The Church House Inn
“Grade II listed 18th-century inn with contemporary touches”
Built as a hostel for the stonemasons of the adjoining village church, this ancient country inn dates from 1362. It was rebuilt in 1740 and many features from that period still remain, including beautiful Georgian windows; happily some of the original glass is intact despite overlooking the cricket pitch. These days it has an uncluttered, contemporary feel with additional seating in the garden. The menu might include Tuscan bean soup; pan-fried tiger prawns with spaghetti, asparagus and broad beans; or slow-cooked lamb shoulder with apricots, cinnamon and sultanas. Sandwiches and baguettes too – perhaps prawn in Marie Rose sauce; or English cheddar with sun-blushed tomato relish.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £15
- Open all year
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About the area
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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