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The New Inn

17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
+44 1929 480357
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (31 reviews)
“spotted dick” (6 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to this wonderful Pub which has the best selection of fish dishes in the area. Today we chose the wonderful Carvery lunch - a perfect way to celebrate the New Year!! Excellent meats and great selection of vegetables - all cooked...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hamm_999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole experience wasn't great and especially the desert was awful. The chocolate brownie was very dry, it wasn't warm and moist as it was stated on the menu. It probably was a few days old. Also, ice cream was not like the one stated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Relax807419
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We Tank you for pointing out your dislikes on our Menu, The Ice cream we serve is far from Cheap and is very popular with exceptional likes comments, So we must put this down to you just not liking it, We have not had a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the New Inn, while in Dorset, on our way back from Tyneham. The four of us enjoyed our lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GrahamAndy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had already enjoyed a good evening meal at the New Inn during our holiday in the area and decided to try Sunday lunch. There was a choice of menu items and a carvery. Locals were choosing the latter and we followed suit and were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harrogateblades
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant set in a 16th century cottage. Great selection of seafood as expected for a fish restaurant and the batter on the battered cod was some of the best I've ever tasted. Lovely friendly service though. A slightly limited drinks menu and my friend's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Imogen C
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Many thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal and service with us, I am not sure why you think we have a limited soft drinks menu, we have fresh apple juice , with 12 different single varieties, a great range of...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visited the pub for the fist time after exploring Kimmerage, we just wanted a pint and a snack so we ordered a couple of sandwiches, ham and crab, the quality of both were excellent and also came with a small portion of chips and salad,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank peterjohnbrain
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you love fish you will love eating here. However, there were only 3 non-fish dishes on the evening we dined and one of those had been taken off the menu, so we had a limited choice, but the steak and ale pie was truly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Dawn W
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Many thanks for your review , but we think you did not see all the menu, There is always a roast of the day, then we have steak and ale pie, slow roasted Belly pork, Chicken Curry, Liver and bacon, Sirloin steak, , Steak and...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Hubby and I were away for a few days in nearby Kimmeridge. We drove past this lovely old pub and thought we'd give it a go. So glad we did. We were warmly welcomed by the landlord and the young woman behind the bar, we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurabrown507
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW, we are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and i variety of meals

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great food with a focus on fish in a beautiful old pub, rounded off with a good pint or two of bitter. We went for the rather decadent combination of crab thermidor, cheese soufflé and a fish pie - all just the right side of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tommZ655YN
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you, we are aware there has been some bad reviews, and some justified, because of some lazy waiters, But they have all left or dismissed, from our employ, we are happy that the reviews are back to the standards, that we have we have...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went on the off chance whilst staying locally on holiday for a couple of days and we were not disappointed. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food, all served piping hot and tasted wonderful. Would highly recommend this place to all ages.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TJM2255
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

on behalf of our team many thanks for your review we are happy that you enjoyed y our meal, and dining experience

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16 August 2016|
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Response from newinnchurchknowle | Property representative |
yes we have WI FI in the Family room and in the Alfresco dining area, but NOT IN THE MAIN RESTAURANT AREAS/BARS
Carol Q
21 June 2016|
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Response from newinnchurchknowle | Property representative |
DUE TO OUR LOCATION in a Walking area, and next door to the Animal Sanctuary, We have days where there can be a dozen or more Dogs here at the same time, So yes we are dog Friendly in so much as you are welcome to bring... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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