friendly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. I would just like to apologise thats the fishcakes were lacking in flavour, we have since taken them off the menu. I am glad that you LOVED the steak pie. We...More

Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

Our extended family group needed to eat the evening before a funeral and I confess to being a bit unenthusiastic about the website’s menu, but……the reality was a real eye opener……..my wife and I live the other side of Oxford and so often we find...that a pub meal over promises , while over charging…… with service that is often willing but amateur. We’ve never been to a community owned pub before so this was an amazing experience … the menu was real gastropub, without pretentious or the prices, the wine list was value that I haven’t seen for years and the service, charming, friendly and quick. I have hardly ever given anywhere 5 stars, but this evening was faultless…… a New Inn around Banbury would be a runaway success ……More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hi Lovely Thank you so much for the lovely review. I was thinking about you all the following day and hope everyone got home safely. Hopefully we will see you pop in for a visit in the future, but under happier circumstances when you can...More

Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

We had 2 wonderful weeks staying at Cherry Tree Farmhouse at Lavender Hill Holidays and the New Inn was our local for that time. This fantastic community run pub is led by twins Lucy and Elspeth. Very different characters, one warm and welcoming and the...other full of slightly wicked fun. Who knew that on our first visit we would end up chatting about Bananaman with them?! We loved the food and the choice of local beers and always received a warm welcome - the staff are great. Thank you - we will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Eric! (lol) Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in the village and we all loved laughing with you in the New Inn. Hopefully we will see you visiting us again soon. Cheers 'the twins' ;-)

Reviewed 2 January 2024

What an amazing venue! Thank goodness it was saved! We went for lunch then dinner to celebrate my husband’s big birthday while staying nearby for NY23/24. So accommodating - 6 adults, 6 kids and 3 dogs were welcomed with open arms. The food was delicious,...the service impeccable, the welcome was lovely. Make sure you visit this gem!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello there, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review :) We love our pub and happy to see that you do as well. :)

Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Very friendly welcoming pub with a delicious Sunday roast, perfect service especially Gracie and Poppy who were absolutely lovely. Roast sirloin cooked to perfection and a lovely chocolate yule log for dessert. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Serena Spiller, General Manager at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello Kirsty, Thank you for such a lovely review, I will be sure to pass this along to Gracie & Poppy who are just fabulous and a massive asset to the pub :)

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The New Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5