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First trip from Sydney to Armidale. Stopped in on Saturday for lunch and was so happy with both the Chicken Burger and the 'Newie' burger we decided to have dinner there on Saturday night. Saturday night was a standout. Started with the garlic prawns, salt and pepper squid and garlic bread, all amazing but the winner was the garlic prawns - absolutely delicious. For the mains we had the Filet Mignon and Barramundi. One thing I want to say is if you do nothing else in the New England region of NSW, you must try this Filet Mignon. Absolutely smashed me out of the park, I have ordered this dish across Australia and this is by far, over and above the best one I have had.
All staff were friendly, happy to have a chat and were great at offering tips for the local area. One thing I also noticed is that they were smiling and actually looked like they wanted to be there which added to the overall vibe of the whole place.
Coming from Sydney it's hard to find a place that doesn't shell out mass produced, mediocre-at-best, chain style pub food that gives you heartburn. Coming from a bloke that knows the inside of a pub pretty well, The New England Hotel is a breath of fresh air, so much so I felt compelled to leave this review.
Want a pub feed that's reasonably priced, made with the customer in mind and served with a smile? Look no further than the Newie. We will definitely be back.
Staff were very friendly but service was very slow, seemed mainly due to covid restrictions everything was table service. You couldn't go to the bar to order drinks So had to wait till staff came by or noticed you wanting to order . Meals were generous size and taste great. Had a good pub vibe.
Great care taken to adhere to Covid safe protocols and such a warm welcome to a pub with a charming atmosphere. The grilled barramundi was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and thank you to the staff!!
had a wonderful meal at the New England Hotel. The barramundi was cooked to perfection! The ambience is cosy and warm with a gorgeous fireplace. The staff were attentive and friendly, what more could you ask for! Will return!
Very disappointed.I got there at 7.45 pm, the place was close to empty(10 guest max). I ordered take away for me and family. 1 veggie burger, 1 ratatouille, and side of chicken.
With patience I waited ...and waited...and waited. 8.40pm I asked about the food and I got a "sorry the chicken is taking a bit longer"
The rest of the "food" was questionable honestly: 3 slices of baked vaggies over polenta and oil they call it Ratatouille for 17 dollars. Mashed charcoal burned pumpkin inside a burger with soggy cold undercooked fries is their veggie burger...17 dollars.
Chicken breast... after 50 minutes of cooking, I am pretty sure that chicken Is well done.10 dollars. 44 dollars and I couldn't feed my family...I had to buy food elsewhere. I do not recommend this place.