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Cott Lane, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6HE England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Dartington
Travellers' Choice
The famous Cott Inn in Dartington is one of the oldest thatched inns in Britain. It is reputed to have been built in the reign of Edward II (1307 to 1327) and has been an Inn / Pub since 1320. Situated in the village of Dartington near Totnes, surrounded by beautiful countryside, The Cott Inn is a charming traditional family-run pub. We are proud to serve excellent locally-sourced seasonal food, fine wines and well-kept ales, including daily fish specials and fabulous Sunday roast lunches. Perfect for romantic dinners and evenings out with friends. The Cott Inn is also a great venue for private parties with a separate dining room for up to 30 people. Come and enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere, with cosy log fires in the winter months and a large, pretty garden and patio area in warmer weather.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Josanne S wrote a review Jun 2022
58 contributions54 helpful votes
We booked a deluxe room of a specified proportion. We were given a small room and told the only delux room was already occupied. We ask to cancel and I expected full room. If you do not receive the room you booked you expect a full refund. We received half! Appalling,we did not stay we did not get the room we had booked. This is also a noisy place,very noisy ! Awful .
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Date of stay: June 2022
MrsBWooster wrote a review Jun 2022
Ringwood, United Kingdom350 contributions152 helpful votes
There are so many things to commend about this historic Devon pub. It is in a wonderful building, with a great outdoor space. They offer a good selection of food and drinks. The food is tasty, and the portions are generous. The staff are friendly and very attentive. Easy to see why it’s so popular. Doing everything right.
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Date of stay: June 2022
saltydogs2 wrote a review Jun 2022
13 contributions5 helpful votes
Have had a lovely lunch here several times in pat couple of years- but disappointed with the food this time. Prices have gone up [ understandably] but quality and portion size down. Chicken main course was dry and tough, and salad with other main was not fresh and tiny amount. The Pavlova dessert was tiny with a couple bits fruit- they used to do an amazing Eton Mess- full of meringue and fruit. Can do better!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Secret Food Reviewer wrote a review Jun 2022
13 contributions4 helpful votes
Went to the Cott early one sunny and hot lunch time. Initially, it was unclear whether staff were actually staff or customers due to casual attire. However, once it was clear, staff were great and very attentive. Table service outside, which is a rarity and staff always visible. In particular, Anton is great. Lovely bloke and a real asset to The Cott; consistently remaining happy in the face of adversity. I ordered the Korean chicken burger. This was delicious and filling. My partner had a pizza which she enjoyed greatly. This was after some lovely fresh bread and delicious olives. Food was excellent. Drinks options haven’t changed much over the years, but there is a good variety of most drinks. The garden area is truly magnificent and makes the experience even better; what an amazing job the team have done there. It was a particularly hot and sunny day and there was plenty of sun and shaded areas to choose from. Overall, as usual, an excellent place to eat and we’ll be back soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Heather A wrote a review Jun 2022
Newton, Massachusetts24 contributions11 helpful votes
Why wouldn't someone stay here is the question? It's filled with charm, every single staff member was extremely friendly. The bed was SO comfortable and the room was very modern for such a historic property. The shower was amazing and the bathroom very spacious. We had a delicious breakfast and chatted with the Inn's owners before heading off the next day. This is a busy pub and restaurant - with excellent food and lovely outdoor seating areas - but we were ready for a lively space after 4 days of hiking in Dartmoor. I hope we'll return one day.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 2? Can't remember. Looked over the parking lot but it was charming.
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Phenix wrote a review May 2022
Torquay, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great atmosphere and location however food is expensive for what you get. The burger was good NO Salad ....come on you can try harder for the price and the chips were small in portion for the price so I wish I had gone to weatherspoons.
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Date of stay: May 2022
wmandw2018 wrote a review Apr 2022
Devon, United Kingdom59 contributions11 helpful votes
The pub is full of character, the staff are super friendly and the drinks are good quality. The room is quirky, a little noisy but understandable being in a pub of this age. The place is dog friendly which is great. We ate in the pub which was good. It was busy so I’d guess booking is essential.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gary wrote a review Apr 2022
Torquay, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Really nice pub with great food, wide range of drinks (nice to see such a choice of wine by the glass) and good service. Went for Sunday roast, only planned to have a main course, ended up having a 3 course meal. Good value for money too. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Hoffy W wrote a review Apr 2022
Millbrook, null, United Kingdom34 contributions15 helpful votes
Amazing little pub with fantastic service start to finish , The Staff really are a great team and a credit to this establishment , The food was first class and can’t fault one single thing puts some top restaurants to shame, The sea bream was to die for and my daughters loved the chicken dish followed by mouth watering desserts we will definitely be coming back for more .
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
gracerobinson93 wrote a review Mar 2022
Surrey, United Kingdom90 contributions30 helpful votes
Came for dinner on a weeknight, Fantastic food, great portion sizes, flavoursome wholesome meal. Cosy environment, staff lovely and helpful. Will definately be back when we next visit from london! Excels our pub food expectation for sure
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cott Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Cott Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Timehouse (1.2 miles), Pennywell Farm (3.3 miles), and Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cott Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Cott Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cott Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cott Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Delphini's Gelato, Emma's, and bianca e massimo.
Is The Cott Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Dartington.
Are pets allowed at The Cott Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cott Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cott Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totnes Museum (1.2 miles), Totnes Guildhall (1.2 miles), and The Waterman's Arms (3.5 miles).