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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly

The attractive 13th-century building with thatched roof makes a perfect home for this friendly inn. The ancient slate-floored bar with its old chests and polished brass blends effortlessly with fresh white walls, original oak beams and simple wooden furniture in the dining room. Set beside the River Cole, the garden is perfect for alfresco summer dining, when you can ponder on the pub’s history: it was used by travelling Cistercian monks long before Charles I reviewed his troops from a nearby house during the English Civil War. Menus change regularly, and special events such as ‘posh pies week' or ‘sea shanty evening’ are interspersed throughout the year. Home-made bar food includes a range of soups, omelettes and platters, while a larger meal might include roast guinea fowl breast, redcurrant sauce with raspberry and Madeira; seasonal game pie; or aubergine moussaka with tomato and fresh basil. The pub’s talking Amazon Blue parrot, called Captain, has been a famous fixture here for some 30 years, greeting bar regulars and guests booking into the six well-appointed bedrooms.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11 (Sun 12-3 6-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Sharp's Doom Bar, Otter Ale
  • Real ciders: Winkleigh Sam's, Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Exeter take A377, 1.5m after Crediton left for Coleford, 1.5m to inn

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