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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
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this gem while visiting the area for 3 days. Wish we had been staying longer as we would definitely have returned. We received a warm welcome and the food was fantastic, Not the usual pub grub and everything freshly cooked and delicious.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fabulous dinner here last week! The Fresh Cod with a White Wine Creamy sauce was to die for along with a beautiful fresh salad. I finished my meal with the heavenly homemade honeycomb ice cream. The food was great and the service both...knowledable and friendly. Thank you both so much, cant wait to come back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Julia Julia, Owner at New Inn Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to see you all again Sandra and thank you so much for your kind review. Just to let you all know the kitchen will be closed from Sunday 2nd June to Thursday 13th June inclusive as Chef is on holiday. We apologise for any...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called up to cancel a booking due to ill health was met with nothing but rudeness and the man who answered to phone proceeded to hang up on me while I was mid sentence !!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 May 2024 via mobile

Great pub with good beer and very friendly landlord and landlady . Food was amazing - great to have different choices rather than standard pub grub. We have pork stroganoff Cajun chicken and venison cottage pie - all fab and the best chips ever !...Good value for moneyMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Great food and service. Really wide choice on the menu. Helpful explanation from Justin. Good sized portions, with both chips and new potatoes served along with veg. Didn't have room for pudding!! Nice selection of beers and wines.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

This gem of a pub/restaurant absolutely 'made' our break to Barnstaple area recently. It is almost tucked away and you would never believe such great food would be served here. The owners are really lovely and the food produced by the lady chef is outstanding...and excellent value. They don't even have a menu, just a chalkboard with the dishes on it which the owner explains in detail. Amazing dishes such as rabbit, cottage pie with venison or whatever has been sourced that day. We ate there for 3 nights and had 6 different dishes all of which were delicious and very good value. Can't speak highly enough of it. A tiny suggestion would be to vary the vegetables perhaps? Believe the 5 star reviews of this place, it is great. My only regret is missing the chicken and spring onion pie! Can recommend the pavlova dessert, yum. Eat your heart out Tom Kerridge. This is what proper decent pub food should be.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

Booked here on a Monday thinking we may be just among a couple of people and why book for a Monday? We had the best experience EVER Do not be deceived by the narrow roads and tight access to car park Beautiful, cosy country inn.... Warm and welcoming. Proprietor and lady waiting member of staff so courteous and helpful. Menu on a board as it changes frequently. The proprietor explained the choices that may be unfamiliar like cottage pie made with venison and goat curry to name but two. All food is home made! I settled for chicken dijon and spring onion pie.Large oval dish crammed with chicken thigh meat ,petite pois peas in a wonderful creamy sauce! Covered with a lid of crispy pastry and served with a separate dish of new potatoes, carrots and broccoli. My husband had a large cajun chicken breast, salad garlic mayo and a seperate huge portion of crispy fat chips. All the food was beautifully cooked and served piping hot For dessert I had,sticky toffee pudding and ice cream…..the toffee sauce was to die for!!! My hubby had a large choux bun filled with a caramel cream and covered with a dark chocolate sauce which he told the landlord was not big enough ,because he wanted to eat it again! The whole meal was excellent. If ever we visit Devon and Barnstaple again, we will make a bee line for Goodleigh and The New Inn.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

A top quality meal. An extensive menu of some pub classics but also lots of other tasty dishes. Amazing food and entertaining service from Justin! Brilliant night!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

We went to the new inn recently and the food was excellent as usual everything warm. food .plates etc lovely atmosphere and julia and justin very professional and slso friendly cant rate it enough.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

When you visit a pub often you can take it for granted and get used to high standards of good food and service. Then you go away and have an indifferent experience and you appreciate what you can enjoy often. And so it is with...The New Inn , always a new item ot two on the ever changing menu, served hot and fresh every time. Justin and Julia always make you very welcome and notice when your glass is nearly empty! Currently on the menu is a venison pie which is delicious., highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Just OK, food served on cold plate,standard food for a ub nothing different , toilets smelt... service chaotic at times back wiliams arms for us.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing food Thankyou! Good home cooked food ,we dined here to celebrate a special birthday last night and the food was incredible. The owner came to the table to go through the menu, he explained each and every dish, - I can thoroughly recommend the...poached carrots seeped in a wonderful Moroccan style dressing, chickpeas and herbs and spices, this was my starter followed by the best moussaka I have ever tasted. The minced lamb was cooked to perfection inside an aubergine casing. Mmmmmm I refrained from a dessert as I have to watch my sugar intake but the desserts that came out looked just lush! You need to book if you wish to eat but once there you are greeted in a wonderful Devon hospitable way. My sons eat frequently there as they live in the next village and the prices are very reasonable given the quality and quantity for each dish. There is a lovely warm real fire and the pub building is seeped in history, someone has even done a researched genealogy and pinned it up on the notice board. Parking can be awkward as the carpark is at the rear down a very narrow road but there is spaces in the carpark. We can thoroughly recommend you try this gem of a pub. 5•••••More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Lovely meals had by all, with the exception of my partner’s steak. He had expected garlic mushrooms as advertised on the board but they weren’t forthcoming. The desserts were all delicious

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

We eat here regularly and always bring guests who are visiting North Devon. The food is cooked fresh and always amazing quality and not only that, the owners are amazing. I would strongly recommend,. Love going here! Tip: book in advanceMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Julia Julia, Owner at New Inn Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Thank you Dean for your fabulous review, we love seeing you both x Just to let you all know the kitchen will be closed from Wednesday 17th January to Tuesday 6th February inclusive as Chef is on holiday. We apologise for any inconvenience but if...More

Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

We drove up to this pub in the dark and went inside and was worried we had made a bad choice as no one was In. We couldn't have been more wrong, the welcome was friendly and warm and within a few minutes lots of...other people arrived. The menu had a great selection and it was super tasty good. The food was cooked fresh it was hot, flavoursome and we had fabulous service.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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I do not know but it is likely as most pubs around here let dogs in. I hope this helps.
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I’m sorry it’s a bit late but prices range from about £5-£10 for starters and £8-£16 approx for mains
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New Inn Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5