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The Tom Cobley Tavern

Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
+44 1647 231314
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant it is a family run business and dad is the chef his Sunday lunch is fantastic but you must book ahead as Sunday is very popular it is a query place with lots of stories about Uncle Tom Coberley it is...More

Thank 848ronalda
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tom Cobley whilst visiting the area. We arrived on a busy Friday evening without booking but the Landlord was very welcoming and managed to find us a table. Excellent choice of ales (the pub is a CAMRA winner) and huge menu. We...More

Thank vfmiskey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all thought this was a best of breed, traditional English Pub. An extensive list of draft real ales all of which were well kept (not ready, not served), ciders and perry's. The food was good traditional fare, the pies should get a special mention,...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent home cooked food as usual. We visit this great inn a few times a year travelling from Plymouth and have even stayed to enjoy the great real ale offering so not having to drive home. Really friendly landlord and staff,a real gem.

Thank peter o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat, but you must book as this place is very popular, due to its reputation for good food. Had a meal there a few times and always been good quality and good service. The landlord has a good sense of humour and...More

Thank corvair140
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch. Food was delicious! Friendly helpful staff. A small pub with a lot of character. Bit of advice, book a table if you can it is popular with locals and tourists. Very recommendable.

Thank hparnot
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Whilst travelling back south, we came upon The Tom Cobley, after taking ourselves off the main roads in hunt for some lunch...Quaint village and very homely Pub, friendly staff, Lovely atmosphere and good food, So nice to find these little gems..

2  Thank jayxx88
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt one of the finest country pubs I have been to in Southwest England. The warm atmosphere hits you as you walk in the door. Roger , the host is a delightfully pleasant chap whose obvious aim is to make your visit as...More

1  Thank matpoc187
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had dinner here one evening and really enjoyed it. The pub itself is very friendly with the landlord and regulars happy to have some friendly banter. Nice atmosphere and a good range of beers. There is quite an extensive menu and the food is...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were greeted warmly by the friendly landlord who proudly showed us his multitude of real ales and ciders, (over 30!). We enjoyed beers at the bar and ordered some tasty-sounding food. Almost all of the food here is homemade, certainly our Chicken & Mushroom...More

Thank jamiemay
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Michael B
Can l buy a vouchure for lunch as a present for my parents
21 January 2017|
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Response from Lucy C | Property representative |
Yes customers can purchase gift vouchers as a present.
Do they accept dogs
27 July 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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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.