The New Inn Roborough, Nr Winkleigh SOLD

The New Inn Roborough, Nr Winkleigh SOLD - 30th May 2013

Delightful 17th Century village inn in the heart of the Devon countryside

For the last 18 months James and Magda Berry have been looking for their ideal pub within the south west region. After many viewings, they found it at The New Inn, Roborough, Nr Winkleigh in Mid Devon and bought the free of tie lease through licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter.

Experienced operators, James and Magda have moved to Devon from their pub in Epsom and bought along one of the team Tom Baker. The three have now taken on running the business. James specialises in the catering and is assisted by Tom who is also a master baker and is baking fresh bread daily.

James and Magda have no plans to drastically alter the business and are carrying on much as the previous licensees. The new menu’s have been warmly welcomed, and use the best local produce they can source. Their ethos is good value food and drinks with a warm welcome. They offer a bar snack menu, dining menu and a regularly changing specials with fresh fish dishes. They have also installed a new espresso coffee machine that is proving popular.

The three of them have been warmly welcome by the local community and in turn various events have been planned for all concerned. This included a meet and greet evening with nibbles and live music, themed food, music and entertainment nights and the village monthly £6 two course lunch being extended to the evening as well. Everything can be viewed through their website and their Facebook page

The New Inn is set in the heart of the village with far reaching views of the rolling hills, surrounding countryside and in the distance Dartmoor and Exmoor. The pub is only 12 miles from the North Devon coast and surrounded by many villages and hamlets.

A traditional thatched and cob building, The New Inn dates back to the 17th Century. Now presented to a high standard throughout the property has retaining many original features and lots of its charm and character. The accommodation briefly provides a main bar and dining area, a separate dining room, skittle alley/function room/overflow dining area, with total covers of 64 plus. The first floor provides private accommodation with a lounge, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, with stunning views of Dartmoor in the distance.

Outside to the front is the real feature of the property with a south facing trade patio and seating for 40. There is also some off road parking and a garage.

A highly sought after free of tie lease, The New Inn has been sold by Stonesmith, acting as joint agent with Bettesworths, off a guide price of £49,950

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Both Mike and Joan have been fantastic – it would have been very difficult to complete the purchase without them. I’d like to thank them for all of their help and everything they’ve done for us.

Simon James - New Owner - The Mason's Arms, Williton, Somerset