This village pub, dating from the mid 14th century, offers real ales, local cider and good food. So expect beams with low ceilings and flagstone floors (they also have a walled rear garden).
The kitchen has built up an excellent network of local suppliers, and many of his dishes change with the seasons.
Lunch brings freshly-cut sandwiches, platters plus their own burgers (with local bacon & cheese options), mussels in cider, char-grilled steaks etc.
While in the evening the menu expands to include the likes of 'Devilled Lambs Kidneys on Toasted Brioche'; 'Smoked Haddock Chowder, topped with a Poached Egg'; 'Slow-Cooked Octopus with Borlotti Beans, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Black Olive Soil & Basil' and 'Pan-Seared Hand-Dived Scallops with Pancetta & Black Pudding' among the starters.
''Fillet of Sea Bream with Parmentier Potatoes with Lightly-Curried Spinach & Mussel Cream'; 'Confit of Crediton Duckling with Champ Potatoes and a Plum & Ginger Sauce' and 'Roast Rack of South Hams Lamb, served with an individual Shepherd's Pie and a Rosemary & Lamb Reduction'.
Game figures prominently in season, and lobster is a speciality, but needs to be pre-ordered.
Desserts are of the traditional variety, and backed up by West County Cheeses.
Booking is essential at the weekends, and always 'safer' during summer months to avoid disappointment.
If you plan ahead, you can stay-over in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00; about £10 to £15
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30; mains about £14 to £21
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen list, has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Totnes Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun
- Outside eating
- Rooms available