Located in the very heart of Gloucester city centre, a mere stone’s throw from the train station, is the thoughtfully restored New Inn. Dating back to the 15th century, the inn was once a hostelry for pilgrims visiting the iconic Gloucester Cathedral, which is only a short stroll away. Today, this is the ideal base from which to visit other local attractions such as the Gloucester Folk Museum, the National Waterways Museum, or even the new Gloucester Quays shopping centre.
The menu is subject to change with the seasons, but the high standards are consistent. Depending when you visit, your meal might begin with a traditional king prawn cocktail, with Marie Rose sauce, apple, lettuce and celery, or salmon fi llet with lemon and dill sauce, sauté potatoes and seasonal vegetables. For the main event, old favourites like bangers and mash, featuring Gloucester Old Spot sausages with mashed potato and lashings of gravy, and gammon steak with crispy fries and two fried eggs are guaranteed to please. For dessert, you won’t be able to resist the homemade Baileys cheesecake with oodles of fresh cream, or the classic bread and butter pudding with marmalade and brandy.
Boasting four bar areas, including an award-winning real ale bar, this is the ideal spot for a relaxing drink or two. The quaint Grey’s Coffee Shop is also open in the daytime for speciality teas, homemade cakes and scones and, of course, freshly brewed coffee.