The New Inn, Mayshill, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol
A traditional pub well know for it’s delicious food. It’s an authentic, family friendly pub with lovely helpful staff and lots of choices of wines, beers and ciders. The food is fresh, seasonal and the portions are very big.
The Pub was originally built as a rest-stop for travellers, travelling north from Bristol to Chipping Sodbury. It is a unique, 17th Century Inn with rustic charm. I superb example of an historic Coaching Inn. A plaque bearing the date 1655 was discovered above the fireplace in an upstairs room and is now displayed on the wall of the bar. Although renovated and sympathetically modernised, many fittings and the unevenness of the floors and ceilings ensure that much of the New Inn’s over 400 year old character remains.
The New Inn has relaxed seating as you walk through the main door, with comfy chairs and a log burning fire the entrance is at the side of the building, straight from the car park. There is also seating by the bar and more formal seating in the rooms past the bar. All sizes of groups are catered for.
We went for a family get together on a Sunday, most of us opted for the Sunday Roast and we had read some really good reviews, but as the full menu was also available my both of my sons chose something else. For starter both me and my husband had the delicious soup of the day, which was Carrot and Coriander. Really, really tasty. The Roast Dinners were massive, they came out all plated up with plenty of gravy, homemade Yorkshire Puddings and lovely tender, juicy meat.
Both my sons had different meals, Josh opted for Cajun spiced Chicken Breast, a butterflied Chicken Breast marinated in spices, served with curly fries, sour cream dip and salad. He was very pleased, it was a big plate of food and he finished everything. He’s quite a fussy eater so if he likes it must be good. Reece went for Ham, Eggs, Pineapple and Chips. His meal was also completely finished off. He said the ham was very tasty.
The cheesecake of the day was lemon and again I had to try it especially as it said homemade, I am a massive cheesecake fan, it definitely was homemade. I make a cheesecake myself that is very similar, it was divine and came with a little pot of cream, just perfect.
Meals are cooked to order with most of the dishes being prepared “in house”, they advise that there could be delays at busy times. The menu has a great selection for everyone, I can vouch for the fact that the wait is worth it, but to be honest we weren’t waiting for a long time, the food came out in a timely manner and there were 8 of us. A set large party menu is available for groups of 11 or more, a deposit is required and Pre order food forms must be completed and returned 7 days prior to the booking.
The Garden is behind the Pub. It has plenty of seating, a climbing frame and a summer house and plenty of room to relax and enjoy the weather.
Monday to Thursday – 11.45am – 2.45pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm.
Food served – 11.45am – 2pm, 5.30 – 9pm (8.30pm on Mondays)
Fridays – 11.45am – 2.45pm, 5.30pm – 11.00pm.
Food served – 11.45am – 2pm, 5.30 – 9pm
Saturdays – 11.45am – 11.00pm.
Food served – 11.45am – 9pm
Sundays – 12pm – 9.30pm
Food served – 12pm – 8pm
Local Guide – Truly delicious food. I had the Rump steak, which was beautifully tender and cooked to perfection. I choose to have sweet potato fries that were lovely and crispy but soft on the inside. Really didn’t need pudding but the choice was to good to miss out on altogether. So I had 2 scoops of ice cream – white chocolate and honeycomb and caramel fudge. Would happily eat it all again if there wasn’t a risk of exploding. We were a group of 11 for midweek lunch, and we pre-ordered our main courses which all arrived piping hot. No complaints from anyone. High recommended.