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New Inn Public House

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Goodleigh Road | Goodleigh, Barnstaple EX32 7LX, England
+44 1271 342488
00:00 - 23:59
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Wed - Mon 00:00 - 23:59
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated precariously on the narrow village road in Goodleigh, the New Inn was a spectacularly interesting pub with a chalkboard menu featuring every variety of local game and delicacies. The server who I understand is also the chef and possibly owner, was entertaining as she was helpful. We ate well and carnivorously. I had the double pheasant breast draped in... More 

Thank Ben G
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first ate here around christmas time, thinking we had booked 6 of us turned up to a very busy inn only to find out we book the wrong place and they didn't have a booking for us, but they were just fantastic and squeezed us in explaining that they were a little busy and service may be a little... More 

Thank melga84
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in after a 7 hour drive for an evening meal. The owner found us a quiet table and all 7 of us had a different main course, all of which were fantastic. The sizes were big enough that we did not need a dessert. Will be back this week!

Thank Peter G
Tring, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners simply couldn't do enough to ensure our visit was special! This was our second visit (first visit in 2014) to the New Inn as a family on our holiday with young children, who were made to feel very welcome and treated as princesses!! The food was spectacular to say the least. The Pork Belly was delicious, and the... More 

Thank Bardyboo
Devon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here many times and I've always had an excellent meal. The variety is excellent, the wine list is very reasonable and the service is outstanding. Fantastic value for money.

Thank JMC0453
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose a starter and desert from the everyday menu for lunch....absolutely first class presentation and service. Look forward to another visit for a mains choice with friends on a night out.

Thank Bowlerboy2013
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing meal at the New Inn. Thirteen of us celebrated Mothers Day and we couldn't have had a better time anywhere else. It was lovely to be surrounded by family enjoying good food. All our food choices were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank pumpkinsmum
Coleford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What a refreshing change to eat at a traditional pub without the pretense of chefs and waiting staff... Just mine host and presumably his wife in the kitchen....Also piping hot food (Spoon's take note it can be done). Plenty of choice of mains and amazing selection of puddings...8 in our party all of whom will return. If being picky only... More 

Thank Martin G
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had lunch here on Sunday. This pub is so authentic and unpretentious. The owners are really welcoming and friendly although we were strangers. The menu has a lot of choice and you would think you were were in a very good restaurant. The food is absolutely wonderful and plentiful. We would come here every Sunday if we lived here!!!

Thank 481John_O_13
Ely, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Home cooked woodland (venison) and steak pies were very good with plenty of well-cooked and tasty meat. Doombar ale was most enjoyable Service was polite and helpful Although food home-cooked, menu was extensive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 22
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goodleigh Road | Goodleigh, Barnstaple EX32 7LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 342488
You are closer than you think to wonderful home cooked food, great ales and fantastic company. Justin and Julia look forward to welcoming you to the friendliest of village free houses in rural Goodleigh, North Devon. We specialise in high quality home cooked pub fare, with traditional British favourites offered alongside exotic dishes from further afield. Relax in charming surroundings whilst sampling well kept ales that have had us listed in the Good Beer Guide for 3 years running. If you like trying something different our menu board is always changing to incorporate seasonal local meats, fish and vegetables. We can accommodate all needs, from a romantic table for two, family parties, or just about anything you had in mind.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?