The way to enter The Highwayman Inn is through the old Launceston to Tavistock Coach. Open the door of the coach and enter this most unusual and interesting pub. It has been quoted as being the most unusual pub in Britain.
The Rita Jones Locker bar boasts a ‘natural’ piece of wood in the fashion of a huge dragon/serpent that was dragged from a bog on Dartmoor. The Locker bar has been created to look like you’re in the boughs of an old wooden ship. Upstairs the theme is continued with cabin accommodation. Step down from the Lounge bar into the Hideaway; an ideal place to take in all the mystery you will have seen in the other bars. Exposed beams and the general ambience of the lounge bar create a wonderful backdrop for a long cool local Cider. From the nooks and crannies of the public bar follow the secret passage to the Locker Bar.
Many people have claimed to feel a presence at The Highwayman Inn. Ghosts!!!! One common sighting is of a man dressed in green with a feather in his hat. He has been seen walking through a wall which used to be a route to an adjoining stable block. At an impromptu seance one foggy November night a medium claimed to be in contact with a man named Samuel. Very strange, that several months earlier, an eight year old girl said she had been having long conversations with an oddly dressed man called Sam and that he had a feather in his hat! The Clairvoyant also said that Sam died at 36, that he couldn’t leave the inn and that he had been in a battle.
If you believe in Ghosts or not this pub with rooms will hold your interest! Its captured ours and we can say we would NEVER pass this part of the country without calling in…or even staying.