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Your stay in Devon

Visit Devon and you’ll want to stay forever.  With stunning coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Beauty on our doorstep, you’re in for a relaxing yet action-packed stay with us.   Our on-site car park means you can drive along the rugged coastal roads, or for those who want to fasten those hiking boots and explore on foot, come back to the pub after and indulge in a well earned drink next to our roaring fires or on our seaside terrace.

Lundy Island

A day trip to Lundy makes for an unforgettable experience, with stunning natural rugged beauty, it’s a walker’s paradise. Most day visitors travel on Lundy’s own ferry and supply ship, the graceful German-built MS Oldenburg, which is an experience in its own right.  Built in 1958 the vessel retains many of her original brass and wooden fittings providing comfortable heated saloons, a bar, buffet, a gift shop and an information desk. The ship sails at least three times a week from either Bideford or Ilfracombe and the crossing takes about 2 hours each way, allowing between 4 and 6 hours to explore the island depending on the day you choose to travel.

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor – if it wasn’t so special it wouldn’t be a national park! Considered one of the top things to do in England, visit this spectactur nature reserve consisting of romantic open moorland, ancient wooded valleys and stunning Heritage Coast! 

The Devonshire Coastline

North Devon is known for its dramatic cliffs, wild seas and sandy beaches, making it a haven for any water sports lovers! With great surfing, boating and kayaking spots, as well as stunning beaches for those who prefer to relax and bask in the sun with a book. The South West Coast path is the perfect place for walking and finding some of the counties hidden treasures that you might not see if you were driving.

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

This famous railway opened in 1890, and is the highest and steepest totally water-powered railway in the world! Used for travel between two historic towns, let this be the highlight of your visit with us, as you get to enjoy stunning view and get your heart-rate going!


The picturesque, ancient fishing village of Clovelly is uniquely special and once owned by the Queen! Clinging to a cliff, with no cars allowed (just donkeys and sledges!) this fishing harbour full of flower-strewn cottages is the perfect day out for the family, as well as a romantic spot!

Arlington Court

Hidden in the lichen-draped landscape of North Devon, Arlington is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor and delight to all who visit. The intriguing Regency House holds an impressive collection of horse- drawn vehicles, model ships, shells and treasures for all tastes! Formal Victorian garden with a stunning conservatory provides a sanctuary for exotic spaces and wildlife. Perfect for a day of soaking up some history and culture, before heading back to the pub to relax on the terrace.


Just 3.3 miles away from Appledore is the town of Bideford. It is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. It is the main town of the Torridge local area. The town itself is full of history like The Bideford witch trial in 1682 involving three local women, Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles and Susannah Edwards, accused of witchcraft and which resulted in one of the last hangings for witchcraft in England. Bideford is known as ‘The little white town’ and is believed to have acquired the name due to its bleached houses – the phrase was used by Charles Kingsley in the 1855 novel Westward Ho!