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The Tom Cobley Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
+44 1647 231314
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Mon 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

eaten here a few times - a bit of a trek off the beaten track, but great history, log fire and MASSIVE portions. Serious place to take a doggy bag! Good value.

Thank Hamwam
Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really excellent lunch, proper home cooked food and great country pub atmosphere. Wednesday lunch special rate £8.95 for main, pud and coffee/tea. Thoroughly recommend, would advise booking.

Thank Margaret E
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say that I haven't before. Food is amazing and staff are more than welcoming. Come here every time we have family visiting and will continue to use every opportunity available 🙂

Thank Dave F
Cullompton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I decided to visit on a Saturday lunchtime. There were lots of people dining and as I watched thier plates being delivered to thier tables I could see why this place is so popular, all reasonably priced and very genorous portions. As always there was a good selection of Real Ales, 9 today plus 20ish traditional ciders and perries.

Thank Nick T
Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My first visit to this very quaint pub we went for lunch and was excellent the staff made you feel so welcome and food was delicious will go again for sure, they do a set menu on Wednesday lunch time.

Thank Pete52014
Exminster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If you want a really good pub and traditional pub food this place is a must. We had to book 3 weeks in advance for a Sunday lunch which was outstanding. Have been there are few times and it is the little village of Spreyton. Highly recommended.

Thank Berrybrookmeadow
Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Food is still fantastic.. And still with a family like touch. Make sure you book early as they fill up very quickly..

Thank TripMember051920151
Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I would highly recommend this place, all of my family absolutely love it here. It's a lovely pub with a beautiful surrounding area - perfect for walking off the fabulous Sunday roasts they produce. Staff are welcoming and friendly and the menu is extensive and the food homemade and delicious.

Thank Chelle W
Looe England
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This the second time we visited this pub for lunch. The welcome, service and food are superb. The soup was lovely, so was the pasty served with proper chips. I wish we lived nearer, we'd be regulars!

Thank Ebony Boy
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and i stopped here last Friday we tried to phone early afternoon but only got an engaged tone so we decided to turn up on spec anyway on arriving just after 1815hrs we were told the earliest we could eat was 2000hrs .we waited and were seated at 1955 hrs My wife had baked cod this she enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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 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 and single 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 TV's 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. CAMRA Exeter and East Devon Pub of the Year - Winner 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 CAMRA South West Regional Pub of the Year - Winner 2006 and 2008 CAMRA National Pub of the Year - Winner 2006 & Finalist 2008 The Good Pub Guide Beer Pub of the Year - Winner 2009

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