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The New Inn, Wakefield - pub details

New Inn

Address: 144 Shay Lane, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6LA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31881) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sandal & Agbrigg (1.3 miles), Wakefield Kirkgate (2.4 miles), Wakefield Westgate (3 miles)

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Friendly village pub; excellent pint of Taylor's Landlord if now a little pricey; staff friendly and knowledgeable
monty73 - 28 Apr 2011 15:52
Community local that was fairly quiet during our Saturday afternoon visit. Sky Sports on the TV. Real ales on offer were Jennings Cumberland Ale, John Smith's Bitter, Leeds Pale Ale, Taylor Landlord and Adnam's Broadside.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Dec 2008 22:15
The New Inn is a friendly, traditional, village pub, serving the whole community. As is often the case, it’s a bit of a ‘curate’s egg’.
The pub itself is cosily low ceilinged and divided into two drinking areas, with a third dining area. Outside, there are tables immediately in front of the pub and a decent grassed beer garden to the side.

The present landlord has worked hard to improve the quality of the beer and was awarded a first entry into the 2007 Good Beer Guide for his efforts (maintained in 2008). There are four regular real ales: John Smith’s, Jennings’ ‘Cumberland Ale’, Timothy Taylor’s ‘Landlord’ and ‘Leeds Pale’ from the new local Leeds Brewery. There is also an ever changing ‘guest ale’, usually from a Yorkshire micro. Quality of the regular beers is good but variable, no doubt owing to the uneasy relationship between choice and turnover. The guest ales, dispensed from nine gallon barrels, don’t usually have that problem.
There are also several lagers and Hoegaarden on tap. Plus, the usual ‘smooth-flow’ and ‘super-chilled’ suspects.
The short wine list looks dull, comprised of mostly uninspiring ‘factory wines’ but in fairness it was probably imposed on the landlord.

Food hovers between standard pub fare and ‘gastro-pub’ cuisine. The landlord is gradually trying to move things up-market. However, local opinion has it that the quality is inconsistent and sometimes disappointing.

There are quizzes on Sunday and Monday evenings, but if you’re not a fan they are noisily intrusive. Live bands are featured on Tuesday evenings.

One real bonus is the pub’s proximity to the Trans-Pennine Trail. The path, along the old Barnsley Canal, is virtually opposite. It soon opens out into farmland and wooded areas. It is possible to walk to fellow CAMRA listed pub ‘The Anglers Retreat’ at Wintersett through the countryside. Pleasant walks around the reclaimed Walton Colliery site are also close by.

Staff are friendly and efficient and you are virtually guaranteed a warm welcome.
The pub in general is also quite child friendly.

aleandhearty - 20 Nov 2007 22:18

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