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West Country ales and seasonal menus

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Tucked up a narrow driveway behind cottages and the church in this unspoilt Devon village, the ancient ivy-clad tower (which gives this charming 14th-century inn its name) looms hauntingly above the pub. It is all that remains of the old College of Chantry Priests – the pub was built to accommodate the artisans who constructed the monastic college. Six hundred years on and this truly atmospheric village pub continues to welcome guests and the appeal, other than its peaceful location, is the excellent range of real ales on tap and the good choice of modern pub grub prepared from locally sourced ingredients. Stone walls, open fires, low beams, scrubbed oak tables and flagstone floors characterise the welcoming interior. There’s a splendid landscaped rear garden, perfect for summer alfresco meals.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
  • Days closed: Sunday evening in winter
  • Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–4)
  • Lunch: all week 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


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


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Exit A379 south of Dartmouth, left at Slapton Sands.

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