The New Inn

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The New InnThe New Inn

Type: Bar, Eatery

16 Northgate Street
Gloucester, England, GL1 1SF
United Kingdom

+44 1452 522177 | map

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Added by JohnW on 11-08-2006

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of Mark
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This pub was suggested as a must try by mate and fellow Advocate John HW. He was right. Very historic pub with old architecture, timbered floors, roof etc. Atmospheric courtyard where it is said Elizabeth I visited and Shakespeare might have performed. Good selection of real cask ale inside including a porter. Publican was very nice and locals were welcoming, a nice atmospheric pub. A bit too smokey and one room had piped music which was loud and totally out of place. A must visit if in Gloucester.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Great looking pub, fine courtyard and wood all over the place. I do not like the dayglow type stars advertising special food and drink promotions, they do not fit in with the original, true ambience the place should have. Sadly the beer quality varies greatly also, on my last two visits it was poor.

The service is always fine and the selection is normally interesting, although I think it could be more than exciting.

A tourist place during the summer, a drinking den on Rugby home games and a quiet pint place on mid-winter, mid-week evenings.


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Photo of JohnW
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is one of the oldest pubs in England, with the building dating back to the 14th Century, and was an oiginal "Coaching House" where those on long journeys by horse and carriage would stay overnight. The small courtyard with above enclosed balconies, ancient wood beams make an impressive sight, and the courtyard would also have been used as a stage, with the audience watching from the balconies above. This area is now a Hotel with good reputation, but expensive, and no disabled access for obvious reasons!
The bar area is all ancient timber floors and supporting pillars, wooden or whitewashed walls, with an adjoining smaller room. Both dimly lit and very atmospheric, with the smell of old wood and leather.

Seating outside in the Courtyard, with canopy over to protect from rain showers and the sun in good weather.

Usually five different real ales on hand pull, in addition to the usual lagers and ciders. The real ales vary and a list of forthcoming beers shown on a blackboard. This place is worth a visit just to see the amazing building and savour its character, and the beer's have always been in good condition on the visits made over the last couple of years.

Highly recommended for its atmosphere and unique place in history, though being a popular tourist attraction, can be busy and not always with those who appreciate real ale!

B'ham UK Oct 2006

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The New Inn in Gloucester, GB2, United Kingdom
3.73 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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