The Culm Valley Inn | Pub in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Culm Valley Inn - Pub in Devon

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The Riverside, Culmstock, EX15 3JJ, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Dave Harris
www.theculmvalleyinn.co.uk
+44 (0)1884 840354(landline)

The look of a classic old pub hides a surprising range of microbrew beers, rare spirits and specialist French wines served with lively charm

Dave is a third-generation antiques magpie, so his pub is jam-packed with quirky finds and clever recycling. He’s into provenance and supporting local suppliers and you’ll find goat's cheese and eggs from his farmstead; meat from nearby; fish from Brixham; beers from the surrounding counties. He’s not adverse to a bit of bartering and you can buy most of what you see in the pub. The menu changes monthly, specials daily. Tuck into Portuguese fish stew, brimming with chorizo, squid, mussels, cockles and clams. A shallow paddle in the river Culm, with fish tickling your toes, is a summer treat, and you can work up an appetite by walking along the bank. Music and quiz nights are fun, there’s a great range of gins and rums to dip into and the Sunday roasts are packed out – there’s a meat draw too: great excitement and only a quid.

Features
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
WiFi
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Cash only
Credit or debit card payment not accepted.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Dave Harris:

Local points of interest from
Dave Harris:

  • The Culm Valley Inn makes it the perfect base from which to explore this culturally-rich region whilst also providing a tranquil refuge to return to, Exmoor, Exeter, Stonehenge and the beautiful Jurassic coast are all just a stones throw away
  • Stag and Squire Antiques - Here in the sumptuous, colourful and rustic Culm Valley, we love what is different and bizarre. Devon breeds people with individuality, passion and charm and we like to use these characteristics to run our business.
  • Stag and Squire is The Culm Valley Inn’s sister company and have been responsible for the interior styling and supply of all of our furniture and decorative objets d’art. The seasoned business operates from Thornbank Farm, just over the bridge.
  • The Wellington Monument stands as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington and his victory at the Battle of Waterloo.Its prominent location on top of Wellington Hill, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, a little less than 4 miles away
  • We sit in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a tranquil and relatively isolated landscape, on the border of Devon and Somerset. The area is rich in wildlife and heritage. For many, it epitomises the English countryside.
  • High on the southwest point of Blackdown Common is Culmstock Beacon. It is one of a chain of Elizabethan beacons used for lighting fires to warn of advancing enemies, for example, The Spanish Armada - about 1.5 miles from the pub
Points of interest

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Meals:

Starters from £6. Lunch from £8. Mains from £11.50.

Closed:

Christmas.

Address:

The Riverside, Culmstock, EX15 3JJ, Devon

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