Find this pretty thatched inn, with comfortable bedrooms, close to Dartmoor National Park, just off the A377 and close to Crediton and Exeter.
You'll find a warm welcome, real ales, plus plenty of atmosphere from original beams, flagstone floors and old open fireplaces. There's also the attraction of 'Captain' - an Amazonian talking parrot, who has supervised proceedings for many years.
On the food front you can eat in the Bridge Bar, more formally in their dedicated Hayloft Restaurant or – if the weather allows - on their terrace or deck by the Cole Brook under a beautiful willow tree.
The kitchen has taken great pains to source top-quality local produce, including fresh fish from the Brixham boats, 'Clannaborough' beef and 'Creedy Carver' poultry; and the menu combines tradition with more ambitious and modern touches.
Whilst this changes with the seasons, starters such as 'Crispy Whitebait with Lemon & Tartare Sauce'; 'Moules Mariniere with Crusty French Bread'; 'Homemade Chicken Liver Paté with Toasted Pine Nut Butter' and 'Seared Scallops with Crispy Bacon Lardons & Seasonal Leaves' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Creedy Carver Duck Leg Confit with Bigarade Sauce'; 'Grilled Sea Bass Fillets with Lemon & Rosemary with Romesco Sauce) with Fries & Salad'; 'Gammon Steak with Free-Range Egg & Chips' and 'Slow-Roast Lamb Shank with a Tomato, Red Wine & Butter Bean Sauce with Chorizo' among the extensive list of mains.
Desserts such as 'Chocolate Truffle Torte with Chocolate Sauce' and 'Spiced Apple & Caramel Cake with Toffee Sauce' are there to tempt you if you still have room.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £10 to £20
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £20
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Exeter (9 miles)
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available