One of Dartmoor's best-known pubs changes hands

30 November 2006
One of Dartmoor's best-known pubs changes hands

The Rugglestone Inn, one of Dartmoor's best-known pubs, has acquired its third set of owners in 174 years.

The Grade II-listed Dartmoor cottage, which was converted into an inn back in 1832, has an idyllic setting in the heart of Widecombe-In-The-Moor where it is surrounded by unspoilt moorland and is passed by a stream.

The village is a tourist honeypot that is famed for its fair and its location in the middle of the 365-square-mile Dartmoor National Park. It is central to other popular destinations such as Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay and Newton Abbot

Rugglestone Inn - which is listed in a number of pub and eating-out guides and is a CAMRA Heritage-listed pub - offers a small cosy bar, an original main bar, a dining room with three tables, and picnic tables in the large garden.

The property comes complete with two-bedroom owners' accommodation, an open barn, a second barn with a garage/workshop and studio apartment, and a large car park.

Property agent Bettesworths sold the freehold for slightly below the guide price of £725,000 to Richard Palmer and local chef Vicki Moore.

By Angela Frewin

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