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Tom Cobley Tavern, Spreyton

Spreyton, EX17 5AL (Directions)
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Nestling on the edge of Dartmoor this 16th Century pub is named after a local folklore figure and should be on everybody's bucket list. The bar walls are decorated with CAMRA certificates and other accolades that have been won over the years. It is the only pub in the UK to win both National POTY (2006) and CPOTY (2023) a truly unique achievement. There is an open fire lit in the winter months and the bar has a unique thatched roof. At the rear there is a separate restaurant and access to the garden. Eight handpumps offer four ales in winter, mainly from the west country and there will always be a dark beer available. If they run out of handpumps in summer, additional beers are served directly from the cellar. Fifteen or more real west country ciders are sold along with a selection of clearly identified non-real ciders / fruit ciders from around the country. Unsurprisingly it has been branch Cider Pub of the Year five times and was NATIONAL Cider Pub of the Year in 2023. The owner is an ex-butcher, his wife a cook, the food is excellent and if you really want to make the most of the place there are six beautifully finished en-suite guest rooms.

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West Devon District (B)
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Noon-15:00 & 18:00-22:30
Noon-14:00 & 18:00-21:00
Noon-15:00 & 18:00-22:30
Noon-14:00 & 18:00-21:00
Noon-15:00 & 18:00-22:30
Noon-14:00 & 18:00-21:00
Noon-15:00 & 18:00-22:30
Noon-14:00 & 18:00-21:00
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This Pub serves 5 changing beers and 2 regular beers. always one dark beer available

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Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
Evening Meals Evening Meals
Garden Garden
Family Friendly Family Friendly
Parking Parking
4 spaces ideally for B&B guests
Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
Accommodation Accommodation
6 rooms
Events Events
Supports Village fete and Widdecombe Fair
Games Games
Real Fire Real Fire
Restaurant Restaurant
Separate Bar Separate Bar
Smoking Smoking
Wi Fi Wi Fi
Real Ale Real Ale
Real Cider Real Cider
NATIONAL CPOTY 2023! Usually has a minimum of 15 plus real ciders: Celtic Marches, Dorset Nectar, Dudda Tunn’s Gwatkin, Harry’s, Hecks, Mr Whitehead’s, Sam’s Winkleigh, Sandford Orchards, Snail’s Bank and also local ciders rotating as guests.
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Quiet Quiet
off A3124 in village
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