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Inn Restaurant & Bar in Kingsteignton Nr Newton
Well behaved dog friendly pub in the BAR areas.
of the Passage House Inn 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.