Thursday, 25 August 2011

Rockland New Inn: the cover story

P6300116CONGRATULATIONS to Alix and John at the New Inn in Rockland St Mary who have already celebrated their 1,000th cover, achieving this milestone in three weeks flat. They’re still managers rather than leaseholders, so we can’t get too excited, but fingers crossed. According to Alix, it’s mostly local bums on seats, which bodes well for the leaner winter months too. The sandwich board saying “no credit cards accepted” has been turned around to read “all major credit cards accepted”. Oh and my pint of Adnams tasted good. These are small but important signs of progress. A perfect Bank Holiday weekend venue I would have thought. These guys are definitely worth supporting.

* More on Alix and John here.


  1. Will be on Broads week commencing 17th Sept and the New Inn will definitly be on our itinery. Always been one of our favourite spots for both the pub and the mooring.

  2. These people really seem to know how to run a publ. They are welcoming and friendly as well as being efficient. I live in a neighbouring village and so far I've only been in for a sandwich or a drink but the improvements are bang on and the 'specials' menu both interesting and good value. This new customer-focussed incarnation of the New Inn seems well worth the extra drive and should nicely complement the other pubs on this stretch of the Yare and far exceed at least one. DO support them.