A 14th century pub/restaurant/hotel in a picturesque village just 10 minutes stroll from the beach. The comfortable restaurant, with stone walls is a more modern addition, but still has a pleasant old-world atmosphere.
The cooking relies heavily on seasonal local produce & is particularly-strong on seafood.
Order at the bar at lunchtime, but during the evening, a table service system operates.
Expect to see the likes of 'Sesame Crusted Goats Cheese with Mango & Cumin Chutney'; 'Steamed Mussels with Thai Green Curry Sauce' and 'Salad of Crispy Devon Black Pudding & Smoked Bacon' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Char-Grilled Venison Steak with Mascarpone Mash, Roasted Cumin Jus & Crispy Leeks'; 'Crispy Fried Haddock in Ale Batter with Chips & Mint Crushed Peas'; 'Whole Grilled Lemon Sole with Chili Prawn Butter & a Panache of Vegetables' and 'Twice-Baked Cracked Black Pepper Cheese Cake with Devon Otter Tomato Chutney & Mixed Leaf Salad' among the mains.
Just as much attention is paid to desserts - maybe 'Warm Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownie with Chocolate Sauce & Chocolate Ice Cream' or 'Honey & Mascarpone Cheesecake' on offer. West Country farmhouse cheeses are another option at this stage.
A lighter menu of snacks is also on offer.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.15; mains about £11 to £17
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00, Fri & Sat 19.00-21.00; mains about £11 to £17
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a good modestly-priced wine list, plus a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Short Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Honiton Rail (about 8 miles)
- Directions: See the map on this page - or leave the A3052 at the Branscombe sign, drive down the hill, and the pub/restaurant is at the bottom
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available