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Visitor’s guide to Newton Abbot

PUBLISHED: 10:34 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:34 14 March 2017

Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot. Taken by Diddlecome Dawcock©(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Flickr

Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot. Taken by Diddlecome Dawcock©(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Flickr

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We have found some great places for you to try while visiting Newton Abbot

Daytime

DISCOVER HANNAH’S

Hannah’s boasts various children’s activities and its own farm. The diverse site includes shops, yoga classes and an art gallery. When you’re finished with all that, the Bistro sells the best cake in Newton.

Discover Hannah's at Seale-HayneDiscover Hannah's at Seale-Hayne

iBounce

The iBounce offers experiences for a variety of age groups and abilities, including sessions for children with special needs. You can show up and bounce, or take part in fitness classes and dodge ball tournaments.

DECOY COUNTRY PARK

Perfect for dog walking, with a playground to keep the children entertained and a wealthy wildlife. Decoy Lake offers water sports for the competitively inclined – and a coffee kiosk for those who are not.

Night time

The jolly farmer

A great venue for a night out, The Jolly Farmer hosts regular music nights, from acoustic open mics to bands of every genre. Have a dance or sit back for a chat with friends in this pub’s award winning multi-level beer garden.

Ricca’s

A meal in this bustling Italian restaurant makes for a wonderful evening. The menu is varied and delicious -nothing beats fresh pasta. Make sure to leave room for dessert because the chocolate melt is fantastic

The TapHouse and Bottle Shop at Tucker's MaltingsThe TapHouse and Bottle Shop at Tucker's Maltings

The Taphouse and Bottle shop

In the Tucker’s Maltings building, this new micropub is all about the beer: bare bone surroundings, no food or music, just 140 varieties of bottled beer to delight beer and cask ale enthusiasts.

Eating

Tean’s Thai Kitchen

Tean’s Thai kitchen boasts an extensive dinner and lunch menu that easily caters to varied tastes and dietary requirements. Experienced staff are more then happy to guide the uninitiated through the set of choices.

Tean's Thai KitchenTean's Thai Kitchen

The Country Table Cafe

Boasting the largest gluten-free and vegetarian menus in the town, this cafe offers an array of home-cooked lunches, including delicious jacket potatoes, toasties, quiches and pies.

The Pizza Cafe

A lively café with the best pizza around, plus an assortment of other options. Whether it’s for a date night or a party, a pizza or an enchilada, The Pizza Café never disappoints. Make sure you book – tables fill up fast.

Shoptime

Austins

A family-run business since 1924, Austins is a Newton Abbot high street stalwart spanning five shops. Austins has dedicated stores for womenswear, menswear, homewares, toys, haberdashery and more.

Vintage Now Interiors

Your first stop for beautiful, vintage style homewares from ornaments and candles to furniture and Annie Sloan paint. It’s impossible to enter this shop and not want to buy it all!

Vintage Now InteriorsVintage Now Interiors

Newton Abbot Market

There is something for everyone: books, fashion, delicious street food and cute home accessories. The market runs from 9am-4pm every Wednesday and Saturday. .

Reader suggestions:

Susan Kay: The Pine Room in Austins department store has scones that are to die for. They are all baked in-house to a secret recipe.

Mark Thuell of The Pizza Cafe: As well as great shopping, there are loads of leisure activities including fantastic parks, the racecourse and a bit of messing about on the river.

Lydia Tewkesbury: Newton Abbot Leisure Centre is great. It has a gym, a swimming pool and a variety of classes from aquasize to yoga.

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