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Michelle and Francois Teissier have been at the helm of this welcoming Devon village pub since 2003. There’s a traditional feel, created by the low wooden beams and stone walls, the winter log fire, art-deco prints and Tiffany lamps, not to mention the paintings by Devonian and Cornish artists. And there’s the bar, of course, where locally brewed Otter ales are served. Chef-patron Franky trained in classical French cooking at a prestigious establishment in the Loire Valley. As he sums up: ‘our aim is to create a friendly, inviting village pub offering great value, high-quality food made from the freshest ingredients; with our combination of rustic French dishes and traditional British food with a Mediterranean twist, there’s something for everyone!’ Outside there is a grassy beer garden and walled terrace area with tumbling grapevines.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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AA Pick of the Pubs

Mediterranean slant to excellent menus

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- AA Inspector
The Golden Lion
TIPTON ST JOHN, DEVON, EX10 0AA
Phone : 01404 812881

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Garden
Room Rates
  • Main course from: £1
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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