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The Tom Cobley Tavern
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Crediton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Tom Cobley Tavern is a small country Tavern which serves the parish of Spreyton and the surrounding area. It is the hub of village life; on most evenings locals meet for a game of darts or cards. Enjoy a relaxing break in a typical unspoilt village local. Spreyton is a quiet village with a population of approximately 300 people, a primary school, tennis and cricket clubs and a beautiful church dating from the 14th century. Tom Cobley, celebrated in the folk song describing his fateful journey to Widecombe Fayre, was a considerable landowner in the parish and is buried in the churchyard. The Tavern has a traditional bar with open fire and a snug area where a host of real ales and ciders are served. There is an attractive dining room and an adjoining dining area, which opens onto a beautiful garden with country views. Upstairs on the first floor there are two bedrooms, Room 1 comprises of a double bed and single bed with a private shower room and WC and Room 3 comprises a double bed with an en-suite shower room. On the second floor there are a further three bedrooms, Room 5 comprises of a double and single bed with an en-suite bathroom with an overhead shower, Room 6 comprises of a double bed and has its own private bathroom with an overhead shower and a separate WC and Room 7 comprises of a double and single bed with an en-suite bathroom with shower overhead and a separate WC. All rooms are equipped with wash basins, central heating, Digital TV's with DVD players, radio alarm clocks with CD players, a hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi. Home cooked food is served daily, with a separate lunchtime and evening menu available, including a daily specials board. Homemade food is served using as much local produce as possible. Dogs are welcome in the bar and snug areas only. A traditional public house nestled in a pretty country village.
Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed over one night which turned out to be perfect as it was Curry night. My wife & I and two friends new about the fantastic range of ales and ciders, the dozen or so curries on offer were a real bonus. The food was amazing, the rooms are very comfortable. And Roger and his staff is a real bunch of characters.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed over one night which turned out to be perfect as it was Curry night. My wife & I and two friends new about the fantastic range of ales and ciders, the dozen or so curries on offer were a real bonus. The food was amazing, the rooms are very comfortable. And Roger and his staff is a real bunch of characters.

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Thank Doug T
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Received a very pleasant greeting on arrival and it didn't stop there, despite the pub having a busy night with xmas parties we were seated in the main restaurant and extremely well looked after. We enjoyed the whole atmosphere,the surroundimgs and the food was delicious.
Our room was spotlessly clean and the furnishings of a high standard(well above what you would seriously expect) the breakfast didn't disappoint either !!
Well done to host Roger and his family as McCarther said, we will return.....

1  Thank Mervyn E
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

Make the effort to get to this wonderfull pub / resturant, especially if you like real ale and cider. The two gentlemen who run the bar are a brilliant double act. The range of real ales and ciders is superb. They are so helpfull. The first time we went in, in December 2010, the place was packed. When I asked if there was any chance of a meal the initial response was along the lines of " No hope, but I will take my life in my hands and ask chef" followed a little later with "sorry, we're just too busy" but while we were drinking our beers, we were approached again "We could do you all Christmas lunch in a roll with all the trimmings, if you can give us about 20 minutes, so we did, and the rolls were superb.
Three weeks ago we returned on a quiet day and had a couple of excellent local beers, and two very good plates of english pub food. Nothing fancy, no aspirations for Michelin stars, but very good grub at reasonable prices.
And yes, this is the pub from which Bill Brewer, Jan Stewar, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all set off for Widecombe Fayre...apparently.
Make the effort to find this pub if you are in central Devon. It's worth the short detour off the main road.

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