The New Inn

High Street, West KnightonDorchesterDT2 8PEUnited Kingdom
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About The New Inn

The New Inn is, in fact, an ancient 16th century coaching inn; located in the typically English village of West Kington and just 7 miles from Dorchester.

En-suite rooms, though, at The New Inn feature 21st century requirements; colour Free View television, beverage making facilities, free Wi-Fi and hairdryer.

This is an authentic local pub with accommodation, plus the bonus of free parking.  Quiz nights, skittles and other pastimes, feature in an ongoing list of activities.

There is a welcome fusion of full cooked breakfasts, daytime bar snacks and food menu, (including Sunday Lunch), with extensive drinks choices in the bar.  Visitors are encouraged to join in and contribute towards the pub’s friendly appeal.

Nearby attractions include Thomas Hardy’s cottage, Monkey World, Lulworth Castle, Chesil Beach and the region's prime resort, Weymouth.


High Street, West Knighton, Dorchester, DT2 8PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(130)5 852349 | Fax: +44(130)5 791 054 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Peaceful location.

Some may think it’s too quiet but, for most, it’s the opportunity to switch off, relax and enjoy great walking and sightseeing expeditions. The New Inn is a perfect accommodation base to return to at the end of a busy day - and there’s free parking, too.

Comfortable rooms.

The inn is steeped in history but the en-suite rooms are clean, comfortable and include all the essentials associated with modern day life.

Appetizing food.

Breakfast is perfect and substantial. Later dining, either with a bar snack or restaurant meal, is equally impressive, plus of course, the bar stocks all the drinks you could reasonably want. If staying over, don’t miss the Sunday Lunch!

Negative Reviews

Poor Wi-Fi reception.

Reception is poor in the rooms. Maybe it was installed when the place was built... centuries ago!

They’re veggie virgins.

Breakfast is great unless you are vegetarian, in which case, there is no choice other than toast and cereals. In these circumstances, the breakfast is very expensive.

Noise in a quiet village.

Depending on the location of your room, you can experience noise from the bar and the slamming of doors to the public loos.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 25 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 25 reviews