A Proper Devon Pub

With proper cider & craft beer

The New Inn

400 years of rustic charm

Tucked amongst the rambling hedgerows of England’s fabled cider country, The New Inn has matured into something of a destination pub, jealously shared with pathfinders by its chocolate-box village of Roborough.

Specialising in delightfully honest food, washed down with local craft beers & ciders, we prefer the unhurried quality of surrounding farms and independent producers to do the talking.

With a real ale accredited by CAMRA, The New Inn was also crowned CAMRA ‘North Devon Cider Pub of the Year’ twice in a row, and prides itself on championing uncompromised flavours of the region. 

Our Food

Kitchen Service: 12-2pm & 5-9pm Tue-Sat | Sun Roast 12-3pm | Mon closed


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What Everyone’s Saying

Debbie M
Debbie M
Delightful lunch The two of us, and our small dog, were made extremely welcome on a quiet Thursday lunchtime. We both had delicious fish and chips, with a very light crunchy batter. Too full for pudding this time, but we hope to return on our next visit to the area.
Sunday lunch was perfect Sunday lunch while on holiday … lovely traditional family run pub which made us and our two dogs really welcome .. the roast beef and Yorkshire pud was lush and the sticky toffee pudding awesome. Landlady and staff could not have been nicer
Fantastic little gem, Devon must!!! After spending a good while trying to find somewhere to eat for lunch my girlfriend and I stumbled across the New Inn. Service times were clear and food finished serving at 14:00, we rung up to ask whether we were still fine coming in at 13.30 and they were more than accommodating. Upon arrival you can tell this place is personal and cosy, from the staff waving and naming the locals walking by to the tailor made menus on the bar. “The menu maybe small but it’s just right” We ordered a local pale ale, chicken wings and the steak. The drinks were refreshing, the food was absolutely fantastic. Steak cooked to perfection, pepper corn sauce homemade and the onion rings crispy, light and fluffy without any of the dreaded grease that’s usually soaked into an item like this. We got chatting to the team after the meal and it was just so lovely. Anyone visiting the Devon area please do call ahead and book yourself a table and visit. Thanks again guys love James and Jen
Relaxed delicious Sunday lunch Great lunch and service. Food was delicious. Sat outside and enjoyed the local cider. Just Sunday lunch or vegetarian Sunday lunch available on a Sunday.
Elaine @ Exmoor
Elaine @ Exmoor
So glad we found this little gem! We are so glad that we found the New Inn after a quick Google search. We wanted somewhere to pop into for for lunch. We hadn’t booked but received a very warm welcome. We were told that there would be a little wait up front but were in no hurry so were very happy to have a drink whilst we waited. We are so glad we did, the food was delicious!! Not a huge menu but I always think it’s better to offer less that is done supremely well rather than a huge menu where everything is mediocre. We both had the burgers and they were genuinely about the best we’ve had anywhere! Very generous portion size and the burger itself literally melted in your mouth. Proper, freshly made onion rings, thick bacon, and all sorts of other additions made this a very special burger! The chips also deserve a mention, they were fabulous too. It was a rainy day when we were there but there was a lovely terrace out front with tables which would have been a wonderful place to while away a few hours had the weather been better. This appears to be a new venture by a delightful young couple who really deserve to do well. They are working incredibly hard with limited staff. Not a place for a hurried meal but it is a delightful Devon country pub in a small village, so why would you want to hurry??!
Sarah R
Sarah R
Sunday lunch in the sunshine What a fabulous find, a large group of family and friends enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch in the sunshine. Fantastic atmosphere and great service and food.
Great food, great welcome great service We had a great meal which was made special by the wonderful new owners. Although the menu is small every single item that we had was excellent. The pub itself was very busy and the owner explained that she would be a few minutes before she got to us but then we were served quickly, efficiently and in a really friendly way. Two of us had the Baked Camembert to start which was great. I had the chicken Cesear salad as a starter which was also very good. The Sausage and mash was very tasty and filling whilst the Chicken cesear salad and vegetarian option were also very good. Despite our dietary requirements the owner (and the chef) were very accommodating and very friendly. We will definitely be back
Pub food - but outstanding This is a picture perfect pub in a quiet village, hidden down narrow lanes. The menu suggests regular pub food - what you will not deduce from the menu alone is the care and precision that goes into the food preparation and it is this that makes the food here quite excellent. I ordered a Caeser Salad and it was quite simply the best I have ever tasted.....home-made croutons, slightly warm, crisp crisp lettuce, chicken not dry - perfectly cooked and not too much dressing...masterful! My husband's chocolate brownie was of similar quality...fresh, homemade, not too rich, not too dry...I bake, and this was better than anything I have ever produced. The welcome was warm and friendly - a relaxed informal place and you will eat well. Book ahead, there are not many tables, online booking system works well. I recommend unreservedly.

Functions & Events

At The New Inn we have a number of spaces available for hosting events and gatherings. We welcome all celebrations of living, from wedding receptions to Christmas parties.

Occasionally we have also played host to wine tasting sessions for award-winning Devon wineries!


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About us

The New Inn was recently refurbished to upgrade our kitchen, bar and heating, together with improvements to the menu and beverage selection.

Please visit our Facebook page for updates about our opening situation with regard to COVID restrictions.

Destination North Devon

Our part of Devon offers experiences galore.
Consider coastal walks, golf, cycling or even surfing! Get out there and soak it all up, then return for a drink and hearty meal with us at The New Inn, Roborough.


Our nearby beaches are some of the biggest, most untouched and beautiful in England. Visit Riverside. Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde beaches for stunning views and invigorating walks!


Clinging to 400 foot cliffs, Clovelly has only donkeys and sledges for traffic on its steeply cobbled street. A stunning fishing village steeped in maritime history, visiting Clovelly is a special experience.


Inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter, this 180 mile route traverses unspoiled countryside, dramatic sea cliffs and beautiful beaches, including the longest, off-road cycle path in the UK!


A dramatic U-shaped dry valley close to Lynton that runs parallel to the sea. It is well known for its feral goats roaming freely & often hair-raisingly on the jagged cliff edges.

Contact us

The New Inn
West Road, Roborough,
Winkleigh, Devon
EX19 8SY

Kitchen Service:
– Tue-Sat 12 – 2pm / 5 – 9pm
– Sun Roast 12 – 3pm
Bar Service:
– Tue-Sun 12 – 10:30pm

Extra Parking: Click to open Google Maps
Please avoid parking on the road

Tel: 01805 603247
Email: info@thenewinnroborough.co.uk