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The Devil's Stone Inn
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Shebbear is a lovely village with lots of interesting tales of ghosts and the history of the Devil's stone. We visited the Devil's Stone Inn for a bite to eat. We were warned that there would be a half hour wait. This was a fine as about 30 people arrived at the same time. 50 minutes later I watched my husband eat his meal of ham eggs and chips. ( Not home made chips but the frozen variety) my daughter & I still waiting for our food. By now the room was becoming restless as this scenario was repeated around the room with hungry people waching the people lucky enough to have received their meals. A local restaurant owner was also horrified that manager did not come to see what was happening but stayed in the bar area telling the poor waitress that she was to deal with us. We asked the waitress to get the manager to come and see us but he refused. One gentleman went into the bar but the manager made it perfectly clear that he was not at all interested. The food when it finally did arrive was mediocre at best. The menu is very simple and even when food is prepared to order I am at a loss to understand how we had to wait over an hour for a simple order of sausage egg & chips, ham egg & chips and a side order of chips. And that one plate could arrive at the table 20 minutes before the rest. But most unbelievable of all was the sheer arrogance of the manager to not care at all that this scenario was repeated around the room and not have the courage to deal with the situation. On the plus side my husband enjoyed his beer. It is for this, the poor waitress and the character of the place that I give a very generous 3 out of 5. If it was based on the manager I would be wanting a minus option. At least 30 people will be very unlikely to return and largely this is as a result of the terrible manager.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

Came to Shebbear to watch schoolboy rugby then needed lunch and a pint. This is a lovely old pub with a lot of character, a bit of romantic but implausible ghost history and a great ambience brought on by the open log fires, flagstones, real beams and entirely welcoming feel. Well kept ales and good basic pub food. Apparently an old coaching inn. Well exceeded the usual standards of most country pubs. If you are near here its well worth using the place. Bit isolated if you are not staying and have to drive.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Devil's Stone Inn, Shebbear is reputed to be one of Devon's most haunted Inns. It's full of character, including exposed beams, open fires and flagstone floors. The real ales are superbly presented, decent wine list and a traditional menu of home cooked food from local produce. This is not a gastro pub, just an old-fashioned menu with a particularly excellent sunday roast, all freshly prepared. Rooms are fairly sparse, very country looking, but impeccably clean. The village locals are friendly and Shebbear is a welcoming place. There is an ancient parish church, large square, splendid shop and famous private school. Nice countryside and handy for Bude coastline, Dartmoor & Exmoor.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

Stayed 2 nights with group of friends as attending a wedding in Newton St Petrock.Had great time.Food and beer reasonably priced and menu included something for all.Comfortable rooms although no wardrobe, did have a rail to hang clothes on.Reputed to be one of the 12 most haunted pubs in Britain but thankfully the only company we had was our own.Short distance from both Bude and Bideford therefore can do Devon and Cornwall in same day.Shebbear is a lovely village with convenience store selling all essentials and more.Would recommend for short break. Owners very friendly and informative re local area.Lovely full English breakfast and does also cater for vegetarians.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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