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Black Venus Inn

Local ales and good food in the heart of Exmoor

At a glance

Bar menu
Kids play area
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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; plus daily specials and fresh fish.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12–2.30 5.30–11
  • Lunch: all week 12–2.30
  • Dinner: all week 5.30–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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