Well-behaved dogs are welcome at this early-Victorian pub, and the resident canine, Milly, keeps a stash of gravy bones behind the bar for visiting dogs. Not only are dogs welcome, but well-behaved fans of award-winning cask ales, worldwide craft beers, sensibly priced wines and traditional pub food are also in luck. Favourites include venison sausage cassoulet; fish pie; and beetroot gnocchi with sage and spinach butter, pine nuts and pea shoots. Grazing plates of meats, and River Exe mussels are designed as both main courses or for sharing. A beer festival is held over the Spring Bank Holiday in late May.