Passage House Inn

Passage House Inn

This 18th Century country pub is in the hamlet of Hackney, near Newton Abbot, and is named after the type of fishing nets used in this area of the Estuary.

The hamlet consisted of the pub and a number of cottages that were home to the Bargees who worked the connecting canals. The cottages are now derelict leaving the Inn on its own.

The present Inn was built in 1761. However there has been a country pub or inn on the site since pre-Roman times.

Situated at the site of what was once a tidal ford across the River Teign this was the passageway across the river, giving rise to the name the Passage House.

The ford was extensively used by the clergy on their travels between Bishopsteignton and Torre Abbey and, if the river was not conducive to an expedient crossing, the earlier buildings would have provided a hostelry for food and wine, allowing the travellers to remain in comfort until the tide had turned and it was safe to cross.

Our main bar has a great choice of real ales, wine and spirits in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

We also offer a great selection of food created from Devon's finest produce with offer both à la carte and set menus, along with a carvery on Sunday complemented with a varied wine list.

Passage House Inn

This 18th Century country pub is in the hamlet of Hackney, near Newton Abbot, and is named after the type of fishing nets used in this area of the Estuary.

The hamlet consisted of the pub and a number of cottages that were home to the Bargees who worked the connecting canals. The cottages are now derelict leaving the Inn on its own.

The present Inn was built in 1761. However there has been a country pub or inn on the site since pre-Roman times.

Situated at the site of what was once a tidal ford across the River Teign this was the passageway across the river, giving rise to the name the Passage House.

The ford was extensively used by the clergy on their travels between Bishopsteignton and Torre Abbey and, if the river was not conducive to an expedient crossing, the earlier buildings would have provided a hostelry for food and wine, allowing the travellers to remain in comfort until the tide had turned and it was safe to cross.

Our main bar has a great choice of real ales, wine and spirits in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

We also offer a great selection of food created from Devon's finest produce with offer both à la carte and set menus, along with a carvery on Sunday complemented with a varied wine list.