Named after an extinct breed of sheep, this 16th-century stone-built pub occupies a wonderful location in the Exmoor National Park. Surrounded by many excellent walks, the low-beamed pub welcomes dogs and children, particularly in the school summer holidays when the pub opens all day. This is a pub passionate about beer so there’s always two local cask ales on tap – among them Cotleigh Golden Seahawk and Exmoor Fox – to accompany robust dishes such as home-made chilli con carne; beef and ale pie; or braised lamb shank with redcurrant and rosemary gravy, potatoes and vegetables, plus daily specials.
Closed: 25 December
Open all week
Opening times: 12-2.30 5.30-11
Lunch opening: all week 12-2.30
Dinner opening: all week 5.30-9
Food and drink
Real ales: Cornish Best, Cotleigh Golden Seahawk, Exmoor Ales Fox