A picturesque 13th century thatched pub, with a picture postcard feel. Inside, there are the expected beams and open fires.
The kitchen specialises in well-cooked British dishes of all types, and delivers them well. Menu's are displayed on blackboards, but these are in two rooms, and don't always agree - so check up you don't miss out on a favourite.
If having a full meal, rather than just one course, start with a 'Platter of mixed Seafood'; 'Smoked Haddock with Stilton Rabbit'; 'Ham Hock Terrine with Homemade Piccalilli' or maybe 'Crab Soup'.
Mains might include the likes of 'Beer-Battered Cod with Hand-Cut Chips, Tartare Sauce & Peas'; 'Wild Mushroom Linguine with Rocket, Parmesan & Balsamic'; 'Crab Thermidor' and 'Venison & Cranberry Sausages with Black Pudding Mash & Red Wine Gravy'; Rib-Eye Steak with Grilled Mushroom, Tomato, Chips & Pink Peppercorn Sauce'.
A few meat offerings exist, such as steak and sometimes rack of lamb. Lighter meals are also available, including excellent Scandinavian-style open sandwiches.
Desserts are simple, but good - perhaps 'Baked Caramel Bananas with Pistachio Ice Cream'; 'Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart with Chocolate Sauce' and 'Red Wine Poached Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream'.
Booking is advisable, but essential near the weekend.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 12.00-20.30; main courses about £11 to £15
- Dinner: Tues-Thurs 18.00-22.30, Fri 17.00-23.00, Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 12.00-20.30; main courses about £11 to £15; set D £21 (3 courses)
- Seats: 60, plus about 30 outside
- Wine: A concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Feniton Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or leave the M5 at junction 28, take the A373 (Cullompton to Honiton road), turn right after about 8km for Broadhembury
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec; L 31st Dec
- Outside eating