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The Tom Cobley Tavern

££ - £££, British,
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
+44 1647 231314
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the first time we have visited this pub. As a pub, this place is top notch- every cider, ale and spirit you could ever dream of, beautifully decorated inside and out, dog friendly and normally a good atmosphere. Last week however, we...More

1  Thank GregKnowles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Village pub that was recommended to us by our holiday letting agent, great welcome by the staff, dog friendly, and home cooked portions great service and very welcoming, yummy puddings too. Would advise calling to book a table. Dogs are welcome inside too, local ciders...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful old Inn. Four of us booked in for a Sunday roast and it was fantastic from beginning to end. We got to The Tom Cobley early and had a drink at the bar. The ales on offer are extensive (they are a...More

1  Thank rache67704
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the Tom Cobbley whilst on holiday in Devon after high recommendations from our holiday cottage owners. We had a very warm welcome and were pleased to see a large variety of real ales to quench our thirst. The food on offer was delicious. There...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch in the Tom Cobley Tavern is a nice way to finish off the weekend. Choice was simple, beef, pork, turkey or my choice a mix of all three. The portion size was generous and just like having a Sunday roast at home. A...More

1  Thank 123Tiger123
Reviewed 19 May 2018

17 of us spent a lovely evening at the Tom Cobley celebrating my birthday. We congregated in the garden whilst the sun was still shining and it was beautiful..peaceful and tranquil..a lovely setting.. Our food orders were taken whilst chatting in the garden and we...More

1  Thank Denise F
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Four of us ate at lunch lunch. We had four different things and everyone enjoyed their meal. It was generous helpings and good pub food. We were in the main bar which was very traditional with a lovely thatch canopy over the bar. We would...More

1  Thank gracieDevon
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Very welcoming and a superb menu giving plenty of choice particularly for vegetarians. Also a good pub for locals.

1  Thank reviewermanSomerset
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Welcoming staff and real fire on a cold snowy day in March! Dropped by for drinks en route to Bude, as saw it had won awards for good beer. Well worth the diversion from the A30, even in the snow! Great selection of beers, ciders...More

2  Thank Lakes1111
Reviewed 17 March 2018

My wife and brother and his wife attended this Tavern twice in one week. The weather was typical Devon March weather and the Tavern made a welcome place to warm and have a lovely home made meal. There was a good selection of real ales,...More

Thank Albert T
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Michael B
21 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
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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