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Restaurants and Pubs in Devon

Devon has lots of lovely old pubs to visit for a quick lunch or a great evening meal out, here are just a few of our favourites - booking is recommended

The Red Lion

CAMRA North Devon Pub of the Year 2014

Exbourne, 01837 851551

A lovely traditional Devon village pub in the heart of the picturesque village of Exbourne.  Excellent menu with specials board, wonderful Sunday roasts; food is great value for money.  A good selection of well kept Ales as well as local Winkleigh cider and nice selection of wines. Children welcome. well worth a visit in our view.


Duke Of York Pub

Iddelsleigh, 01837 810253

This great old pub, dating back to 15th Century, and where the film War Horse originated, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. It has a bar with dining area, along with a separate non smoking restaurant. Food is served here everyday from 11:00am till 10:00pm, and is ideal for that pub supper when you return late from a day out. Food is home made from local produce, with portions to fill even the hungriest of guests. This pub regularly features on television and is well renowned by chefs and visitors alike. Top TV Chef and presenter Rick Stein recently featured it in his food series as an example of what an English pub should be like. There is always a good range of real ales, beers and wines available for any occasion. Highly Recommended Local Pub.


Tally Ho!

Hatherleigh, 01837 810306

Old traditional country pub excellent menu and good prices.  Nice selection of ales, cosy wood stove in the winter and nice garden for the summer. Really worth a visit if you want to see a genuine old Devon pub at its best....


The Seven Stars Pub

Winkleigh, 01837 83344

If you are looking for pub to have a drink and watch Sky Sports this is an excellent choice. Good Beer and good wine. Pool table, and wide screen TV with Premiership football matches & major sporting events shown. Now serves light food at lunch and dinner. Family's always welcomes.

The George Inn

Hatherleigh, 01837 811612

The George, Hatherleigh, is back from the ashes having been burnt to the ground in December 2008. This country pub and dining room is now fully reopened after a £2.5m refurbishment. It is famous for offering sensational food in the local area. Now back to its former glory, its great to have it back in the heart of the town.


The New Inn

Sampford Courtenay, 01837 82247

This pub has a large open fireplace in the main bar, with seating to lounge and relax in after a long walk. Some of the best bar and restaurant food available in the area created by Master Chef Malcolm Whybrow, and is available from 12:00-2:30 and 6:00-9:00. Bar only on Mondays 6:00 - 11:00pm. Good beer and wine is always available, as is a friendly welcome from the new owners who have made a significant improvement to the pub. There is a large beer garden to the rear for those long summer afternoons and nights with an interesting small village to walk round. Great for both summer and winter


The Old Court House

Chulmleigh, 01769 580045

Paddy and Sam run their historic thatched country Inn which dates back to 1633. Charles I stayed there in 1634 on his first tour of the West Country in a wheeled carriage. The Old Court House has been recently restored by them to provide a small traditional Devon Inn that's well worth visiting. This Inn has one main bar with a non smoking restaurant at the rear. Fresh food is prepared from local produce, with a nice choice on the menu and specials available each day. Don't forget to ask to see the history of the renovation. Fascinating and great value!

Frenchs' Cosmopolitan Bistro Restaurant

Chulmleigh, 01769 580 023

This lovely bistro restaurant just down the road in Chumbleigh, Mid Devon and had a lovely evening meal. It was affordable and interesting food in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. They believe that you do not have to spend a fortune to enjoy good wholesome food that is more varied than the usual pub fare. We highly recommend trying it.

Fancy going a little further how about trying one of these...

Half Moon Inn

Sheepwash, 01409 231376

The Half Moon Inn is well known, not just for the fishing but for the quality of its beers, well stocked bar and wine cellar, with wines from around the world to suit most palates. A magnificent log fire is a focal point in colder weather and the unique village inn atmosphere creates an ideal setting for our guests to meet informally and mix with the local people.


Bearslake Inn

Sourton, 01837 861334

This thatched Inn has been here since 1600, but has been lovingly restored in the last couple of years by its current owners. Meals are served all day in the main bar and the Snug with the non smoking restaurant. Open from 12:00- 2:30 and 6:00 - 10:00 7 days a week. Very handy for trips to Dartmoor.


The New Inn

Coleford, 01363 84242

This is a charming thirteenth century thatched free house, which resides in the sleepy conservation village of Coleford, deep in the heart of the mid-Devon countryside. Situated off the main outside Crediton. An ideal pup to drop into when going to or coming from Exeter for the day.


The Devonshire Dumpling

Copplestone, 01363 85102

Situated in the heart of Devonshire countryside. The Devonshire Dumpling is decorated to a very high standard, with open fireplaces and a warm and cosy inviting atmosphere. The Dumpling is well known for its quality food and service. Two of the dining rooms are non smoking, and there is a good selection of wines, larger's, and Real Ales. Situated conveniently on the A377 half way from Exeter to Winkleigh just out side Copplestone.


The New Inn

Roborough, 01805 603247

This is a lovely little pub we found just a couple of miles outside Winkleigh on the Barnstable side of town. The welcome was very warm and friendly, the atmosphere is lovely and the food was excellent. We can highly recommend the Rump Stake and the Fish Pie. If you are in the area or just coming back from shopping at Barnstable this is well worth checking out.