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The Merry Harriers

Forches Corner, CLAYHIDON, EX15 3TR

Originally a Devon longhouse dating from the 15th century, this delightful free house is set in beautiful countryside high on the Blackdown Hills. The pub stands on the spot of notorious Forches Corner, which was the scene of ambushes during the 17th-century Monmouth Rebellion. The black-and-white building features beamed ceilings, a cosy inglenook and attractive dining areas. Peter and Angela Gatling have worked tirelessly to build the local drinks trade and expand the food operation. More than 90 per cent of kitchen ingredients come from the surrounding hills or further afield in the West Country. A bar lunch might feature pan-fried fillet of rainbow trout on chive potato cake, or for lighter appetites there are filled baguettes and ploughman's. In the evening you could try pan-braised pork chop with cider and apples and mustard mash, or local steak-and-kidney pie. The large garden is popular during the summer.

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Tel: 01823 421270
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Principal beers

Exmoor, Cotleigh & Otter Ales


12-3 6.30-11


Sun eve & Mon


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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M5 junct 26, A38 signed Wellington. At next rdbt left signed Exeter/A38. Left into Ford St (follow brown pub sign). At next x-rds left signed Merry Harriers 1.5m

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