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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place to visit. You are made so welcome by the landlord Trevor, food was so good , real home cooked food, it was so good we even went back for a second visit !! This time we took the dogs , who were also given treats and laud in front of real fire , would say this...

Thank Dawn F
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant choices mostly meat and had special pork belly as per picture washed down with a couple of pints of real ale-had about 10 different-an amazing place-no wonder it was packed Just great and no wonder just got a CAMRA award Mine host so welcoming

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

i took my wife to Tom Cobley for an overnight stay and we were not dissapointed. We stayed in room 7 at the top and it was so clean, fresh and very comfortable. The bar area is really cosy and the staff are fantastic. we had a great night and well done to Roger and his team. The food was...

Thank tigers7446
Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Recently visited this lovely old pub in a very quant Devon village the first time for us but our friends had been on several occasions and were well acquainted with the land lord who is a bit of a character, the dining room is set to the back of the premises and there is an extensive menu so you should...

1Thank Rymanskid
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excellent place when in Devon touring. The accomdation superb, breakfast home made or locally sourced. Beer & cider range excellent. Roger one of the owners, very knowledgeable, great character & fab host. Shame we only spent one night but recommend overnight stay. Thanks Roger & Carol for a very friendly welcome. Caz & Michael from Leeds

3Thank caz8282016
Jersey, Channel Islands
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening. There was a warm welcome from the landlord, an excellent selection of well kept and reasonably priced real ales, an extensive menu along with a specials board, good service, a lively atmosphere and all-in-all we enjoyed a really superb pub. It is dog-friendly, offers, B&B accommodation, has a delightful beer garden and is surrounded...

4Thank Jerseybean26
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in Spreyton for a wedding. The staff were amazing catering for all 25 or so of us! To top it all off when our taxi didn't arrive on the morning of the wedding all of the staff dropped everything and drove the 14 wedding guests to our venue in Hittisleigh!...

6Thank FussyEaterUk
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We've travelled a lot in the UK and have eaten at a lot of pubs and restaurants around this fine island, but there are very few places as welcoming and relaxing as the Tom Cobley. We visited last year whilst staying in the area, and despite being nearly 90 miles away in Dorset this year, we were determined to make...

5Thank OliversArmy
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Just a quick review of the Tom Cobley. Myself and my Wife visited a couple of weeks ago, whilst out for a drive around the back roads of Devon. We drove into the quaint little village of Spreyton and found this wonderful and charming village Inn. The sun was out and a couple were sat outside this stunning venue. We...

6Thank V4vendetta
Touverac, France
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have stayed at this pub 3 or 4 times over the past 4 years - always made very welcome by the family and staff who run it. Well kept selection of real ales and good home cooked food. We have always stayed in the same room (No.1) which does mean sharing a bathroom but the room itself is large,...

6Thank Pollard16

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tom Cobley Tavern is a small country inn 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 Widdicombe Fayre, was a considerable landowner in the parish and is buried in the churchyard. The Tavern has a traditional small bar with open fire and a new snug area where a host of real ales and ciders are served. There is an attractive dining room and an adjoining dinning area, which opens onto a beautiful garden with country views. Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms, which share a bathroom and separate WC. Room 1 comprises of a double bed, Room 2 comprises of two single beds and Room 4 a single bed. On the second floor there are a further three bedrooms, two of which are en-suite and the other has a private bathroom. Room 5 and 7 comprise of a double bed and single bed and Room 6 a double bed. All rooms are equipped with wash basins, central heating, Digital TVs with DVD players, radio alarm clocks with CD players, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. 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. A small but interesting cellar of moderately priced wines is kept. Dogs are welcome in the bar area only. A traditional public house nestled in a pretty country village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tom Cobley Tavern

Address: Spreyton EX17 5AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Spreyton
Hotel Class:4 star — Tom Cobley Tavern 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“If you want a large room have room 7”
 of 5 bubbles tigers7446, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 5, very spacious & bed superb”
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“We like room 7”
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“All the rooms were good but we had room 7.”
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