Five great Devon pubs to enjoy

PUBLISHED: 11:27 12 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:27 12 May 2015

The Duke of York

The Duke of York


Each month Devon Life columnist Patrick McCaig from Otter Brewery takes us on trawl of some of his favourite pubs. Have you tried these fabulous five yet?

1. The Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham

The Ferry Boat Inn is only accessible by foot but if you embark on the steep road down through the village of Dittisham (pronounced Ditsum) to the water’s edge you will see the Ferry Boat Inn.

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The Ferry Boat InnThe Ferry Boat Inn

2. The Duke of York, Iddesleigh

This is a rural and farming community and as such you will never be short of hearty grub on your plate. What better way to enjoy it than in front of the fire with some local beer and cider? There is a slightly more refined evening option available in the dining room – I however was very happy with my lot!

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The Lamb Inn BarThe Lamb Inn Bar

3. The Swan Inn, Bampton

The Swan Inn is well worth travelling to. Exmoor is nearby and there are bowls available to water the dogs. The love of the crew running it and their wares on offer is a great example of why pubs are so important in our communities.

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4. The Lamb Inn, Sandford

Tucked away nicely at the back of Crediton countryside is a well-established, split two level garden (complete with outside bar) that calls out like a siren for a long lazy Sunday afternoon session.

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5. The Passage House Inn, Topsham

This is a real country pub with a beautiful view of the River Exe. The tide laps the sea wall at the end of the garden. The fast flowing River Exe sits in the middle of a Special Site of Scientific Interest so this is a landscape the local fisherman want to look after.

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