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Good Pub Guide Food Award
Alastair Sawday's Local, Seasonal & Organic Award 2012/3
Taste of The West Gold Award 2014
South West Dining Pub of the Year 2010 & 2012
Grade ll Listed late 18th century Devonshire Inn
Five individually designed bedrooms
Including 2 dog friendly bedrooms in our annexe
Set in a beautiful, tranquil Exe Valley village on the Devonshire Heartland Way and the Exe Valley Way - great walking country!
'Bedrooms have irresistible prices', 'Fabulous' - Alastair Sawday's
'This is an excellent venue for any occasion. The only problem with this pub is that it is not our local!' - Taste of the West
Exeter University - 10 minutes
Exeter St. Davids Station - 10 minutes
Exeter Central Station - 15 minutes
Exeter city centre - 15 minutes
Exeter Airport - 25 minutes
THE MICHELIN GUIDE MICHELIN EATING OUT IN PUBS
THE GOOD PUB GUIDE - Food Award
ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S Pubs & Inns - Local, seasonal & organic produce award 2012/13
THE TRENCHERMANS GUIDE
ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S Special places to stay - British Hotels & Inns
AA PUBS AND INNS - Pick of the Pubs TASTE OF THE WEST - GOLD AWARD
VISIT DEVON 'TASTE OF DEVON' Silver Award 2012
Mo and Clive Walker and their team welcome you to their attractive Grade II listed Devon Inn with rooms. Dating back to the late 18th Century, with possibly an earlier core it features oak beamed ceilings and slate floors, good locally grown or sourced food - some from our neighbouring smallholding, local real ales, local ciders and wines, a cobbled courtyard - where once the farrier and wheelwright plied his trade - and beautiful walled beer garden. Prior to its acquisition in 2007 the Inn was known as the Agricultural Inn.
It is situated in the beautiful, tranquil village of Brampford Speke with its reed thatched cottages just off the Exe Valley Way and the Devonshire Heartland Way, a few hundred yards from many glorious walks along the banks of the River Exe with its' kingfishers, swifts, swallows, sand martins, swans, geese, ducks, cormorants and much more wildlife.
Here good food - all prepared from scratch in our kitchen - from local and regional suppliers some foraged herbs, flowers and fruit plus dishes using vegetables, fruit and herbs in season from our neighbouring holding plus our own lamb and mutton in Autumn - well kept real ales from Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset breweries plus wines from Yearlstone Vineyard in the Exe Valley, the Sharpham Partnership at Totnes and Camel Valley vineyard in Cornwall.
We offer a warm and friendly welcome and your enjoyment is paramount to us.
Come and relax, enjoy the open fires (in winter) and the cosy ambience of our lovely village Inn and make it a special occasion by booking one of our individually styled bedrooms for a romantic, candlelit dinner, bed and breakfast break away!
Good award winning food, ales and wines in Devon...
Dogs welcome - on a lead in our beer garden or bar area - please let us know when booking so we can allocate a table for you in the bar.
We have two dog friendly bedrooms in our Annexe suitable for a small dog, bowl, blanket and biscuits provided! Plus a towel for those wet days. We also have umbrellas available for the walk round to and from the pub.