Our Daily Menu

Starters and Light Options

New Inn Fresh Crab Soup served with warm Brown Roll, laced with Brandy and Cream

Twice baked Cheese Soufflé garnished with Parsnip Crisps, warm Roll

Avocado, Prawn and Tomato Salad with Marie Rose Sauce

Our Famous Traditional Bouillabaisse served with warm Roll

Moules Marinière served with warm Roll

Three-Hand Dived Scallops on Black Pudding served with a Salad Garnish, and Lemon Wedge

Our Famous Dorset Blue Vinny Soup served with warm Roll and Butter

Mixed Fish and Smoked Haddock Fish Cakes with Salad Garnish, Lemon Wedge and Tartare Sauce

Deep Fried Salt and Pepper Squid served with sweet Chilli Dip and Salad Garnish

Deep Fried Whitebait dusted with Cajun Spices

Crab and Seafood Thermidor, a pot of Seafood, Prawns and Crab

Chicken Pâté with Red Onion Marmalade, Orange Salad

Crispy Duck Salad with a Sesame Plum and Honey Dressing and warm Roll and Butter

Main Course

Main Courses Subject to Availability

A selection from the following Simply Grilled Flat Fish:

Whole Brixham Plaice

Lemon Sole

Dover Sole

Torbay Sole



Skate Wings pan fried in Caper Butter

Whole Belly Stuffed baked Bream

1/2 dozen Grilled Cornish Sardines

Loch Reared Trout

Monk Fish Thermidor

All above fish served with a side of fresh seasonal vegetables, or mixed salad and New Potatoes

Moules Marinière, with a side of Crusty Bread

Fresh Dressed Devon Crab, served with a side of Salad and New Potatoes

Whole Crab to Crack, 24 hours notice at market price

Whole Lobster, 24 hours notice at market price

Our Famous Bouillabaisse, simply served with Crusty Bread

Fillet of Cod with Golden Batter, with French Fries and Peas

Large Haddock with Golden Batter, with French Fries, Peas, Lemon Wedge and Tartare Sauce

Fresh Fillets of Cornish Hake Mornay style, served with a side of fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Natural Smoked Haddock Fillet, grilled in Butter, set on Creamy Mash Potato, Poached Egg and Hollandaise Sauce and Garden Peas

Our Chef’s Home Made Fish Pie, a selection of Salmon, Hake, Cod, Prawns, Bass, Pollack and Smoked Haddock finished in a Parsley Cream Sauce, topped with a creamy Cheddar Mash, side and a of Market Day Vegetables

Chef’s Home Made Mixed Fish and Smoked Haddock Fish Cake, served with a mixed Salad and New Potatoes

Mixed Seafood Skewers, Salmon, Cod, Hake, Tiger Prawns, Squid Rings, Scallops, Bass, and Peppers, with a side of Mixed Salad and New Potatoes

Steak Ale Pie, topped with puffed pastry, with a side of Chips and Market Day Vegetables

Steak and Blue Vinny Pie

Slow Roasted Local Farm Belly Pork, on Black Pudding, with wilted Red Cabbage, buttered Mashed Potato, Apple Sauce and a rich Jus reduction

New Inn Chicken Curry, served with Rice, Mango Chutney and Poppadom

British Roast of the Day, chef’s choice of local farmed Meat, with Traditional Trimmings, Roast Potato, Pan Jus Gravy, served with a side of Seasonal Vegetables and Dauphinoise Potatoes

Sunday Roast From Our Carvery, a choice of at least two local farmed meats, from Dorset lamb leg, loin of Purbeck pork, corner rump of beef and Yorkshire pudding, roast breast of Devon turkey, or honey roast gammon, a self selection from 9 fresh market day vegetables, and simmering pots of chef’s stock gravies

Shepherds Pie (My grandmothers recipe) local farmed lamb minced in a sweet chutney, tomato and onion sauce topped with creamy cheddar mash, and a side of market vegetables

Pan Seared Lambs Liver and Bacon, with a Creamy Mash, Red Onion reduction and a side of Seasonal Market Vegetables

From the Grill

Sirloin Steak, 28 day aged from Local Estates, served with Roasted Baby Vine Tomatoes, Button Mushrooms, Steakhouse Chips with a side of Pepper and Brandy Sauce, reduced with Double Cream

Light Bites

Grilled Goats Cheese served on rocket red onion and baby vine tomato salad, real ale chutney, honey pot, with celery, red and green grapes and bread sticks

1/2 Dozen Whole Cornish Sardines, simply grilled and served with mixed salad leaves, vine tomato, fresh fennel lemon wedge, warm roll and butter

English Cheese Deli Board, a duo of English cheese, real ale chutney, honey pot, celery,  butter, fresh grapes, bread sticks, marinated olives and sun dried tomato, warm crusty ciabatta, wild rocket

Honey Glazed Home Cooked Ham, served with two free range local farm eggs, steak  house chips, rocket and tomato garnish

Old Fashioned Bread and Cheese, butter, real ale chutney, beetroot, vine tomato and  rocket salad

The New Inn Delli Board (Ideal for two sharing) To include a selection of Honey glazed ham, Pate, Dorset blue vinny, Somerset brie, real ale chutney, honey pot, marinated olives and sun dried tomato, bread sticks and crusty rolls, balsamic glaze and olive oil for dipping

Side Orders

Dressed mixed leaf salad

Medley of fresh buttered vegetables

Bowl of chips only served as extra with a meal

Bowl of marinated olives

Selection of warm crusty breads with balsamic glaze and olive oil for dipping


Home Cooked Ham Sandwich, white or brown bread with mixed salad leaves

Cheddar Cheese and Real Ale Chutney Sandwich, white or brown bread with mixed salad leaves

Hand Picked Devon Crab Sandwich, white or brown bread with mixed salad and chips

Children’s Sample Menu


Roast of the Day with roast potato and seasonal vegetables

Ham, Egg and Chips

Two Sausage and Mash with peas

Battered Cod served with chips, peas and ketchup

Cottage Pie served with chips and peas

Beef Burger with chips

Battered Chicken with chips and peas

Macaroni Cheese

Spaghetti Bolognaise


Orange, Lime or Blackcurrant Cordial, Lemonade or Pepsi Cola


Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry Ice Cream

A selection from the main courses plus a soft drink and dessert for £7.45

All inclusive.


Fresh catch of the day fish and chips

2 pint containers of real ale, beer, lager or cider

Our famous Dorset Blue Vinny or crab soup packaged for retail take-way in 2 portion containers.


Americano with hot or cold milk



Hot Chocolate

Double Espresso

Pot of Tea

Liqueur Coffee

Fruit Tea

Green Tea



Starters from £5.95

Mains from £10.95

Desserts from £6.00

3 Course Kids Menu just £7.45!



The New Inn Church Knowle  |  A village inn in Dorset, near Swanage, that serves great English pub food and fresh fish

Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5NQ  |  Telephone: 01929 480 357


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