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The Tom Cobley Tavern

Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
+44 1647 231314
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
“lamb shank” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank gracieDevon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank reviewermanSomerset
Reviewed March 21, 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

1  Thank Lakes1111
Reviewed March 17, 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
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Turned up on Mothering Sunday without booking a table, luckily someone had just cancelled. Hubby was very happy 9 real ales to choose from plus 10 real ciders and this is the Spring, in the summer they have 14 real ales on the go. On...More

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

After yet another trip out to The TOM Cobley tavern. The dinner was so worth the visit. No wonder this is an award winning tavern. The food is just so fresh tasty. And the veg is how I like it soft and tasty. The bar...More

Reviewed February 14, 2018

Every time we are down in Devon we visit the Tom Cobley. Top class selection of real ales and brilliant food. Always a friendly welcome from Roger and his family and staff. I'll say it again - this is the best pub in England.

Thank N B
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Great food, friendly service and good selection of beers. I’ve been here several times and the food is always really good regardless of what you have. Very generous portions and a proper country pub.

Thank Bsharpdesigns
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to coming to the Tom Cobley for a while as I had heard good things, but was very disappointed in the roast. Overcooked meat, basic boiled carrots and swede, peas and sweet corn, just seemed like no effort had been put...More

2  Thank Dusklee
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Michael B
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Lucy C | Property representative |
Yes customers can purchase gift vouchers as a present.
July 27, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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