What a fantastic little pub this is, well worth a visit if you're in the area. A very attractive setting in the tranquil village of Milton Combe and a chocolate boxy look gives the 'Who'd Have Thought It' a good start. There's ample parking out the back and the appealing sight of chickens in a roomy enclosure...perhaps the eggs are used in the pub's menu.
Inside, the rooms are small but very appealing. I recommend booking in advance and requesting one of the two window tables in the main bar, you'll get privacy here and it's a cosy position. The other room, although attractive, with its formal seating, particularly small space and hard surfaces makes intimate conversation difficult.
For my husband, the benchmark of a good pub is its steak so in a quest for quality he has sampled many over the years. The 'Who'd Have Thought It' served him a steak that really hit the mark; a succulent, tender and tasty sirloin that will definitely make him want to return for more. For me, the proof is in the pudding. So many pubs have disappointed with their desserts, not here, the blackberry mousse (so good to have ingredients in season) was thick and creamy sitting well with biscuity crumbs alongside and a scoop of fruity sorbet. Flavoursome and nicely presented.
Friendly service, a quiet location and an imaginative, tastey menu make this place stand out. I have visited many local pubs and this is one of the best. We will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Who'd Have Thought It Inn in Milton Combe, is a cosy Devon Free-hold pub and Bed and Breakfast on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. We take great pride in serving fresh seasonal food, regularly changing real ales and quaffable wines in a picture post card setting, a stones throw from the National Trusts Buckland Abbey. We welcome dogs and offer the perfect place to relax in the garden to the sound of the babbling brook or warm your cockles by the log fires in the colder months. Ensuring you have a good night's sleep is our priority in our B&B rooms and we have invested in comfortable mattresses, cozy duvets and the finest crisp white 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. We have one 6ft Super King size bed and one 5ft King Size bed, both rooms are ensuite, have tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, hairdyers and free wifi. ... more less
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