North Devon

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Thatched Inn

EX39 5BA
Telephone(01237) 471321
Real AleQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsParkingSmokingRestaurantDog FriendlyNewspapersWiFiServes LocAle
Opening times: Mon–Sat 11:00-23:00; Sun 17:00-23:00
Regular beers: Sharp's Doom Bar

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

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.