The Old Inn

“Delightful Devon longhouse offering classic pub meals” - AA Inspector



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This thatched Devon longhouse dates from 1650, when it was a staging house for changing post horses, and stands beside the A35 just west of Axminster. Weary travellers will find a cosy, beamed interior with a relaxed atmosphere, crackling log fires, and a fine range of local ales on tap. Order a pint of Otter or Thatchers Gold to accompany a traditional pub meal, perhaps a baked aubergine with Mediterranean vegetables and sweet potato, topped with a three-cheese crust; or a jacket potato with a choice of toppings. The south-facing garden is the venue for the Spring Bank Holiday beer festival in late May.

The Old Inn
Phone : 01297 32096


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
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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