A 1725-built village pub that goes from strength to strength after its relaunch a couple of years ago. The stylish bar ‘in all its solid-oak glory’ has a wood-burning stove and the original stone-flag floor – here you’ll find West Country ales and ciders, and award-winning Luscombe organic soft drinks and wines from Sharpham Vineyard just down the hill (tours are available). Ingredients sourced from in and around Totnes appear on a seasonal menu listing home-cooked dishes such as chargrilled wood pigeon breast, salt-baked beetroot and redcurrant reduction; wild venison and red wine sausages and wholegrain mustard mash; and 8oz rump and frites. Waving the flag for the desserts section might be sticky stout cake and butterscotch sauce; or salted caramel, fruit and nut tart. Simple snacks, sandwiches and salads are available at lunchtime. Doors from the dining room lead to a sheltered courtyard.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday (out of season)
Opening times: 11–3 6–11
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12.30–2.30, Sunday 12–3
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9
Food and drink
Set menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in restaurant
Allowed in garden
From Totnes take A381 towards Kingsbridge, 1 mile, left for Ashprington.