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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This thatched Devon longhouse dates from 1650, when it was a staging house for changing post horses, and stands beside the A35 just west of Axminster. Weary travellers will find a cosy, beamed interior with a relaxed atmosphere, crackling log fires, and a fine range of local ales on tap. Order a pint of Otter or Thatchers Gold to accompany a traditional pub meal, perhaps a baked aubergine with Mediterranean vegetables and sweet potato, topped with a three-cheese crust; or a jacket potato with a choice of toppings. The south-facing garden is the venue for the Spring Bank Holiday beer festival in late May. A change of hands in late 2015.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 8am-11pm
  • Lunch opening: all wk 8am-9pm
  • Dinner opening: all wk 8am-9pm

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Otter Bitter, Branscombe Vale Branoc
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Spring BH Sat


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Axminster on A35 towards Honiton. Pub on left in 1m

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