We didn't eat here so i can't comment on the food or the serving of, but based on the attitude & level of cleanliness in general i can't say it's something i would want to try.
We drove past en route to the National trust car park for a walk down to the beautifully secluded beach at Aymesbury, a perfect place for a family day out on the beach & well worth the trip.
A we passed we saw the signage for the Journeys End & again on the path a separate gate - perfect we thought for an apres beach early evening beer.
Arriving the bar was full of dirty glasses, the tables again sticky & dirty. The old part of the building as you go through the door has wires, old smoke alarms & the like dangling free.
A surly member of staff served us - the beer itself whilst a nice ale was served in a filthy glass, as was the cider - the glass had smears & bits of old washed crisps adhered to it. An orange juice came thankfully in its own bottle with a straw.
The garden is a stonking disappointment - tarmac & un weeded flower pots, a ashtray "bin" which was an old fruit crate full of dirty scallop shells & used napkins.
The overall feeling was of a landlord / landlady who have been here too long & no longer care about what could be a marvelous historic public house. We were the only customers bar one other table of two, who agreed with our opinions. We left half of our drinks & left feeling let down.
This place could do so well & perhaps it does - but located where it is ( a short walk off the coastal path & in such a pretty little hamlet) it should & could be a destination pub even on blustery winter days. I can only hope that it does buck up its ideas & that other visitors in the future won't feel the same as ourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Journey's End Inn is a 13th Century Free House in the Village of Ringmore which is on the South Devon coast in an area known as the South Hams, having four fires to enjoy in the winter months, with a main Bar area, Nelsons, Dining room, The Story Room, Conservatory and Beer Garden. Dogs are welcome in all areas. Well supported by local residents, it manages to combine being a friendly village ‘local’, as well as a destination food pub. Surrounded by thriving market Towns, stunning scenery, walks both coastal and inland.Gravity fed beer with two real Ale festivals on a year (March & September)Bar Menu (available every Day & night except Sunday)Lunch & Dinner MenusChildrens MenuFriday Night is Thai Night with a smaller Dinner Menu ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Journey`s End Hotel Ringmore
- Journey's End Inn Ringmore, Devon