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The Tom Cobley Tavern

) #1 of 27 Restaurants in Crediton $$ - $$$ , British,
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
+44 1647 231314
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (14 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to try here when staying nearby. The food, staff and setting is impeccable (please try the steak and Stilton pie), portion sizes are very big)(not complaining, haha) nothing seems to much of a big deal and they are happy to...More

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely superb restaurant with great food. The portion sizes are huge with a very respectable price, furthermore the menu was very large with many options to cater for all tastes. The staff are extremely friendly and provide a very relaxed atmosphere and efficient service....More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is to die for, it is amazing. The staff are friendly and the selection of ciders are incredible.

Thank crediton123
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Marvellous welcome and excellent service. We were given a tour of the hotel, the rooms are beautifully presented with great views. The bar has a large selection of beer and cider. Something for everyone. We really enjoyed dinner. Home made chicken and tarragon pie with...More

1  Thank Geoff E
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Another visit to Devon and another visit to the Tom Cobley. I still can't find a better pub for a great choice of ales, proper cider, good wholesome food and a warm welcome. Cheers Roger.

2  Thank N B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Whilst on holiday nearby we enjoyed three evening meals here, the atmosphere was lovely, real old style country pub. Staff were very friendly and helpful, excellent menu and the food was really very good, lovely fresh vegetables to go with the meals, all meals were...More

3  Thank mollie4
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We as a family of six adults went for the first time to Tom Cobley. The tavern provides a great place to relax and comfortably enjoy great food. We will all be returning to sample more of the wonderful menu. Thank you 😀

1  Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

When booking our visit I was given the impression it was going to be busy, I was asked to have ordered my food by the time I had booked the table for. The welcome by Roger was excellent and service leading up to our food...More

2  Thank helen21law
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We love this restaurant it is a family run business and dad is the chef his Sunday lunch is fantastic but you must book ahead as Sunday is very popular it is a query place with lots of stories about Uncle Tom Coberley it is...More

2  Thank 848ronalda
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited the Tom Cobley whilst visiting the area. We arrived on a busy Friday evening without booking but the Landlord was very welcoming and managed to find us a table. Excellent choice of ales (the pub is a CAMRA winner) and huge menu. We...More

1  Thank vfmiskey
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Michael B
22 January 2017|
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Response from Lucy C | Property representative |
Yes customers can purchase gift vouchers as a present.
27 July 2016|
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Response from Lucy C | Property representative |
Yes we do accept dogs in our bar and snug areas. If you wish to dine with us and have dogs please book a table to avoid any disappointment as tables are limited in these areas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Crediton
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 231314
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.
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