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The Highwayman Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Okehampton | Devon, Sourton EX20 4HN, England
The Highwayman Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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devon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most amazing ,fascinating and such a wonderful Pub. Sally you and your wonderful pub made our bank holiday weekend very special,just wish i didn't have to go home so soon,but we will be back ,Hopefully in about 3 weeks and cant wait for Halloween night too. See you soon. This a a must visit to be had by all. xx

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Devon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself & my husband stayed here recently for our wedding anniversary.On arrival I realised I'd been brought here many times as a child as my mum's from Dartmoor-she has said since she remembers Buster(Sally the owners father)& that my mums brothers wedding reception was held in what is now Cobweb Hall across the road 30 years or so ago.We stayed... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the inn. I am grateful you have taken the time to write if your experience. Have now got wifi up and running. Look forward to seeing you again. Do make yoursekf known to me. Sallyx More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited recently on way to Cornwall Stopped and wondered what we were letting ourselves in for So glad we did stop, what a wonderful alternative pub and host sally is so welcoming Ham egg and chips was delicious, cooked by a man wearing a trilby

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time at our inn. Hope to see you again. The man in the trilby us my hubby Bruce. Sally More 

Kingsley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off at this inn to have a look. We were made very welcome and enjoyed the 'ironic' song sang to us by a local. A definite must if you are passing........My father visited 25 years ago and told me about it. I have actually gone to have a look now and will pass on this spectacular inn to others... More 

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19 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Strangest experience of my life! God damn us not having much cash when we went as they don't take cards so regrettably could only stay for 1. Spooky, quirky, kooky, it's so hard to describe the place but totally fascinating and an absolute must if you are in the area! Still can't quite get my head around the place, it... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for enjoying our inn. I know wevare wierd sand wonderful and so are our customers. Getting a card machine next week. So do come back and have another next time you are in.xxx More 

United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lovely little place to eat and drink with accommodation. So much history attached to the "Highwayman". It is well worth a visit to see this wonderful place. Run by a lovely couple who are friendly and welcoming to all.

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your visit. We are very grearful to all the people who say nice things on trip advisor after their visit. Your satisfaction is important to us and we like to enjoy your company as part of our reward. Do make yourselves known to me if and when you are in again so I may thank you... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is certainly a unique experience. The interior of the inn is an extraordinarily eclectic collection of salvaged interiors, taxidermy, pots and pans, odds and sods and bric-a-brac. The food is average (my wife had some insanely overpriced fish! - make sure you ask 'how much' when you order) and the rooms are idiosyncratic, but that's not the point. This... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back Jo. Your comments are very fair and all in all I agree with most of what you say. One point though the Scallops, Sea Bas and Prawns are pricey and came from the fish market in Plymouth that day. I could see our inn was not quite for you when you arrived and this... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I set out to give my partner an experience to remember during a few days away in celebration of his 60th birthday. I wanted something different and we certainly got that. This unique establishment never stops delivering surprises and Sally and Bruce provide a very friendly and positive service. The food was good especially Bruce's breakfasts. Having read the history... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you super response. I am very happy you had a good experience. I know the inn is a quirky experience and not everyone's cup of tea, but if you have an eye for the unusual, like an inn atmosphere and are adventurous in your life, there is a very good chance you will enjoy what The Highwayman... More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A welcome return to our favourite Inn,My partner and I usually visit the Highwayman twice a year , Sadly we missed our October visit but it only went to prove how much we missed it.Sally and Bruce run this unique Inn with such a feeling of warmth and hospitality.We will hopefully be back in October to sample their lovely Inn... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you you two for a great review. How loyal you are and how super you are to have around. Stella and Mick were back on Friday night and said how they had enjoyed your company over the Easter. It is not just the inn that weaves its magic, the personality of the customers does too. You are good mixers,... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This review is of my experience of lunch at the inn, not the inn itself It's clear the owners put a lot of time and effort into the inn. It's friendly, quirky and interesting, and a real place to visit for the experience. Unfortunately, our experience of lunch was not great. We both ordered pie and chips. Chips were home... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience. Next time you intend to come in do contact me in advance on info@thehighwaymaninn.net so that we can rectify our shortcomings. Sometinmes we dont get it right even with the best will in the world but we can always make ammends. In appreciation of you frankness. Sallyx More 

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