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The New Inn, Winchelsea

German Street
TN36 4EN
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Steve C left this review about The New Inn

The New Inn is a Greene King pub on a corner opposite the historic St Thomas’s church in the ancient town of Winchelsea. The interior of the pub is L shaped with seating at the front and a bar to the rear right beyond a log fire that was just starting to crackle when I visited with my family on a recent Thursday afternoon. At the rear of the pub is a ‘dining area’ that is really just a good sized rear bar. The walls are adorned with old prints, maps and photos of the area and the fixtures and fittings give off a cosy country pub feel which is in keeping with the surroundings of the town.
This pub opens at 11:00 every day, but during the week it is closed from 15:00 until 17:30. Food is available and the mains are prices around the £9 mark. There is a lunchtime menu with smaller and cheaper dishes and there is a small children’s menu. My misses liked her food and my scampi and chips were as satisfactory as scampi and chips can be. The kids weren’t very impressed as their sausages were burnt. The bar is stocked with a standard draught range and supports four hand pumps. One of these was unused and the Old Speckled Hen was off leaving a disappointing choice between Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale.
I didn’t note the presence of any televisions, but there was some very low background music playing. There is a weekly quiz every Tuesday from 20:30 and an upcoming dine with the Rat Pack evening was heavily advertised. Hikers are welcome, but they must leave muddy boots at the door. Our canine friends are not as lucky as there is a no dogs policy.
At the rear of the pub are a car park and a couple of picnic tables for smokers. There is an advertised secret garden behind a wall at the rear of the car park. This is an enclosed grass covered area with some picnic tables and trees.
With the closure of the Bridge Inn this place is the only proper pub in the village. I found it to be very pleasant, but the ale selection is very poor. The clientele seemed like a discerning and affluent crowd who I think would appreciate some decent brews from some local suppliers rather than the GK standard. I also thought that the food was overpriced for what it was, but the service was very friendly.

I wouldn’t make a special trip to Winchelsea just to visit this pub again.

On 23rd April 2013 - rating: 7
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Rich Gibbs left this review about The New Inn

When in this area, my second choice establishment after the Queens Head at Icklesham. Situated in the delightful and picturesque hilltop village of Winchelsea, this pub offers good food, well-kept (if limited) ale and a pleasant environment in which to enjoy them.

On 31st March 2011 - rating: 7
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Manky Badger left this review about The New Inn

27 Feb 2011

Greene King IPA & Abbot on the hand pump. But we didn't try the stuff.
We couldn’t get near the bar because of the hordes of people attempting (and failing) to pay their bills by credit card. The problem being the staff were unable to operate the credit card apparatus.

In the twenty-first century this should surely be a straightforward operation?

31 May 2010:

A clean and tidy enough pub with reasonable food at a reasonable price. But the garden is spoiled by the licencee's children and friends - you get the distinct vibe that you are intruding on their play area.
With two ales on the hand pump (Greene King IPA & Abbott) the ale selection isn't up to that of many other local pubs.

It's a good enough pub. In some parts of the world it would be top banana. But in this part of Sussex it's up against some pretty stiff opposition.

On 27th February 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Winchelsea, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Rye, 3.06 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Doleham, 5.12 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The New Inn, Winchelsea
16th Apr 2020, 20:40
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16th Apr 2020, 20:40
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 16 April 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 April 2013 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 April 2013 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 23 April 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 April 2013 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 23 April 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 April 2013 by Will Larter
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