The New Inn


The New Inn


The New Inn, Tresco is a cosy coastal inn with stunning views across the harbour—the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a taste of island life.


At the New Inn, wake to the sound of the ocean and enjoy a hearty Cornish breakfast before setting out to wander barefoot along white sand beaches, explore the subtropical Tresco Abbey Garden, or take to the water and discover new shores. At the end of the day, return to relax in the cosy and quiet residents’ lounge, or mingle with locals and other guests in the bar.

Your visit may even coincide with one of the popular real ale or cider festivals throughout the year. For the more active, bicycles can be hired to explore the island, and there’s a tennis court nearby.

The New Inn is known for its award-winning food, with fresh, locally caught seafood and tender Tresco reared beef, as well as produce from Tresco Abbey Garden.


There are 16 bright and airy en suite rooms. Some rooms on the ground floor have a sun terrace;  some first floor rooms enjoy stunning views across the harbour to the neighbouring island of Bryher.

• Tea/coffee making facilities • TV • hairdryer

Room choices

  • Standard – Double or twin bedded en-suite rooms, situated on the first floor in the older part of the building. All rooms are en-suite and most have bath and shower.
  • Sea View – Double or twin bedded rooms with a sea view over New Grimsby harbour. First floor, en-suite bedrooms.
  • Sun Terrace – Ground floor bedrooms with their own sun terrace overlooking the swimming pool. En suite bathrooms. Bedrooms can be configured either as a double or twin. These rooms do not have a sea view.

Hotel Top Tips

  • Prestige Holidays recommends to book early to ensure a sea view room


PRICING in Standard Room, Bed & Breakfast


Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 637
£ 1109
£ 667
£ 1180
£ 687
£ 1227
£ 779
£ 1440
2021 Dates
12 Mar – 30 Apr 1 – 28 May
25 Sep – 5 Nov
29 May – 2 Jul
28 Aug – 24 Sep
3 Jul – 27 Aug

Prices above are per person (based on two adults sharing) with flights from Land’s End to St Mary’s and ferry from St Mary’s to Tresco. Please call us for prices relating to single supplements, upgrading rooms and travelling from other points on the UK mainland. Please note the above prices should be used as a guide only. 



How to get there

By Plane – Skybus are the only airline that offer direct flights to the islands from the UK mainland. All flights land into St Mary’s Airport.

  • Exeter (60 minute flight) – up to 4 flights daily (except Sunday) from March to October
  • Newquay (30 minute flight) – up to 6 flights daily (except Sunday) all year round
  • Lands End (20 minute flight) – up to 18 flights daily (except Sunday) all year round

By Ferry – The only direct ferry from the UK mainland to the islands is operated by the Scillonian III and takes 2 hours 45 minutes from Penzance Harbour to St Mary’s Quay. Operates once a day (except Sundays) from March to November.

Regional Departures – There are numerous regional flights that connect with either Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End – please speak to one of our experts who will be happy to help arrange your journey to make it as smooth as possible.

Top tips

  • If you want to see the puffins they return to the islands between April and August.
  • St Mary’s is a truly dog friendly holiday destination. It could not be easier to take your beloved pooch on both the Scillonian III ferry or the Skybus operated flights. Several hotels on the island allow dogs and there is a small company on the island who rent all the items you may need from dog baskets and blankets to food and water bowls.
  • We can highly recommend Juliet’s Garden, a fantastic restaurant with a terrace overlooking Hugh Town and the sea. This is a great place for dinner or finishing the day with a refreshing sundowner.
  • For those with limited mobility or for those simply looking for a fun way to explore the island it is possible to book golf carts for your stay, as there is no car hire here. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Will Wagstaff is the islands resident ornithologist and naturalist and leading authority on all things flora and fauna in the Isles of Scilly. Will’s guided walks are available to pre-book, for just the day or for longer. He also gives a slideshow presentation most Saturday evenings in the Church Hall, St Marys (payable locally, approximately £5 per person.

When To Go

Summer (June-August) – the islands boast some of the UK’s warmest weather and temperatures can reach a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius. This period is peak season and although the weather is favourable, costs and availability can be an issue.

Autumn (September-November) – September to mid-October can still attract some decent weather and it means you can enjoy the islands when the tourists have all gone home. October is peak bird-watching season when the rare migrant species travel through the islands.

Winter (December-February) – Low Season. A season with unpredictable weather and very few tourists. Some properties, attractions and shops close during this period and some of the islanders return to the mainland. That being said winter on the islands can still be enjoyable, with dramatic coastlines and cosy atmospheric pubs whilst taking advantage of the much lower prices at this time of year. However please bear in mind that travel on the Skybus or Scillonian ferry can be frequently disrupted due to weather.

Spring (March-May) – A lovely time to visit the islands with spring flowers in bloom everywhere and puffins returning to the outer islands. Temperatures are starting to get balmy and a great time for walking the miles of nature trails on offer.