The Wild Goose Inn
“Family-run free house with a sunny walled garden” - AA Inspector
NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON
An integral part of the village street scene, this former farmstead was first licensed as the Country House Inn in 1840; then, in the 1960s, when geese began intimidating customers, it acquired a new name. Dartmoor Brewery's Jail Ale and Sandford Orchards Devon Mist cider represent the county in the bar. On offer is home-made pub food that includes smoked trout with rock samphire at lunchtime, and in the evening guinea fowl supreme, truffled polenta, cauliflower; and wild garlic and bean spelt risotto with goat curd. Pie and quiz nights are worth catching.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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