Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 7 - 9 (8.30 Sun)

Highly rewarding food includes samdwiches, twice-baked cheese soufflé, crispy pork belly with skate wing, braised gem and caper butter sauce, jerusalem artichoke risotto, chicken with foie gras, stuffed leg, thyme croquettes and spinach and wild mushroom sauce, cod with roast garlic mash, baby leeks and onion velouté, sirloin steak with café de paris butter and triple-cooked chips, and puddings such as pistachio cheesecake with maple syrup and vanilla ice-cream and caramelised banana tart with banana bavarois and passion-fruit sorbet.

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Good Pub Guide Information

Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms

Rating and Comments

3.5/5
107 votes cast
Pretentious and punching way way below expectations. First visit two out of four second courses poor. Second vist we left after waiting 50 mins for a burger. If a pub can not deliver a burger in 50 mins I am thinking the good pub guide has lost the plot.
In short the staff are up their own and food less than average. Give it a miss and go to a real pub.
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We have just spent 4 super days in Dorset staying at the New Inn. A lovely 16c inn with large courtyard and garden. This pub has been transformed by the new owner Jeremy Lee,who gave us a very warm and personal welcome. This place is still a pub as well as being an eatery providing excellent quality food. The menu uses locally sourced meat and fish with some imaginative and unusual dishes. Starters of scallops with brawn, asparagras with mint yoghurt. Mains of plaice fillets stuffed with crab meat and shrimps, slow roasted lamb and pork causellet. Prices starters £6 to £8, mains £8 to £15. Three different Palmers beer on hand pump and good choice of wines We stayed in the Woodpecker room across the courtyard which was very large,clean and comfortable, B&B at £75 per room. Car parking, dogs allowed in the bar. We would recommend the New Inn for main entry in the next edition.
Recently paid our first visit here for about 15 years. This was only for around an hour for lunch, so can't give an in depth review of the place, but the food is now seriously good. Very imaginative, unusual dishes using whatever ingredients are in season without lurching so far into "dining pub" territory that it no longer feels like a pub. And, it wasn't very expensive
The proprietor Jeremy Lee greets every patron who enters the Inn with genuine warmth and mostly always by name. We asked for a merlot and were treated to a very good Chilean merlot served at perfect temperature. Encouraged by this we decided to eat. We ordered the Braised Pork Belly with Spicy Chorizo Balls and the Chicken Salad. I had the Pork and it really was sensational leaving a very satisfying warm glow after eating that left one feeling really good - the desert was good too! We then decided to stay for a night, the room was light and airy complete with en suite shower. Jeremy was saying that the rooms were next on his list after he had (since June) refitted the kitchen and bar areas and redecorated throughout. What can I say anyone visiting Cerne Abbas in West Dorset who likes good food and drink, friendly staff (Amy, Laura, new arrival Dane and the chef) and a genuinely warm atmosphere will love this place - don't miss it!

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