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The New Inn

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Bath Road
Farmborough
Postal town: Bath
BA2 0EG
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Old English Inns (Greene King)

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Reviews of The New Inn (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The New Inn

A large roadside pub just off the A39, it is clearly aimed at the hungry traveller rather than the discerning drinker, although there were nonetheless a few locals propping up the bar on a recent early evening visit.

The bar area is a relatively small L-shaped room to the left, with a fire-place at one end although this was not in use. Beyond this was a fairly non-descript room with a pool table and darts board, although one punter on asking at the bar for darts was told that there were none available! The bulk of the pub is made up of a restaurant area that included a carvery counter at the rear and leaded windows overlooking the car park at the front. This had a very dark green, almost black, painted ceiling as well as some black timberwork. Paper was peeling in places and overall it felt rather tired. A number of old plates were affixed to the beams as well as some artwork on the walls and there was a central free-standing brick chimney and fire-place. A wooden frame in one corner had been used to create a sort of snug area with a couple of old leather sofa’s, and the roof of this was made up of old beer barrels.

The menu offered an extensive selection of pub grub dishes including burgers, grills, beef & ale pie, lamb shank, chicken Tikka Masala, bangers & mash, lasagne, etc., and these were mostly priced in the £8 - £10 range. On the whole the food was fairly average, and although a generous portion, my burger was somewhat on the dry side and had a distinctly fennel flavour which was not advertised on the menu.

Beers on tap were Abbott Ale, both regular IOPA and IPA Gold from Greene King and something that was branded as Farmborough Fault although I’m sure was just a generic GK brew. The solitary cider was Thatcher’s Gold.

On 10th April 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1450 recommendations about 1399 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
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Latest updates View all updates for The New Inn, Farmborough
10th Apr 2015, 17:48
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
10th Apr 2015, 17:35
Pub map correction submitted by Blackthorn _ approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes - Board, but no darts - last updated 10 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The cloud - last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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Last inspected: August 17th 2016
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