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The New Inn, Winchelsea - pub details

New Inn
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Address: German St, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25094) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Winchelsea (0.7 miles), Rye (2.3 miles), Doleham (4.6 miles)

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We visited The New Inn in lovely Winchelsea on Saturday 23rd August at about 1pm after a good walk we were all looking forward to a nice pint and some good pub food. We ordered some pints of Hooky described as a golden ale ideal on a sunny day after a long walk, the lighting is dim where the beer pumps are and the beer looked copper coloured we then moved to our seat by the window and the beer looked the same it soon became clear that this was not a golden ale. One of our party had a great thirst and finished his pint fairly quickly and then brought himself a pint of Hydes Bitter and proceeded to tell the rest of our group that this is exactly the same beer as the supposed Hooky golden ale that the rest of us were still drinking.
I would describe the beer as ok.
The beer was £3.95p per pint.
When i pointed this fact out to the staff at the bar the reply was "yeah". no explanation or apologies were given.
Snacks we brought some ordinary Cheese & Onion crisps to eat cost £1 a packet while we perused the bar menu.
The food, i ordered the Sausages and Mash described as with a red onion gravy. The gravy had never seen any type of onion , the sausages ( cheap packet type) were blackened and very peppery the mash was very dense with no flavour at all which could be cut into slices.
Opinion the meal was very poor especially for £9.95p and considering that just down the road there is a butchery selling Venison and Wild Boar sausages you would expect to be in for a decent meal.
All meals were clearly microwaved and steaming when served and appeared to be low cost ingredients from a freezer.
The staff seemed to take forever to select the correct cost tabs on the till when paying.
We were all disappointed with the beer and food.
We often try new country pubs and we would not consider visiting the New Inn again unless we heard from a reliable source that it had dramatically improved.
Review by Goodalepublover.

Goodalepublover - 24 Aug 2014 18:23
Probably needs a gentle revamp to dust off some of the remaining bits of 70's style ye olde pubbe tom foolery, the flowery sofas at the back are a bit old hat, but otherwise a nice big old inn, with a good variety of well laid out places to sit. By that I mean it has dining areas but ones that don't intimidate you into thinking you've walked into a gastro pub/restaurant and make you wish you hadn't worn your wellies. Open fire, friendly staff and decent honest pug grub + some fancy food and sandwiches to cater for all. The menu said "From the Grill" on it. A fantastic throw back. Scampi & chips and sausage & mash were spot on (and locally sourced), the staff were friendly.
Billyfish - 6 Jan 2014 16:34
Beer ok. Prawn sandwich just about ok but lousy value. Ploughman's lunch appalling. £9 for enough processed food to make one sarney, soggy pickles. Nice unpretentious interior. I hate Green King beer, Tim Taylor ok. The staff had a bit of an argument while I waited, and it took some time to input an order of two pints and two lunches into the till. By the time she finished she had forgotten how many pints I had ordered. (Two).
IKBrunel - 18 Sep 2013 13:19
We revisited this pub on Friday 8th April at 12.15pm.It was warm enough to sit in the garden.This was well kept and planted with the grass recently cut and several tables available.Our dog was on a lead and enjoyed the surroundings.The barman and his assistant were pleasant and friendly.The bar had a few other customers in.The Greene King IPA was a very nice pint.The food was ordered and arrived fairly quickly.The Abbott Ale was good as well.We ordered the fish and chips which was served with peas and tartare sauce.The portion was adequate.The other meal ordered was the duck breast with a potato,leek and spinach compote.This looked quite small on the large square plate but was filling and tasty.The dishes were on the higher price side as our previous visit last year but nicely presented.The gents was clean and tidy with hot water and soap for handwashing with a dryer.The ladies was in a similar state according to my other half and her friend.I noticed that smokers are catered for with a covered pagoda type shed building with seating across the car park where a couple who had been at the bar had retired to for a cigarette.It is good to see smokers catered for in this manner as it can look bad seeing crowds around the entrance to a pub desperately satisfying their craving amid a carpet of old Filter tips.
Chirple - 18 Apr 2011 23:11
We revisited this pub on Friday 8th April at 12.15pm.It was warm enough to sit in the garden.This was well kept and planted with the grass recently cut and several tables available.Our dog was on a lead and enjoyed the surroundings.The barman and his assistant were pleasant and friendly.The bar had a few other customers in.The Greene King IPA was a very nice pint.The food was ordered and arrived fairly quickly.The Abbott Ale was good as well.We ordered the fish and chips which was served with peas and tartare sauce.The portion was adequate.The other meal ordered was the duck breast with a potato,leek and spinach compote.This looked quite small on the large square plate but was filling and tasty.The dishes were on the higher price side as our previous visit last year but nicely presented.The gents was clean and tidy with hot water and soap for handwashing with a dryer.The ladies was in a similar state according to my other half and her friend.I noticed that smokers are catered for with a covered pagoda type shed building with seating across the car park where a couple who had been at the bar had retired to for a cigarette.It is good to see smokers catered for in this manner as it can look bad seeing crowds around the entrance to a pub desperately satisfying their craving amid a carpet of old Filter tips.
Chirple - 18 Apr 2011 23:08

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