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The New Inn

Visit the New Inn and discover the finest example of a medieval galleried inn to be seen in Britain today.

Built by St Peter's Abbey, around 1440, it was the country’s largest inn, accommodating up to 200 guests in dormitory rooms leading off the first floor galleries.

In the 18th Century the Inn was a regular venue for travelling shows, hosting all kinds of wild animals, including lions, tigers, llamas and hyenas, and interesting diversions such as a mermaid, a self-propelled coach; an ox larger than an elephant and an English dog well-versed in Greek and Hebrew. A century earlier it boasted its own Real Tennis court.

The many patrons of the Inn include Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, George Bernard Shaw and comedian Ken Dodd who described the galleries around the courtyard as the draughtiest hotel corridors in the country!

Useful Information

16 Northgate St, 
Telephone: 01452 522177

Restaurant, Bar, Non-Smoking Rooms, Heating, Luggage Storage, Designated Smoking Area, Restaurant (à la carte) & Restaurant (buffet).    

Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Bridal Suite, Packed Lunches, Fax/Photocopying.

Free Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable. 

Additional Information

2pm - 11:30pm 
Check-out at 10am