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The New Inn, NW8

2 Allitsen Road
St. John's Wood
NW8
NW8 6LA
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Tris C left this review about The New Inn

My second visit here and my first in around six years, since which time it has been substantially smartened up.

There's the usual array of premium lagers, GK IPA and Abbot's which was fine as far as Abbot's goes. Also on, Sadler's Ales Brewery's One Stop Hop. This pub seems a lot more pleasant than last time, though is a little gloomy and given that The Star around the corner has just closed, this is the best pub in the immediate area, not that what few surviving pubs in St. John's Wood are that great anyway - I'd rather take the 20-minute walk to Primrose Hill and drink there.

The crying baby and kids running around are a definite minus as is the pack of dogs, constantly underfoot.

On 24th September 2015 - rating: 3
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Rex Rattus left this review about The New Inn

This is a gastrofied Greene King pub with Abbot, GKIPA and London Gold (£1.95 a half) on, but unfortunately no guest ale. But this is not really a pub intended primarily for beer drinkers. A raised area at the back on the right had all tables laid for diners, but I didn't see a menu in the bar area at the front where I obviously spent my visit. There was a cocktail menu on the table, but obviously there was no earthly reason why I should want to look in it.

The main bar area has some sofas on the left, but the rest of the room is furnished with normal tables and chairs. All the tables had a potted succulent plant on them, and one table even had a tablecloth on it! But this room nevertheless had a certain restrained luxury to it that I found somehow appealing. The well-behaved pub dog added a certain pseudo rustic charm, sitting on one of the bar stools obviously enjoying a well-earned rest from the rigours of the day. The back of the servery looked a bit like a 1950s sweet shop with shelves laden with large jars containing boiled sweets. Decor possibly? For me the most negative point was the waste of space modern art on the walls, with the cricket related stuff relegated to the gents.

This is a comfortable enough pub, and they have clearly gone to some effort to make it appear attractive to the demographic group they see as potential customers, but I can't summon up much enthusiasm for it. Greene King beers are average at best in my opinion, though the handpulled ales in here are a darned sight better than the keg stuff they are dishing up at The Duke of York down the road. I don't expect to make a return trip, but I accept that some will regard this uber comfortable pub as the bee's knees.

On 27th January 2013 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The New Inn

Very comfortable corner local, but unfortunately the only real ale on offer was Greene King, which far from my favourite tipple, other than that it was a pleasant pub. 5 minutes from St John's Wood Station

On 17th January 2007 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
South Hampstead, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Kilburn High Road, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The New Inn, NW8
14th Jun 2020, 19:06
Request to mark pub as open by Tris C approved
 
14th Jun 2020, 18:25
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Noted last night as having reopened and selling takeaways.

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 20 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - A multi-dog environment by default. - last updated 24 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Jazz on Sunday afternoons. - last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Green King's ales plus one guest. - last updated 24 September 2015 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 August 2015 by Tris C
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