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We are very sorry to announce that The Old Passage has closed it's doors for the last time.
We'd want to thank all our customers for their loyalty and for eating with us over the years, many of whom had become good friends.

Sally & The Old Passage staff

Cotswold Food and Drink Awards, Restaurant of the Year

Our new on-line reservation service is now available • On-line reservations

and in addition, a click will take you to:

• our sample à la Carte & River menus and our wine lists
• Bore Breakfast dates for 2019
• Latest exhibition of artwork & paintings

About us

The Old Passage, for centuries the site of the ford across the River Severn, is now better known for our seafood restaurant with rooms. Set at the end of a pennisula on a great ox-bow bend, we overlook the River and on it's far bank, the small town of Newnham-on-Severn with the hills of the ancient Forest of Dean and the iconic May Hill offering a dramatic backdrop.

Old Passage Fish

We are predominantly a seafood restaurant and many years ago much of our fish would have come from the Severn. Salmon and elvers are now sadly in short supply and rarely feature on our menu.

However, our chef takes pride in using sustainably sourced fish and shell fish. There is always lobster fresh from our own tanks coming predominantly from Cornwall. Freshly shucked oysters and our famous Fruits de Mers are particular specialities of the Old Passage.

Our starters and main courses vary with the availability of fresh fish and may change on a daily basis. If you have your heart set on something specific then please telephone us and we will do our best to supply. If you have dietary or allergy issues, then please let us know, preferably giving us a few days notice.
Please understand that dishes are subject to the availability of our fresh fish and shell fish, which is subject to fluctuations of weather, season and other factors.

Our Awards

Bookatable's Recommended
The Old Passage has been 
awarded Bookatable's Recommended review accolade,
with a 4.7 out of 5 for our Bookatable score.

We're proud to say that these Recommended ratings are solely based on the results of verified diner reviews, submitted by our users on Bookatable.co.uk. These reviews are generated from people who have booked and dined at our restaurant first-hand. It is Bookatable's policy to publish 100% verified reviews only from diners who have experienced our restaurant, in order to establish an authentic and trustworthy review platform.

Our reviews are visible on Bookatable.co.uk

We are delighted that The Old Passage has won the Best Seafood Establishment - South category at The 4th annual Food Awards England.
The Food Awards England celebrate and reward the very best in English food hospitality, the servers, the specialists and suppliers.
Voted for by the English public, The Food Awards are designed to recognise the efforts of England's Restaurants, Takeaways, Pub food, Hotel food, Cafes and Bistros as well as shining the spotlight on the wonderful local producers who provide their delicious ingredients.

old passage food awards17 best seafood restaurantRostita Redwood, Jon Lane and Sally Pearce receiving their Award at The Food Awards 2017

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

tripadvisor 2016We're very proud to announce The Old Passage has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Winning the Award over consecutive years is a true source of pride for the entire team and we'd like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor.

Restaurant Awards
The Old Passage has 2 AA rosettes for our restaurant and 4 stars for our accommodation.

AA Breakfast Award
AA breakfast awardWe are thrilled to have been awarded the AA Breakfast Award in recognition of the high quality and selection of options available on our breakfast menu. From our 'Ultimate Breakfast' and 'Pilots Special' to scambled eggs, fresh crab and smoked salmon or a 'Full English', we ensure you have the best possible breakfast to start your day.

ordering times

Tuesday - Saturday
Breakfast 10:00 - 11:00
Lunch 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner 19:00 - 21:00

Please note that during January and February the restaurant is closed on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening,
except for parties of over 10

Breakfast 09:00 - 11:00
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30

Monday closed