When you arrive at the lamb you are immediately taken by the kerb charm of this Inn which is situated in the heart of the village. The charm only improves when you enter.
So let's have a scratch under surface and look at our stay.
We booked the room by phone and reserved a table, this was straight forward and hassle free, the web site is also straight forward. The cost of the room for the night was £125 but there are cheaper rooms also.
The welcome was warm, friendly and relaxed and was shown to our room.
The room (no1) was contemporary in design and well equipped. The room faced the front of the Inn and was over the bar areas but there was no noise from the bar below.
The room had a kingsize bed, table & chairs, a pedestal bath and a wood burner complete with logs matches kindling and paper, a TV and the best selection of tea and coffee (ground) I have been treated to in some time. There was also an en suite shower room & toilet equipped with a good range shower and body gels and more towels than needed.
Bar & Dinning:
The area has a warm atmosphere, with an eclectic mix of tables, chairs and comfiest sofas - having the effect to make you smile and sigh "loverly". The inn is frequented by staying guest, villagers coming for a pint or meal - oh and the occasional dog.
Food & Drink:
The menu is well thought and small, which to me suggest well cooked food, and not brought in. The meal we had was much better than I have in many restaurants, and I would travel just to eat here, so do book a table as it becomes full quickly. Breakfast is of the same standard.
Phone & WiFi:
Good mobile phone signal if needed, and the Inn provides free WiFi and internet access.
A small one, but not major would be the temp of the hot water, which does feel tepid.
This inn is one of the centres of village and does stage events and even hosts the village cinema, check when booking, then join in.
This is our third visit and second stay, and we will return again. If you are looking for a charming, warm & friendly place to stay in a beautiful part of the country you would have to go a long way to do better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning pub with stunning, contemporary rooms in a picturesque Devon village. Only 20 minutes from Exeter and 2 minutes from Crediton. The pub serves good food, seven days a week, but please book just in case. A charming place with open fires, lovely walled gardens, friendly staff. Breakfast and vat is included in the price of the room and prices are per room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lamb Hotel Sandford