How did we stumble across this friendly village pub?
My mother lives in Shrewsbury and we wanted somewhere in the countryside, but not too far away.
It was a summer Bank Holiday and we were worried everywhere would be fully booked.
The New Inn usually doesn’t serve lunch on a Monday, but on a Bank Holiday it does.
And do you like it?
Simple, well delivered food. Fish and chips. A steak. And good roasts on a Sunday.
We pop into the lovely church next door (either before or after). They promise sheep grazing among the tombstones. Quiet, holy and peaceful.
In the summer we like to sit outside (they could do with a sun umbrella or a bit more shade). Inside is modern for a pub and you sense there was no odour of stale beer and old cigarettes even when you were allowed to smoke indoors.
No. But enjoyable food and a friendly welcome. I live in London and am always surprised when the bill arrives. For me, it’s on the bargain side of good value. And the portions leave me feeling satisfied.
The range of well cooked vegetables (I can’t believe I am writing about vegetables) was ace. But alongside them the roast potatoes we a bit blah. “We do better roast potatoes at home”.
Visit the church. Either for a service or just for a moment closer to God.