The Newes From America is located on the bottom floor (basement) of the original Kelley House building which was built in 1742. The ceiling is criss-crossed with the original large and sturdy beams, the walls are thick brick and the atmosphere is like stepping back in time. The entrance is at street level, there are no steps or stairs.
The menu at the Newes is eclectic and enticing.
One of my favorites is the Smokin Musket Turkey sandwich on peasant bread with sage mayo and cranberry sauce. It’s like Thanksgiving on bread.
Their hamburger, in my opinion and that of my daughter, is that it’s one of the best on the Vineyard. The 1/2 pound burger is cooked to your perfection… add cheese or mushrooms and delight your tastebuds.
Roast Beef Au Jus… roast beef, swiss cheese on a pressed roll with sherry-onion jus.
Lobster Roll – you just can’t go to MV and not have one and the lobster roll at the Newes is grand. Tasty sweet lobster meat mixed with celery… served on a yummy roll…. my mouth is watering thinking about it.
The Caesar salad is a winner too… crisp greens, delicious dressing, lightly toasted croutons and chicken if you choose to add it.
Don’t forget clam chowder. Like lobster rolls, you shouldn’t visit MV without having clam chowder. The chowder at the Newes is always popular. To be honest though I haven’t personally had it in awhile due to food allergies, however, my family members like it and that’s a good recommendation.
Fries… you’ve never had fries served like the Newes serves them… in a brown paper bag !! Certainly a different presentation and one that somehow adds flavor and fun to a food everyone loves and pretty much doesn’t give much thought to. You’ll love them.
I’ve eaten in the Newes and I’ve also gotten take-out from the Newes. The service in the pub is always friendly and timely. The only problem I ever had was with a take-out order… the mistake wasn’t noticed until we’d driven back to our hotel. I called the Newes and they gladly took care of the problem immediately.
I haven’t touched upon the selection of beers at the Newes because well, I don’t know that much about them. One of the interesting touches at the Newes is that for every beer you order you receive a ‘wooden nickel’. Many people pool their wooden nickels to reach the 1000 that it takes to get your name on a brass plaque on one of the bar stools.
While you’re waiting for your food to be served try taking the trivia test on the back of the menu !!! If you don’t know the answers that’s okay… you’ll learn some intersting facts about MV when you look at the answers. For instance, is it true that someone tried to throw former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara over board off the ferry Islander in the 1970’s !!!!
The prices are low, the food is good, it’s family friendly (kids love the bag of fries)… it’s definitely worth a trip to the Newes From America while you’re on MV… once you go you’ll go back again and again.