The great British pub is often the heart of our local community, without them there is nowhere for folk to gather. This page provides a list of the real ale pubs in North Devon. The number of open pubs declines each year - if you value your local please use it whilst you can!!
Within the North Devon CAMRA Branch there are around 265 public houses with the overwhelming majority known to serve real ale. It is from those 265 pubs that the branch selects its choice of pubs for inclusion in the annual Good Beer Guide. Pubs are considered for selection if they have consistently good beer scores from CAMRA members plus a number of other factors such as ambience, welcome, etc. Beer quality is, however, given the biggest weighting thus you, scoring the beer you drink regularly, directly influences this selection process.
See this document for scoring your beer. Beer Scoring Explained
This map shows the location of those pubs known to serve real ale. If any known to you are missing, please advise the Pubs Coordinator at ku.gro.armac.novedhtron@puorG.sbuP
North Devon Branch pubs selling real ale
- Thatched Inn
The Thatched Inn is a traditional historic pub situated just outside of Bideford in the small village of Abbotsham. As its name suggest the 15th century stone building has a thatched roof and was originally 3 stone cottages before being converted into a public house. The interior of this ancient inn is equally charming and full of character as many of the buildings original features remain. In the recently refurbished bar and restaurant, gleaming brassware hangs from the walls and exposed beams to further complement the atmosphere. Not surprisingly, a place this old, steeped in history also has a resident ghost; a former customer who use to meet his loved one at The Thatched Inn. Normally open all day, however during the winter (October to March), the pub is shut between 3pm and 5pm, with food orders ending at 230pm and restarting at 6pm. The pub is officially open until 'close' so we have erred on the side of safety by specifying 2330. Outside there is an attractive beer garden and covered smoking shelter.
- Thatched Inn Abbotsham EX39 5BA (01237) 471321
- Beaver Inn
85 Irsha Street
Situated in the old part of a small fishing village with a long history of seafaring and boatbuilding, this popular pub offers superb views of the Taw and Torridge estuaries, particulary from the raised restaurant area and riverside patio. There is a choice of mainly West Country beers from the three handpumps and good value locally sourced food is served. Well behaved children and dogs are welcome and live music is featured on Saturday and Monday evenings.
Cosy and quirky evening pub, which is the brewery tap for nearby Clearwater Brewery and where up to four of their ales are generally available. The Champ is renowned for live music which features regularly on Fridays and Saturdays, together with popular open-mic evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Customers are welcome to bring in food for consumption on the premises, while a nearby public car park accommodates camper vans overnight for a modest fee.
- Royal George
After an extensive refurbishment under taken by its new owners. The Royal George has finally reopened. You are warmly invited to come visit our waterside pub that serves delicious food with fantastic views.
- Royal Hotel
A pub in the centre of Appledore down the old back streets through which one can easily get lost. The bar is in the centre of the ground floor with a good sized area for drinking all the way around, while there are steps up to a separate pool room. The pub is opposite the Royal Plaice fish and chip shop from which one can purchase food for eating in the pub.
- Seagate Hotel
A 17th Century Inn on the Torridge Estuary, refurbished in 2013. Seating area outside near seafront, sofas and arm chairs inside in bar area with restaurant at the back of the pub.
5 Market Street
Grade 11 listed, former locals' pub, which has recently reopened at end of May 2020 as a wine bar and restaurant. A characterful building that has retained many of the original features. Features a modern Tapas style menu. A small but pleasant beer garden completes the building. Whilst not serving cask ale plenty of Real Ale in a Bottle is available.
- Beaver Inn 85 Irsha Street Appledore EX39 1RY (01237) 474822
- Village Inn
The Village Inn is a privately owned freehouse overlooking the village green and has up to 3 real ales on tap at any time. It has been open since the mid-1990s. The original pub (the Manor?) was destroyed in a fire in 1989, when the pub was moved to its current location. Popular with locals and visitors alike, it is particularly busy on Sundays with its recommended carvery. Other favourite dishes include Chicken Breast topped with Mozzarella and Steak and Ale Pie. Pub games, such as pool and darts, are also regular pastimes here. Closed Tuesdays.
- Village Inn Ashwater Ashwater EX21 5EY (01409) 211200
- Barnstaple & North Devon Liberal Club
9 Cross Street
A Town Centre Club
- Barnstaple Conservative Club
13 Boutport Street
Large town centre club with two bars, snooker tables and separate function room. Membership not required for entry. Pub grub food served Tuesday to Saturday. Winner of the North Devon CAMRA branch club of the year in 2016 and a regular finalist in recent years.
- Barum Gate
Whitbread owned pub restaurant on the outskirts of Barnstaple, with 72 room Premier Inn attached. Wadworth 6X and St Austell Tribute are kept, along with a guest beer. Good reasonably priced food is served all day and breakfasts from 6.30-10.30 am on weekdays and 7-11 at weekends.
- Bull & Bear
128 Boutport Street
Recently refurbished and reopened under its new name, The Bull & Bear now combines many of the original features of this old town pub with a modern style.
- Cedars Inn
Part of the Old English Inns estate, The Cedars was extensively refurbished in 2010. This country house, set in landscaped grounds, has accommodation comprising 32 self contained lodges centred on a courtyard and is a popular venue for weddings, private parties and meetings. Barnstaple town centre is a twenty minute walk or 5 minute drive away. The regular Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale are usually joined by a local guest beer.
- Claytons & The Glasshouse 2 Cross Street Barnstaple EX31 1BA moc.esuohssalgsnotyalc@sgnikoob(01271) 323311
- Cork & Bottle
56 High Street
The last pub on the town's High Street comprises one large room with a single freestanding bar in the middle. The cobbles at the entrance suggest it had a past as a coaching inn.
- Corner House
108 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon
Built on the site of the old East Gate to the town, this popular and friendly pub is also notable for its 1930s wood panelled interior. A proud supporter of the town's rugby club, it can get particularly busy during international matches. The highly competitive Barnstaple Open Shove ha'penny Championship is held here, while the back bar is the venue for meetings of many local clubs and organizations.
- Ebberley Arms
40 Bear Street
A traditional family (dog friendly) pub.
- Escape Down the Rabbit Hole
1. Market Street
Close to Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market, this film-themed café and restaurant opened in early 2018, added a licensed bar one year later, and then a micro-brewery on the premises in early 2019. Live Long & Prosper (a 4.0% IPA) and Memphis Belle (a 4.2% EPA) are regulars, with others beers from the range also featuring regularly. Escape Down the Rabbit Hole also harnesses story telling with two purpose-built "escape rooms", where teams can participate in a series of puzzles and challenges to complete a quest. Good pub food can be enjoyed in the spacious bar area, the adjacent restaurant or, in fine weather, the attractive Courtyard area outside.
- Golden Lion
The Square, Barnstaple, Devon
Occupying an imposing building on the town's Square, this pub has had several different licensees in recent years and a number of name changes. The exterior was smartened up in January 2012 and its current name harks back to the pub's heyday when it was known as The Golden Lion Tap. Several rooms have been knocked into one to create the main space around the bar, but despite the open plan lay out it still offers quiet corners and comfort.
- Green Man
Pilton Street, Barnstaple, Devon
Free house which was previously known as The Chichester Arms. The exterior of the pub was improved in 2011 and the name changed in tribute to the local Green Man Festival which takes place every July. Inside the large open plan bar is sub divided into smaller nooks and crannies. A carvery is served each Sunday lunchtime, and the skittle alley sometimes hosts the popular Pilton pantomime. Coors/Hancocks Green Man Ale is house Beer.
New Landlords have leased the pub from the current owner before December 2021.
- Heanton Court
Reverted now to its former name, The Heanton Court has recently be refurbished to a high standard. Originally an ancient manor house for distinguished families descended from Edward IV, it was more than twice its present size until the 19th Century when the southern part was removed to make way for the now defunct railway line. The old stone building began to be let out to farmers around this time, with its castellated towers making it one of the grandest farmhouses in North Devon. Today this country pub and restaurant serves hearty seasonal pub food along with three real ales and a good selection of fine wines. The pub garden is particularly attractive, with sun all day and beautiful views over the Taw estuary.
- Horse & Groom
41 Boutport Street
name Changed awaiting a new survey
- Latitude 48
96 High Street
Opened in July 2019 as "Craft beer bar and street food restaurant".
Probably one of the last places you would expect to find quality real ale in Barnstaple, but maybe one of the first places you should look. Mediterranean style tapas bar on the Square with seating outside. Two handpumps featuring beers from St Austell and real ale in bottles from Bays.
54-55 Boutport Street
Well equipped town centre pub and restaurant which, having been completely refurbished since known as Sherrys, re-opened as Alfie Browns in May 2013, and then became Lush in February 2019. Two guest beers are kept. Home cooked fresh seasonal food is served at both lunchtimes and in the evenings and bar snacks are also available from 10 until 5.30 every day.
33-34 Boutport Street
Centrally located opposite the Queen's Theatre and close to the historic Pannier Market, this popular JD Wetherspoon pub maintains an ever-changing selection of real ales from local and West Country breweries, as well as those from further afield. Framed prints, hung throughout the comfortable premises, depict various items relating to the history of Barnstaple. To the rear, a pleasant courtyard garden drinking area is a suntrap in summer.
- Reform Inn
Reform Street, Pilton
Well-established, popular community local and brewery tap for Barum Brewery. From the main road, look above roof level for the pub sign to locate it. The skittle alley is the location for the annual Green Man beer festival in July and other regular beer festivals are held during the year. In the public bar, there is a pool table and darts board. Music events are held occasionally, look at Website/Facebook for details.
- Rising Sun
29 Newport Road
Large open-plan pub with a single bar, separate function/pool room and beer garden to the rear. Away from the town centre, in the Newport area of Barnstaple, this friendly local, with its long-serving landlord, has something of the feel of a village pub. Timothy Taylor Landlord and Sharp's Doom Bar are regularly to be found here.
- Rolle Quay Inn
Found on the main road heading out of Barnstaple towards Braunton. The Rolle Quay Inn is a two room pub on the banks of the River Yeo, with a skittle alley and outside seating area. The larger of the two rooms can be busy with food orders at meal times, the smaller focuses on a pool table.
- Royal & Fortescue Hotel
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel has a prime location right in the centre of the market town of Barnstaple,
- Royal Exchange
13 Joy Street
Town centre pub with a large, walk-through bar. The regular Doom Bar is joined by at least one and sometimes two guest beers.
70 Boutport Street
Reopened as a bar in early 2017, following a period as a coffee house.
1 Diamond Street
Town Centre tends to be more of a night club venue
- Union Inn
44 Princess Street, Barnstaple, Devon
This locals' pub on the edge of town was formerly known as Flukeys. It was extensively refurbished in late 2018 before re-opening in early 2019 as The Union Inn. Sharp's Doom Bar is invariably available and is sometimes accompanied by a guest beer. Good value food is served at lunchtimes, while bookings are also taken for evening meals.
- Water Gate
7 The Strand
A Lloyd's No. 1 Bar, so slightly more lively at night than during the day.9 hand pumps currently in use for Real Ale. Pub is named after one of the towns Medieval Walled gates no longer in existence. Built in the 1930's as a Ballroom, then Snooker Hall, Night club, before becoming a Wetherspoons pub. Recent changes to the lighting have greatly improved the overall atmosphere, very pleasant well trained staff, with real ale & cider served too a consistently high standard. Well used by locals & visitors alike.
- Watering Hole
14 Castle Street
Reopened in 2014 after a prolonged period of closure and with a new name.
- Wrey Arms
Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple.
This recently refurbished and spacious mock-Tudor inn on the old Barnstaple to Bideford road now comprises a large L shaped bar with an adjoining restaurant area where good value food is served. There is accomodation upstairs of five en-suite rooms, while other facilities are available on the ground floor. Two real ales are kept, together with occasional guest beers. Breakfasts are served from 8 am. Monday to Saturday.
- Barnstaple & North Devon Liberal Club 9 Cross Street Barnstaple EX31 1BA (01271) 372068
- Globe Inn
Traditional and cosy country inn with a particular passion for real ale and craft beers to suit all tastes. Three changing and mainly local ales are usually available, alongside a comprehensive drinks menu that includes more than 40, often legendary, bottled and bottle conditioned beers from around the globe. Proud of its environmental credentials, the pub also offers a seasonal and attractively priced food menu, which uses the best of ingredients from local producers.
- Globe Inn Exeter Road, Beaford EX19 8LR ku.oc.bupnniebolg@ofni(01805) 603920
- Tors Inn
There are stunning views from this Victorian granite pub set on the edge of Dartmoor national park. It is particularly popular with walkers as well as the locals, for whom provides a focal point of the community. There is a well sourced beer range, mainly from local breweries, together with a local cider and a good and varied food menu.
- Tors Inn Belstone EX20 1QZ ku.oc.nnisroteht@seiriuqne(01837) 840689
- Olde Globe Inn
Converted from three cottages in 1675, parts of the building date from around 1280. Lime Ash floors,beams, this is a very atmospheric & cosy pub. Real log fires in winter, lovely beer Garden located in a picturesque village. Good pub grub, child & dog friendly.
- Sawmill Inn
The Sawmill Inn is conveniently situated on the Ilfracombe to Combe Martin road at the junction turn-off for Berrynarbor. It is close to local campsites and Watermouth Harbour, about 3 miles from Ilfracombe and 1 mile from Combe Martin. A charming pub with fast flowing stream alongside which makes drinking in the garden enjoyable. Meals are locally sourced and cooked fresh on the premises at reasonable prices.
- Olde Globe Inn Berrynarbor EX34 9SG (01271) 882465
- Plough Inn
400 year old roadside pub serving 2 real ales. Good value lunchtime meals are served on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- Plough Inn Bickington EX31 2JG (01271) 343176
11 Honestone Street
Busy town pub adjacent to the panier market. No real ales or ciders kept.
- Appledore Inn
18 Chingswell Street
One of the oldest inns in Bideford and dating from the 15th-century, this friendly family-run pub lies close to Bideford Football Ground. There is a single bar, with a restaurant area to the side and a paved beer garden at the rear. Four real ales are generally available, sometimes joined by a fifth served from the cask. The pub is renowned for the high quality authentic Thai food served daily from 12noon to 9pm. The Pub has been under new ownership since December 2020.
- Bideford Conservative Club
23 Bridgeland Street
Friendly and well appointed club, with long single bar, a function room seating over 100 and 3 snooker tables. At least two real ales are regularly available and food is served during most hours when the club is open. North Devon CAMRA Club of the Year 2015 and again in 2018..
- Blacksmiths Arms
23 Torrington Street
Popular town pub with modern L shaped bar, spacious eating area, pool table and facilities of a high standard. Outside there is an elevated decking area, with access from the first floor, and a covered smoking area. On Sundays a carvery is available from 12-4.00 pm. Dog friendly and good disabled access.
- Brewers Fayre
A new build pub near Atlantic Village Shopping Centre. Opened in January 2017.
- Crabby Dicks
More of a town centre bar than a pub.
- Crealock Arms
A converted and extended former farmhouse with single bar and comfortable eating areas, together with a separate dining/conference room which offers internet access. This family orientated village local also has a spacious car park, large beer garden to the rear and a front facing veranda. The Sunday carvery is very popular (booking advised), and excellent value lunchtime specials are served on Wednesdays and Thursdays. No dogs allowed inside the pub.
- First In Last Out
27-28 Clovelly Road
At the end of a terrace and in a prominent position going out of town in the direction of Atlantic Village, this family and community orientated pub is deceptively spacious inside. The public bar, with offset dining area, leads through the games room with pool table to the former skittle alley, with the latter now forming a good sized separate restaurant / function room. The large and attractive beer garden at the rear of the pub has a fenced and safe play area complete with slide. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
- Heavitree Arms Hotel
Lively town centre pub with single bar, television/games room with live Sky Sports, and a separate eating area. A Sunday roast is available but otherwise no food is served. Regular quiz nights and karioke sessions are held. In May 2022 was accepting cash only.
- Joiners Arms
The joiners Arms is a friendly old style English pub with accommodation,. Local Ales, Lagers and Cider are on offer. Situated in the heart of the town next to the historic Pannier Market, the pub hosts a number of pub teams and is the focus of regular community events including popular music nights. There is live music every weekend, and a skittle alley and function room.
- King's Arms
7 The Quay
Sixteenth-century inn on the main road, overlooking the River Torridge and the old Long Bridge. A convivial, low-beamed bar, with a raised sports bar area at one end. Now a "Craft Union" pub, it is predominantly wet sales led, with very competitively priced ales. Visitors will find a selection of up to six real ales, mainly national favourites with the odd local beer. Old photographs of the waterfront decorate the walls and the Lundy Island ferry departs from the nearby quay.
- Lacey's Ale & Cider House
36 Mill Street
A very lively town centre bar, originally set up by Country Life Brewery as their brewery tap, but run independently since November 2012. Three regular real ales are still sourced from Country Life. A Large double doors open onto the street in the summer. Quiz nights are held every Sunday and live music sessions are held monthly. No food is served.
- Palladium Club
Located in a backstreet just off Bideford‘s main shopping area, the Palladium Club is a hidden treasure attracting local and national music acts. The club has built up a reputation for quality live music from rock and blues to regular club nights featuring soul, ska and funk. Holding 150 people the venue has music every Friday and Saturday along with an open jam night on Tuesdays. Upstairs there is a newly redecorated snooker room with fully refurbished table , a pool table and free wi-fi.
- Rose Salterne
9-10 Bridgeland Street
Named after the heroine of Charles Kingsley's Westward Ho! this is a large JD Wetherspoons pub in a former carpet shop in the centre of Bideford. To the front is a covered patio area (not for smoking) fronted by pillars onto Bridgeland Street. Up to ten real ales can be dispensed at the bar and real ciders are served on gravity from the fridge. A range of good pub food is available throughout the day.
- White Hart
8 Queen Street
Situated in a back street parallel to the quay, this small traditional pub has one bar but is full of both local character and local characters. There is be a range of up to four real ales available on handpump, and this can be supplemented by a real cider. There is a pleasant beer garden at the rear. Bar skittles is played as well as other traditional games and the pub is home to the infamous Winkle club.
- Anchor 11 Honestone Street Bideford EX39 2DJ (01237) 425672
- Bishops Tawton
- Chichester Arms
Tuck away just off the main road worth a visit
- Chichester Arms Bishops Tawton EX32 0DQ (01271) 343945
- Black Torrington
- Black River Inn
Village pub under new ownership from June 2018 with a growing reputation for real ale and good food. Three regularly changing real ales are kept, together with two local ciders. The tastefully decorated public bar with adjacent eating area leads through to the separate restaurant which can also be used as a function room. Outside the attractive garden has views over the Torridge valley and surrounding countryside. Near to both the Tarka Trail and Ruby Way, the pub is particularly attractive to walkers and cyclists. Please note that Bar snacks only are available on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Black River Inn Broad Street Black Torrington EX21 5PT (01409) 231888
- Blackmoor Gate
- Old Station House Inn
The original public house, the Blackmoor Gate Hotel was destroyed in a fire.The Old Station House Inn was originally one of the main stations on the Lynton-Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Railway, that operated from 1898 until its closure in 1935.The Inn is situated at Blackmoor Gate, which is roughly mid-way between Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and South Molton (about 10 miles in each direction), and approx. 1,000 ft above sea level on the edge of Exmoor National Park.The converted station now offers a full range of facilities with two bars, a games area, and restaurant seating for up to 100 people.From most of the dining areas, there are panoramic views down the Blackmoor valley, and a beer garden provides further seating on a sunny day.There is also an exciting outdoor play area to keep the children amused, allowing parents to relax. We are in the process of updating this entryIn the meantime, please contact the pub for more info
- Old Station House Inn Blackmoor Gate EX31 4NW (01598) 763520
- Windsor Arms
A community oriented, friendly village local within easy walking distance of Barnstaple. Two changing real ales are kept, with one of these invariably from local GT Ales. Good, freshly-cooked and locally sourced food is served Friday to Sunday in the separate lounge bar. A function room, with skittle alley, pool table and dart board lies to the rear of the pub.
- Windsor Arms 55 Bradiford Bradiford EX31 4AD (01271) 343583
- Bradworthy Inn
The Square, Bradworthy
Large yet cosy, family run, traditional 16th century inn offering a fine selection of real ales, beers, wines and spirits. Situated on the picturesque market square in the village of Bradworthy, North Devon, this is the perfect place to stop and enjoy a hearty meal or a refreshing drink. The village square provides ample free parking for customers of the pub. The Bradworthy Inn encourages families, children are very welcome, as also are dogs.
- Bradworthy Inn The Square, Bradworthy Bradworthy EX22 7TD (01409) 241222
- Brandis Corner
- Bickford Arms
17th century coaching inn completely rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 2003. The spacious bar has flagstone flooring throughout with three areas for drinking and dining. The beamed ceiling and two wood-burning stoves give it an authentic, relaxed atmosphere where historic photographs can be seen of the pub before, during and after the fire. A broad menu of high quality food is served daily either in the bar areas or the adjacent, separate restaurant. There is now a separate function room with its own bar and additional accommodation will be completed soon. A specials board is featured daily and the pub is well known for its good value Sunday carvery. Homemade dishes include a pie of the day and there is a notable vegetarian selection. Occasional live entertainment is staged, usually every two months. The regular real ales, Sharpe's Doom Bar and Dartmoor Jail Ale, are complemented by a changing guest ale which also often comes from a West Country brewery.
- Bickford Arms Brandis Corner Brandis Corner EX22 7XY (01409) 221318
- Bratton Clovelly
- Clovelly Inn
Dating back to the 18th-century, the bar features an oak fireplace lintel inscribed 1789, this truly authentic rural Devon pub, lies at the heart of the local community. The cosy main bar, with a large wood-burning stove, is complemented by two separate dining areas (advisable to book in evenings) and a games room. Three real ales are kept, with a cider from local Sandford Orchards. Good home-cooked food is available seven days a week.
- Clovelly Inn Bratton Clovelly Bratton Clovelly EX20 4JZ (01837) 871447
25 East Street
A large rambling establishment with a reputation for good food and beer. Under new management from June 2018.
- Black Horse
34 Church Street
Situated in a narrow street close to the church, this 400-year-old traditional pub is very much a village local with a community focus. It has its own skittles, pool, shove ha'penny and tug-of-war teams. A friendly welcome greets visitors where some ales are served on gravity from behind the bar. Three small, popular beer festivals are held every year.
- Ebrington Arms
Winsham Road, Knowle
The Ebrington Arms is one of the oldest buildings in the village. Inside it is mixture of old and new, with comfortable bar areas, restaurant and a separate games room with skittle alley. At least three real ales are usually available, together with good pub food year round. It is a Devon village pub in the old style. Outside there is a pleasant seating area, large car park. and an excellent bus service within easy distance.
- George Hotel
Situated at the heart of what is reckoned to be the largest village in England, The George Hotel, with 5 rooms of accommodation, is a popular destination for surfing and other holidaymakers visiting the area. The relatively new owners reopened the George, following an extensive refurbishment, in April 2016. The focus now is very much on good quality, locally sourced food from an impressive a la carte menu.
- London Inn
17 Caen Street
A welcoming village centre pub, it closed in September 2019 but re-opened under new management in early October. Awaiting updated survey. Opening times:
- Mariners Arms
40 South Street
The pub is conveniently situated in the village of Braunton and close to local amenities. It has a large and enclosed beer garden. Pub Grub is prepared and home cooked, including Traditional Sunday Roasts. Main Village car park within 150 yards. Buses within 5 minutes walk from the village main road.
- SQ Bar & Restaurant
3 Exeter Road
Family owned and run bar and restaurant located in the heart of Braunton. The building, which was a former Gas Showroom and most recently a bank, has been transformed into a contemporary and stylish bar, restaurant and roof terrace.
- White Lion Inn
1 North Street
A locals' pub with three well sourced real ales usually available, together with a good selection of bottle conditioned beers. Good value pub food, often with an interesting twist, is served throughout the year, but please note that the kitchen is normally closed on Mondays during the months of January and February. Outside there is an attractive beer garden. The White Lion has a nearby bus stop and is also close to the main Braunton campsite.
- Aggi 25 East Street Braunton EX33 2EA (01271) 817980
- Staghunters Inn
Nestling on the banks of the River Lyn, within Exmoor National Park, this family-owned and run hotel is an ideal base for those exploring the local area. There are 14 well-appointed rooms and dogs can also stay overnight for a nominal charge. The real ales are served on gravity directly from the cellar, with two generally available in winter and up to four in summer. Good locally sourced food can be enjoyed in the attractive restaurant.
- Staghunters Inn Brendon Brendon EX35 6PS (01598) 741222
- White Hart Inn
This busy pub is the hub of the village and locals pop in all the time. In the summer months it is popular with tourists, offering Brit Stop facilities itself, while there are also caravan and camping sites, self catering cottages, etc. nearby. The pub is home to two darts teams and the village cricket team. An open fire provides a warm welcome in colder months. The separate dining area with its own bar can also be used for functions. Dog friendly, the Granite Way and a cycle trail are close by.
- White Hart Inn Fore Street Bridestowe EX20 4EL (01837) 861318
- Bridge Inn
The only pub west of the Tamar and still in Devon. A large yet cosy inn at the heart of the village.
- Bridge Inn Bridgerule EX22 7EJ (01288) 381316
- Buckland Brewer
- Coach & Horses
13th century low beamed, thatched two-storey inn reputedly used as a court room in the 17th century with the cellars as a gaol and an execution drop in the main bar. There is a woodburner with antique settle and a small backroom where darts and pool are played. The skittle alley doubles as a function room. Quizzes are held three times a year and the frontage is used for drinking and dining al fresco. An old innkeeper's house is available to rent nearby.
- Coach & Horses Buckland Brewer Buckland Brewer EX39 5LU (01237) 451395
- Portsmouth Arms
Set in the heart of the Taw Valley, this traditional coaching inn is an ideal base for walkers, fishermen and those exploring the local area, offering lovely views of the Taw valley and the Tarka line (Exeter to Barnstaple local train service). There is a comfortable lounge bar with wood-burning stove, a restaurant serving hearty home-cooked food, public bar with pool table and an attractive patio garden at the rear with views across the river. The regular Firefly is often accompanied by another from the Hanlon's range.
- Portsmouth Arms Burrington Burrington EX37 9ND (01769) 561117
- Bursdon Moor
- West Country Inn
An original 16th Century Coaching Inn on the main A39 "Atlantic Highway", this pub and hotel is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the local Hartland area. Good home cooked food is served both in the attractive bar area, where there is a welcoming open fire, and in the separate restaurant. There is a large private function room for wedding receptions and business meetings, a hot tub and gymnasium, together with plentiful parking. Many years ago were West Country Inn fairs, held in the spring and autumn, when livestock was sold and hiring of labour was arranged. At one of these fairs, a 17 year old girl called Elvira, was taken from the Inn and murdered. It is her ghost, and the ghost of her killer (who committed suicide), that haunt the Inn. Families, coach parties and touring caravans are welcomed.
- West Country Inn Bursdon Moor EX39 6HB (01237) 441724
- Black Venus Inn
Easily found on the B3358 a few miles west of Simonsbath, The Black Venus is believed to the only pub in England with this unusual name. The building is believed to date back to the 16th century. A long bar runs along much of the length of this narrow building with a step up to a pleasant adjoining restaurant. There is also a pool and games room to the rear, an attractive pub garden and a good sized car park. The pub is usually open all day during the summer months.
- Black Venus Inn Challacombe, Devon Challacombe EX31 4TT (01598) 763251
- Chapmans Well
- Arscott Arms
Approximately halfway between Holsworthy and Launceston, this welcoming roadside pub was tastefully renovated and refurbished to a high standard prior to re-opening in November 2018. Since then it has developed a growing reputation for its well-kept ales and good food. The front bar leads through to an attractive eating area, while outside there is a pleasant beer garden with decking and a good-sized car park. Locally brewed Holsworthy Ales feature regularly.
- Arscott Arms Chapmans Well Chapmans Well PL15 9SG (01409) 211113
- Earl Of Portsmouth
Reopened in April 2022, this pub had had an ACV granted on the property. The local community worked to purchase the pub and, although it was sold privately, the ACV and the local campaign to save it were certainly testament to its viability as a pub.
Friendly local, 2 national ales usually available with occasional addition of Doom Bar. Home cooked food with meat in particular being sourced locally. Host to teams for darts, pool and skittles.
- Royal Oak Inn
This charming village local is run alongside a millinery business which the owners also operate from the premises. Two well sourced real ales are served, alongside local ciders from Sam's and Sampford Orchards. There are currently plans to install a vodka and gin distillery, which should come on-stream during 2017.
- Earl Of Portsmouth Chawleigh EX18 7HH moc.htuomstropfolrae@ofni(01769) 571001
- Exeter Inn
Traditional 16th Century coaching inn on the old road from Barnstaple to Exeter with 4 cosy eating areas and a pleasant south-facing patio. The food is locally sourced, home cooked and varies with the seasons. The pub retains many of the original architectural features including 2 real fires one of which has a bread oven while various past photographs of the village adorn the walls. There is a very popular Quiz Night once a month and accommodation is available, see website/Facebook for details.
- Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt EX37 9NS ku.oc.nniretexe@ofni(01769) 540281
- Bell Inn
In the same family since 1975, popular with locals and visitors alike. This busy village local celebrated 26 continuous years in the GBG in 2022, having won several local CAMRA awards in recent years including North Devon Pub of the Year. The bar area contains notable sporting memorabilia and there is a games room downstairs. The good value food is home cooked and is served both in the bar and adjoining restaurant. The gardens outside are extensive with long views and are ideal for children.
- Bell Inn The Square Chittlehampton EX37 9QL (01769) 540368
- Old Court House
South Molton Street
Charles I stayed here in 1634 when he held court (hence the name) and this is commemorated with an original coat of arms in one of the bedrooms, while a replica hangs above the fireplace in the main bar. Today this friendly, cosy local features two regular real ales, usually joined by a guest beer in summer. Good home-cooked food can be taken in the bar area, the separate dining room, or the pretty cobbled courtyard garden.
- Red Lion Hotel
An old building which has been tastefully renovated. The menu is focussed on pizza and pasta and enjoys a good reputation. Two regular beers are kept, with an occasional guest, together with two real ciders.
- Old Court House South Molton Street Chulmleigh EX18 7BW (01769) 580045
- New Inn
AA2* Hotel with separate Hamlyn Rooms restaurant. Situated half way down cobbled high street. Opening times are curtailed slightly in winter.
- Red Lion Hotel
At the bottom of Clovelly's cobbled high street, and close by the harbour, this 18th Century AA 2 star hotel has 17 en-suite rooms, two bars and a separate restaurant where sea food is a speciality.
- New Inn High Street Clovelly EX39 5TQ (01237) 431303
- Combe Martin
- Castle Inn
Large traditional pub easily found on the long main road that runs right through the village. The main bar shows Sky/BT Sports on large screen. There is a large function room with bar which is available for parties. Sunday carvery served in the restaurant and has a 5* hygiene award. Large sunny beer garden with lovely views over the countryside and the pretty Parish church. En-suite B&B accommodation and large car park.
- Dolphin Inn
Friendly pub and restaurant overlooking Combe Martin Bay through large windows that are uncharacteristic of a village pub. There is an L shaped bar and dining area, which leads off to an attractive, enclosed courtyard to the side. The upstairs bistro restaurant specializes in fresh fish, local game and seasonal vegetables, while a popular carvery is also available on Sundays. The regular Doom Bar is accompanied by one changing guest beer in the winter and up to three in summer.
- Foc's'le Inn
THE FO'C'S'LE INN IS SITUATED ON THE WATER'S EDGE OUR HARBOUR LOUNGE RESTAURANT ENJOYS PANARAMIC VIEWS OF COMBE MARTIN'S BEACH
- Olde George & Dragon
Situated in the pretty North Devon coastal village of Combe Martin and over 400 years old, Ye Olde George and Dragon has a family friendly atmosphere, with different levels of hospitality on offer, whether lunch or dinner served in the bar or in Quacker's Restaurant to the take away option, there is also the acclaimed Sunday Carvery.
- Pack o'Cards Inn
Legend has it that in 1690, after a large win at a game of cards, George Ley commemorated the event by having a new house built symbolising the features of a pack of cards. It has four floors, to represent the four suits, thirteen rooms for the number of cards in a suit, fifty two windows, fifty two stairs and was supposedly built on an area measuring fifty two feet square and signified the number of cards in a pack. It became an inn early in the nineteenth century (about 1822) and was known as the King's Arms and on the 1st June 1933 the name was changed to the Pack o' Cards. The pub now offers quality en-suite accommodation and in the garden there is a large playground for children and is within 10 minutes walk to the sea.
- Castle Inn High Street Combe Martin EX34 0HS (01271) 883706
- Billy Budds
12 Hobbs Hill.
Lively Croyde pub under same ownership as The Thatched Barn Inn, next door. It is ideal if eating with children as it has a really good outside play area. Food consists mainly of tapas, pizzas and pub classics. St Austell Tribute is usually the sole real ale.
- Manor House Inn
39 St Mary's Road, Croyde
A 16th century former coaching inn with a large restaurant and conservatory which overlooks the courtyard and large children's play area. There are usually four real ales available in the spacious bar and freshly prepared, locally sourced food is available every day. All major sporting events are shown via Sky & ESPN. There are live music sessions at most weekends during the summer.
- Ruda Holiday Park
Extensive holiday complex with caravan holiday homes, luxury lodges, camping pitches, etc. The Cask Marque accredited Bar and Restaurant has a very pleasant patio and garden area outside, with views over Croyde Bay.
14 Hobbs Hill, Croyde
16th century thatched free house, offering bed and breakfast and holiday accommodation year round. The Thatched Barn Inn has been the haunt of local surfers and holidaymakers for more than 25 years, with a famous surfing beach right on its doorstep. There is a bustling campsite just down the road and the other noted North Devon surf spots of Woolacombe and Saunton Sands lie close by. Seafood and shellfish are a speciality on both the restaurant and bar snack menus.
- Billy Budds 12 Hobbs Hill. Croyde EX33 1LZ (01271) 890606
- Rams Head Inn
Village centre, thatched Devon pub with multi-roomed eating and drinking areas, which are warm and welcoming. There are usually up to 3 real ales available, together with an extensive range of popular gins. These can be paired with the mainly locally-sourced food from the interesting menu. There are 8 boutique style en-suite rooms. Dog friendly, the pub keeps dog treats at the end of the bar.
- Royal Oak Inn
Traditional village pub with a comfortable seating in main bar and snug, separate games and function room, two regular beers usually west country sourced. Varied menu of traditional pub grub, often locally sourced. Interesting events including games (scalectrics!) and food themed ones with music and fireworks.
- Rams Head Inn South Street Dolton EX19 8QS ku.oc.nnidaehsmareht@ofni(01805) 804255
- East Down
- Pyne Arms
Although off the beaten track The Pyne Arms is worth a visit for its ale and welcoming landlady. Not open on Mondays unless a Bank Holiday when it is then closed the following day. It is recommended to either phone or e-mail to book meals. There are several public footpaths in the area.
- Pyne Arms East Down EX31 4LX (01271) 850055
- Fox & Hounds
Quiet as a pub and operates more as a hotel, restaurant and venue for functions. One and often two beers from Hanlon's are served on gravity and two ciders from nearby Winkleigh are available.
- Fox & Hounds Eggesford EX18 7JZ (01769) 580345
- Red Lion
This friendly village local has a well deserved reputation for the quality and consistency of its ales and has been local CAMRA branch pub of the year several times in recent years. Casks are set on stillage at the end of the L-shaped bar and feature Legend from Dartmoor and other locally brewed ales. The pub does not serve food but customers can bring their own snacks or get a takeaway delivered. There is always good conversation to be enjoyed here.
- Red Lion High Street Exbourne EX20 3RY (01837) 851551
- Stags Head Inn
Attractive thatched free house a quarter of a mile off the main road through Filleigh. Small garden to the front, trout lake to the rear. The majority of the building is dedicated to three dining rooms, but the separate bar does have three handpumps.
- Stags Head Inn Filleigh EX32 0RN (01598) 760250
- Crossway Inn
Formerly known as the New Inn, the Crossways Inn was originally a 16th century coaching inn on the main route from Okehampton to Torrington. The pub retains many of the old features, including oak beams and an inglenook fireplace that now contains a wood burner. There are 2 rotating guest beers, with one usually from a Devonshire brewery.
- Crossway Inn Folly Gate Follygate EX20 3AH (01837) 52088
Roadside pub in middle of village, serving two real ales.
- New Inn
Old School Lane
Friendly family run village local, offering a warm welcome, usually featuring at least two ales from GT brewery. The pub has a growing and well deserved reputation for its home cooked food, particularly Indian and spiced cuisine. Separate snug and games room with pool, darts and extra large jenga! Dogs are made welcome too. Live music every Saturday evening from about 9pm, quiz and karaoke on alternating Wednesday evenings. Large car park is very useful.
- Fox Fremington EX31 2NT (01271) 316419
- George Nympton
- Castle Inn
Traditional Devon country pub, within easy reach of Exmoor. The main bar has a pleasant eating area offset, while the lounge bar can at times be used as a family room. Two real ales are kept, together with a local cider. The pub has gained a good local reputation for the quality and value of its freshly prepared food, with a menu to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements. Three well-appointed rooms of accommodation are also available.
- Castle Inn George Nympton EX36 4JE (01769) 574945
- Kings Arms
Chapel Street, Georgeham
Traditional pub in the centre of Georgeham with reputation for good food. Regular live music sessions are held on Fridays. The regular St Austell Tribute is joined by two guest ales, which are often sourced from local breweries. The award winning Sunday lunches are particularly popular.
- Rock Inn
Rock Hill, Georgeham
Traditional 17th Century Ale House in a lovely Devon Cottage style. Set in the beautiful coastal village of Georgeham, the home of Henry Williamson ( author of 'Tarka the Otter'). The Rock Inn was his local pub, which he visited often. At least 5 real ales on all year (all from a temperature controlled cellar), this is a 'Cask Marque' accredited pub. Real log fires, low beams create a wonderful atmosphere. High quality food available all year, but be prepared to pay a little extra for it. Well worth the visit at any time of the year.
- Kings Arms Chapel Street, Georgeham Georgeham EX33 1JJ (01271) 890240
- New Inn
Popular village local that has made several appearances in the Good Beer Guide. The single bar is both charming and occasionally eccentric. Home to several skittles teams.Easily found on the main road that runs through the village, but it can be worth calling to check the opening hours during the winter months.
- New Inn Goodleigh EX32 7LX (01271) 342488
- Halwill Junction
- Junction Inn
Traditional local with a friendly atmosphere. The single horseshoe shaped bar serves two real ales, one a regularly changing guest. The seating area surrounds the bar and there is a small area offset and separate pool room. Built before Halwill became the 'largest single line junction in the country', the station site now contains houses with one road ironically named 'Beeching Close'!
- Junction Inn Halwill Junction Halwill Junction EX21 5XR (01409) 221239
- Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn was built in the 16th Century. Its long history is mostly shrouded in mystery but it was certainly a coaching inn with links to the sea.
On the west side of the inn, was a cobbled drive to the back of the building. This is probably where the horses were taken for stabling. It was also a vulnerable area to protect from attack, as shown by the arrow slit in the wall below the current bar.
Pay us a visit and feel the warmth of the stone hearth that has hosted people for more than a millennium, or have a drink on our south-facing terrace where the sun beams down from dawn to dusk … when it shines.
- Hart Inn
Now under local ownership, the Hart reopened in May 2018 after a six month period of closure during which it was tastefully refurbished. In addition to the pleasant bar area with an open fire, there are two smaller side rooms which serve as separate dining areas. An outside barn, used mainly as a pool room, is also available for functions, while there is also an attractive beer garden at the rear of the pub. The regular St Austell Tribute and Dartmoor Legend are usually joined by a guest beer from Bath Ales. Good value food is served both the bar and separate dining areas.
- Hartland Quay Hotel
The bar in the 400 year old stable block is filled with interesting artefacts, as is the Museum opposite. Many of these are from wrecks that have crashed on the nearby rocks. In a designated AONB, there are stunning views to Lundy Island and along the local coastline. Take a walk along the coastal path, from which seals and dolphins can often be observed and then return to the pub to enjoy a well kept pint or two.
- Hartland Royal British Legion
1 West Street
Run by the Royal British Legion, the comfortable main bar area leads through to a large games room with separate bar. Regular functions are held, while the club is home to numerous local teams. CAMRA members are welcomed.
- Kings Arms
Welcoming village local with L-shaped main bar area which leads through to a separate room with pool table. There is an attractive garden with a childrens' play area at the rear. Good value pub food is served, with takeaways also available.
- Anchor Inn Fore Street Hartland EX39 6BD moc.liamg@fifdc(01237) 441414
- George Hotel
This heritage pub was restored tastefully after a catastrophic fire in 2010, with period-sympathetic and comfortable furnishings throughout, together with a real fire. The restaurant is situated on the hotel side of the ground floor with a large bar area on 2 levels on the other, albeit with limited access to the bar itself. Specials change daily on the menu, including a Catch of the Day and Oriental Dish. The Sunday Carvery is also very popular. The two regular ales are joined by a guest ale in summer.
- Tally Ho!
14 Market Street
Oak-beamed 15th-century inn with a single bar featuring wood-burning fires at each end. There are usually three real ales, including Ukulale which, following the reopening of the Tally Ho! Brewery in May 2015, is brewed on the premises. Reduced beer prices apply on Tuesday market day from 11am to 3pm and every weekday 3-6pm. Good quality food made with local produce is served in the bar or separate dining room. Live music takes place regularly.
- George Hotel Market Street Hatherleigh EX20 3JN (01837) 811755
- Heddon Valley
- Hunters Inn
A hidden gem in a valley on the edge of Exmoor, this large country inn is particularly popular with walkers and is now owned by the National Trust. There are two bars in which to enjoy almost the entire range of Exmoor beers. Both light bites and an extensive a-la-carte menu are available, while regularly held theme nights also offer excellent value. Please note that meal times are sometimes curtailed in winter.
- Hunters Inn Heddon Valley Heddon Valley EX31 4PY (01598) 763230
- High Bickington
- Golden Lion
On the main road through the village and dating from the 19th-century, this traditional Devon village pub is a genuine hub of the community. The single bar has an adjacent skittle alley which converts into a pleasant dining area. Good value home cooked food is served throughout most of the opening hours. Two competitively priced local real ales are usually available, together with a good choice of real ciders. Well behaved children and dogs are welcome.
- Libbaton Golf Club
In summer the bar is open until 9.00 pm. It is advisable to contact the club beforehand if you intend to arrive after 6pm if there is inclement weather.
- Old George Inn
Thatched village local converted from 16th Century cottages and which retains a number of original features. There is a cosy and welcoming bar area, separate restaurant and a skittle alley. Outside there is a patio area and a small car park. Additional parking is usually available in the nearby village square.
- Golden Lion North Road High Bickington EX37 9BB moc.liamg@944droflayrrab(01769) 561006
- Golden Inn
Well-established, thatched16th century local under the same ownership for more than 25 years. On the main road through Highampton, the inn has a single horseshoe shaped bar with three handpumps. The comfortable bar area has low beams and a real fire for colder months. There is a small seating area offset. Camping facilities to the rear of the pub are equipped with showers and toilets.
- Golden Inn Highampton EX21 5LT (01409) 231200
- Art Brew Barn
Located on the outskirts of the tiny village of Sutcombe, North Devon, The Art Brew Barn is a dinky brewery tap in a converted barn. Serving beer brewed literally next door, this cosy but diminutive tap seats around 10 on comfy sofas. Outside is more of a beer meadow than beer garden: Copious open space with plenty of seating, it's own pond, river and stream. Dogs on leads are welcome. There is also the infamous Disco Toilet.
- Crown & Sceptre
A deceptively spacious town pub where one changing real ale is usually available.
- Golden Fleece
A busy free house, just off the centre of an historic market town mentioned in the Domesday book. The pub itself dates back to Tudor times and is oak panelled throughout. There are two connected bar areas, featuring old beams and an open fire. The regular Dartmoor Jail is joined by a regularly changing guest ale, which is often sourced locally.
- Kings Arms Hotel
Town centre pub with 3 well appointed rooms of accommodation. The building is over 250 years old,and is situated in the square, which is in the town centre, of Holsworthy an ancient market town.
- Rydon Inn
Free house and licensed wedding venue near both the market town of Holsworthy and the Cornish border. Extended from an original Devon longhouse, there is a thatched bar with high vaulted ceiling and a cosy fire in Winter, while the large conservatory restaurant serves high quality locally sourced food. At least two local ales are kept. Outside the spacious garden area has picturesque views over Holsworthy. Families with well behaved children are welcome.
- White Hart Hotel
With parts of the building dating back to 1591, The White Hart is thought to have been built on the site of the original ancient manor house of 'Harolds Worthy'. Today the deceptively large building encompasses two bar areas, a separate restaurant and a large club style bar and function room upstairs, together with 7 rooms of accommodation. It has now been owned and run by the same family for some 32 years and prides itself on being a traditional local pub with good food, where everyone can feel comfortable. The regular Doom Bar is usually accompanied by a guest beer from a West Country brewery and the good value food includes a Sunday carvery, steak nights on Wednesdays and pensioners lunches every Thursday. A recent introduction, the Black Rock Grill, provides Stone Cooking at the table. Regular poker evenings are among events held in the upstairs bar. The annual Holsworthy Food and Drink Festival is held at the pub in May and an outside bar service is also provided. Regular Comedy evenings also feature.
- Art Brew Barn Brightwater Farm Holsworthy EX22 7QE 07781 783626
- Horns Cross
- Coach & Horses
Cosy 17th-century, roadside inn. There is a single bar and dining area, three en-suite B&B rooms. Ideally placed for exploring the local North Devon coast, it lies close to Peppercorn beach. All food is locally sourced and cooked on the premises, with a wide selection to chose from and an attractively priced lunchtime menu, although no food is served on Mondays and Tuesdays. Jazz sessions are held on the first Thursday of each month.
- Hoops Inn
A picturesque thatched inn in the countryside near the North Devon coast. Easy to find on the A39 with plenty of parking, between Bideford and Clovelly aboth are a short drive or brisk coastal walk away. Food using only fresh, local seasonal produce is served. 13 en-suite bedrooms are available
- Coach & Horses Horns Cross EX39 5DH (01237) 451214
- Duke of York
A 15thC traditional thatched village inn with old beams, inglenook fireplaces and an unfailingly friendly atmosphere. Real ales are dispensed on gravity, while cider comes from nearby Sam's. The pub is renowned for its generous portions of locally sourced, home cooked food. Close to the Tarka Trail, River Torridge and Stafford Moor Fishery, there are seven en-suite rooms for visitors. A popular beer festival is held every August bank holiday weekend.
- Duke of York Iddesleigh EX19 8BG (01837) 810253
- Admiral Collingwood
Purpose built JD Wetherspoon pub, on the site of the old Collingwood Hotel, which was awarded the best new build award at the National Pub Design Awards in 2015. Situated on Ilfracombe's seafront, there are stunning views from the roof terrace, which is open from March to October. Since opening its doors the pub has earned a well-deserved reputation for its range of well-kept ales, many of which are brewed locally.
- Bunch Of Grapes
36 High Street
Lively town centre pub
Reopened under the new name of "Depot" in early 2019, following a major refit. The pub is on a Holiday site with Log Cabins & Caravans, but is open all year to anyone. Large family area, food served. Very pleasant open outlook with good parking & right on a main bus route. Has a minimum of three real ales & one real cider most of the year.
- George & Dragon
4 Fore Street
Dating from 1360, the oldest pub in Ilfracombe and one of the town's earliest buildings, The George & Dragon is handily close to the harbour and pier. Three real ales are on offer in an atmosphere of wooden beams and large fireplaces. Fresh local produce, including vegetables and herbs from the pub's garden, is sourced for the wide range of bar snacks and home cooked meals available every day. There is out-front seating and dogs are welcome.
- Hele Bay Pub
39 Beach Road, Hele bay
Situated close to Hele Bay beach, this is a family orientated location, with good pub grub & selection of real ales & ciders all year.
- Hip & Pistol
8 St James Place
This extensively modernised old Georgian house has a nautical theme, with the flooring a special feature. It shows the bay around Ilfracombe in pictorial form, with local landmarks and shipwrecks plotted, together with an impressive pub logo shown in an image of a compass. Outside there is a pleasant beer garden in front of the pub. There is always a very good selection of real ales, ciders and food offerings available.
- Ocean View
2/3. The Promenade
Situated on the Promenade in a row of Regency style fronts, This a small hotel with a lovely bar & restaurant area. The location close to local entertainment,shops & Harbour with sea views, makes it a ideal spot for a short break or holiday. Unfortunately, it is no longer open to non-residents.
- Pier Brewery Tap & Grill
Pier Brewery Tap & Grill is situated on the Quay right next door to the pier (which has a public car park) and Ilfracombe Harbour. The pub is a handy stopping off point for people wishing to take boat-trips to the Island of Lundy, the North Devon Coast or even just for fishing. The Verity Statue by Damien Hirst stands overlooking Ilfracombe Harbour. Installed in 2012 it has been loaned to Ilfracombe for 20 years.
- Prince Of Wales
2 Fore Street
One of only two pubs remaining in Fore Street, which in the past had considerably more. In the very low-beamed old fashioned bar is situated a well dating from over 700 years old and out front is modern continental style seating. Close to the harbour and for viewing Damien Hirst's Verity.
- Royal Britannia Hotel
Situated on the harbour with 2 bars, 2 restaurants and outside seating (over-looking the harbour), it has been in existence for about 300 years. Notable guests - Admiral Lord Nelson and Prince Albert who went on to become Edward VII from whom it is believed the 'Royal' came into the name. Hotel has been totally refurbished over the last five years, ( being a listed building caused the long period of repair). It is now well appointed & serves good food ( traditional & Asian) together with two real ales at all times.
- Sandpiper Inn
Kevin and Karen at The Sandpiper Inn, formerly the Crown Inn, give visitors and locals alike a warm welcome. The pub is situated, within a few minutes, between Ilfracombe bus station and the pier/harbour and is handy for all the local shops especially along The Quay and although up-hill, a few minutes walk to the main high street shopping area.
- Second Stage
Opposite the Theatre, this old Victorian building is located on the sea front and within easy reach of Ilfracombe's seaside attractions. There is a strong commitment to real ale, with the regular Exmoor Stag invariably accompanied by one from the GT Ales range. The bar area has a film orientated theme, while the raised level pool room, with its high quality tables, make the pub something of a mecca for local enthusiasts. Opens from noon in summer.
- St George
3 High Street
Old Victorian town pub featuring Sharp's Atlantic & always one other real ale at a special low price. Very prominent in local pub games scene with three pool tables, Skittle alley & Darts featured.
- Thatched Inn
The Olde Thatched Inn was originally an outbuilding of Laston House, a medieval manor farm, and seems to have served as a chapel. The tall structure beside the pub has Gothic pointed arches carved on it as if it were the chapel tower. The 'chapel' became a dwelling in the 1800's when it was thought to have gained its thatched roof and was known as Larkstone Cottage, until bought by Mr Disney who opened it as a public house.
- Wellington Arms
66-67 High Street
A friendly town local, originally two pubs and now a Listed building. There are separate public and lounge bars and a games room, while the cosy lounge retains it's original beams and large open fire. TV's and music sound systems enable different channels to be shown, making the pub particularly popular with sports enthusiasts. Up to five competitively priced ales are usually available. Regular live music sessions, quiz nights and beer festivals are held. No under 18's allowed.
- Admiral Collingwood Wilder Road Ilfracombe EX34 9AP (01271) 862373
- Boat House
Pub Restaurant on the Quay, popular with visitors and with views over the estuary. The menu is predominantly sea food, although there are also both Vegetarian and Vegan options.
- Commodore Hotel
Large hotel overlooking the estuary which is popular with visitors and offers two real ales.
- Instow Arms
Modern furnished bar/restaurant with excellent vies of the Torridge Estuary.
- Quay Inn
Delightful contemporary riverfront bar that serves three ales, one of which is always a local North Devon ale and 2 ciders. 20 seater function room and separate restaurant upstairs. Sunday roast is popular all year round. A family and dog friendly pub that claims to be the first in the village to be cask marque accredited.
- Wayfarer Inn
Seaside pub serving home cooked meals
- Boat House Marine Parade Instow EX39 4JJ (01271) 861292
- Kings Nympton
- Grove Inn
Thatched, Grade II listed 17th-century inn, with low beams, flagstone floors, an open fire in winter and a sunny seating area at the front. A recent local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year, it currently has two real ales available, together with a good range of cider. The pub also has a reputation for its excellent home-cooked food, which can be enjoyed in the dining area, adjacent to the bar.
- Grove Inn Kings Nympton EX37 9ST (01769) 580406
- Masons Arms
Characterful village inn, renowned for high quality cuisine.
- Masons Arms Knowstone EX36 4RY (01398) 341231
- Bearslake Inn
Grade II-listed family run inn on the edge of Dartmoor by the Granite Way, making it ideal for walkers and cyclists. Former Devon longhouse and originally a working farm, the bar area is believed to have 13th Century origins. The interior features flagstone floors with exposed beams and timbers. An excellent restaurant offers a daily changing menu and serves local produce. Accommodation is of a high standard with stunning views of the highest peaks on Dartmoor from the rear garden.
- Bearslake Inn Lake Lake EX20 4HQ (01837) 861334
- Castle Inn
Blakes Hill Road
The Castle is a traditional family business in the small village of Landkey. It is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is surrounded by natural and historic places of interest.The Castle has a range of quality cask conditioned ales and a fine selection of wines. There is also a large beer garden.It is located 2 miles from the busy market town of Barnstaple and the famous Tarka Trail is 30 yards from the front door.
- Castle Inn Blakes Hill Road Landkey EX32 0NF (01271) 830438
- Green Dragon
Fore Street, Langtree.
Traditional village pub which dates from the 18th century. The characterful bar, with oak beams and an open fireplace, is complemented by a games room/skittle alley with television, and the particularly attractive 60 seater restaurant can also be used for functions. Currently no Cask Ales are served although there are choices of Real Ale in a Bottle (RAIB) available. Due to Covid regulations and possible restrictions, wastage is being kept to a minimum, hence no Cask Ales at present.
- Green Dragon Fore Street, Langtree. Langtree EX38 8NG (01805) 601342
- Grampus Inn
With parts dating back to the 14th century, a cosy interior and an attractive garden with outdoor table tennis table, this dog friendly pub is particularly popular with tourists, especially walkers. Three real ales from West Country breweries are kept, together with a real cider, usually from Sandford Orchards, and Westons Country Perry. Good, locally sourced home made food is served. The landlord, an accomplished fiddle player, encourages local musicians in open session on Friday evenings.
- Grampus Inn Lee Lee EX34 8LR (01271) 862906
- Blue Lion Inn
Family owned and run roadside inn, set on the old, now bypassed A.30 between Okehampton and Launceston. Originally a 17th-century farmhouse on the Lewtrenchard Estate, the property was extended in the early 1900s. Now home to numerous local groups, several pub teams are also supported. Although predominantly wet sales oriented, good value food is also served Tue-Sat in the evenings. There are two well-appointed rooms of accommodation.
- Blue Lion Inn Lewdown EX20 4DL email@example.comC(01566) 783238
- Arundell Arms
1 Fore Street
The Arundell Arms has been recognized as one of the premier fishing hotels in England since 1935 and was voted Best Fishing Hotel by "Fish & Fly" members in 2016. With 20 miles of privately owned river, it also runs an award winning Fly Fishing School. The hotel has 25 comfortable rooms of accommodation, is a popular venue for conferences and has an excellent restaurant. A bar, generally serving two real ales, is open to the general public.
- Fox & Grapes
Village pub with log fires and farmhouse style bedrooms for b&b. It has a family style restaurant and large function room, which has its own bar. Outside there is an attractive beer garden. Good home cooked food is served, with the Sunday carvery particularly popular.
- Lifton Hall Hotel
New Road, Lifton
Cosy and comfortable hotel and bar on the main road in Lifton that is Grade 2 listed, with some parts dating from the early 17th Century. High quality food is served, with a good choice of daily specials. Regular themed food nights are also held.
- Arundell Arms 1 Fore Street Lifton PL16 0AA (01566) 784666
- Marisco Tavern
The Marisco Tavern is Lundy's only pub and, as such, has to be all things to all people. It is "the pub that never shuts", although alcohol is only served during permitted hours. It is also the only building on the Island to have lighting after the generators shut down for the night
- Marisco Tavern Lundy EX39 2LY (01237) 431831
- Ancient Mariner
The Bath Hotel.
Recently refurbished to a very high standard, The Ancient Mariner bar is situated within the Bath Hotel on Lynmouth front overlooking the harbour. Serving at least three real ales with a four guest ale ( at least two local beers) at peak times. Very pleasant surroundings with real log fire. Good food is a feature of the place. Family & dog friendly.
- Blue Ball Inn
Countisbury Hill, Countisbury.
Dog friendly and ever popular with walkers and hikers, this privately owned and run 13th-century inn lies on the old coaching route from Porlock to Lynmouth. The unspoilt interior has low ceilings, blackened beams and stone fireplaces. Four real ales are usually available, including a very good house beer and at least one guest. Good food from an extensive menu is served all day, except between three and six during the winter months.
- Rising Sun
Harbourside historic 14th century smugglers Thatched inn with crooked stairways, narrow passages, sloping floors and low beams. R.D. Blackmore wrote several chapters of Lorna Doone while staying in one of the rooms. Accomodation comprises 16 well appointed, individual rooms, all en-suite and most with sea views. Keeping at least 4 real ales all year, specialising in local seafood, Exmoor Meat & Game. Wonderful harbour side views to the Sea & Exmoor hills in the distance. The Rising Sun also operates an Outside Bar Service , offering a fully equipped bar to fit any venue.
- Rock House Hotel
Former 17th century cottage which was completely refurbished in the 1820s to play host to wealthy families. Situated right on the harbour's edge, within own large gardens. Four star accomodation, separate restaurant, beer and tea gardens.
- Village Inn
Real log fire in winter. No jukebox or pool table. 'Soggy' dogs - and dry ones too - welcome in bar area. Separate restaurant and bar areas. Children friendly. Close to harbour, East Lyn River and seafront. Accommodation - 6 double rooms all en suite - available for b&b or longer holidays. Excellent 'Pub Grub'.
- Ancient Mariner The Bath Hotel. Lynmouth EX35 6EL ku.oc.htuomnylletohhtab@ofni(01598) 752238
- Beggars Roost Inn
Recently refurbished, this pleasant Country pub has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and an attractive food menu. Situated in lovely countryside close to Lynton, it is both family and dog friendly. Lunch and evening meals are available every day, while regular themed food nights are held all year round. The upstairs Skittle Alley also features an art gallery. Note that the pub is usually closed throughout January and on Mondays and Tuesdays from December to March.
- Cottage Inn
Characterful 17th-century riverside inn with accommodation and an authentic Thai Restaurant. Fat Belly ales began here and, although now brewed nearby at Mullacott, they remain a key part of the business. At least three of these are always available, often accompanied by other "specials" from the brewery. A further selection of Craft beers are served through a USA style Craft Beer dispenser. Please check first if visiting in mid-winter, as opening hours and meal times can then vary.
- Crown Hotel
Historic coaching house, set in the heart of Lynton and dating from the 1760s.
- Queens Hotel
Lively town pub with L shaped bar on two levels, eating areas and beer garden/patio. Live Nova Sports television is shown in the lower games area.
- Sandrock Hotel
Edwardian Hotel and Pub nestled between the wildly rugged Valley of the Rocks and the picturesque village of Lynton. Many of the original features have been retained and the large wood-burning stove adds to the cosy and welcoming atmosphere in the bar. The pub is well known for good quality, value for money food, while there is a very pleasant beer garden to enjoy in summer. Closed weekday lunchtimes during quieter winter months.
- Beggars Roost Inn Barbrook Lynton EX35 6LD ku.oc.ronamroomxe@ofnI(01598) 753645
- Bull & Dragon
This friendly traditional thatched pub has been an inn since C1490, sitting at the end of the Tarka trail cycling route on the A386 between Torrington and Hatherleigh, good local homemade food adds to the atmosphere, there is a lounge area with a piano with a monthly singalong. Regular quiz nights. Garden and car park at the front of the pub.
- Bull & Dragon Meeth EX20 3EP (01837) 811742
- Betty Cottles Inn
Large roadside inn just outside Okehampton town centre, combining extensive facilities with the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of a village local. Three real ales are usually available, with at least one of these sourced from a local brewery. There is a surprisingly cosy bar area, with log burning stove, a separate raised restaurant area where very good value food can be enjoyed, a games room with pool table, conservatory, function rooms, large car park and garden area, together with 12 rooms of accommodation.
- Betty Cottles Inn Graddon Cross Meldon EX20 4LR (01837) 55339
- Malt Scoop Inn
This friendly local was originally part of a farm dating from 1700s and became a coaching inn during the 19th-century. The horseshoe shaped bar, with inglenook fire place, leads through to an adjoining restaurant where locally sourced food is served. A good range of beers from St Austell is always available, together with a local cider in summer. Popular with both cyclists and walkers, the pub lies just one mile from the Tarka Trail. Please note that the pub was sold in February 2017 and that there may now be changes to some of the information given
- Malt Scoop Inn Merton EX20 3EA (01805) 603924
- Blackcock Inn
Built in the mid 19th Century as a hotel to serve the Taunton to Barnstaple railway, this country inn retains many original features, including inglenook fireplaces, log fires and beamed ceilings. In addition to the spacious and atmospheric bar area, there is a separate dining room and a skittle alley/games room. There are five rooms of accommodation within, while outside there is a large beer garden, a barbecue and play area and car cark. The popular and well appointed Yeo Valley Holiday Park, which is run alongside the pub, is open all year and welcomes touring caravans, motor homes and tents. Holiday cottages, caravans and eurotents can also be rented. A beer festival is held each late May bank holiday weekend.
- London Inn
Set in a village mentioned in the Doomsday book, a delightful 15th Century former coaching inn on the edge of Exmoor that still boasts open log fires, inglenooks and beamed ceilings attracting locals and visitors alike.The pub comprises several small rooms, including a separate restuarant, that are all full of displays connected to field sports. There is a beer garden to the front and the pub is very dog friendly. B&B is available but no credit or debit cards are accepted. NB: Tuesday to Thursday lunch is only available if pre-booked.
- Blackcock Inn Molland EX36 3NW (01769) 550297
- Bell Inn
Monkleigh, Nr Bideford.
This cosy thatched inn is some 400 years old and built of stone, flint and cob. Outside the south facing garden and patio area, with its glorious views across to Dartmoor, has summer seating for eating. Dogs are welcome, as are well-behaved children until 9.00pm. Following the change of ownership in late 2019, this always friendly pub now has a greater emphasis on real ale, with three regularly available. Meanwhile the reputation for good home-cooked food has been very well maintained. Live music sessions are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, while a well-supported quiz night takes place each fourth Sunday.
- Bell Inn Monkleigh, Nr Bideford. Monkleigh EX39 5JS (01805) 938285
- Chichester Arms
Unique and popular 16th-centuryvillage free house in a picturesque location with seating at the front for dining and drinking alfresco. From here there are views of Lundy Island and the expansive beaches of Woolacombe Bay nearby. Once the old vicarage, it still has gas lighting in the bar. Normally there are four real ales available with the occasional one or two guests. Busy during holiday times, quality food is served all week except Mondays in winter. Separate skittle alley and children's room for families.
- Ship Aground Inn
This an old seaside pub with a lovely atmosphere. Situated in the pretty village of Morthoe close to the National Trust path to Morte Hoe. Family & Dog friendly, good pub grub available all day, carvery on Sundays. One standard & two guest ales on most of the time.
- Chichester Arms Chapel Hill Mortehoe EX34 7DU (01271) 870411
- Muddiford Inn
Situated in the lovely rural village of Muddiford, the pub building is over 400 years old & has many interesting features. Cosy pub with attractive separate bar & restaurant areas, with extensive grounds & great beer garden. Excellent pub food all week. Features many local real ales & ciders. Reopened in December 2019, following a short period of closure.
- Muddiford Inn Muddiford Muddiford EX31 4EY (01271) 850243
- Newton Tracey
- Hunters Inn
This 16th Century, oak beamed country inn lies on the main road from Barnstaple to Torrington. There are two bars, a separate restaurant and a skittle alley/function room. Outside there is an attractive beer garden and large car park. The pub is both children and dog friendly.
- Hunters Inn Newton Tracey EX31 3PL (01271) 858339
- North Molton
- Poltimore Inn
Situated in the pretty Exmoor village of North Molton, The Poltimore Inn is an attractive country pub with a welcoming atmosphere. The long bar and seating area, leads off to a snug and then through to the 70 seater restaurant/function room. The latter overlooks and provides some glorious views of the surrounding countryside, as also does the attractive beer garden. The pub has a good reputation for its home cooked food and this has won it a number of prestigious awards in recent years. Three real ales are normally available, with local Exmoor Ale often joined by Otter Ale and Old Speckled Hen, while other beers from the Exmoor range regularly feature as guests.
- Poltimore Inn East Street North Molton EX36 3HR ku.oc.notlomhtronnnieromitlopeht@tcatnoc(01598) 740338
- North Tawton
- Copper Key Inn
Grade II listed 16th century 'L' shaped thatched inn laid out on different levels, recently refurbished with varied seating areas, Steps lead up to the bar entrance and toilets but ramp available.
- Fountain Inn
Town centre, traditional drinking pub dating from the 16th Century. Two or three changing real ales are kept, along with Sam's Medium cider from nearby Winkleigh. Darts, pool and cribbage are played. Hot food is limited to the very popular Sunday Roast but snacks and sandwiches can be delivered from the cafï¿½ nearby.
- Railway Inn
Whiddon Down Road
Good value and a warm welcome always await you at this friendly Devon local. Adjacent to the former North Tawton railway station, there are numerous old railway photos on the walls. Reel Ale from Teignworthy is normally joined by a guest ale from one of the other West Country breweries, together with a real cider in summer. The dining room is popular in the evening (no food Thurs), also Sunday lunchtimes. Guide dogs only.
- White Hart
58 Fore Street, North Tawton
Narrow, long pub with a side entrance. From the front window you can see the restaurant area. On entering at the side the unusual sight is of the kitchen area in front of you with the main bar and seating area with wood burner to the right. This leads, via a few stairs, to the raised bar/restaurant area. Further on is a door leading to the toilets and skittle alley/function room. Outside, just opposite the entrance is the cellar with a recently installed disabled toilet with ramp nearby. Going towards the rear of the pub there is a newly laid gravel area and raised patio area, accessed via another ramp, for summer use. Closed on Tuesdays.
- Copper Key Inn Fore Street North Tawton EX20 2ED ku.oc.yekreppoceht@olleh(01837) 880445
- Kingsley Inn
11 Fore Street
Named after the local author Charles Kingsley this old pub is the in the centre of Northam away from the beach. Full of local characters, this pub provides a real insight into local life.
- Kingsley Inn 11 Fore Street Northam EX39 1AW (01237) 474221
- Green Dragon
This historic 18th-century inn is very much at the heart of Northlew. The Green Dragon often features beers from West Country breweries. The extensive menu is complemented by regularly held themed food nights and periodic beer festivals. The wooden beams, snug interior and blazing fire in winter all help to ensure a warm welcome in this classic village pub.
- Green Dragon Northlew Northlew EX20 3NN (01409) 221228
- Fountain Hotel
Friendly and welcoming old inn with lounge and public bars, a separate cosy restaurant and 6 en-suite rooms of accommodation. Local Dartmoor IPA and Jail Ale are usually available, together with Doom Bar and an occasional guest beer. A good variety of both traditional and exotic meals are also served, but not in the Bar.
- Kings Arms
St James Street
Busy and welcoming town centre pub. The bar area leads through to a separate games room and there is a particularly attractive beer garden at the rear. Regular live music sessions take place on Saturday evenings and quizzes on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Both children and dogs are welcome, although children are not allowed in the bar after 9.00 pm, while dogs are not permitted after noon on Saturdays. Food is provided by Tina's Kitchen just a few yards away from the pub.
- London Inn
22 West Street
A busy and well-appointed town pub that is very sport oriented. There are two big screens, together with six other TV screens in the spacious bar and games room areas, while outside there is a large garden to enjoy in summer. Changing Devon real ales are sourced with Holsworthy Ales appearing regularly. Live music sessions are a feature, with both inside and outside events held frequently. Breakfast served on Saturdays from 9:30 till 12.
- Manor House & Ashbury Hotels
0800 458 3026
The Manor House and Asbury Hotels are together here as their website does not differentiate between them.
The Manor House Hotel DOES NOT allow access to their bars UNLESS you are a resident or are accompanied by a resident. Very similar to a Private Members Club.
This entry also covers The Ashbury Hotel which has many Golf courses available for residents and is situated about 2 miles away. Again, the bars ARE NOT OPEN to non-residents.
- White Hart Hotel
Former old market town hotel, tastefully converted to a Wetherspoon pub and hotel with 23 rooms. Originally a coaching inn and dating from the late 17th century, it is a Grade II Listed property.
- Fountain Hotel Fore Street Okehampton EX20 1AP (01837) 53532
- Bell Inn
Sympathetically restored after a serious fire in 2017, this 13th-century thatched inn, with its cob walls, oak beams and woodburner fires, has retained all of its old world charm. Three and sometimes four changing real ales are available, with usually at least one of these coming from a local brewery. Very good home-cooked food is served, either in the bar or the adjacent raised restaurant area, while the Sunday roast is also popular. Breakfast is available Thursday to Saturday as well as lunch with Sunday being Roast day. Food is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday evenings with the pub being closed on Wednesday.
- Bell Inn Rectory Lane Parkham EX39 5PL (01237) 451201
- Fox & Goose Inn
Imposing 19th Century Exmoor inn with quaint interior full of interesting local artefacts and pictures. A single bar and dining area extends into two formerly separate but now adjoining rooms. The comfortable accommodation is well situated for exploring both Exmoor and the North Devon coast. Ingredients for this essentially food led pub are sourced locally and cooked simply to a high standard. In addition to the attractive menu, dishes can also be prepared to order.
- Fox & Goose Inn Parracombe EX31 4PE (01598) 763239
- Laurels Inn
This family run village local is situated in a picturesque village with several 'chocolate box' cottages. Originally dating from the early 18th-century and having had a number of interesting former uses, it became a pub in the early 1970S. The bar area has a pool table at the far end, while there is a cosy restaurant offset near the entrance. Outside there are wooden benches and tables for eating and drinking alfresco. The Tarka Trail, convenient for walkers and cyclists, is one mile away.
- Laurels Inn Petrockstowe EX20 3HJ (01837) 810578
- Pig on the Hill
Converted farmhouse with a porking theme (hence the name) and extensive exterior grounds. A family and dog-friendly pub with two dining areas. Outside is a sheltered patio and large garden with playground facilities. Formerly the home of Country Life brewery, the landlord is a real ale enthusiast who stocks an ever changing range of West Country and National products. A petanque club is run from here with the pitch situated on the edge of the grounds.
- Pig on the Hill Pusehill Pusehill EX39 5AH (01237) 425889
- Molesworth Arms
A traditional, friendly village pub, comfortable atmosphere, popular for food, carries 2 West country ales, one always LocAle. Pleasant garden area features wood fired pizza oven and BBQ, reguarly used instead of Sunday lunch during summer. Look at the blackboard for amusing historical events on the same day of the year. Please note that during winter months the pub opens an hour later at 6.00 pm Weds-Sat.
- Molesworth Arms Pyworthy EX22 6SU ku.oc.yhtrowypsmrahtrowselom@ofni(01409) 259966
- Rackenford Club
Well supported club that is home to local skittles and darts teams. The pleasant bar area has a television and an open fire at one end, skittle alley, pool table, etc. at the other. A beer festival is held in August each year.
- Stag Inn
Dating from the 12th Century and containing a number of interesting historical features, The Stag is reckoned to be the oldest pub in Devon. It reopened in March 2018, following a sympathetic refurbishment and under new ownership, following an 18 month period of closure. Flagstone floors, a large open fire, cosy informal eating areas and a very well stocked bar, coupled with the enthusiasm of the new owners, make this a pub to seek out. Three changing ales and three or more ciders, are all sourced locally, while good, locally sourced and freshly prepared food is served. Beer bread, a delicious house speciality, is freshly baked each day.
- Rackenford Club Rackenford EX16 8EE (01884) 881363
- New Inn
Thatched village local dating from the 16th-century. Reopened under new management in April 2021.
- New Inn West Road Roborough EX19 8SY moc.hguorobornniweneht@ofni(01805) 603247
- Rockford Inn
A warm and welcoming traditional low beamed pub, with parts of the building more than 400 years old. Situated beside the East Lyn River in the heart of Exmoor National Park, it has seven rooms of accommodation, all of which are en-suite. Real ales from local breweries are served from casks behind the bar, and very good home-cooked food is served. Permits are available for fishing and the Samaritans Way for walkers runs along the length of the valley by the river. Extended hours apply in summer, when open all day every day from May to September Well behaved dogs allowed in the bar area.
- Rockford Inn Rockford Rockford EX35 6PT (01598) 741214
- Rowden Moor
This roadhouse restaurant is also used for private functions. One real ale is usually available.
- Countryman Rowden Moor EX20 2SA (01837) 82206
- Sampford Courtenay
- New Inn Restaurant & Bar
Sixteenth-century coaching house with original low beams and a large fireplace at either end of the long bar. Two real ales are usually available and served directly from casks behind the bar. Good food is served daily. The owner has worked in several leading culinary establishments, the menu being a showcase for his considerable talents. Breakfasts also available at weekends. At the rear there is a very pleasant and spacious beer garden and car park. Dogs and children welcome.
- New Inn Restaurant & Bar Sampford Courtenay Sampford Courtenay EX20 2TB (01837) 82247
- Devil's Stone Inn
New owners took over the pub early in 2021 and have breathed new life into it which the local villagers are enjoying. This 17th century former coaching inn at the heart of the village is a warm, cosy venue with wood beams, flagstone floors and several open fireplaces. The single bar has four handpumps serving two regular ale and two guests. plus Sam's cider from Winkleigh in summer. Apparently haunted, there is also a large garden, games room and separate dining room. In the church opposite you will find the Devil's Stone that is turned every year on 5th November to ward off evil spirits. The introduction of a small cafe/tea room adjoining the pub is proving very popular.
- Devil's Stone Inn Shebbear EX21 5RU (01409) 281210
- Half Moon Inn
The Square, Sheepwash
The Half Moon is one of the few original fishing inns remaining in Devon. It dates from the 16th Century and is Grade 2 listed. It overlooks the Torridge Valley and is situated in picturesque countryside. Sheepwash was once a thriving market town in the middle ages. Now it is a small rural village with a vibrant community spirit where peace and quiet reigns even in mid-summer. The pub is dog-friendly, although only allowing them into the guest accommodation and bar area. A magnificent log fire is a focal point in colder weather and the unique village inn atmosphere creates an ideal setting for visitors and locals to mix. Four real ales are regularly featured from St Austell, Sharpe's and Otter breweries. The pub has a popular, diverse and seasonally changing home cooked menu, together with an extensive global wine list.
- Half Moon Inn The Square, Sheepwash Sheepwash EX21 5NE (01409) 231376
- Highwayman Inn
Set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and originally built as an Inn in the 13th Century, The Highwayman has claim to being the most unusual pub in Britain. In the same family for sixty years, it is something of an Aladdin's cave, full of eclectic artefacts and curios. The slate-floored front bar, with counter hewn from an oak tree, is complemented by a series of nooks and crannies that lead off, while there is also an equally atmospheric, separate eating area. Accommodation extends to five rooms. Well behaved dogs and children are welcome.
- Highwayman Inn Sourton EX20 4HN (01837) 861243
- Sourton Down
- Pump & Pedal Cider House & Cycle Workshop
Prewley, Sourton Down
Set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and on the site of the old Prewley Moor Inn, this attractive sports bar for cyclists opened in October 2019 and is fast becoming a mecca for cycle enthusiasts of all kinds. A full range of cycling services are provided, including repairs, sales and e-bike diagnostics, alongside tasty snacks and a well stocked bar, with locally sourced cider and bottle conditioned ales featuring strongly. Close to route 27 of the Granite Way, part of the National Cycle Network, live TV coverage is shown of cycling events. Discounts apply for all "2 wheeled arrivals", while the premises are also becoming particularly popular with walkers exploring Dartmoor.
- Pump & Pedal Cider House & Cycle Workshop Prewley, Sourton Down Sourton Down EX20 4HT (01837) 861488
- South Molton
- Coaching Inn
Queen Street, South Molton.
Spacious pub with bar area, open plan restaurant, function room and car park. Accommodation consists of 10 en-suite rooms. Three real ales are kept, invariably from Exmoor brewery. The pub is home to the local branch of the RBL and is also a big supporter of South Molton's Old English Fayre and other community events. Live swing and jam music nights take place twice each month. Small dogs are allowed in the bar only.
- George Hotel
1 Broad Street
An 18th Century hotel in the centre of the town, dating from the 1730s and built on the site of an earlier inn. The Exmoor bar stocks Jollyboat Mainbrace, St Austell Tribute, and Sharps Doombar. Good food is served in the separate restaurant between 6.30 to 9.00 every day and also from 12 until 2 Thurs - Sat. In addition, bar snacks are available from 5-6.30 and breakfasts from 7.30 until 9 am on weekdays, 8 to 9 Saturdays and 9 until 10 am on Sundays. The large function room upstairs hosts regular live music and comedy nights. There is also a small meeting room downstairs which is often used for IT training etc. Accommodation consists of 10 well appointed en-suite rooms. Dogs are welcome in the bar.
- Kings Arms
4 Kings Street, South Molton.
Town pub with a single bar, which is notable for the large collection of football scarves and shirts that adorn the ceiling. At one end there is a seating area, while there is a pool table and Sky 3d tv. shown at the other. Darts and pool teams are supported and there is also a skittle alley, which is home to four teams. Regular disco, karaoke and race nights are held and there is occasional live music. A 'happy hour , when there is a 50p per pint reduction, extends from 4.00 - 7.00 pm. Cotleigh Commando, from the sales of which 5p/pint is donated to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust is kept on a regular basis. Well behaved dogs are welcomed.
- Mill Inn
Situated just yards from the North Devon Link Road two miles east of South Molton, Fullers London Pride plus Barum Original are well kept and served from under a thatched bar! Good food and dog-friendly so long as your dog is kept on a lead and is happy to mix with the three canine residents. At the last time of asking Debit/Credit cards were not accepted but cheques backed with a guarantee card are. Fabulous log fire to warm your toes.We are in the process of updating this entryIn the meantime, please contact the pub for more info
- Riverside Caravan & Camping Park & Country Club
Located at what is known as "the gateway to Exmoor", this well appointed caravan park and country club caters for both touring vans and campers, while also being open to the general public. It has a river bathing area and dogs are welcomed throughout the site. Various annual car and motor cycle events are held, along with a beer festival which usually takes place in early October.
- South Molton Conservative Club
21 Broad Street
Founded in 1885, pleasant club in the town centre.
- Town Arms Hotel
124 East Street
Main street local near the centre of this small, historic market town which is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor. Popular with locals and particularly busy on market day (Thursday), there is a strong commitment to real ale. The single main bar has an open fire and pool table, while there is also quieter back room and four rooms of accommodation. Real log fire in bar, very cosy, dog friendly pub.
- Coaching Inn Queen Street, South Molton. South Molton EX36 3BJ (01769) 572526
- South Tawton
- Seven Stars
Fore Street, South Tawton
In the middle of a pretty village on the edge of Dartmoor. The pub has reopened under new ownership having been closed since 2018 and having had a great deal of refurbishment done. Currently Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available. Further details will be added once a visit by CAMRA has been made to ascertain what facilities are being offered.
- Seven Stars Fore Street, South Tawton South Tawton EX20 2LW (01837) 849148
- South Zeal
- Kings Arms
Thatched 14thC village local, which is not only at the hub of the community, but also attracts many visitors exploring the area. Well behaved dogs are made particularly welcome here. The regular Dartmoor beers are accompanied by a changing guest ale and locally made cider, during summer months. Good food is served lunchtimes and evenings every day. Regular live music sessions are held throughout the year and the pub plays a central role during the Dartmoor Folk Festival in August.
- Oxenham Arms
Originally built as a 12th-century monastery, the Oxenham was later an imposing manor house. It now has the unspoilt atmosphere of an old country inn, with low beams, flagstone floors and open fires. Two guest beers, usually from local breweries, join the regular Oxy Ale and Merry Monk house beers. Good food can be enjoyed either in the bar or the separate AA star restaurant. During January and February the pub closes 3-6 pm.
- Kings Arms South Zeal EX20 2JP (01837) 840300
- St Giles in the Wood
- St Giles Sports & Social Club
St Giles in the Wood
Social club at heart of the village. Longer hours in summer, including occasional Sundays.
- St Giles Sports & Social Club St Giles in the Wood EX38 7JG (01237) 623206
- St Giles on the Heath
- Pint & Post
St Giles on the Heath
This thatched village local, was once two cottages, then a pub and post office, hence the name. A friendly family run pub close to the Cornish border, offering good home cooked food (inc takeaways) and a regular Wednesday quiz night. Legend from Dartmoor is one of the two well kept ales, joined by a locally sourced guest ale. See their Facebook page for extra opening hours. Also dog friendly throughout the pub.
- Pint & Post St Giles on the Heath PL15 9SA moc.tcennoctb@elgnirpyhtomit(01566) 779933
- Stibb Cross
- Old Union Inn
Busy village pub and restaurant, with ample parking and attractive beer garden, at junction of A388 and B3227. The Union Inn is said to be situated on the cross road of North Devon and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Its roads sidelocation benefits from passing trade from Barnstaple and Bideford in the north, Torrington to the east and Holsworthy to the west. We are close to several of the local north Devon attractions such as The Milky Way Adventure Park, The BIG Sheep and Quince Honey Farm.
- Old Union Inn Stibb Cross EX38 8LH (01805) 601626
- Devonshire Inn
This unspoilt thatched local, with low ceilings and an open fire, was originally at the end of a terrace of Elizabethan cottages in this Dartmoor village. Entering it today is to experience an atmospheric step back in time. There is a leat running past the rear wall of the pub which helps cool the three real ales on stillage, as well as powering the waterwheel of the Finch Foundry Museum (NT) next door.
- Taw River Inn
Popular thatched pub set in an attractive village on the edge of Dartmoor, close to picturesque walks and numerous places of historical interest. The real ales, together with a real cider made in the village, are all competitively priced, while good value pub food is served in both the bar area and adjacent dining room. There is a TV in the large single bar, where numerous sports and pub games are played by friendly locals.
- Devonshire Inn Sticklepath EX20 2NW (01837) 840626
- Jack Russell
On the main road through the quiet village of Swimbridge, the pub is famous for its connection with the Reverend John Russell, who was the first breeder of the Jack Russell Terrier and is buried in the churchyard opposite. An integral part of the local community, a number of teams are supported and other events, such as quiz nights, are held on a regular basis. An annual cider festival takes place at Halloween.
- Jack Russell Swimbridge EX32 0PN (01271) 830366
- Throwleigh, Okehampton
- Northmore Arms
An unspoilt rustic pub, with traditional values and a hospitable welcome, The Northmore Inn is somewhat off the beaten track but well worth the effort to find it. Having been run by a group of local volunteers for nine months while new tenants were being sought, the well-regarded owners took back day to day control in July 2019. Good quality food is now available once more, although booking is advised, particularly in summer. The ever-present Dartmoor IPA is served directly from the cask, while two local real ciders are also kept.
- Northmore Arms Wonson, Throwleigh, Okehampton EX20 2JA (01647) 231181
- Cavalier Inn
Family friendly pub just off the main square with lively bar and a separate 60 seat restaurant. Home cooked good value food is served and three very competitively priced real ales are available. Reckoned to be haunted and regular paranormal evenings are held. Accommodation consists of two well appointed en-suite rooms.
- Puffing Billy
Now an attractive restaurant and licenced cafï¿½, the Puffing Billy reopened in May 2015 after a prolonged period of closure. At least three, bottle conditioned ales are stocked, together One well kept local ale is usually available, together with two real ciders. Built of the local Torrington Stone and formerly the railway station serving the town, the Puffing Billy maintains a railway theme and is now a hub of the popular Tarka Trail, which runs alongside the restaurant. Cycle hire is available nearby. Good value meals, snacks and cream teas are served, with breakfasts available from 9-11am. Look out for the large and impressive pictures of dogs. Longer opening hours in summer.
- Royal Exchange
86 New Street, Great Torrington,
17th-century main-street local which re-opened in October 2013 after a 15 month period of closure. There is a principal bar, which has low beams and a welcoming atmosphere, a lower-level side bar with darts, pool and a TV, and a restaurant which doubles as a function or family room. Good food is available every day until 9.00 pm. Children and dogs welcome.
- Torridge Inn
136 Mill Street, Taddiport.
Having re-opened under new ownership in April 2013, this friendly local is now also a specialist Thai restaurant. St Austell Tribute is regularly available, along with at least one guest beer. At present this varies but in the near future a locally brewed house beer, 'Torrington Traveller', is planned. The restaurant is open from 6-10 every day and on Sundays a popular roast is served from 2-6. The cosy bar leads through to two raised eating areas, while outside there is a elevated terrace in front of the pub and an attractive beer garden at the rear.
- Torridge Vale Social Club
41 South Street
Social club originally set up for employees of the now closed Torridge Vale Dairy. There are currently around 1,000 members, of whom about 200 make regular use of the Club. Facilities include a snooker room, skittle alley and Sky Sports channel tv. Membership costs three pounds per annum and drinks are very cheap. Although no food is served, there are kitchen facilities available for functions and parties. The building is a former church.
- Torrington Arms
170 New Street
Traditional open plan pub in a town with historic links to the civil war. Note the photos of local 'Cavalier' bonfire events that have been going for over forty years and archive prints of regulars. Good atmosphere with a real fire in the main part of the bar and a small dining area at the rear. There is a spacious function room/restaurant with real ale at the back of the pub on the way to the patio where occasional live music events take place.
- Torrington Conservative Club
38 South Street
Popular club where membership costs just three pounds per year. Well kept St Austell Tribute and Sharps Doom Bar available at very reasonable prices.
- Cavalier Inn Torrington EX38 8EP (01805) 623832
- Rising Sun Inn
Village free house and hotel on the River Taw and close to Umberleigh Railway Station, which is ideal as a base for fishing, shooting, walking and cycling breaks. One and a half miles of fishing are owned by the pub. A regular house beer, "The Riser" is usually accompanied by two locally sourced ales. The bar leads through to an adjoining eating area and there is also a separate restaurant, together with recently refurbished accommodation of 8 en-suite rooms, 7 of which are doubles. Outside an attractive patio area overlooks the river and the A377. New Owners took over in December 2021.
- Rising Sun Inn Umberleigh EX37 9DU (01769) 560447
- Weare Giffard
- Cyder Presse
Family run local in picturesque village on the banks of the River Torridge, with cosy bar and restaurant areas, a beer garden and two en-suite twin rooms. Local CAMRA Cider Pub of the year in 2018 and 2019, it usually features more than nine real ciders, alongside up to four real ales. Home cooked food from local produce is served Thurs-Sat and at Sunday lunchtimes. Please check website/Facebook for upcoming events.
- Cyder Presse Weare Giffard EX39 4QR (01237) 425517
- Old Smithy Inn
A 13th Century thatched inn, nestled at the top of the Welcombe Valley and just a mile from the sea near the Cornish border. Quality ales, from nearby Forge and other local breweries, good ciders and a range of excellent, locally sourced food can all be enjoyed here in a most welcoming atmoshere. Outside there is a pleasant garden and a separate function room. An outstanding beer and music festival is held in July.
- Old Smithy Inn Welcombe EX39 6HG (01288) 331305
- Lymington Arms
Friendly, welcoming pub set in mid-Devon countryside, with a large car park, attractive outdoor seating, sunny bar/dining area and a characterful restaurant. Although seemingly remote, Eggesford Station, where all Tarka Line trains stop, lies only two fairly easily walked or cycled miles away. The regular Teignworthy Reel Ale, is usually accompanied by at least two other West Country beers, while good locally sourced and home-cooked food is served.
- Lymington Arms Lama Cross Wembworthy EX18 7SA ku.oc.smranotgnimyl@ofni(01837) 83572
- West Anstey
- Jubilee Inn
Attractive roadside pub on the South Molton to Bampton road, near the village of West Anstey. The Jubilee reopened in September 2015, following almost three years of closure and a major refurbishment. The large, open plan bar area has Sky TV, pool table and an open fire, while there is an attractive restaurant to one side. Pool, skittle and dart teams play from the pub and various local activities are also hosted. Six guest room all have flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as an iPod docking station and a CD player Wi-Fi throughout the property.
- Jubilee Inn Yeo Mill West Anstey EX36 3PH (01398) 341401
- West Down
- Crown Inn
Although a bit off the beaten track and half a mile from a bus route, this 17th Century village freehouse is well worth a visit for the reception, atmosphere and well kept beers. In 1962 the cottage next door to the original pub was taken over, and with the demolition of the dividing wall, became what we have today. On the walls there are many local village photographs as well as a signed photo of pilots that were based at Chivenor who used to often frequent the pub.
- Crown Inn West Down West Down EX34 8NF (01271) 862790
- Westleigh Inn
Traditional village pub in the small village of Westleigh close to the sandy beach of Instow. Recently reopen with a greater focus on food. Both ales are always on good form.
- Westleigh Inn Westleigh Westleigh EX39 4NL (01271) 860867
- Westward Ho!
- Pier House
A modern restaurant and bar at the sea front in Westward Ho! where the old pier once stood. The location and facilities make The Pier House a popular venue for wedding receptions. Seafood is a speciality here. Three real ales are served in the summer.
- Pig on the Beach
Unit 1, Latitude 51.
Modern pub/restaurant on the seafront at Westward Ho! Two floors inside with excellent views of the sea and beach and recently added conservatory in front of the pub. Reopened in April 2019 under new ownership following a six month period of closure.
- Village Inn
A large pub with private car park in the seaside town of Westward Ho! Situated on the hill, up a little from the main road down to the sea, it retains the atmosphere of a village local. . There are two bars, at the front the light and airy area is more restaurant like. Outside there is a pleasant beer garden with a barbecue to enjoy in summer.
- Waterfront Inn
Golf Links Road
Large family focused pub and restaurant in the centre of Westward Ho! serving 4 real ales by St Austell (3 in Winter). At the rear is an attractive beer garden with an adjacent well-equipped Games Room. In addition to the normal menu, a carvery is available on Thurs, Fri, Sat from 12-2.30 & 5.30-8.30 and on Sundays from 12 until 7.00 pm.
- Pier House Westward Ho! EX39 1JU (01237) 477777
- Whiddon Down
- Post Inn
This welcoming, cosy yet spacious, roadside inn on the northern edge of Dartmoor has a long history dating back to its origins as a Post House. All four beers are West Country sourced and there is usually a choice of two ciders from Sampford Orchards. Food, which is available daily, is sourced locally wherever possible. The beer garden is particularly attractive and has panoramic views.
- Post Inn Whiddon Down EX20 2QT (01647) 231242
- Kings Arms
The Square, Fore Street
Grade II listed 16th-century thatched village pub. The single bar has low-beamed ceilings, a flagstone floor and a welcoming wood burning fire for colder months. Good food from a varied menu can be enjoyed in a series of intimate dining rooms featuring naval memorabilia, books and an intriguing, glass capped well. To the rear is a cosy private function room. Up to five, mainly Devon-sourced real ales are usually available, together with two ciders from nearby Sam's.
- Seven Stars
Community local in a picturesque village where the darts, skittles, football and pool teams are all based. The single bar is on two levels, with the first featuring an open fire and flagstone floor, while the raised area has a pool table. There are sports TVs in each area. Two local (Dartmoor 'Jail', Otter 'Bitter') plus one guest beer, which usually comes from a West Country micro-brewery and Sams Traditional Dry cider from Winkleigh. The rear terraced patio includes a skittle alley, which can double as a function room, a tiered seating area where barbecues are held in summer, and cover for smokers.
- Kings Arms The Square, Fore Street Winkleigh EX19 8HQ ku.oc.hgielkniwsmrasgnik@ofni(01837) 682681
- Mitre Inn
2 The Square
Situated on the Two Moors Way and dating from the sixteenth century when it was a coach house, The Mitre is now a Grade Two listed building. Two ales from Exmoor brewery are always available, while the third is invariably from a local brewery as well. The bar, with large open fire in winter, leads through to a cosy lounge area, while there is also an attractive separate restaurant . The pub has a good reputation for food, which is served from early evening until 9.30 Mon-Sat and 9.00 pm on Sundays. Bed and breakfast accommodation is available all year round, with four of the six rooms en-suite.
- Thelbridge Cross Inn
Built of stone and cob, with beamed ceilings and open log fires, this former coaching inn dates back to the 1700s. New owners took over in June 2017. The inn has two adjoining bar areas, a separate bar dining area and a cosy 40 seater dining room . The function suite is particularly suited to wedding receptions and is fully air conditioned, sound proofed and has it's own private bar. Accomodation consists of seven en-suite double rooms and a Bridal Suite.
- Mitre Inn 2 The Square Witheridge EX16 8AE (01884) 861263
- Bar Electric
Very modern well appointed Bar, with lovely outside seating area. Good views of the Beach. Conveniently situated in the middle of the shopping & eating area of this popular seaside resort. Has limited opening hours out of season. Keeps three ales on at most times. Live music on frequently. Food served all day.
- Captain Jack's
Captain Jack's was converted from Woolacombe's original old farm buildings which have been on this site as early as the 12th Century. The circular stone pillars that form the central courtyard can be seen surrounding the Beer Garden. In 1170ad William De Tracy, one of four knights who allegedly murdered Thomas A Becket in Canterbury was caught hiding there, and executed. Folklore has it that his ghost still roams the beach, cursed forever to weave an impossible chain of sand along its length. From November until Spring the pub only opens on Saturday & Sunday and times will vary.
- Fortescue Arms
Owned & run by Father & Son Robert & Edward, the chef, since 1st June 2003, the Fortescue Arms dates back to the 1890’s when the original building was a station Hotel opposite the Mortehoe & Woolacombe railway station, until the days of Beecham in 1970, when the line was closed down. The Fortescue Arms is a freehouse with restaurants & B&B. Situated just 2 miles from the world acclaimed sandy beaches of Woolacombe, the Fortescue offers food & drinks with a choice of eating and drinking areas, freshly prepared varied menus, cooked in house and Sunday carvery. Dog and Family friendly.
- Jubilee Inn (Jube)
Modern pub in the heart of Woolacombe.
- Old Mill
The Old Mill' was converted into a pub in the early eighties, and the mill dates back as far as the 17th Century. Parts of the workings can be seen in the grounds with the mill stones at the front entrance. The working part of the mill was upstairs and the flour was dropped into sacks on the lower floor. The stream that ran the mill used to run to the left of the building but has now been covered due to landscaping. Prior to conversion into a pub the front courtyard had been used for livestock auctions. A pleasing pub to visit with good beer and a selection of meals (many of which are suitable for vegetarians). The pub is closed, for the winter, from the end of November to March.
- Red Barn
Situated at the North end of Woolacombe beach in an area that is a tourists paradise, hence it can get very busy in the holiday season. At one time this used to be a cafe and from the outside it still looks like one, but inside is a large welcoming establishment serving superb food in good-sized portions. Four real ales are always available, with regularly changing guest beers. A small ale and music festival is held in December and local live music is supported regularly.
- Tides Inn
Open from Easter until October, The Tides Inn is more a restaurant than pub.
- Bar Electric Beach Road Woolacombe EX34 7BP (01271) 870429
- Farmers Arms
Following a closure of more than six years, the reincarnated Farmers Arms opened again in September 2018. Extended, refurbished, furnished and decorated to the highest possible standard, it is something of a new concept in up-market village pubs and restaurants. There are two bars along with spacious dining and lounge areas, and a cosy, private family restaurant. Stairs lead to a first floor lounge with open fire and an adjacent games area. Outside there is a heated patio/garden. Food times shown are for the pub food menu. The high quality restaurant operates from 6 - 8.30 Weds to Saturday evenings.
- Farmers Arms Woolsery EX39 5QS moc.yresloow@snoitavreser(01237) 439328
- Williams Arms
16th Century family run free house serving high quality, mainly English, cuisine. The daily carvery, from 12-2 and 12-3 on Sundays, is particularly popular. Open for breakfast from 8.45 am, the bar opens at 12.00, with Doom Bar and Exmoor Gold the regular ales available.
- Williams Arms Heanton Hill Wrafton EX33 2DE (01271) 812360
- Yarde Down
- Poltimore Arms
Yarde Down, Brayford, Devon
Dating back from the 13th century, this old coaching inn lies in a remote area of glorious Exmoor countryside. Ivy-clad beamed pub is so remote it generates its own electricity, and water is from a spring. The Poltimore arms is an atmospheric and welcoming locals' pub, which retains many interesting and original features, including, it is said, a friendly ghost.
- Poltimore Arms Yarde Down, Brayford, Devon Yarde Down EX36 3HA