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The New Inn

17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
+44 1929 480357
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (23 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (13 reviews)
“broad beans” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Church Knowle, Church Knowle BH20 5NQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the New Inn Church Knowle whilst we were on holiday in nearby Swanage. The food was absolutely fantastic, the service was first class . Two of our party said that the fish was the best they had ever tasted. We highly...More

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the new inn pub. Blue vinney soup, tasty, hot and large portion. This was followed by the faggots which were delicious and the pork roast for my wife. Large portions served with a large portion of fresh veg. All in...More

Thank Duncan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed starters of cheese soufflé & mixed deep fried fish. For mains we chose whole grilled plaice with vegetables & whole sea bream with salad . Excellent meal well cooked & served

Thank Jana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The New Inn for lunch on an 'end of season' Monday. It was quiet, but staff were friendly and pleasant. The food excellent -starters of cheese souffle, crab and lobster thermidor for starters were cooked well and very tasty. The whole sea bream...More

Thank Lindsay909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New Inn has a friendly atmosphere and an excellent and varied menu. I always have to order the Blue Vinny Soup!

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to get a table by walking in ,but most had a reserved sign on them ,so I would recommend booking.My husband had the whole Brill and I had the whole Bass.We had dauphinois potatoes and seasonal veg,but you could have had anything you...More

Thank 28Lisa1961
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Pub full of character, excellent choice of fish dishes on the specials board. Typical pub fare menu. Snacks also available. Food hot, well presented and tasty. Pleasant staff. Roast available all week with a full carvery on Sundays (booking suggested). Plenty of car parking.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very popular pub/ restaurant. Need to book at busy periods. Good and varied food.. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here a couple of times in the week as it is the only pub. Also had one evening meal. Family of 8. Kids meals quite good value. This is a fish restaurant and those of us who chose fish thought the meal was excellent,...More

3  Thank polann
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

I am not sure how to Answer your review, You visited us 3 times in a week, So I guess on the first two occasions you came you enjoyed all your meals and the service of our team, together with the atmosphere of our lovely...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I had a lovely meal at the New Inn, I had read good reviews prior to our visit. Just as well as I don't think we would have stayed otherwise. The welcome wasn't exactly a warm one although we didn't have to...More

3  Thank Geraldine P
newinnchurchknowle, Owner at The New Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you and of course we are delighted You enjoyed your Fish meal , Fresh Brixham Plaice , and you were served quickly and efficiently, This has been one of our most popular Fish this Summer, probably over 1000 sold of this dish over the...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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