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New Inn Public House

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Goodleigh Road | Goodleigh, Barnstaple EX32 7LX, England
+44 1271 342488
Wed - Mon 00:00 - 23:59
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Ely, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Robinhoodie
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lush. Proper old English pub with home cooked meals, what more to wish for... The pub feels so cosy, homely and welcoming. I had portobello mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes and brie, lots of salad and chips and home made sticky toffee pudding. And like I said before- just delicious and yummy. If you are in the area, I... More 

Thank AlenkaWar
Czech Rpublic
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt at home there, very nice pub with kind staff and outstanding meal. We were invited to do the pub quiz which we refused but watching the locals play was nice and interesting.

Thank kaspinka
Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really superb pub/restaurant, superb beer and the gem is the quality of food on the very varied menu. absolute quality cooked to perfection. Definately recomend the triple lamb chops. Awesome!!

Thank johnarnold1955
Bideford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a little out of the way it is well worth the effort. The inside is classic local pub with benches, cushions and cosy fire. The sample menu on the pub website does not do it any justice as the menu was far better than that. Example: Starters, Cooked Camembert with warm rosemary bread, my choice devilled kidneys, delicious, just... More 

1 Thank Ildi M
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My partner my daughter and myself went here for Sunday lunch. It's a nice cosy pub with a nice fire and a landlord who is very attentive and pleasant . It was not busy except for a few locals,one off them was very loud. Which is fine we just felt some music was needed to drown her out. As we... More 

1 Thank JeanEllen2013
Stevenage England
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118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Chose this place due to its good reviews and was not disappointed. All 4 of us had excellent main courses and enjoyed the generous helpings so we split 2 desserts between us. Having a starter would have probably spoiled the experience. Excellent all round.

Thank brit1222
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Just outside of Barnstaple in the village of Goodleigh is the New Inn. There is a car park at the back but be careful as the entrance is very tight. Inside the pub is small with a fireplace on the left hand side. We booked for five of us and were shown to our table by the fire when we... More 

Thank PaulEX31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had an evening meal last week. Landlord runs a very well stocked and clean bar. Pump beer was good with a nice choice. Selection of meals on the menu all looked very good and our food was excellent all round. Will be returning with friends soon as already booked a return visit. Well worth a visit... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Swindon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

2nd visit now to the New Inn and both occasions have been faultless. Wonderful atmosphere, great friendly staff and mouth watering menu choice - perfectly cooked. Outstanding and highly recommended!

Thank Jonathan K

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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
USD 4 - USD 21
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?