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Tom Cobley Tavern

Spreyton EX17 5AL England
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 01/04/2022.
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The Tom Cobley Tavern is a traditional public house nestled in the quiet pretty country village of Spreyton which has a population of approximately 300 people, a primary school, a community shop 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 believed to be 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. Traditional home cooked food using as much local produce as possible is served from the regular menu and a Traditional Sunday Roast is served on Sunday's. We welcome well behaved dogs throughout our establishment. The Tavern also provides accommodation with 6 modern en-suite rooms with fantastic views over Dartmoor. Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms, Room 1 comprises of a double bed and single bed with a private shower room and a separate WC, Room 2 comprises of a double bed with an en-suite shower room and Room 3 comprises of 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 and a separate WC, 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. All rooms are equipped with central heating, Digital TV's with DVD players, digital radio alarm clocks, a hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Bottled water
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Walk-in shower
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Susan M wrote a review Sep 2021
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Found this by accident as the place we was going to go was closed to staff shortages, but im so glad it was its a lovely place and the staff were so friendly we both ordered the ribs and my lord they were massive and so tasty i could not eat them all i was offered a doogy bag to take them home only downside i was that full i couldnt squeeze any cheesecake in definatley recommend and prices were reasonable too
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It might be best to book a table as it was quite busy
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Nifi wrote a review Aug 2021
Bicester, United Kingdom94 contributions36 helpful votes
The staff were great but part of the food was disappointing. I had steak which was fine but not medium rare more medium. The biggest problem was the fish and chips were just out of the freezer and pretty awful…they were sent back. Staff great fish’s me chips hopeless
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
annalisa wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful steak dinner at this lovely pub on a romantic countryside break to Devon. The pub came highly recommended and did not disappoint ! Warm and caring family run pub that boasts charm and is dog friendly. The owner personally welcomed us as well . Would definitely return again !
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michele C wrote a review Jun 2021
Ashford, United Kingdom32 contributions9 helpful votes
A lovely family run pub. Welcome great, landlord genuinely interested in our visit. Food lovely. Couldn't want for anything on our visit. Prices reasonable and dog friendly too. We'll worth a visit even being of the beaten track. Wednesday specials worth while. If full after meal will offer tale away dessert. Will definitely come back when back at Christmas.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Might need to consider booking as seems popular with locals as well as visitors
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Thomas E wrote a review May 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We were very lucky to visit On Friday by chance and came back the next day as it was such a lovely place and we were made very welcome . Truly best of British with wholesome traditional (and more) food. With out a doubt we will return, just wished we lived closer as it was absolutely great ! Thanks to all the staff , who were very busy , very polite and friendly and always had time to talk, keep up the good work . Thanks again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tom Cobley Tavern
Which popular attractions are close to Tom Cobley Tavern?
Nearby attractions include Stone Lane Gardens (3.7 miles), Castle Drogo (4.4 miles), and The Oxenham Arms and South Zeal Standing Stone Dartmoor Devon (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tom Cobley Tavern?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tom Cobley Tavern?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Tom Cobley Tavern?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Tom Cobley Tavern?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tom Cobley Tavern?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tom Cobley Tavern, The Post Inn, and Hog & Hedge.
Is Tom Cobley Tavern located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the centre of Spreyton.
Are pets allowed at Tom Cobley Tavern?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Tom Cobley Tavern?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Libbet's Well (8.1 miles) and Sanders (7.9 miles).