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“excellent food”

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 August 29, 2013

My wife and I were taken to the pub for an evening meal by friends who live locally. Whilst we had to wait for the food (A pre booked party of 14 had arrived just before us) when it arrived it was of excellent quality. One draw back was that the portion size was so big I didn't have room for a pudding.

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Thank dyonny
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Award speaks for itself the Cobley truly is a mecca for real ale and real cider drinkers but it offers more, great home cooked food and a Sunday Lunch that is hard to beat. The staff are without exception friendly and welcoming. Its my local and I'm proud to call it that.

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1  Thank martinshrimper
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

After reading an earlier review I wish people would tell the whole story and not just try to be vindictive, that is not helpful to anyone. I was in the pub when the young woman and her friends came in, they wanted a drink and some food but there friend was running late, by late she meant around 2.15pm, the kitchen closes every lunchtime at 2.00pm so what she wanted was the kitchen to stay open just for them, (as the pub closes at 3.00pm perhaps they wanted that to stay open for them as well) the lady serving them suggested they order for there friend but this offer was refused. As for the waitress being angry that is just not the case she was trying to be helpful, as for the kitchen closing early if 10mins can really be called early there is an A board outside that states at quiet times the pub may close early, It's not joined up writing so should be easy to understand. The Cobley is a family run pub with great food and beer and also a friendly atmosphere.

6  Thank therealbigal
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Tom Cobley Tavern serves up the best roast dinner you will ever have!, unlike most pub carvery's you don't have to stand in line and ask pork or beef, they bring you a large hot plate covered in the beef or pork or both of the most tender, succulent meat. Every thing you need is on the table before you start eating, the vegetables are cooked to perfection with gallons of gravy to go with the golden crispy roast potato's. Once you have finished the main course, and have room for a sweet, a varied choice home cooked desserts all served with cream or custard. Tea and coffee is also included in the price, great value, great cider, great landlord.

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3  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Another lovely Sunday lunch at the Tom Cobley. A great selection of local ales and ciders with friendly bar staff and nothing to much trouble. Roger and all the staff give the place a welcoming atmosphere and always a warm welcome. The carvery was delicious, both the beef and pork were cooked to perfection with generous portions of roast potatoes and local veg. The desserts are heavenly......if you can fit one in! A++++...... And the regular menu is just as good.

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2  Thank karen maria l
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