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New Inn, Taunton

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Halse
Halse
Postal town: Taunton
TA4 3AF
Phone: 01823432352
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E TA left this review about New Inn

A superb village pub with excellent beer, this is off the beaten track and well worth the detour to find. The building has 17th Century origins, and although it’s been altered in side, there are still some of the original features visible including beams and an inglenook; the latter has a woodburner. The car park at the back has a steep gravelled, pot-holed entrance, making it mildly hazardous for motorcyclists, but there is plenty of space. The garden isn’t that impressive given its rural location, it’s just a functional outside space with a large shelter near the pub. The sign for the microbrewery is still there, but as BrewGuru says below, that is long-gone. The bar is now mostly open plan, but it has remained cosy and comfortable. The landlord is welcoming, very happy to come and chat even though he was busy. Ales on were Quantock QPA, Exmoor Gold and Cotleigh 25, all in perfect condition. Definitely worth a visit, and it’s on the 2019 Somerset Ale Trail.

On 23rd May 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2325 recommendations about 2305 pubs]


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Brew Guru left this review about New Inn

A good, solid village pub with large stone fireplaces and flag flooring. On our visit they had beers from the local Masters brewery, there was a 3.9% beer (spypost?) which I didn't really enjoy (nothing wrong with the serving - just the recipe) and a pale 4.1% (monument?) which was more to my taste. Judging by the empty barrels Sharps, Cotleigh and Exmoor also feature.

The pub advertises the Somerset Electric brewery as being based there. This moved away several years ago and became the Taunton Brewery which is now closed down.

On 13th June 2012 - rating: 6
[User has posted 116 recommendations about 101 pubs]


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Paris Hilton left this review about New Inn

Pleasant village pub cum restaurant in a pleasant village.

Log fires in winter an d sunny garden in the summer make a pleasant setting to try the 2 real ales always available; yesterday (Sunday) they had Quantock Ale and Quantock Sundowner, both were pleasant .

Overall, pleasant

On 23rd May 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 78 recommendations about 62 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bishop's Lydeard, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Taunton, 7.51 miles, 2 hr 25 min walk (show)
Tiverton Parkway, 13.49 miles, 4 hr 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for New Inn, Halse
23rd May 2019, 06:03
Review submitted by E TA
 
19th Jun 2017, 11:36
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 May 2011 by hondo .
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