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Classic English village free house

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Wheelchair access

Commanding the crossroads in a peaceful village, The Grove has all the requisites of a typical Devon pub – thatched roof, whitewashed exterior, beamed ceilings, bare stone walls, rustic furnishings, flagstone floors, winter log fires and even on occasions, Morris dancers. Just like many other properties in the village, it's listed. The kitchen takes full advantage of fresh produce from nearby farms and the coast to feature in dishes such as tagine of North Devon goat served with herbed couscous; fresh West Country mackerel fillets in real ale batter with chips and peas; or half a spit-roast chicken with red wine and rosemary sauce and chips. All wines, even fizz, are served by the glass, beers come from regional breweries and there's a collection of 65 single malts from around the world. Dogs are allowed in the bar. A beer and cider festival takes place in July.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11 (Sunday 12-4 7-10 some bank holidays 12-4)
  • Lunch opening: Tuesday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Exmoor Ale, Skinner's Betty Stogs, Otter Ale, Chuffin' Ale, Hunter's Devon Dreamer, Exe Valley DOBS Best Bitter
  • Real ciders: Winkleigh Sam's Dry, Autumn Scrumpy, Warhorse 1914-1918, Dorset Nectar, Severn Yarlington Mill, Brooksy's

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, July
  • Cider festival, July

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Ramp or lift access available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

2.5 miles from A377 (Exeter to Barnstaple road). 1.5 miles from B3226 (South Molton road). Follow brown pub signs

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