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Local ales and food in secluded Devon valley

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Wheelchair access
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

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–3 6–10.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12–2
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Main course from10.50
  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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