I have spent lots of time in Salcombe and have never once thought about visiting Malborough. I noticed couple of the 'Devon' friends had liked this Pubs Facebook page and my news feed popped up with and interesting bit about the pub, which intrigued us.
We arrived LATE into the area due to traffic and decided to stop here on the off chance of food, as it literally is on the way through to Salcome. Even though we were VERY late, just gone 21:00 on as off Season Thursday the place was full of happy people, the Landlord was more than happy to rustle something up himself as the Chef had already departed. Wasn't anything fancy but most definitely sufficed. we had a drink and ended up staying a lot longer than intended. we were there three days and treated the place as our local, we tried the food with the actual chef and it was terrific.
We have now booked a place in the B&B upstairs and are now very much looking forward to our weekend away Easter.