Welcome to the New Inn located in Coleford. Great Westcountry Food, Award Winning Cask Ales, a 4 star B&B near Exeter…. and a Parrot called ‘Captain’ In a picturesque, secluded Devon valley near Exeter between Dartmoor and Exmoor you will find the New Inn Coleford, a romantic 13th century thatched West Country freehouse and restaurant with tasteful 4 star award bed and breakfast accommodation close to Exeter

This beautiful Devon country Inn near Exeter with old beams and flagstones is a hidden gem of a bed and breakfast. Specialising in real country cooking, warm hospitality and ‘cooked to order’  breakfasts, the New Inn offers exceptional value!  The Restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and you’ll taste some of the best local food in the area – try Red Ruby Beef, Exe Estuary Mussels or Creedy Carver Duck together with award winning local cask ales like Otter, Legend, Stag or Betty Stogs. There are about 20 House Wines available by the glass and some of the finest mellow, malt whiskies!

The New Inn Coleford, near Crediton with 4 star AA rated bed and breakfast accommodation is steeped in local history. Back in the 15th century, Coleford was on the main highway from Cornwall to Devon and tradition relates that the New Inn provided respite for travelling Cistercian monks. Nowadays guests stay overnight for all sort of reasons and ‘Captain’ our talking Amazon blue parrot has greeted guests for over 40 years.  Nobody is spared his cheeky comments and he just can’t keep a secret! This highly rated Devon country dining pub, The New Inn, Coleford near Crediton, with its bed and breakfast rooms is only around 8 miles from Exeter. And nearby there’s opportunities for fishing, walking and golf, there’s historic houses and gardens too or why not catch the Exe Valley Tarka Line Train, just a mile away!

Opening Times 

Monday to Friday: 12 – 3 and 6 – 11

Saturday: 12 – 3 and 6 – 11

Sunday: 12 – 3 and 6 – 10:30 

Food Served Daily

Monday to Saturday: 12 – 2:30 and 6:30 – 8:30

Sunday 12 – 2:30 and 6:30 – 8


The New Inn provides carefully prepared, delicious fresh Westcountry food.

This traditional free house is renowned for its delicious, simple and wonderfully flavoursome food. Everything is cooked by our team of chefs who produce excellent dishes from the freshest and finest ingredients which are delivered daily.

Our daily menu changes regularly, please pop in and see us or check the website for updates.

You can eat in the Hayloft restaurant which seats 40 or in the Bridge Bar, the oldest part of the Inn where the cosy fire enhances the atmosphere during the winter months.  In the summer, our secluded garden offers al fresco dining, on the banks of the brook under a large weeping willow tree.

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated; just call to let us know your requirements and we will aim to prepare suitable food which will be tasty and wholesome.  The menu highlights Coeliac gluten free dishes and allergens can be checked.

The New Inn has a great atmosphere and prides itself on its level of customer service.  It makes a great place for friends, families and groups to get together.  Why not visit us for business lunches, cosy dinners, Christmas parties, family celebrations, intimate wedding parties or any other events we host.

To book your table, and avoid disappointment, please call us on 01363 84242


Enjoyed your visit – why not stay a while longer?

We have 7 beautiful en-suite rooms where you can relax and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and awake fresh for the day ahead.

Our hearty, full English breakfast will fill you up and is included in the room rate.


A great night out with friends and family !

Live Music Nights

Join us for one of our regular live music nights – get your feet tapping and support talented, local musicians.