Quoted as being the most unusual pub in Britain, The Highwayman Inn sits surrounded by the luscious and mysterious countryside that is Dartmoor National Park.
An Aladdin's cave of eclectic artifacts and curios, an interesting and celebrated clientele (including a resident ghost), combine to make The Highwayman Inn truly something special.
The building was originally built as an inn in 1282 and later became dual purpose as an inn and a farm making use of the 20 acres at the rear. In the 17th century it was called the Golden Fleece. Plymouth Breweries later renamed it the New Inn to give it a more contemporary image.
Rita and Buster Jones moved to Sourton on Michaelmas Day 1959 from South Wales. It was Rita who christened the inn 'The Highwayman' because she had romantic notions of highwaymen dashing about in the mist on the moor. In fact there were three highwaymen who worked the area at various times: Fowley, Huggins and Creber.
Information courtesy of The Highwayman Inn