This family owned and run pub is located at the head of a long valley running down to the River Teign, Combeinteignhead is a charming village with an ancient church and hostelry standing side by side in the time honoured manner of English villages.
The village derives it’s name from ‘combe in ten hide’ . Hide being an Anglo-saxon measurement of land. The Wild Goose started life in the reign of Charles the First as the homestead of a small farm called Holmans. This is probably the reason it was called the Country House Inn when it became a public house in 1840.
The name was changed to The Wild Goose in the 1960’s when a local Farmer’s geese would attack customers on arriving and leaving the premises. One bar window with the old name still remains.
Another attraction is the lovely walled garden which lies in a sunny and sheltered position beneath the 14th Century tower of the ancient village church.
Runner up in the 2010 South Devon Pub of the Year