This family-run inn, dating from the middle of the mid 18th century, takes its food very seriously and has become a destination eaterie for walkers and locals alike. Expect beams and flagstone floors and log fires in cooler months.
Lunch brings everything from freshly-cut sandwiches through Cheese Ploughman's, Fish & Chips with homemade Tartare Sauce, Chichen Caesar Salad, to some more elaborate dishes.
In the evening the menu is more ambitious. An early summer version listing 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Red Onion Marmalade'; 'Thai-Spiced River Teign Mussels'; 'Seafood & Saffron Risotto' and 'Warm Goats' Cheese Salad with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes' and 'English Asparagus with Rocket, Pesto & Parmesan Shavings' among the starters.
'Pan-Fried Fillet of Red Ruby Beef, with Chunky Chips, Roasted Cherry Vine Tomatoes & Béarnaise Sauce'; 'Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto with Crème Fraiche & Parmesan Shavings'; 'Pan-Roasted Creedy Carver Duck Breast with Thyme Fondant Potato, Baby Leeks & Port Sauce' and 'Roast Sea Bass with Spring-Onion-Crushed Potatoes, Fresh Asparagus & Tomato Dressing' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Pecan Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Caramelised Lemon Tart with Ginger Ice Cream'; 'Rhubarb Brulée with a Brandy Snap Curl' or their selection of West Country Cheeses.
No jeans in dining area.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £12 to £17
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £12 to £20; set D £19.95 (2 courses), £24.95 (3 courses)
- Seats: 75
- Wine: a well-chosen list, includes a few local wines
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Newton Abbot Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, over 20 places
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available