Cosy Pubs with Real Fires
In colder weather there's no better place to warm up than by a roaring fire in a cosy pub.
We've listed all of the pubs within the South Devon area, which have real fires where you can hide away from the chilly weather outside.
- Two Mile Oak Inn
Two Mile Oak
The earliest reference to the building as an Inn is in the Tithe Map of 1839, although the name of the farm can be traced back to an advert for its sale in 1784. It serves its ales from a stillage behind the bar. It is a delightful 2 bar olde-worlde pub with wooden floors, black oak beams, part timber panelled and painted stone walls, and inglenook fireplaces complete with wood burners. The pleasant beer garden has views of the Dartmoor and a smokers hut
- Two Mile Oak Inn Two Mile Oak Abbotskerswell TQ12 6DF moc.duolci@nnikaoelimowt(01803) 812411
- Bay Horse Inn
64 North Street
A pleasant and very friendly recently refurbished (2015) single bar pub at the top end of North Street, that is next to an impressive memorial to a local soldier who was killed in the Second Boar War. Its interior is exposed stone walls, dark timber beams and panelling, flagstone and wooden flooring, an open fireplace with a wood burning stove, and mainly upholstered perimeter banquette style seating with tables. There are also stools at the bar, two of which are of interest, as they have leather saddles as their seat. Sports TV is shown via a drop-down projection screen along one wall. At the rear of the premises there is a beer garden that is built into the cliff face, and is reached via 16 steps!! For those who wish a mental challenge whilst having their pint or dram, board games including Scrabble, Chess and Draughts are available. Quiz night every Monday from about 9pm. Live bands every month from vintage Jazz, folk to rock and covers.
- Dartmoor Lodge Hotel
A good selection of local real ales is served at this 24-bedroom roadside hotel on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and the town of Ashburton. There is a friendly, comfortable atmosphere in the oak-beamed bar and restaurant area which, in winter, has a welcoming log fire. Good-quality local food is served all day every day. The location makes it an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and canoeists, and rooms are available for meetings. Ashton Still cider is sold. Winner of 2020 South West Wedding Awards.
- Old Exeter Inn
26 West Street
The oldest pub in Ashburton, built in 1130 to house the workers of St. Andrews Church (opposite the inn) and has remained an inn since that date although it was originally known as the Church House Inn. Behind the bar in what was the old fireplace can be seen the large original millstones and this area houses a granite shelf for the serving of the gravity fed ales. It is reputed that Sir Francis Drake was a regular drinker at the inn on his journeys to London as was Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh was arrested at the Exeter Inn and imprisoned in the Tower of London on 19th July 1603, accused of plotting against the king. There are seated drinking areas either side of the entrance hallway in the main bar, which is L-shaped, rustic and wood-panelled. There are smaller seated areas at the rear. Lovely flagstone floored corridor leads to a secluded walled garden outside at the back. A local of real Cider and Perry is on sale. This pub consistently features in the GBG.
- Silent Whistle
34 St Lawrence Lane
This pub started life as the Old Bottle and became the Railway Hotel in 1872, when the South Devon Railway branch line from Totnes arrived in the town. It became the Silent Whistle in 1962 when the branch line was closed, save for a brief period in the late '80s - early '90s when it became the Fleece & Firkin, reverting to the Silent Whistle when Ushers took over the premises in 1994.
- Victoria Inn
77 North Street
Originally a coaching inn, it has a single room L-shaped bar area with a seperate dining area and an interior that is traditional black timber beams, nooks, stone painted and half timber panelled walls and two welcoming log burners. The beer garden, with its sheltered smokers retreat, is accessed from the rear of the premises via a footbridge over the river Ashburn. The menu is simple traditional British pub classics at affordable prices. Tenants left during the lockdown and a temporary manager has taken over on 23rd July
- Bay Horse Inn 64 North Street Ashburton TQ13 7QG (01364) 653912
- Durant Arms
Part of the Sharpham Estate until 1940, the name Durant Arms dates back to around 1865 when it changed following a philanthropic refurbishment of the estate cottages and pub by Richard Durant the Lord of the Manor. It is a small traditional, family run 18th century inn with wood burning fires and slate floors, offering en-suite and B & B accommodation and a restaurant serving local produce. Dogs welcome in rooms. The pub is close to Sharpham Vineyard and the River Dart and only three miles from Totnes. Open on Bank Holiday Mondays but closed the day after. On the South Devon national cycle route No. 28 and The Dart Valley scenic walking trail from Totnes. Well behaved children welcomed until 9pm.
- Watermans Arms
This charming 17th-century pub and restaurant is located at Bow Bridge on the Harbourne River, which flows into the River Dart through Bow Creek. Owned by Palmers Brewery, it sells three of their real ales and all the restaurants food is locally sourced. The building has seen many uses over the years including a prison, a press gang house and a petrol station. Fortunately, the pumps now deliver only beer!
- Durant Arms Ashprington TQ9 7UP ku.oc.smratnarud@ofni(01803) 732240
- Sloop Inn
On the South West Coast Path and but a few minutes walk from South Devons premier surfing beach of Bantham, this cosy and comfortable village pub has a old maritime theme - with its bar having been constructed from a small boat's hull. The Sloop stays open all day, every day during the summer holiday season.
- Sloop Inn Bantham TQ7 3AJ ku.oc.poolseht@seiriuqne(01548) 560489
- Dartmoor Halfway Inn
The inn was originally a 'Change Coaching House', providing a change of horses for coaches and carriages on the old turnpike road, where food and a bed for the night was also available. It has been recently fully refurbished and today it is more of an eatery than a pub, with a lounge bar area. The internal dining areas lead through to a dining conservatory and out to a tabled terrace at the side. Booking is recommended for dining inside. Bed and breakfast is available. Also, there is a licensed caravan touring park at the rear of the premises beside the River Lemon which will open soon.
- Dartmoor Halfway Inn Ashburton Road Bickington TQ12 6JW ku.oc.reenaccub@whd(01626) 824011
- Cockhaven Arms
16th century inn, hotel and restaurant just off the A381 between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth in the village of Bishopsteignton overlooking the Teign estuary that was refurbished in 2016. A welcoming atmosphere with historic features such as original fireplaces, beams and a gallery landing. A comfortable bar and restaurant along with 3 conference rooms and 12 en-suite bedrooms. A good range of snacks and main meals are freshly prepared and served in the bar/conservatory and restaurant.
- Old Commercial Inn
A traditional style pub, situated in the middle of the village, overlooking the Teign estuary. It has an L-shaped public bar, where locals drink and play darts.The lounge bar is on two levels, and leads to a cosy and private dining room. At the rear is a large car park and an outdoor seating area. The pub is now a publican owned free house. It reverted to its previous name (Old Commercial Inn) in 2018 when a substantial refurbishment was carried out. Bristol Twenty bean-to-cup coffee, teas and hot chocolate are available. The menu features steak & kidney puddings, chips & mash, lasagna and vegetarian choices. There is a regular Tuesday Steak Night - 2 steak dinners and get a free pint. Beer selection may vary with the seasons.
Fridays: 11:00am – 2:00 pm & 5pm – 11:30pm (last orders 11:00pm)
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am – 2:00 pm & 5pm – 11:00pm (last orders 10:30pm)
- Old Workshop
Humber Down Farm
Barn and former store adjacent to the Red Rock Brewery that was converted in 2013 into a bar. It serves a range of Red Rock beers on handpump, Sandford Orchards cider along with Red Rock Craft Pilsner and Porter on tap. In winter the log burning stove will keep you warm while in summer they've a patio and pleasant garden outside with great views of Dartmoor. They have a popular acoustic open mike night on Thursdays.
- Ring Of Bells
An ex St Austell Brewery pub in the lower part of the village main street and all but directly opposite a bus stop, now a free house. Re-opened 27th October 2018 with a new Licensee after an 18 month closure and refurbishment. Quiz and Bingo evenings held monthly. Thursday - Meat draw. Your chance to win great prizes! Instagram - the_ring_of_bells_bishop
- Cockhaven Arms Cockhaven Road Bishopsteignton TQ14 9RF ku.oc.smranevahkcoc@tcatnoc(01626) 775252
- George Inn
A comfortable, characterful two-bar pub with a welcoming wood burning stove. Two annual beer festivals are held; the main one is part of the villages annual worm-charming event on the May Day bank holiday weekend. The festivities spill out onto the patio, into the garden, and a converted garage bar. There is a separate room for family dining. Monday is quiz night and Friday is Fish and Chip evening. Their kitchen offers a Takeaway service. The pub opens longer hours in the holiday season.
- Sportsmans Arms
Situated on the A3122 between Totnes and Dartmouth, this large roadhouse style pub is set back from the road on a bend. The interior is furnished traditionally and there is a lovely open fire, wood beams and half panelled walls. Close to the bar are two massive granite pillars running up through the room, which are thought to be ancient agricultural rollers. A terrace and beer garden has lovely views over the gentle Devon hills. The garden includes a children's play area. They open slightly longer hours in school holidays.
- George Inn Main Street Blackawton TQ9 7BG ku.oc.oohay@notwakcalbigt(01803) 712342
- Bolberry Down
- Oceans Restaurant & Bar
The site has recently been redeveloped. The new detached restaurant and bar has 40 covers and a small bar area. It faces south and is glass fronted optimising the amazing views across Bolbery Down towards the sea. There is also be additional seating outside. All food is locally sourced and cooked and presented to the highest of standards. The South West Coast Path is a short distance away.
- Oceans Restaurant & Bar Bolberry Down TQ7 3DY ku.oc.tnaruatsersnaeco@ofni(01548) 562467
- Bovey Tracey
- Bell Inn
Town Hall Place
Traditional cosy town pub. 16th-century Grade II listed building with oak beams and flagstone floor. The garden is a small orchard with old farming implements. New landlords took over in Oct over 2017 and they now do bar meals and cheeses on Sundays.
- Cromwell Arms
A 17th-century inn situated in the centre of Bovey Tracey with 14 letting bedrooms and good access to Dartmoor. There is one large drinking area with two sections showing beams and exposed stonework, as well as two dining areas. At the rear is both a pleasant garden with a large wisteria covered smokers retreat, together with a car park. Children are welcome in the lounge. Up to five real ales are available, and it frequently appears in the GBG. They won the St Austell Beer Pub of the Year award in 2014. New Licensees, Robin & Caroline Lewis, took over in late 2019.
- Dolphin Hotel
This hotel was built in the 19th-century, as a coaching inn. With its position at the bottom of the town it also benefited from the coming of the railways, as it was only about 200 yards from the station on the Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead Line, when it opened in 1866. The Hotel has a comfortable and spacious bar/lounge, with the actual bar itself being U-shaped. There is a patio at the front of the premises with bench seating, together with a large carpark at the rear. It has 8 bedrooms and a function room that can cater for 50/100 for a 'sit down' or 150 for a buffet.
- Edgemoor Hotel
Built of granite from Haytor in the 1870's in a lush woodland garden setting, this family owned country house hotel was a boys boarding school between 1879 and 1909, once Bovey Tracey Grammar School and is on the B3387 from Bovey to Haytor and Widdecombe-in-the-Moor. The hotel bar is housed in what was the old school gym. The room is light and well furnished presenting a stately yet cosy atmosphere. There is an interesting set of black & white photographs of school teachers, familiar to viewers of 'Carry On' and St Trinians films. All the accommodation is en-suite and includes rooms with four poster beds, together with dog friendly rooms in the Woodland Wing, that open out onto a patio. A Chess club is held here 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
- Bell Inn Town Hall Place Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AA (01626) 833495
- Bridford Inn
High above the valley floor, this 17th-century inn has panoramic views of the surrounding hills from the pubs gardens. With its stone walls, beamed ceilings and ingelnook fireplace, this is a gem of a pub, for not only do they serve good ales, great food and traditional cider from various Devon and Somerset producers, but it also houses the village shop! There are four handpumps on the bar that are fully employed and in excess of 15 Real Ciders. This pub frequently appears in the GBG and was South Devon Pub of the Year in 2015 and 2018. There is always something on at the Bridford, so why not check their website.
- Bridford Inn Bridford EX6 7HT ku.oc.nnidrofdirb@ofni(01647) 252250
- Bell Inn
108 Drew Street
Unspoilt two bar pub who's stone floor was the original market place. Both darts and pool are played. Completely refurbished 2020, no real ale now.
This pub has an unspoilt décor, with the entrance area having an ancient stone floor that was once the original village's market place, and now housing a pool table. A small lounge is often used card games and darts matches, with the main bar being on a raised area towards the back of the building.
- Blue Anchor
83 Fore Street
This 500-year-old building was originally a fisherman's cottage on the left and the right hand side a sail loft. This pub-restaurant now comprises two rooms with exposed stone walls and timber beams, the left hand room being the bar and the right, a dining room. This pub has recently changed management.
- Bullers Arms
4 The Strand
This recently refurbished pub occupies a prime position in the centre of the harbourside. It overlooks the replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, Although it is a single room pub, it has two distinct areas - the right hand side having the 'public bar' image with bare wooden floors, fixed wood benches and large projector screen, whilst the right a lounge/diner with a carpeted floor, dining tables and chairs, log fire, and a pool table in the corner. The pub tends to close in January for a seasonal break.
- Burton Hotel
23 Burton Street
The pub is a substantial building within a residential area and the interior is four interlinked rooms with a central bar. The decor is wood panelling and thick, natural stone walls and one of the rooms houses a pool table. It is a friendly family run local which puts on events such as quiz and open mic nights and themed evenings (e.g.70’s nights). A terraced garden has seating for 90-100 and a large lawn. On Sunday there is a carvery. In the summer months food will be available every day, and the pub will be open from 12:00 Monday to Thursday.
- Manor Pub
28 Higher Street
Located just above the main town car park in a stone-built Grade II listed terraced cottage, the low ceilinged, well refurbished, one-roomed bar is cosy especially by the log fire. Furnished with leather settees and chunky kitchen tables, the pub has a wine bar atmosphere. Events include cocktail specials and a Bloody Mary happy afternoon at weekends.
- New Quay Inn
8 King Street
A 17th-century sail-loft became a pub in the 1850's and has recently had a sympathetic refurbishment. The bar has beamed ceilings and slate floor with a wood burning stove, and entry is from a tiny alley leading to the harbour. The upper floor with entry from the road is a comfortable seating/dining area. Serviced by www.brixhamexpress.com ferry, see website for times. Note that the pub is closed Mon-Wed during the winter.
- Old Market House
A sympathetic development by the St Austell Brewery of the old Fish Market building on the harbourside, which has also previously been used as both a cold store and net store. Upstairs is a restaurant for more formal dining, while downstairs there is a bar with a patio area overlooking the harbour, where bar meals are available. Sandwiches and snacks are available 12-5. The premises are disabled friendly for both access and toilet facilities.
- Queen's Arms
31 Station Hill
An end terrace back-street local, single bar pub which is off the beaten track from the tourist centre of town, but is well worth finding as it frequently appears in the GBG. It always has one real ale at a discounted price. They serve a good Sunday lunch and a Monday meal deal, eg. chilli or bangers and mash and pint.. Good friendly community boozer with live music on Saturdays and other events through the week. South Devon CAMRA Pub of the Year winner 2014 and 2016.
- Bell Inn 108 Drew Street Brixham TQ5 9JY (01803) 851815
- Coppa Dolla Inn
This is an attractive pub that is nestled in the valley of the River Hem, not far off the A381. It is the home of the '2in1' pie. Cooked to order, it is an earthenware bowl half filled with a selected ingredient from the menu with the other half being creamy cauliflower cheese,and topped with short crust pastry. It is brought to your table on a wooden board.
- Monks Retreat Inn
Next to the village church this fine 15th-century rubble wall construction building was once the almshouse. It has a traditional main bar interior of heavy beamed ceiling, wood panelled walls, an exposed stone fireplace with inset wood-burning stove, exposed timbers and stonework. It has a separate bar/restaurant, serving good quality meals, using mainly local sourced produce. New tenants January 2020.
- Coppa Dolla Inn Broadhempston TQ9 6BD (01803) 812455
- Abbey Inn
In a beautiful setting next to the River Dart within Dartmoor National Park, close to the famous Buckfast Abbey. It has an outside terrace with seating and views overlooking the river, including glimpses of the abbey. Inside, the warm and welcoming oak-panelled bar is spacious, with traditional furniture and a wooden floor. The large dining room serves an excellent range of food and there any many visitor attractions within close vicinity of the pub. Accommodation is available.
- Abbey Inn Buckfast Road Buckfast TQ11 0EA ku.oc.tsafkcub-nniyebbaeht@ofni(01364) 642343
- Dartbridge Inn
Just off the A38 on the A384, this pub, hotel and restaurant dates from the 19th century, and has a comfortable interior with wooden floors, light oak beams, leather chairs and sofas, together with real fires and a relaxing atmosphere. It has a very pleasant outdoor floral drinking and alfresco dining terrace, from which there are views between the trees of the river Dart. It is close to both Buckfastleigh railway station on the South Devon Steam Railway, and to Buckfast Abbey.
- Globe Inn
123 Plymouth Road
A typical early 18th-century, single bar, Devon pub in the centre of this old mill town. It is comfortably furnished with perimeter banquette seating and settees. At the rear it has a patio area complete with a covered smokers area, that leads through to a public car park. Opposite the pubs main entrance is the Jolly Roger, fish and chip shop/cafe, reputably the best in the area.
- Kings Arms
14-15 Fore Street
Recently reopened as a freehouse after refurbishment following purchase from Admiral Taverns. There is a small public bar at the front of the pub, with a larger lounge at the rear. It has comfortable seating and a beer garden at rear.
- White Hart
2 Plymouth Road
Comfortable and friendly single bar pub in the centre of the town, that has timber beamed ceilings adorned with horse brasses, exposed stone walls around two open fireplaces with wood-burners, and maps, comic and ship prints on the walls. It is close to both Buckfastleigh railway station on the South Devon Steam Railway, and to Buckfast Abbey.
- Dartbridge Inn Totnes Road Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JR ku.oc.gnikeneerg@2446(01364) 642214
- Chagford Inn
7 Mill Street
This pub was formerly called the Bullers Arms and reopened as the Chagford Inn in Summer 2014. The light, airy informal main bar area has plenty of seating including a comfortable sofa where you can enjoy drinks or food from the lunch or dinner menus. 1 local ale is available. A wood burner is lit in the winter months. There's also a separate dining room, and pleasant terrace garden. New licencees took over July 2019.
- Globe Inn
9 High Street
Overlooking the parish church, in this ancient, historic, moorland, Stannary Town, the Globe was once a coaching inn and cooperage. It has evolved into a focal point for the town, providing good food, music evenings, the Cinema Club and numerous events and functions. It won the Community Hero Award for the south-west in 2012 and frequently features in the GBG. There are two separate bars, with big open fires, one a splendid, traditional public bar. A small courtyard garden is at the rear and a car park is nearby. The cider is Weston's Old Rosie (H).
- Ring O'Bells
44 The Square
16th-century inn in the centre of the town, on a site that archives reveal there had been an inn well before this time. The rear of the first floor of the building was once a Crowner Court, now known as a Coroners Court. The bar has a large open fireplace and is comfortably furnished with bench and booth seating. At the rear of the bar there is a separate dining room, again with an open fireplace. From there a passage way leads to a pretty walled garden with plenty of seating and a smoker's shelter.
- Sandy Park Inn
Under new ownership from April 2017. Thatched free house, thought to be 17th century. The bar has a large open fireplace and ancient beams. Beyond is a small snug set around a large table. There is a separate room beyond the front door. A large garden is reached by steps at the side and there is a small car park at the front of the pub. Castle Drogo (NT), Fingle Bridge and the moorland town of Chagford are nearby.
- Three Crowns
Historical hotel, originally a 13th-century manor house it became an inn around two centuries later and was called the the Black Swan. It is now owned by the St Austell Brewery, recently having been refurbished into a 5-star inn with boutique bedrooms. It has a stunning granite facade, thatched roof, inglenook fireplaces, massive oak beams, a courtyard patio and fourposter beds in certain rooms. Food is served throughout the day from 8am.
- Chagford Inn 7 Mill Street Chagford TQ13 8AW ku.oc.ytilatipsohnekcihc@nnidrofgahc(01647) 433109
- Bear & Blacksmith
The Open Arms has re-opened in April 2016 under the new name of The Bear & Blacksmith after a complete refurbishment including a brand new kitchen. The new name relates to a time when the last dancing bear was kept in the village, when it died its paws were on show in the local blacksmith's forge. A multi-award winning pub for its food. Otter Brewery's Ale, Amber or Bright also often appear.;
- Bear & Blacksmith Chillington TQ7 2LD (01548) 581171
- Artichoke Inn
Lovely old 12th-century thatched pub in the centre of this tranquil Teign Valley village, that abounds with thatched properties. A warm welcome and comfortable interior with warming wood burner in the winter months and pleasant beer garden to enjoy in the summer. New tenants in January 2021 during Lockdown 3
- Teign House Inn
Teign Valley Road
On the edge of Dartmoor in the scenic Teign Valley lies this very welcoming, atmospheric country pub with exposed beams and warming log fire in winter. The pub’s supported strongly by the locals with a large garden attracting families and locals alike, the adjoining field has space for caravans, camper-vans and campers. There’s live music every 3rd Wednesday evening and every 4th Sunday afternoon. Great pub food, all home cooked with a special Thai menu which, also available for take-away.
- Artichoke Inn Village Road Christow EX6 7NF (01647) 253194
- Bishop Lacy Inn
52-53 Fore Street
A pub since 1807 it frequently features in the GBG. The current landlord has been in residence since 1994. Originally the Plymouth Inn, it changed its name to the Bishop Lacy in 1961. Edmund Lacey being Bishop of Exeter 1420-1455, is reputed to have been responsible for bringing the first fresh water supply to the town. This two bar pub has a magnificent fireplace complete with meat hooks for hanging hams in the public bar. The Saloon is more food orientated, but both benefit from the ebullient landlady who clearly enjoys life surrounded by witches in the public bar. House dog is Sambuca who welcomes other hounds and well behaved children. As well as lunchtime and evening meals, there are also take-aways available 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm. Operates as the village Take-Away - menu on website
25 Fore Street
The first records relating to this old establishment date from 1793, when it was described as a Post House and Excise Office, and was known as the Clifford Arms. It subsequently changed its name to the Old Coaching House in 1971. Seriously damaged by fire in December 2011, this friendly village pub is now a pub/restaurant.
- Ship Inn
4 Fore Street
On the corner of Fore Street and Clifford Street, and opposite the town's War Memorial, the earliest records of this pub are for 1798, when John Tucket was a 'victualler', at the premises. This is a convivial single bar pub, with a fish and chip shop opposite its side entrance. On entering the premises, there is a pool table to your left and a window seat to your right. The bar has a large open fireplace, which has an equally large woodburner within it. There is a raised area at the left hand rear of the bar area, which is used as a stage when there is live music. There are several more small tables and stools around the bar area, one of which is a window seat.
- Bishop Lacy Inn 52-53 Fore Street Chudleigh TQ13 0HY (01626) 854585
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- Claycutters Arms
Old School Lane
Grade ll* Listed Building with thatched roof, thought to have been built as a Devon Longhouse, and dating from the mid 1600s. The pub-restaurant is so called as it is in the Bovey Basin, which has been a ball clay mining and exporting area for many years. The pub is essentially on two levels, the bar on the higher and carvery on lower. It has timber beamed ceilings, stone floors, and open fireplaces within exposed stone wall. At the front of the building there is a pleasant tiered floral beer garden.
- Claycutters Arms Old School Lane Chudleigh Knighton TQ13 0EY moc.liamg@kcsrettucyalc(01626) 853345
- Church House Inn
A Grade ll Listed Building that began life as a Rest Home for Benedictine monks. Many of the pubs great beams and stone walls are reputed to part of the original 13th-century structure. It has a large accommodating bar, five dining areas, two function rooms, and a pleasant bench tabled patio. A carvery is available Wed to Sat evenings and Sun lunchtimes.
- Church House Inn Churchstow TQ7 3QW moc.wotshcruhc-esuohhcruhc@olleh(01548) 852237
- Churston Ferrers
- Churston Manor
Previously Lord Churston's Manor House, this is a Grade lI* listed building from the mid or late 16th century (Historic England). It has been very carefully restored to show its beauty. Oak beams and panelling, oil portraits and suits of armour give the place a true flavour of its age. The hotel is set in a pretty old village, has extensive gardens and parking areas, and is popular for hosting weddings and private functions. About 850 metres from Churston Station on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
- Railway Inn
Adjacent to Churston Station on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, it was originally built as the Railway Hotel, when Churston was the junction of the GWR, for the then branch line to Brixham. It has also been called the Churston Links, and was also once the club house for the nearby Golf Club. With its modern and airy decor, it is now more of a small hotel/restaurant than a pub, and as such, is a very popular spot for dining.
- Churston Manor Church Road Churston Ferrers TQ5 0JE ku.oc.ronamnotsruhc@seiriuqne(01803) 842186
- Drum Inn
Large thatched pub with beautiful gardens set in the heart of picturesque Cockington Village, on the the outskirts of Torquay. The pub was designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and has been refurbished back to the style of the created in 1936. Comfortable with plenty of rooms and lots of good food.
- Drum Inn Cockington Village Cockington TQ2 6XA ku.oc.nniegatniv@yauqrotnnimurd(01803) 690264
- Linny Inn
Attractive and welcoming cottage-style thatched pub tucked away in Coffinswell. There is an emphasis on serving good food - indeed, the pub has its own herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle. The minimum of two real ales change constantly. Closed Mon, with meals available 12-2 and 7-9 the rest of the week.
- Linny Inn Ridgeway Lane Coffinswell TQ12 4SR ku.oc.ynnileht@seiriuqne(01803) 873192
- Coombe Cellars Inn
On the Templer Way and the banks of the river Teign, between Newton Abbot and Shaldon, this dining pub affords excellent views of the estuary and lower Haldon moor from its patios and conservatory. It has a large comfortable bar area, with planked timber and slate floors, together with a large open log fireplace. It has a separate dining room which is fully glazed on two elevations, and has a trendy log fire-pit.
- Wild Goose
Charming 17th-century beamed pub and restaurant at the heart of the village near the Teign estuary. The beamed bar has two open fires, pews, bar billiards and up to five different beers, plus a real cider. The pleasant large dining area overlooks the rural garden. Home cooked food includes fresh fish and vegetarian meals, all complemented by good ale, a good wine list and friendly personnel. Tastings using third of a pint glasses are available.
- Coombe Cellars Inn Combeinteignhead TQ12 4RT ku.oc.srallecebmooceht@yriuqne(01626) 872423
- Hunters Lodge Inn
Recently refurbished traditional Devon village pub with Yorkshire hospitality.
- Hunters Lodge Inn Cornworthy TQ9 7ES (01803) 732204
- Cott Inn
Reputed to have been built in the reign of Edward II, The Cott is one of the oldest thatched inns in Britain and has been a hostelry since around 1320. It was originally three cottages that were bought by Johannes Cott who converted it to inn as a staging post for shepherds and their sheep on route to the ancient port of Totnes. Set in this peaceful village, yet only 5 minutes from Totnes, the pubs interior is exposed black oak beams and timbers, white painted stone walls and open fireplaces. At the front of the pub there is a car park and a pretty floral garden, with picnic bench seating. 'Top British Pub 2019' in The Great British Pub awards.
- White Hart
Set within 25 acres of magnificent Grade ll listed gardens within the Dartington Estate, the White Hart is part of a Social Enterprise Charity, which includes a fifty bed hotel and theatre, all set around a medieval courtyard. Being part of the original hall, this bar/restaurant, has high ceilings and dark oak beams.
- Cott Inn Cott Lane Dartington TQ9 6HE ku.oc.nnittoc@lem(01803) 863777
- Bar 1620
The Old Sorting Office, Hauley Road
1620 the year two sailing ships, The Mayflower & Speedwell, left Dartmouth for faraway shores with the first settlers to cross the Atlantic. Just off the south embankment river front, Bar 1620 is housed in the original post office sorting office, It is a mecca for all things cocktail, spirit, wine & beer related, also serving ice cold lagers, IPA’s and cider on keg, along with a selection of bottled craft beers from around the world. The bar is available for private functions. A regular house DJ plus live music, funk, jazz, an eclectic mix.
- Cherub Inn
13 Higher Street
The nautical town of Dartmouth is famous for its Tudor buildings, and the Cherub is one of the best. Grade II listed, it is the oldest house in town and in the 14th Century was a merchant’s home. The bar is small and cosy with many original features including old ships timbers as beams. A lovely old staircase leads to the next two floors which house the restaurant. Three cask ales are available with discount for CAMRA members.
- Floating Bridge Inn
A large three roomed pub adjacent to the Higher Ferry, that's interior decor is mainly wood panelling, and has an extensive fish orientated menu. There is an outdoor bench tabled drinking area at the front of the pub, together with a roof terrace that has excellent views over the river Dart.
- Market House Inn
A one-roomed bar, part of the Enterprise portfolio, re-opened in 2016 following extensive refurbishment. The bar consists of a drinking area and an eating area. The function room (seats 22) is upstairs as are the toilets. Re-opened after lockdown with new Licensees from 25th July 2020
- Seale Arms
10 Victoria Road
Refurbished in 2019, a popular locals pub that has a vibrant atmosphere. It takes its name from the Seale family, who were first recorded as merchants in Jersey, and who moved to town in 1720. Sir John Henry Seale was once the the MP for the town, and was also responsible for the purchased cannons to defend the estuary in the Napoleonic era. The cannons can still be seen at Bayards Cove. Bed & Breakfast available.
- Seven Stars
8 Smith Street
A Grade ll listed building with 16th and 17th-century features, that was originally two separate houses that were converted to form this pub in the mid 18th century. Whereby, it claims to be the towns oldest Ale House in Dartmouth. Recently re-opened after some refurbishment in Summer 2017. There is an attractive ground floor that serves as a bar and restaurant. There is also an upstairs restaurant which is offered as a function room.
23 Victoria Road
1820s property that is a Grade ll Listed Building, with award winning floral displays in summer and warming log fires in winter. It is a free house and has been run by the same family for the last 27 years. A cosy and friendly pub, the bar is shaped as a boat, with the walls adorned with various shipwrights tools. South Hams brewery brew their house beer 'Windjammer IPA.'
- Bar 1620 The Old Sorting Office, Hauley Road Dartmouth TQ6 9AA moc.htuomtrad0261@rab(01803) 839009
- Union Inn
In the same village as HMP Channings Wood, and only a mile-and-a-quarter from Dornafield caravan and campsite, this picturesque 14th-century pub and eating house, with its beamed ceilings and stone walls, is situated adjacent to the Green. It is one of the few pubs that still has a newspaper for its customers to peruse or in a certain regulars case, do the crossword. It holds quiz nights and a regular Thursday folk music evening. Their food is generally fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. New Licensees September 2018 Breakfasts available 8 to 10 Saturday & Sunday
- Union Inn Denbury Green Denbury TQ12 6DQ ku.oc.yrubnednninoinueht@seiriuqne(01803) 812595
- Ferry Boat Inn
The FBI as it is known locally, is on the banks of the River Dart with stunning 180 degree views across the river. It was the west bank side of a car ferry that ran until the early sixties, from the Greenway Quay side of the river, which is close to Greenway house, once the home of Agatha Christie. Foot ferries still ply the river from Greenway, the Quay, Totnes and Dartmouth in the summer season. It is one of the few pubs in the areas thats interior has not been subjected to modernisation. Meals are usually served all day from noon to 9pm during the summer season.
- Ferry Boat Inn Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EX ku.oc.liamtoh@ibfnomis(01803) 722368
- East Allington
- Fortescue Arms
A stone built inn at the heart of the village, the pub has many features including an impressive stone fireplace in the dining room, which is furnished with lovely old wardrobes to hold linens and cutlery. The stone-flagged bar area is cosy with scrubbed tables, exposed beams and an open fireplace. Outside is a spacious beer garden. The pub has restricted opening hours in the winter, but is open all week in the summer. As well as having a very popular restaurant they also offer Fish & Chip takeaways. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.
- Fortescue Arms Green Lane East Allington TQ9 7RA ku.oc.smra-eucsetrof@ofni(01548) 521215
- East Ogwell
- Jolly Sailor
This lovely country pub is set in the middle of a pretty village only one and a half miles from Newton Abbot. It is roomy and warm and has beer gardens front and rear and a skittle alley.
- Jolly Sailor East Ogwell TQ12 6AW ku.oc.yllojeht@nhoj(01626) 354581
- East Prawle
- Pigs Nose Inn
Highly regarded 500 year old smugglers inn located on the village green attracting birdwatchers and coastal walkers, the pub boasts a cluttered and quirky maritime themed interior. Gravity beers are racked behind the bar; home cooked locally sourced food is served. Children and dogs are welcome and have their own menus! Occasional live music events are held in a hall adjoining the pub. Children's games are available as is knitting for adults.
- Pigs Nose Inn East Prawle TQ7 2BY ku.oc.nniesonsgip@tcatnoc(01548) 511209
- Globe Inn
Close to the head of the Frogmore Creek, it is accessible by car, bus or boat. First licensed in 1857, the building is of stone with timber beams, an ingelnook fireplace with log burner, oak floors, and old settles. There are also settees and an assortment of other furniture. Leading off from the bar, there is a separate games room with both a pool table and dartboard. At the rear of the pub there is a terrace and garden, which is used for alfresco dining in the warmer months. Summer hours 12-11 daily.
- Globe Inn Frogmore TQ7 2NR ku.oc.nniebolgeht@ofni(01548) 531351
- Manor Inn
2 Stoke Gabriel Road
Purpose built in the 19th century to replace a cider house that had been closed, this substantial stone building houses spacious accommodation, which includes a function room, two bars and a dining area, with food being served 12-2.30 and 6-9. The car park was once a cattle market.
- Manor Inn 2 Stoke Gabriel Road Galmpton TQ5 0NL moc.liamg@notpmlagnnironameht(01803) 661101
- Church House Inn
13th-century heavily oak beamed inn with thick stone walls, wooden settles and old pews. It was originally constructed to house the masons who build the adjacent village church. Other interesting architectural features are timber screen wall between the bar and function room, which reputedly dates from the late 13th century, and a small 17th-century window that is tucked away by the inglenook fireplace. The pub has a comprehensive menu, with a reputation for serving good quality food.
- Church House Inn Harberton TQ9 7SF ku.oc.notrebrahesuohhcruhc@tcatnoc(01803) 840231
- Rock Inn
On the edge of Dartmoor, this timber beamed and flagstone floored 18th-century inn has several cosy rooms for drinking and dining. Some have log fireplaces or wood burners, sturdy old furnishings, settles, prints, photographs of Dartmoor scenes and paintings. It was originally built by George Templer of Stover to serve his cottages built as Haytor Buildings to house the quarrymen working at nearby Haytor granite quarries. From this quarry came the granite blocks for the construction of London Bridge (1824-1831) and other famous buildings. Traditional cider is normally available - however, in its occasional absence, a guest ale is available in lieu. In addition to their 9 rooms, they also offer a self-catering holiday cottage, which is next door to the Inn. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large garden. Known as Early Mist, it sleeps up to 8 guests on three spacious and characterful floors.
- Tinpickle & Rhum
Moorland hotel famed as being the place where Agatha Christie wrote her first book, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', in 1916. Recently refurbished and re-styled, Tinpickle and Rhum is now a homely brasserie serving delicious, locally sourced foods and ales.
- Rock Inn Haytor Vale Haytor TQ13 9XP ku.oc.nni-kcor@ofni(01364) 661305
- Palk Arms
This reputedly haunted 16th-century freehouse is situated close to the south-eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park, in the small village of Hennock. It is situated high above the Teign Valley. From the pub's back dining room, there are spectacular views over the valley and across to the Haldon Moors. Their 2 guest ales are usually from local breweries, and they also sell one cider. The public bar is at the front of the pub, and has a lovely wood burning stove in the winter months. The lounge is comfortable and cosy with settees and arm chairs, and leads to a dining room. Food is available every evening except Monday, when the pub is closed. Lunchtime meals are available Tues to Sat from March. Dogs are welcome in the bar and children are welcome until 8.30pm. Under new ownership Jan 2018. Sept 2019. Dining Room and cellar refurbs now completed. On-site brewery planned. Opening times are extended between Easter and September.
Opening times for Autumn/Winter period: Closed Mon; Tuesday-Friday,4.30-11pm. Saturday & Sunday, 12 Noon-11pm.
- Palk Arms Church Road Hennock TQ13 9QB moc.smraklap@ekim(01626) 836584
- Hope Cove
- Hope & Anchor Inn
Overlooking Hope Cove and with lovely views of Bigbury Bay from the first floor dining room, you can always see a current picture of both the pubs exterior and the beach, as the they have a webcam that can be accessed on their website. The lounge bar and dining areas are traditional with flagstone and planked floors, an open log fire and delightful large timber staircase.
- Hope Cove House
Renamed and refurbished in 2019. Real ale no longer available.
- Hope & Anchor Inn Hope Cove TQ7 3HQ ku.oc.yrewerblletsuats@rohcnadnaepoh(01548) 561294
- Royal Oak Inn
Nestled in the centre of the ancient Saxon village, below Lower Haldon Moor is this thatched 17th-century cosy single bar inn. Internally there is an open fireplace, a flagstone floor and beamed ceiling. A previous Licensee was a great admirer of Admiral Nelson and naval memorabilia of that age can be seen adorning the pub, including a manequin in a naval ratings attire of the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. There is a small covered patio at the rear of the pub, with further tables across the road, at the side of the carpark. For the the energetic, it is possible to get to the pub by bus - take either the 46 or X64 to Ideford Dip on the A380 and, it is then a pleasant 20 minutes stroll through the lanes to the pub.
- Royal Oak Inn Ideford TQ13 0AY (01626) 852274
- Blue Tiger Inn
Located within the 3 star Ilsington Country House Hotel, it combines rustic charm with contemporary touches. There are far reaching views across the countryside from the patio and gardens.
- Carpenters Arms
Situated next to the 15th-century village church, the pub was originally Castle Barton farmhouse and was purchased and opened as a pub by William Northway and takes its name from the surname of the executor of the will of the owner of the property. Popular with locals and visitors alike this village centre pub has a pleasant small suntrap beer garden at the front and warming wood burner within for colder days.
- Blue Tiger Inn Ilsington Hotel Ilsington TQ13 9RR ku.oc.regiteulb@nni(01364) 661452
- Wellington Inn
In the centre of the village with a bus stop outside, this locals pub serves its real ales on either handpump or gravity. It has both a lounge and public bar, together with the 'Gun Room' -restaurant/function room. At the rear of the premises there is a large car park, together with a patio with seating, a sheltered smoking area and lawned beer garden.
- Wellington Inn Fore Street Ipplepen TQ12 5RH email@example.com(01803) 814342
- Crabshell Inn
Just a 600 yard stroll from the town centre, the Crabshell is gloriously situated on the quayside with stunning views over the Salcombe estuary. It has a wide and varied menu, seafood being a speciality, and its waterside patio is a perfect place for al fresco dining.
- Dodbrooke Inn
130 Church Street
200-year-old hostelry at the top of the town, that has been run by the same licensees since the early 1990s, and is well known locally for its simple home cooked meals. It is a single bar pub with a separate dining area and pleasant courtyard garden, that includes a covered smoker's retreat. Occasional mini beer festivals are held.
- Hermitage Inn
8 Mill Street
A friendly local pub with log fires and a charming enclosed beer garden. Good value with a warm welcome in the heart of Kingsbridge. A couple of real ales are normally available from mainly local breweries. There are homemade bar snacks on offer and basket meals on Friday nights and lunchtimes during the summer. Live music events are held throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for details.
- King Of Prussia
Popular locals pub that shows a broad range of major sporting events. There's a pool table and dart board.
- Seven Stars Inn
13 Mill Street
Light and airy bar with bar and conservatory restaurant with a contemporary feel.
- Crabshell Inn Embankment Road Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ moc.nnillehsbarceht@ofni(01548) 852345
- Barn Owl Inn
: This pub/restaurant, just off the A380 as you approach Kingskerswell from Newton Abbot, was previously a listed farmhouse. The restaurant specialises in locally sourced fresh food. Externally it has a large car park and a patio area with 3 bench tables outside the main entrance. There is also a large garden with further bench tables, which is accessed to the right, through the bar and restaurant.
- Bickley Mill Inn
Down the lanes between Kingskerswell and Ipplepen in the Stoneycoombe valley, is this 14th-century flour mill, that is reputed to have 6 ghosts. Now a well known pub/restaurant it has a function room that can cater for up to 140 for a buffet or 55 sit down. It has 13 themed on-suite rooms, not all of which have suitable disabled access. Meals are available noon till 2.30 and 6 till 8.30.
- Lord Nelson
47 Fore Street
Known locally as 'the Nellie' it's a cosy two bar pub in the centre of the village. The lounge bar has upholstered high back bench seating, tables, a fireplace and a snug, the 'Admirals Cabin'. The other bar has two open stone fireplaces, alcove seating together with stools at the bar and at a high table. The bars walls are adorned with Trafalgar memorabilia, horse brasses and 1960s era photographs of the village. Regular guest beers. Sunday lunches, booking advised.
- Barn Owl Inn Aller Road Kingskerswell TQ12 5AN ku.oc.llewsreksgniklwonrab@ofni(01803) 872130
- Bell Inn
29 Fore Street
In the old part of the village, beside the mill stream, this family run pub has beamed ceilings, both painted and timber panelled walls and an old stone fireplace, that now has a woodburner within. Outside it has both tables at the front of the property, and in a pleasant flowered garden at the rear, which also houses a sheltered smoking area. Thursday is Curry Night and there is a Sunday carvery. Taken over by local couple Ryan & Gemma in partnership with Chicken Hospitality in December 2018, the pub is firmly at the heart of the community. Ryan has been a head chef & manager for many years at local establishments and alongside Gemma, also a hospitality veteran. Bank Holiday Mondays open all day 12pm-9pm.
- Dewdrop Inn
66 Fore Street
The pub was originally the end thatched property next to the existing thatched row. It was part demolished in 1903 and rebuilt in brick. It has changed little in the last 35 years, and in fact still retains its original 'Bottle & Jug', used for off-sales. It is simply, but comfortably, furnished and there are stools at the bar. The walls are adorned with horse brasses, old maps and prints, together with sundry other paraphernalia. Pool and darts are played.
- Kings Arms
Situated between Oakford filling station and the Fountain Fish Bar, the Kings is the towns premier live music venue. The U-shaped bar area has an open fireplace, which is very welcoming in winter. One wall is adorned with pictures, posters and memorabilia associated with both Plymouth Argyle and boxing. Up a few steps, is the pool area and outside there is a verandah smoking area and a tabled patio. Every August Bank Holiday weekend, the pub hosts a beer and music festival.
- Old Rydon Inn
Grade ll Listed farmhouse that dates from the reign of Henry ll, now a gastropub restaurant, it has an open fireplace in the bar and six dining areas, including alfresco in the floral gardens. Its interesting features include a standard lamp fashioned from on old apple press timber turnscrew, elm screens, and a medieval well in the restaurant that is covered by a glass topped table. Its house beer is Old Rydon Ale from the local Hunters Brewery and other ales are always from local breweries. There is an imaginative menu, including a few Thai favourites and a renowned Sunday lunch.
- Sandygate Inn
A warm and friendly old village pub that reopened in January 2016. The lounge bar has beamed ceilings and a large open fireplace, if you sit either side of it, it is for you to put the logs on! The public bar is small and cosy and has a TV. There is also small family room, together with a comfortable dining room. At the rear of the premises is large walled garden and, there is also a tabled patio area at the front, which affords lovely views of Haytor and Dartmoor in the distance. It has a large carpark and is only a 4-minute walk down a lane, from Five Lanes bus stop.
- Ten Tors Inn
Originally a petrol station and transport cafe on the old A380, this spacious and friendly St. Austell Brewery pub has a long bar, log fires, restaurant and function room. Externally it has a large car park and both patio and garden areas, together with a children's play area. Under new management since September 2018, the landlord is focusing on the food side of the business and the menu features an everyday carvery, plus a range of home-cooked, popular pub classic dishes. There is a discount of 20% on food for Over 55s Mondays to Fridays.
- Bell Inn 29 Fore Street Kingsteignton TQ12 3AX ku.oc.nehctikdnabupnnilleb@ofni(01626) 351161
- Ship Inn
Tucked away beside the church and very close to the Dartmouth Steam Railway terminal, this 15th-century pub is a focus for the village and has a welcoming atmosphere. A dining room that leads off from the horseshoe shaped bar has beautiful views from the window table and the outside patio of the River Dart and Dartmouth. Log fires and nautical memorabilia add to its charm. The pub has a growing reputation for its food, particularly local caught fish. A minimum of four beers are available in winter, more in summer. During the peak season the pub is open until 11pm seven days a week. The pub was refurbished and a new landlord took over January 2018. December 2018 pub is currently being managed by Heavitree following the departure of the previous licensee. New Licensees have now taken over.
- Steam Packet Inn
3 Fore Street
Small one roomed bar overlooking the Dart River and Dart Haven Marina, together with a games room upstairs that has a dartboard and pool table. It is 50 metres from Kingswear railway station, on the scenic Dartmouth Steam Railway and the ferry to Dartmouth. Pizzas are baked Thursday to Sunday, 6-9pm, as well as a regular menu.
- Ship Inn Higher Street Kingswear TQ6 0AG (01803) 752348
- Live & Let Live Inn
A most friendly, small, cosy and comfortable pub in the lanes between Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Staverton, that has a very good reputation for its home cooked meals, which comprise meats and poultry that are mainly locally reared where possible, together with mostly locally grown vegetables. It has pleasant decking area with picnic tables at the front of the premises, with a car park on the opposite side of the road. Re-opened in April 2018 after refurbishment.
- Live & Let Live Inn Landscove TQ13 7LZ (01803) 762663
- Pig & Whistle
A popular and traditional roadside Devon pub with log burners. Tastefully renovated by current new owners. Plenty of tables and seating. Bar open all day, everyday. A freehouse with local real ales including Dartmoor, Teignworthy and Hunters breweries. Three or four ales on tap. Good award winning food with a reputation of the place to eat. During summer months on weekdays food is available until 3pm at lunchtime and from 5pm during the evening. Best locally sourced ingredients from land to sea. Good home cooked dishes with a varied menu and special offers on weekdays. Outside seating and B&B available.
- Tally Ho
South Devon's first community owned pub opened for business on the 28th March 2014, having been closed for over three years. It is a traditional village pub that dates back many centuries and is recorded as being the Church House Inn in 1830, subsequently the Bolton Arms, and finally changing its name to the Tally Ho in 1957. The interior is 'olde worlde' with black timber beams, columns and panelling, both natural and painted thick stone walls and three open fireplaces, one of which has a wood burning stove. Horse brasses, a bed pan, bugle and other sundry paraphernalia adorn the walls. At the rear of the premises is an enclosed beer garden, that leads to the pubs own car park. It has been in the GBG since it reopened in 2016 and was runner up in the Pub of the Year and is 2019 Rural Pub of the Year.
- Pig & Whistle Newton Road Littlehempston TQ9 6LT moc.liamy@eltsihwdnagipeht(01803) 863733
- Star Inn
Old Liverton Road
Originally a farmhouse, it was bought by William Mortimore in 1862 for furtherance of the sale of his own beers, Mortimore being the owner of the a brewery in Kingskerswell. Re-opened 11th May, 2017, under new ownership after a complete refurbishment.
- Welcome Stranger
This pub was built as the 'New Inn' in the 18th century at the same time as the construction of a new turnpike road between Exeter and Ashburton. The name was only changed to the Welcome Stranger in the late 1950s. This hostelry still provides for the wants of the traveller or holidaymaker. Today it is a free house run by chef owners and it has been very extensively refurbished. It has 3 regular SW ales plus a changing guest ale also from local small breweries. It has a popular following for food, with a very extensive menu, but still retains a pub style part of the bar for drinkers and dart players.
- Star Inn Old Liverton Road Liverton TQ12 6EZ ku.oc.tobbanotwenratseht@ofni(01626) 824535
- Loddiswell Inn
Popular village pub in the centre of the village. A very traditional feel about the pub. The food is popular with daily specials and they also offer a separate take away pizza, curry, burger and fish and chip menu Tuesday to Sunday. Food is served every day in peak summer season. Under new management from July 2020
- Loddiswell Inn Loddiswell TQ7 4QJ moc.kooltuo@nni_llewsiddol(01548) 559079
- Cleave Hotel
Thatched and dating from the 15th-century, this friendly family run pub is in the centre of the village, near the village cross and opposite the Parish Church. It has a traditional snug bar, with beams, granite flooring and a log fire in winter. To the rear - formerly the old railway station waiting room - is a light and airy dining area, leading to a cottage garden which is ideal for alfresco dining in the warmer months. There are also bench table seats in the floral garden at the front of the pub.
- Cleave Hotel Lustleigh TQ13 9TJ moc.liamg@nehpetsjeloc(01647) 277223
- Elizabethan Inn
Locally known as the 'Lizzie', parts of this pub-restaurant date from the 16th-century. Originally a two bar pub, it has been tastefully altered into a light, L-shaped bar covering the two now adjoining rooms. In what was originally the public bar, the old painted stone and timber panelled walls are adorned with photographs and prints of 'F1' racing cars. Externally there is a floral beer garden with a covered smokers retreat and a large car park. Although no real ciders are available on draught, bottled ciders from Reddaways farm in the village and Milltop Orchard in Combeinteignhead are on offer.
- Elizabethan Inn Fore Street Luton TQ13 0BL ku.oc.nninahtebazile@tcatnoc(01626) 775425
- Thatched Tavern Inn
Steep Hill, Maidencombe
Located in a quiet area just above Maidencombe Beach and on the South West Coast Path this destination food pub serves Hall & Woodhouse Badger beers and real cider. The pub dates back to the 16th century and was originally called Rose Cottage, a house with tea rooms. The pub has an designated dining area with attractive gardens that are used for both dining and drinking. The pub was severely damaged by fire on 5th September 2019 and was closed for several months. It has now been sold by Hall and Woodhouse, refurbished and reopened in August 2020 as a free house.
- Thatched Tavern Inn Steep Hill, Maidencombe Maidencombe TQ1 4TS ku.oc.novednrevatdehctahteht@ofni(01803) 327140
- Old Inn
A major refurbishment a couple of years ago has now turned this old pub into more of a pub/restaurant, serving a good mix of home cooked pub grub and fine cuisine. The main bar/restaurant area has a wood burner, whilst the smaller cosy bar has a blazing open fire in winter. The Old Inn closes on Mondays out of season but in the holiday season is open all day, every day from 9am.
- Royal Oak
Half way between between Kingsbridge and Salcombe, this is a light and airy old pub. There are beamed ceilings and roaring log fires in winter. It serves good quality meals, with many of the ingredients sourced from within the South Hams. Outside there is a very pleasant Mediterranean style beer garden, which is a sun trap in the warmer months.
- Old Inn Higher Town Malborough TQ7 3RL moc.kooltuo@nahsnnab(01548) 714461
- Kestor Inn
Spacious local village inn with a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the pub has a large open-plan, L-shaped bar with plenty of seating, including alcoves. There is a separate long dining room, which can also be used for functions. It has a selection of local real ales on offer and has frequently featured in the GBG. There is a book exchange scheme in operation. Sam’s Cider is sold. Accommodation available.
- Kestor Inn Manaton TQ13 9UF moc.liam@nnirotsekeht(01647) 221626
- Church House Inn
Delightful 15th-century Grade ll listed pub that overlooks the village cricket field. It was the first pub in Devon to be listed in the Michelin Pub Guide. The interior comprises five areas: the Public Bar, Dining Room, Sanctuary, Oven Room and Gallery Restaurant. It features beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and a open fireplace with inset log burner. Outside there is a large and sunny terraced garden.
- Olde Smokey House
Just off the A380/Torbay ringroad, is this 17th-century pub and restaurant whose speciality is its carvery, although snacks and main meals are also available. Essentially it has one L-shaped bar covering the main dining area, and an adjacent comfortably-appointed bar, which has a large open log fireplace. A further separate bar & dining room has metal tables and chairs.
- Church House Inn Love Lane Marldon TQ3 1SL (01803) 558279
- New Inn
Historically the building was used as a court house and meeting house, but today this popular village pub is well known for its steaks served in the evenings. One real ale is available from Timothy Taylor brewery with an additional guest ale on Friday and Saturday evenings.
- New Inn Moreleigh TQ9 7JH (01548) 821326
7 George Street
In the centre of the town, the inn is reputed to have a family of ghosts living within its walls. Its single bar has rustic charm mixed with modernity - settles and tables, stools at the bar counter, together with sofas and wood burners. Its two spacious dining rooms have flagstone floors, coupled with a Mediterranean style courtyard garden. Food is available lunchtime and evenings although only a pizza menu is available on Sunday and Monday evenings. This pub is an ongoing project for its owners, and it is hoped provide accommodation in the not too distant future.
- Union Inn
10 Ford Street
16th-century traditional village-centre free house. The beamed bar and adjoining pool room display old photographs of the village. The function room, with its own bar and skittle alley, is reached via a corridor displaying many artefacts relating to the inn's history. The Red Rock beers are given house names. The home-cooked food is available from 12-8 on Sundays, with a carvery at lunch time. There is outside seating on the decking area next to the small rear car park.
- White Hart Hotel
A Grade 2 listed building dating back to 1639, this 3-star hotel on the crossroads in the centre of the town, was previously an 'old posting house'. It has a single bar snug with 3 handpumps, an open fireplace and 5 tables. To the rear of the snug is the old courtyard, with its arched entrance. Here, there are parasolled bench tables, together with a bench either side of the arch. The hotel's website is regularly updated with a list of the ales currently available.
- Horse 7 George Street Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NF ku.oc.roomtradesroheht@olleh(01647) 440242
- Newton Abbot
- Dartmouth Inn
63 East Street
Dating from 1674, the first recorded name of this pub was the 'Great Dane'. In the 17/18th centuries, every spring, men from the locality would come to this inn, with the hope of being hired for a seasons work on the local boats engaged in the Newfoundland fishing trade. The pub is on two levels, abounds with timber beams, timber panelling, columns, stone walls and large open fireplaces. On the higher level is the main L-shaped bar. To the right down two steps is the 'Tap Room', which has an open fireplace. There is also a pool table in another area, and a small walled garden at the rear.
- Golden Lion
4 Market Street
Built in 1623 as the Oxford Arms, the name changed to Golden Lion in 1722. This period saw the dawn of the 'Coaching Era' and the yard at the rear of the pub was the departure point for Winsen Red Wing Coaches. The bell to summon passengers for departure can still be seen, high up on the wall. Today the yard is a sheltered patio garden, with bench seating. The interior retains its charm, with timber beamed ceilings, part panelled walls and a large fireplace, now with a woodburner. Modernity has arrived in the form of a pool table and a dartboard. Part of the Venture Inns group which also owns Bridgetown Brewery at the Albert Inn, Totnes.
- Highweek Village Inn
A 1960s purpose built pub, it has a single long bar area with a separate dining room, pleasant terrace beer garden and a large car park at the rear. The pub holds regular events, including beer and cider festivals, usually with local bands playing in the evening. Regular beers are augmented from breweries in the South West, in particular, Teignworthy and Dartmoor. Serving the local village, it is easily accessible on the No.70 bus from Newton Abbot town centre, with a half hourly daily service until 18:30 and hourly on Sundays and evenings, with the last bus back into town at 23:16 from Gaze Hill.
- Jolly Abbot
16-18 East Street
Originally called the Jolly Sailor, it is recorded that that in 1864 it was the busiest hostelery in the town. The main bar has beamed ceilings, timber columns and an open fireplace. This leads through, up a couple of steps, to the pool room bar. At the rear of the premises there is a tiered decking area, a covered smokers den, and a small carpark.
- Keyberry Hotel
17 Kingskerswell Road
Near the Decoy Country Park with open spaces childrens play area, sports grounds, lake and woodland walks. This two bar pub has changed very little in the last 50 years but has been redecorated and still retains its cosy atmosphere especially in the lounge and dining area. It has a real fire.
- Locomotive Inn
35-37 East Street
This 17th-century Grade II listed building has a rubble-stone and timber facade, and is thought to have originally been two separate cottages. It has a single L-shaped bar over two rooms, with an open fireplaces in each, timber beams, dark wood panelling and both exposed and painted stone walls. There is a separate pool room at the rear of the premises, and a dart board in the main bar area.
- Saracens Head
This recently refurbished two bar pub was built in 1864. The lounge bar to the left of its entrance is carpeted with an upholstered window seat and table, 5 stools at the bar and three tables with chairs. The bar to the left has a raised area in front of the window with a table and chairs - these being removed when the area is used as a stage for live music etc.There is a juke box, pool table and dartboard. Through the french windows is a pleasant patio area with 8 bench tables, three of which are under a canopy with patio heater. The food on offer is Marie's Homemade Devonshire pasties.
- Swan Inn
4 Highweek Street
With its thick stone walls, parts of this Grade ll Listed building date from the latter part of 17th century, and it is adjacent to the towns cattle market, hence the sculptured animal heads on the the pubs flank wall. It's U-shaped bar counter covers what was originally three seperate rooms, now partially open plan, save that the right hand room has had only its door removed, creating a quieter 'snug' area. Internally, there are a couple of gaming machines, a quiz machine, two pool tables and a juke box, with a covered outside smokers area. Traditional Thatchers cider is drawn by handpump.
- Dartmouth Inn 63 East Street Newton Abbot TQ12 2JP (01626) 202309
- North Bovey
- Ring of Bells Inn
Thatched Dartmoor inn situated in this idyllic village with its ancient parish church and tree lined village green. The pub has a 15th-century arched door frame, oak doors, low ceilings with beams, open fireplaces and a grandfather clock built into a wall. Although the pub had a serious fire in January 2016, it has been rebuilt, and re-opened in December 2017. Beers are served straight from the cask.
- Smith's Brasserie at Bovey Castle Hotel
Smith's Brasserie is attached to a 5 AA Red Star hotel resort, golf course & spa in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Formerly known as the Manor House Hotel.
- Ring of Bells Inn North Bovey TQ13 8RB ten.sllebfognir@liam(01647) 440375
- Blagdon Inn
Traditional dining pub that is housed in a 15th-century building that was originally a barn. It has a long bar with a seperate restaurant, although food (including nibbles and lite bites) is available in the bar. Recently redecorated, it has comfy chairs throughout. There is also a spacious garden for alfresco dining in the warmer months. The Blagdon Inn is part of Devon Hills Holiday Park in Paignton,
- Devonport Arms
42 Elmbank Road
CAMRA Heritage Pub that is a traditional large back street community pub, where both darts and pool are played. It has three separate bars, Public, Lounge and a Snug. At the rear of the premises is a quiet walled patio garden/smokers retreat, with bench tables.
- Harbour Inn & Rio Grande
59 Roundham Road
Just ten minute gentle stroll from the pier and beach, this large pub overlooks the harbour. It has two bars with pool tables and darts, together with a function area. There is also a roof terrace that affords very good views of the harbour, beach and across the bay to Torquay. Refurbished July 2020
- Peaky Blinders
107 Winner Street
Opened mid September 2017 following 9 months of refurbishment by the owner to produce this pub in the style of the club frequented by his Grandfather who was a member of the Peaky Blinders back in the day. Bespoke furniture was shipped in from all over the country for the period effect in the place. It works! The bar boasts 15 different whiskies, a shot will be given free to anyone who shows up in the period costume. Already the pub is proving a very popular venue on Friday and Saturday nights with many free shots being given away for those with a penchant for the period dressing.
- Spinning Wheel Inn
During the day this is a friendly seafront family orientated pub with a pleasant beer garden that overlooks Paignton Green, and has a very good children's fun play area. Come the evenings, it is Torbay's premier music and live entertainment venue, with karaoke on Mondays, quiz night Tuesdays and live bands, etc., from Wednesday to Sundays. The food is good value typical pub grub with a carvery on Sundays from noon to 3pm. Note that outside the main summer season the pub closes at midnight on Fridays and Saturday.
- Talk of the Town
46-52 Torbay Road
A late Victorian property that was once two guesthouses, situated half way between the railway station and the beach. It is now a Wetherspoons, and opened in 2010. It is essentially one large room on two levels with adequate comfortable seating and dark wood panelling, with the usual offering of framed local history and people. It has a tabled pavement area at the front of the premises, together with a small decking area overlooking a park at the rear.
- Blagdon Inn Totnes Road Paignton TQ4 7PW ku.oc.nni-nodgalb@ofni(01803) 521412
- Tavistock Inn
A 700 year old Grade ll listed pretty roadside pub, on the main road between Ashburton and Princetown. There are two small rooms other than the bar, one being a cosy dining room and the other having a huge table that seats 12. It has oak panelling and old beams throughout, and there is a large bullet hole that is reputedly made by a Roundhead's musket. It is said the the devil once visited this pub, on his way to Widdecombe-in-the-Moor, to collect souls. The pub's opening hours are extended in the Summer months to 11-11 Monday to Saturday.
- Tavistock Inn Poundsgate TQ13 7NY (01364) 631251
- Preston Conservative Club
299/301 Torquay Road, Preston
The Preston Conservative Club is a members only club and is not generally open to the public. The lounge area here is large and comfortable and with chesterfield sofas abounding. The facilities here include 3 snooker tables and the club is looking to install BT Television for sporting events. Club prices apply to makes the beverages more attractive and there is currently a drive to enrol more members.
- Preston Conservative Club 299/301 Torquay Road, Preston Preston TQ3 2EY moc.bulcevitavresnocnotserp@seiriuqne(01803) 557772
- Church House Inn
A Grade II listed 16th-century free house situated in a small village near Totnes has bags of 'old-worlde' charm. The friendly pub has two real fires and serves good quality food in its recently refurbished restaurant. Jail Ale is a regular beer; often alongside another Dartmoor beer and one guest beer. Bulkamore's prize winning cider is produced just 1 mile from the pub. The pub has a beer garden and large car park. They make fresh Pizzas in a real wood burning, outdoor pizza oven most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, weather permitting. They can be eaten in or taken away.
- Church House Inn Rattery TQ10 9LD (01364) 642220
- Ferry Inn
Grade 2 listed building dating from 1749, that is a Palmers Brewery house. This waterside location provides superb views over the estuary to East Portlemouth and, in consequence, the patio can be very busy during fine weather.
- Fortescue Inn
Locals pub that also attracts visitors and is very close to bus routes, ice cream parlour, pasty shop and off-licence. This is where you will find the Coastguards and Lifeboat crew calling in for a pint and hopefully not a a 'Call Out'! Westons Old Rosie Traditional Cider is also available. The Fortescue burger is highly recommended.
- Kings Arms
20 Fore Street
A town centre pub with a main bar that maintains a traditional feel about it. The Miltons operate a seafood restaurant and wine merchant in Salcombe and previously ran an Ei Publican Partnerships site in the town for many years. A recent refurbishment features a revamped bar and terrace and a new kitchen. The upstairs restaurant has a terrace and offers locally sourced seafood, while the downstairs restaurant and bar will focus on traditional pub classics.
- Victoria Inn
Situated in the middle of Salcombe, and with many awards from prestigious bodies, this pub and its staff are welcoming and friendly. The slate floored bar has low beams and a huge log fire, with a traditionally furnished restaurant downstairs and a bright and modern restaurant upstairs. The pub is extremely popular for food. Outside at the back the large terraced garden has a children’s play area, while dogs are welcome in the pub and have their own menu.
- Ferry Inn Fore Street Salcombe TQ8 8JE moc.liamg@ebmoclasnniyrrefeht(01548) 844000
- Tradesmans Arms
On the edge of Dartmoor, this pub reopened after it was bought by four locals who drank at the pub prior to its demise. It was renovated and updated, and has an L-shaped main bar with plenty of seating in a long alcove to one side, with a conservatory open to the pub at the other. There is a friendly atmosphere, and good local food is served together with local Thompstones cider. One of the guest beers is from Hunter’s. Accommodation is available. Opening hours are extended in the summer and are generally midday to midnight on bank holidays.
- Tradesmans Arms Scorriton TQ11 0JB moc.roomtrad-smrasnamsedart@seiriuqne(01364) 631206
- Cafe ODE
Formerly the Ness stables the building was completely renovated an extended in 2012 and the business has won several awards for sustainability. With an airy informal feel the popular café has its own onsite brewery, the Two Beach Brewing Company, where Ode Ale is brewed exclusively for the café and other real and bottled ales are also produced. They've a log burner that's used during the winter months. There's also plenty of outside seating available and great views across the mouth of the River Teign to Teignmouth and the South Devon coast. Breakfasts are available until noon (all day brunch weekends) and the full daytime menu is available until half an hour before closing with a roast dinner available on Sundays. They use local and organic suppliers where possible. An evening menu is available on Fridays (fish night) and Saturdays (steak night). Food is also available to take away Note that the opening hours do vary depending on the time of year and are typically longer during Devon's school holidays.
- Clifford Arms
34 Fore Street
Description: Situated in the centre of a pretty coastal village, this 18th-century pub has an attractive modern interior and warming log fire in winter. The low level area at the rear leads out onto a sunny, decked patio. The pub changed ownership in June 2017, and the new landlord runs it as a continental style cafe/bar during the day and pub at night, serving a changing choice of 3 real ales. Good coffee, cakes and snacks are available through the week, and a small restaurant menu is currently on offer Fri, Sat & Sun lunchtime and on jazz nights. Booking for meals is essential on jazz nights.
- Shipwrights Arms
Set back from the road at the end of a terrace, this pub dates back to the shipyard days of Ringmore. The only remaining signs of that industry is the old slipway behind the pub along the seawall. The pub itself has 2 cosy bars heated by open fires in the winter. Four real ales are on offer and good home cooked pub food is served. There's a pleasant walled garden to the rear - a mere stones throw from the Teign estuary and the Templar Way, which links Haytor with Shaldon and Teignmouth. The large garden was refurbished in 2020 and new under cover all weather heated seating installed. Owned by Steve and Selena Porter since December 2019, Home-made Specials, Steaks, Vegan and Vegetarian Menu, Gin and Rum Bar, Real Ales and Quality Wines. Recently Refurbished. A warm welcome to all, well behaved dogs and children are also welcome. Regular live music.
- Cafe ODE Ness Cove Shaldon TQ14 0HP moc.doofeurtedo@reganam(01626) 873427
- Queens Arms
Splendid 14th Century village pub deep in the South Hams countryside only half mile from Slapton beach boasting flower filled garden in summer with patios at rear and open fire in the winter. WWII evacuation photographs adorn the walls depicting local life and history. An extensive menu is available with daily specials, chef is known for his home-made pies, in winter, Sunday roasts are popular (booking advisable). A takeaway food service is available. Children and dogs are also very welcome.
- Tower Inn
Dating back to 1347, the pub was originally six cottages for the workmen who built the adjacent tower and ecclesiastical college. It is now split into four areas and, as its website shows, concentrates on food and accommodation. The walled garden is a delightful spot to while away the hours on a sunny day. There is a small car park at the front, but access is quite tight! Note that opening times may be reduced during the winter period
- Queens Arms Slapton TQ7 2PN gro.notpals@smrasneeuq(01548) 580800
- South Brent
- Pack Horse
1 Plymouth Road
A traditional Devon village pub, parts of which date back to medieval times, and features a large inglenook fireplace. It has a cosy and genuine welcoming atmosphere. It includes 4 B&B en-suite rooms and attached to the pub is the 'Stables' which serves breakfasts and snacks in the mornings.
- Station House Hotel
Village-centre pub on the edge of Dartmoor. The wood-panelled, L-shaped bar is surrounded by a large open-plan area with plenty of seating. At the rear a restaurant serves good-quality food, and a new function room can be found upstairs, which is available for meetings. Recently reopened as a pub after a couple of years.
- Pack Horse 1 Plymouth Road South Brent TQ10 9BH ku.oc.esrohkcapeht@ofni(01364) 72283
- South Pool
- Millbrook Inn
Situated in the picturesque village of South Pool, most of this 17th-century pub's trade in the summer comes from walkers and boaters using the tidal South Pool Creek. The courtyard is covered by a canopy, and Aylesbury ducks swim by the rear terrace. Re-opened on 29th July 2020 with a new management team The house beer is IPA from Red Rock Brewery
- Millbrook Inn Millbrook South Pool TQ7 2RW ku.oc.nnikoorbllim@ofni(01548) 531581
- Sea Trout Inn
Idyllic, traditional 15th-century Devon inn set in the beautiful Dart Valley, just three & a half miles from Totnes. The public bar is rustic and quintessential old coaching inn, with the lounge bar having a log fire in winter and also being used used by those who would rather dine less formally than in the restaurant. There is also a conservatory, patio garden with al fresco dining in the warmer months, and a small tabled patio at the front of the pub. A new licensee reopened the pub in August 2019
- Sea Trout Inn Staverton TQ9 6PA (01803) 762274
- Stoke Fleming
- Green Dragon
Tucked away opposite the village church, on the South West Coastal Path and half a mile from Blackpool Sands, there has been a building on the site since the 12th Century. There is a cosy bar, a focus for the village, featuring a large log burning open fire. The bar, adjacent restaurant and kitchen were refurbished in 2018. The background music is subdued, there are no gaming machines or TV screens, except for Six Nations rugby. Local legend suggests there is a tunnel underneath the floor to the nearby beach and, some say, a ghost. One photo is of three landlords of the Green Dragon. They are L to R: Peter Crowther 1992-2018; Alan Jones current; Steve Hele Late 1980s to early 1990s;
- Green Dragon Church Road Stoke Fleming TQ6 0PX firstname.lastname@example.org(01803) 770238
- Stoke Gabriel
- Castle Inn
The Castle has an interesting past that only a few of the older locals know. It was a Vicarage, Nightclub, hospital in the Great War and then as most of the South coast a Holding base during second war. This cheerful local pub has recently changed hands. Various music and food speciality nights, such as Fish & Fizz, are advertised on their Facebook page and a loyalty card is offered to regulars. There is an excellent beer garden with wonderful views. Please note that the pub is closed Mon lunchtimes.
- Church House Inn
A cosy and friendly two bar, medieval inn in the centre of the village. The lounge bar has a horse brass adorned, dark beamed and planked ceiling, black timber panelled and painted rough stone walls with cut in window seats, old settles, and a large ingelnook fireplace complete with a wood burning stove, bed warming pans and a Davy lamp. On the wall to the right of the entrance above the window seat, there is a poem about the saving of village orchard and cider. The upstairs was once the village Court House - hence the stocks outside, where there are also a couple of bench-tables.
- Castle Inn The Barnhay Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6SA (01803) 782255
- Church House Inn
This 13th-century thatched pub, with its black timber beams, inglenook fireplaces, thick stone walls with upholstered window seats, old timber settles, and upholstered benches, was built by the Church to offer food and rest to the weary traveller. It has a separate restaurant area with a quality menu, using locally sourced produce. At the rear of the pub, over the stream is a pleasant beer garden and adjacent car park. The pub opens earlier on Thurs and Fri at 10:30 for the sale of coffee, and for breakfast from 9am on Saturdays.
- Church House Inn Stokeinteignhead TQ12 4QA moc.kooltuo@nniesuohhcruhceht(01626) 872475
- Tradesmans Arms
Tucked away just off the the main coastal road and by the village green, this traditional, turn of the 14th-century, friendly pub is very welcoming. Black beams, bar stools, and small tables and chairs resting in alcoves greet you. A wood-burning stove keeps customers warm in winter. Blackboard menus focusing on local produce show daily specials and desserts which can be enjoyed in the separate restaurant. May be open all day at weekends during the holiday season. May close a little earlier on quiet winter nights.
- Tradesmans Arms Stokenham TQ7 2SZ moc.smrasnamsedarteht@rabeht(01548) 580996
- Kings Arms Inn
A two level grade II listed pub, with roomy bar on lower road side with wooden floors. Steps to half floor lead to a balcony with lovely views over the sea and large garden with seating. Good sea views from the garden and handy for the South West Coast Path. Reopened, as a free house,on 16th October 2020 following a long closure. It is now a community pub run by the village. South Hams DC have granted a further 5 year ACV Other data has not yet been updated
- Kings Arms Inn Dartmouth Road Strete TQ6 0RW ku.oc.etertstasmrasgnik@sgnikoob(01803) 770027
- Blue Anchor Inn
Grade II listed building in the town's Teign Street Conservation area, and opposite the entrance to the docks. It has previously been voted South Devon CAMRA Town Pub of the Year. It is the town's premier Real Ale Pub with eight hand pumps, six of which are dedicated to constantly varying beers. Two pumps serve varying traditional ciders from Ashbridge, Sandford Orchards and Westons, etc. At the side and rear of the premises is an excellent outdoor drinking area. Generally a quiet pub, although it does have a jukebox and pool table.
- Kings Arms
3 Regent Gardens
Friendly town centre pub between the railway station and the seafront and very near the bus bays. It has unusual etched table tops and a hidden garden with a canopy covered area for smokers. Quiz night is Monday and live music every Saturday. Bar snacks and rolls are available and there is a Sunday roast 12-3pm.
- Olde Jolly Sailor
46 Northumberland Place
Set back from the street by a spacious patio area, this is reputedly a 12th-century inn, which in one form or another has been selling alcohol since 1166. The cosy and comfortable interior is essentially three areas, with beamed ceilings, stone walls (with open fire places), and perimeter banquette seating with tables, etc. At the rear of the premises there is a further patio with floral hanging baskets, and a sheltered smokers retreat, which has a relief mural of the 'Ness'. There are fine views across the fish quay, of boats in the estuary and Shaldon's shoreline.
- Ship Inn
Located down a side street just off the main sea front. The Ship has an outside drinking area backing onto the back beach overlooking the estuary towards Shaldon, with views west towards Haytor on Dartmoor. The start/end of the Templar Way, linking Haytor with Shaldon and Teignmouth is marked by a stone adjacent to the outside drinking area. Many a happy hour can be spent here watching dogs on the beach and boats bobbing about on the river. The back beach also plays host to several music events throughout the year including an annual music festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The pub has a good mix of locals and tourists, and can get busy at times. They host a pub quiz every Thursday evening. The staff are friendly and helpful. Bar snacks/meals are available at lunchtimes and evenings, and there is also an upstairs restaurant.
- Blue Anchor Inn Teign Street Teignmouth TQ14 8EG moc.liamg@htuomngietrohcnaeulb(01626) 772741
- Village Inn
Built in the 16th century as a farmhouse, this welcoming old pub was the origin of the Thurlestone Hotel and in the ownership of the Grose family since 1897. The interior has timber screens, walls adorned with old photographs of the area, and a ceiling with bowed black timber beams. These beams are reputed have come from the Armada hospital ship San Pedro El Mayo, which was shipwrecked near Hope Cove in 1588.
- Village Inn Thurlestone TQ7 3NN ku.oc.enotselruht@nniegalliveht(01548) 563525
- Start Bay Inn
The inn dates back to the 14th century, when it was known as the Fisherman's Arms. Family run for 40 years, it is in a fantastic setting between Slapton Ley and the beach and renowned for its extensive fresh fish menu. Outside seating area with great sea views. Opening times can vary so it is worth checking on their website before you visit.
- Start Bay Inn Torcross TQ7 2TQ ku.oc.nniyabtrats@ofni(01548) 580553
- Babbacombe Royal Hotel
31 Babbacombe Downs Road
Situated on Babbacombe Downs in the heart of the English Riviera. The spacious hotel rooms have stunning views, mostly overlooking Lyme bay. There is a daily carvery available lunchtimes and evenings using fresh, local ingredients. Food is served all day during the summer high season. Traditional local cider is served by handpump. May close early in winter.
- Cary Arms
A boutique hotel and restaurant located in a superb position on Babbacombe Bay. There is a very steep road down to the hotel where public parking is available. Meals and bar snacks are served in the restaurant and in the extensive gardens overlooking the bay. The Cary Arms is essentially a hotel with a spa and restaurant that serves real ales and ciders.
- Chelston Manor
Old Mill Road, Chelston
Chelston Manor is a charming 17th century house of great character, set in its own grounds and reputed to be one of the oldest in Torquay. It is close to both the local Chelston shopping area of the town and Torquay Railway Station. Having recently undergone much renovation, it is now a family oriented pub with a pleasant, sun trap garden with a safe play area for toddlers and children.
- Country House Inn
62 Ellacombe Road
Housed in an impressive stone building this pub is situated a short walk from Torquay town centre. Recently refurbished the pub offers good food and is family and dog friendly. Free pool on Tuesdays, quiz night Wednesdays and live music at the weekend.
- Devon Dumpling
108 Shiphay Lane
Very pleasant traditional spacious pub in an unspoilt old building that is set in the Shiphay housing area and popular with locals. Wide and varied choice menu, including local specialities, all cooked to order using local produce and, with all meat and fish locally sourced, large portions and reasonably priced. No gaming machines or 'piped muzac', but both darts and euchre are played.
36 Fore Street
A recently refurbished family run, family friendly pub located in the pedestrianised St Marychurch precinct, catering for both drinkers and diners. Three regional real ales are always available. A pleasant airy atmosphere with an attractive patio for outside drinking and dining. Under new ownership from March 2019.
- George Inn
48 Babbacombe Road
Single room pub located on the main road. A very popular venue for televised sports. Comfortable seating.
- Masons Arms
110-112 Babbacombe Road
Comfortable roadside pub with separate eating area and L-shaped bar. The Masons Arms is a great community local that serves fantastic pub food in a large restaurant area that is separate to the public bar. It has a very extensive menu choice offering something for all tastes and demands. The pub is located on the main road through Babbacombe towards the famous Devon seaside resort of Torbay.
- Babbacombe Royal Hotel 31 Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay TQ1 3LQ ku.oc.yrevraclayor@ofni(01803) 312600
- Bay Horse Inn
8 Cistern Street
This traditional yet not old-fashioned pub is at the top of Totnes main shopping Street. Full of character, this community-minded friendly pub hosts live music including jazz and open mic, beer festivals and quiz nights. It also has a superb beer garden in which many events are held. The pub is also the brewery tap of New Lion Brewery and gives a warm welcome to all.
- Bull Inn
At the top of the town, past The Narrows, this listed building was originally owned by the Starkey Knight and Ford brewery, prior to having been swallowed up by 'Whitbread' in the 1960s. Geetie Singh-Watson was awarded an MBE for her services to the organic pub trade and founded the Duke of Cambridge Organic Pub in London 20 years ago. The Bull is her 4th organic pub. Geetie's Philosophy: Always buying organic, ethical produce and products; consistently values driven and always honest about the way in which we trade. Both real ales and KeyKegs are dispensed through taps situated on the wall behind the bar.
- Dartmouth Inn
Set back off The Plains in its own square, it has pleasant outside drinking area comprising of bench table seating with umbrellas that are equipped with heaters for the colder months. It has a U-shaped bar which covers two rooms with painted stone walls, one being a bar with wood burning stove, TV's, gaming machine and pool table, whilst the other has a servery and mainly set out for diners.
- Royal Seven Stars Hotel
Prominently situated at the bottom of the main shopping street in Totnes, in the centre of the town, this former coaching house is dog and family friendly. It has 21 rooms, an excellent a-la-carte restaurant, is a wedding venue with two function rooms. The hotel hosts live music every Friday night and also has plenty of seating outside the front of the hotel, where events are also held in the warmer months. Sold to St. Austell Brewery in February 2020.
- Steam Packet Inn
St Peters Quay
This Buccaneer Inns pub-restaurant is on the right hand bank of the River Dart, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre. It has a waterside terrace and conservatory dining area, that overlook Vire Island. As well as lunch and dinner, breakfast is served from 8am and the bar opens at 11am
- Totnes Brewing Company
59a High Street
Popular and quirky brew pub serving an eclectic range of beers with staff that are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about beer. The beer range, which is constantly changing, generally includes at least one of the ales brewed on the premises on hand pump, among the other guest ales on up to seven other pumps. There is also a good range of key keg ales. Take-away food may be brought in.
- Watermans Arms
A cosy, friendly. single bar, gem of a pub that it is in the back streets of the town, serving all three of its beers on gravity from a stillage behind the bar. Comfortably furnished with perimeter banquette seating and standard tables and chairs, together with stools at the bar, it has a dartboard, gaming and quiz machines, and a juke box. Outside to the right, is a small gravelled patio area with three picnic tables.
- Bay Horse Inn 8 Cistern Street Totnes TQ9 5SP moc.sentotesrohyab@liam(01803) 862088
- Cridford Inn
Researchers contend that a 9th-century Devon 'longhouse' existed on this site before a more modern re-build in the 13th century. Originally a farmhouse beside a stream, with its own well, it was only converted into a pub and restaurant in 1982, and is most probably the finest example of a 'longhouse' to a pub conversion in the South Devon area. The interior is on three separate levels, the lower level being the the main entrance foyer with the restaurant/function room and toilets with easy disabled access. The bar is accessed by 3 steps. This historic pub changed hands in August 2018.
- Cridford Inn Trusham TQ13 0NR moc.kooltuo@nnidrofdirc(01626) 853694
- Maltsters Arms
18th-century riverside pub, restaurant and B&B located on Bow Creek in the Dart Valley. Once owned by Keith Floyd, the TV chef, the pub has lots of character and serves good Westcountry ales in a friendly pub within a picturesque setting. The restaurant specialises in locally caught fish. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:30 and food is served all day during school holidays and at weekends. FISH & CHIPS are available to takeaway.
- Maltsters Arms Tuckenhay TQ9 7EQ moc.yahnekcut@sretslam(01803) 732350
- West Alvington
- Ring O'Bells
Having been closed and derelict for nigh on six years, it was restored and reopened in 2011. With a village shop added within the premises in 2013, it is now one of the liveliest community pubs in the South Hams. The shop is open from 9:30 until the pub closes. It has both a Lounge with a log fire and a Public bar, together with a sun deck and terrace at the rear. Monday is quiz night, Tuesday 'Music Hall' evening, Saturday mornings is buffet breakfast (all you can eat), with Steak Night in the evening, and a Sunday Carvery from 12-4. There is a Pudding club meeting once a month. A Beer Festival is held annually.
- Ring O'Bells West Alvington TQ7 3PG moc.liamg@dtlwsbor(01548) 857227
- Old Inn
Set in the heart of Dartmoor and in the centre of the village opposite St. Pancras church and the National Trust shop, this lovely old pub was built by the masons working on the church in the 14th century. A little like 'Tardis', the inn is much larger inside than it appears. It is a pub for all seasons. Sit outside in the large garden with its flowing stream, ponds and smokers gazebo in the summer, or enjoy the log fires when the weather turns cold. The central part of the building is over 600 years old, with its thick stone walls and oak timber beams, whilst the old stables are now the restaurant. Closing time may vary according to the time of year.
- Rugglestone Inn
The Rugglestone Inn is a unique, unspoilt Dartmoor inn delightfully located in the picturesque village of Widecombe in the Moor. Originally a cottage, the Grade II listed building was converted to an inn back in 1832 and named after a local logan stone. It is surrounded by peaceful moorland, adjacent to a pretty stream and just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village. Inside, there is a cosy bar with a wood burner and two further rooms, one of which has an open log fire, together creating a wonderful ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Outside is a large sheltered garden with picnic tables accessible via a small bridge over a delightful moorland stream and from where you can enjoy fabulous views. Children and dogs are welcome but we ask that dogs be kept on a lead. A wide selection of home-cooked food is available. Local farm cider is sold, with the house beer from Teignworthy. The pub’s car park is just down the road. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012, 2017 and it consistently appears in the GBG. The real ales are on gravity dispense.
- Old Inn Widecombe-in-the-Moor TQ13 7TA moc.tenretnitb@126nnidlo(01364) 621207
- Rising Sun Inn
Originally a drovers 'stop-over' between Ashburton and Newton Abbot, it is now a popular pub/restaurant that is approximately 1.5 miles off the A38.
- Rising Sun Inn Woodland Woodland TQ13 7JT ku.oc.dnaldoownusgnisireht@seiriuqne(01364) 652544