History of ​the neighbouring 18th Century Devon Country Pub

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 which where the homes of 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. It is situated at the site of what was once a tidal ford across the River Teign; this was the passage way across the river, giving rise to the name the Passage House. This ford was extensively used by the clergy on their travels between Bishopsteignton and Torre Abbey and if the ford was not conducive to an expedient crossing the earlier buildings would have provided a hostelry for food and wine. The travellers could then remain in comfort until the tide had turned and it was safe to cross.

Hotels in South Devon with Function Rooms

Whilst larger events will continue to be catered for at the Passage House Hotel in South Devon, the Estuary Suite provides a more intimate setting for small groups of up to forty people.

Suitable for private functions, weddings, business meetings and conferences, it is completely self-contained with its own well stocked bar. The patio doors at the end of the suite open out onto a raised decked area with views of the river and the estuary - perfect for al-fresco-dining.

Call now to book 01626 353243

Check out our latest sample pub menu.
The Inn Carvery

This Newton Abbot pub is situated in the heart of Devon on the banks of the River Teign, one of Devon’s best country pubs offering a rustic menu featuring local produce from around South Devon.