The New Inn, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire
The New Inn at Pembridge is a big part of the community, standing in the village centre right opposite the open-sided market house. Go there and you’ll find a country pub that’s absolutely heaving with charm and character, from the black and white half-timbered exterior to the centuries old flagstone floors, the peg and latch doors and the old pine tables and settles. Once a farmhouse, parts of the building date back to the 14th century, which technically make this the oldest New Inn in Britain, so it has quite some history – and ghosts; one is a young woman who awaits the return of her lover from the army and is only ever seen by women, the other, by coincidence is a soldier in scarlet tunic.
Anyway, believe what you will, and don’t go getting the heebie-jeebies. Enjoy the uniqueness of The New Inn, the atmosphere and those old, old features. When it’s chilly out you can sit inside by the open fire, when it’s warmer, sit out at the benches on the cobbles at the front of the pub and watch the comings and goings in Pembridge.
Food is pub food and it comes in generous portions; tuck in and wash it down with a pint of local ale. Sometimes, the simple things in life like that are hard to beat.
Open: Mon-Sat 11.00am-3.00pm and 6.00pm-11.00pm
Sun 12.00-3.00pm and 6.00pm-11.00pm
T: 01544 388427 All information correct at the time of writing