Welcome to the New Inn, New to Island hospitality but not new to providing good food and a warm welcome!
The New Inn at Shalfleet has always had a unique place in the Island's eating and drinking history, for decades this pub has won awards for its food and hospitality. The team at the pub want you experience this for yourself by joining us, whether for food and drink or coffee and a chat. Having first visited the New Inn 40 years ago it has a firm place in the heart of your host, who takes great pride in keeping the traditions alive which have kept guests coming back year after year.
The New Inn was built in 1744 and retains much of its old-world charm. The original flag stones and inglenook fireplace create a welcoming feel in which to enjoy our homemade dishes and cask ales. The pub is laid out in a series of rooms, giving plenty of choice.
The unique setting on Main Road, Shalfleet, benefits from being on the Round Island Cycle route, The Coastal foot path, the Number 7 Southern Vectis Bus route, and a short level walk to Shalfleet Quay for guests arriving by boat. The result is an eclectic mix of patrons and lively banter is usually the order of the day around the bar.
Food at the New Inn
The Team is headed up by Amy Cranshaw, a young chef who has bought her love of cooking and crowd pleasing food to our kitchen since August. Amy, coming from a local farming family, understands the need for fresh food and good provenance. From our seafood through to our puddings, food is prepared from scratch to bring you delicious food. Amy has worked hard to make clever substitutions and replacements for wheat and dairy in our basic menu to maximise choice for everyone.
Are we fine dining, not really, are we gastropub, no not really, we are a Dining Room. The feel is as if a great chef has visited you at home to cook your favourite meal. We specialise in food prepared in our own kitchen which is mindful of seasonality and welfare but also trying to give generously. There are classic dishes and an ever-revolving board of special dishes depending on what is in season and what looks good to us. The menu has a predominately British/French feel with a special nod to the Pub’s reputation for good fish cookery.
From our delicious homemade sauces and accompaniments, we try to make as much of our menu as possible accessible to diners with specific dietary requirements and are always happy to discuss your individual needs. It is partly for this reason that we prefer you to call for a booking so we can make sure that your requirements are met in full.