Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
In the little village of Newton, it is a real treat to discover this handsome black and white pub, quietly tucked away yet conveniently close to the A34. This traditional 16th-century pub has exquisite gardens complete with a babbling stream, and there’s plenty of space to make the most of the surroundings and dine outside in balmy weather.
Inside, the Swan Inn is deceptively spacious, as there are a number of areas to dine in – the library, the cosy conservatory or the modern extension. We felt immediately relaxed at our table, which was adjacent to a lovely old fi replace, under beams and soft, sympathetic lighting.
The food offering is vast, with nine menus to choose from including a great Sunday lunch. The manager’s knowledge of the food was impressive; his staff warm and helpful. We were presented with sharing plates to start and my friend and I traded tasty kedgeree fi shakes and deliciously light goat’s cheese galette. My whole Brixham plaice was sea-fresh, sprinkled deliciously with salty brown shrimp and dressed with samphire. My friend’s halloumi burger arrived with colourful accompaniments and was an impressive size – bring your appetite for this one. Puddings were divine – adffogato with brewer’s malt ice cream was served in a cute blue and white cup and saucer, and a chocolate and raspberry brownie came with tasty tangy rapsberries and dreamy ice cream.