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“I wish there were more pubs like this!”

The Culm Valley Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Culmstock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A wonderfully eclectic, funky country pub specialising in wholesome locally sourced food and superb crafted beers.
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a fabulous pub with lots of character. Visited on Sunday 25 November, only a couple of days after they had been under several inches of water, courtesy of the weather. Their "flood menu" still had more than enough to suit all tastes and lunch was excellent as always.This is a lovely spot all year round and it was great to see so many people climbing over the sandbags for their Sunday lunch! Well done to the team - it must have been quite a clean up operation to get back up and running so quickly. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, I look forward to my next visit when in the area.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Just a great atmosphere take it as you find it. People just walk in and play piano adding to a very relaxed and funky atmosphere. Just what a pub should be...fun and characterful with a Bohemian twist!

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

On a cool Saturday night in late-October we walked into this pub and were met with a crowd around the bar - all locals - enjoying a pint, or maybe two. As we moved in to collect our own pints, and not being familiar with the local real ales, we asked for some tastes, which we were given. A friendly man standing beside us also provided us his opinion of the ales, giving us great detail on each one! It was fantastic!
We had a reservation and were lead to our table, by the fireplace, where a kitty slept comfortably curled up. As we waited for our food, one or two friendly dogs stopped by to get a pat, sometimes nestling in the corner for a snooze. The beer was excellent, the food superb! My understanding is the menu changes with what is available fresh. As a GF eater I was concerned there wouldn't be anything I could eat and was very please that there were a number of options available. I had a herbed half-chicken and veg (no gravy) and my husband had seared scallops. For dessert, we shared a huge and simply sinful pavlova covered in raspberries and strawberries! It was a perfect ending for a perfect evening! This is not a place you want to be in a rush. Sit back and enjoy!

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is generally the best place to eat for miles around. Fabulous food and lots of fresh fish. Look out for the locally caught scallops, they're unbeatable and the duck breast is consistently delicious.
This is a real local and a bit what you see is what you get. It's in an idyllic setting by the river, lovely bar areas in gorgeous colours and paintings by local artists. Yes dogs wander around freely and if you're not a dog lover or worry about hygiene it could put you off. For most its a relief to go back to a relaxed somewhat eccentric Devon pub past. Recommended.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

This is an old fashioned place, with dogs lounging by the fire, curio's on the walls and a selection of local beers.
However don't be fooled, the food is fantastic and far more sophisticated than you might imagine.
We stayed the night in one of the simple but spotlessly clean and comfortable rooms (no ensuits) but our own very well appointed shower room.
A plus for us was that dogs are welcome.
There seems to be a good local support for this rather special place. The restaurant was packed the night we stayed.

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