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The New Inn Cerne Abbas - Pub in Dorset

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Long Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JF, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Julian Dove & Annette Beardsmore

A rustic-smart décor now makes this pub shine, but lots of lovely old stuff remains. Bedrooms are top notch; food delights in fresh produce

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The New Inn is most certainly new; it may date to the 16th century, but they have recently spent the best part of a year refurbishing the place and now it shines. Gone are the swirly green carpets; local slate has been laid in the bar. Lots of lovely old stuff remains – timber frames, mullioned windows, the odd settle – but the feel is fresh with warm colours, engineered oak floors and a smart new bar where you can order a pint of Dorset Gold or a glass of good wine. An open-plan feel runs throughout and you dig into local food wherever you want, perhaps fish from Brixham, local game, sticky toffee pudding. Bedrooms – some in the main house, others in the old stables – are good value for money. You'll find Hypnos mattresses, blond wood furniture and super little bathrooms. Those in the converted stables feel more contemporary: ground-floor rooms open onto the terrace, where you eat in good weather; those above are built into the eaves. The suites come with double-ended baths in the room. Don't miss the Giant.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
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"We celebrated a family birthday with a delicious Sunday lunch. The food was excellent, served by friendly,efficient staff. Highly recommended and very good value. We are really looking forward to returning soon."
October 2014
"We stayed for 4 nights in this fabulous small country hotel, great bedroom and the bar, restaurant & food were excellent as was Jeremy & his whole team. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we are ever anywhere near this part of the UK will definitely stay again. We also loved the village which was very close to Dorchester & the Hardy sights. "
September 2013

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Long Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JF, Dorset


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