Lovely meal

We had a lovely meal tonight. it’s the first time we’ve been out since Covid started. We love The New Dawn Inn and decided our first night out should be special. We knew we could rely on you for an excellent meal and we weren’t disappointed. We were very impressed by your social distancing of the tables and the COVID measures you had in place. We’ll be back in the not too distant future.
Teresa Newman


As tourists in the area, we visited last night as our very first trip to a pub for a meal since the pandemic started. Food was delicious, especially the ribs and pork medallions special. Staff friendly and efficient. Set up felt safe. Thank you!

Beth Dixon

Divine food

My partner and I visited for the first time yesterday, divine food and lovely atmosphere. We will be back! 😋

Victoria Jalowik


Fantastic place to go for food. Brilliant service & high quality food.

Connor Hands

Excellent Sunday Lunch

We went as a family of 4 for Sunday lunch.

It was the first time we have gone out for a meal since lockdown and we were a bit nervous, but we found the whole experience really good. We were welcomed with hand gel as soon as you walked in, and were then shown to our table. All the staff wore face masks and were so friendly and welcoming.

The tables were laid out really well, plenty of space between you and the next table.

The food was excellent.

Thank you for putting our minds at ease about eating out and we will definitely return.

Mrs Gail Brooke

Oh my! How we’ve missed you!

Finally plucked up the courage to actually go out for something to eat. First time since lockdown. We had a table booked for 2 days after lockdown and were gutted we couldn’t go. As we’ve had such wonderful food in the past here and the staff are so welcoming, friendly and helpful we felt safe to return knowing that they wouldn’t put their patrons at risk. It was so nice and assuring to have the sanitisers available at the door and for the seating to be well laid out to social distancing measures. Staff wore face masks which we really appreciated. The food was fabulous as always as well as the welcome and service. Thank you all, it was amazing! X

Tracey Calcutt

Lovely Sunday lunch

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch at the New Dawn Inn, Roast meat was nice and tender, tasty roast potatoes with Yorkshire puddings and stuffing and plenty of fresh vegetables. Puddings of which a few were homemade finished the treat off.

Thank you New Dawn, very welcoming, felt safe with the distance from other tables. Great they are back open, well worth a visit.

Nicola Westlake

Sunday Lunch

What a fabulous Sunday lunch. The best I have had in a long time. Staff were attentive, smart and very friendly. The restaurant is well set up for social distancing. I felt completely safe and comfortable. Well done and thank you.

Anniversary meal

Thought we would brave it to support a good local business especially as we run our own family local business and we class sue and Martin and the team as friends. We felt this would be a safe place in these strange times and were not disappointed along with the usual quality of food and service. I would strongly recommend that you support them as they really deserve it.

Trevor Anderson

Its our special place

This place was my first date with my now partner ..its our special place..high standards in every welcoming to…excellent food..staff cant do enough for you …..

Parris Barber Su

Will definitely be back!

Went for Sunday lunch. Great choice, lovely food. Would recommend the scallops ! Very pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff. Will definitely be back

Elaine Everitt-Smith

The atmosphere was fantastic!

Decided to come here on re opening night to avoid pubs & the town centre, so glad we did, you guys really do work hard and go the extra mile. Tables were set out for social distancing, hand sanitiser was available and all staff wearing PPE. The atmosphere was fantastic, staff were extremely friendly and we enjoyed a banter. Great food as always. You really couldn’t ask for more in these challenging times. Thanks for making our evening such an enjoyable time. Keep up the hard work, you’re all doing a fantastic job.

Leanne Matthews

First meal out since lockdown

First meal out since lockdown was eased and so glad we chose to visit New Dawn Inn. We’ve dined there many times before, but were so impressed with everything tonight. Tables arranged with social distancing in mind, hand sanitiser available as you enter and clear cleaning of door handles apparent throughout. Staff all wearing face masks and service very professional as always. The food! I cannot rave enough about the belly pork dish. Absolutely amazing. My husband chose the Wagyu burger which he thoroughly enjoyed, but he had food envy when he tasted my pork. Visit here, you will not be disappointed.

Very warm welcome

Lovely meal would definitely recommend a visit staff were friendly and service was great. Sat in the garden with our dog and got a very warm welcome with for the dog thrown in. Will absolutely visit again

Lorraine Thom

Absolutely fantastic!

Been to the New Dawn many times. But this was a first family meal out post lockdown. Absolutely fantastic! Felt completely safe and we have been quite nervous. Not only that the food was outstanding and better than I ever remembered. Thoroughly enjoy ourselves and will return again soon.

Ellouise Hope

Food was exceptional

Had lunch there today. Food was exceptional, staff were attentive and friendly, as we have always experienced. Excellent maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness, felt very safe dining at the New Dawn Inn and so pleased that you’re open again.

Nickie Laverock


We returned for the first time last night since lockdown. Unsure if we would feel safe but still be able to have an enjoyable experience. Well you’ve cracked it. Hand sanitiser, distancing, airy feel to tables, every detail thought about and the food wonderful. Staff friendly as always.

Thankyou and see you soon.

Ann Simpson


My wife and I decided to go for lunch at your pub today. Firstly and most importantly, your approach to being covid secure was just amazing. We are a family of NHS workers and to see the lengths you have taken to make people safe was wonderful to see. Throughout the pandemic we have worked in a number of clinical settings including ITU. It must be hard working in your environment wearing masks, but I would like to congratulate all of you. I wish you all the success and I hope your business goes from strength to strength.

The food was amazing and the smiles under the masks were truly seen