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The Lower New Inn

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$14 - US$28
Steakhouse, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Welsh, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak pork belly garlic mash sticky toffee pudding cakes salmon sunday roast gastro pub tapas night picnic benches cooked to perfection lovely evening lunch menu high standard front of house food was amazing couldn't do enough
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Reviewed yesterday

A perfect welcome and a lovely evening enjoyed. All 3 courses of our dishes perfectly cooked and presented. You will never be disappointed to visit this restaurant. We now travel 65+ miles to enjoy a meal at The Lower. Outstanding service and such a lovely...team. Thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely, intimate atmosphere and service. Great, wholesome food. Good prices. One or two more veggie options and it would be a 5/5!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the lower with friends. We all had the new bench. A great selection of savoury and sweet. Well worth the money. We were so full and thus given tubs to take any leftovers home. Great service. Enjoyed every mouth...full. Highly recommend trying it out for yourself. My daughter is a vegetarian and they even catered for her too. 5 stars from me!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough! Returned from a beautiful afternoon tea today the picnic bench! Food was delicious by far the best afternoon tea I have had The service was brilliant very friendly staff Couldn’t do enough for you! Will definitely be back again and...a very special thank you to Ethan who was looking after us Looking forward to our next visit 😄More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the best time this afternoon after booking for 11 of us to share Picnic Benches (obviously socially distanced on 2 tables). The service was brilliant (thank you Ethan) and the food was even better! We were even given plastic containers to take our...left overs home in as we were stuffed. Can't thank Curtis and the team enough for fitting us in and being so attentive 👏🏼More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my mother her for her birthday. I live in Cardiff but we were shopping in Cwmbran. Checked the reviews and they looked good. What a disappointment we had the 2 course menu my mother had lasagne which was tasteless and too much pasta that...was undercooked I had fish which was very greasy and overcooked in parts. No one asked if we had enjoyed the meal even though 60% was returned. Would not recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Lower New Inn for Sunday lunch with some friends visiting from out of town. We’d never been before, but it was definitely worth the trip. We both brought a dog each, to which they provided water and biscuits which was lovely! The...food was 5*, really great portions and reasonably priced. The service was also great, we weren’t waiting around for ages for food and the next courses came out in a lovely flow. The staff also couldn’t ask enough whether we had everything we needed, would like more drinks etc. We will definitely be visiting again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit since lock down and the food to be fair was amazing Two couple had starters of Gambas Espanol, Pate and the chucked, especially the prawns which were flambéed at tge table, stunning Main courses were also if a very high standard we...had the short ribs and the hake Whole premise is well spaced out with screens We will be backMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came last week for Sunday lunch with one of my friends. I tried the soup (parsnip and cider?) to start which was unusual combination I’d never think of doing but totally fantastic and he had wings which he said were really good. Our mains...were lovely and came with a nice selection of veg. We then had desserts to finish which were really good - Eton mess sundae and cheesecake. Previously working in hospitality myself, I know a Sunday lunch shift is so hard in normal times let alone covid and a huge well done to all the team for providing a fab static and safe service to us all in difficult times. We will be back and look forward to trying some other foods, the tapas night looked amazing!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

Another amazing lunchtime meal at the Lower New Inn, Lauren and Curt are the loveliest and the food is amazing, especially for the lunch time menu price. Highly recommend, a credit to New Inn

Date of visit: May 2021
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Mildred C
20 May 2020|
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Response from 759neila | Reviewed this property |
The Lower New Inn is only open for collection of Sunday Roast orders. Check out their Facebook page for details
Mildred C
20 May 2020|
Response from L9543JLjeang | Reviewed this property |
No they are not. They are doing lunch from their Blaenavon premises
13 September 2019|
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Response from bollibuyer | Reviewed this property |
there are steps at front door
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Yes, The Lower New Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Lower New Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4