The Duck at Yeoford | Pub in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Duck at Yeoford - Pub in Devon

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Yeoford, Crediton, EX17 5JD, Devon
England, United Kingdom

James & Sarah Parkinson
+44 (0)1363 85273(landline)

Thriving village pub, transformed by new owners, just a short stroll from the train station. Families, dogs and walkers all welcome

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On a quiet road through a thatched and flowered Devon hamlet sits the Duck at Yeoford, newly rescued and restored by locals. Sarah and James wanted a place where their young brood could be well-fed and run wild; the huge garden has a brilliant playground, and there are plans for a village shop. In the meantime, hunker down in one of the wooden booths and enjoy a pint of local ale (try the pub's own Muddy Duck) and a good lunch. Menus change with the seasons. There are chunky ciabattas, steak frites, fish of the day, baked Camembert, confit duck leg with cassoulet. Children have their menu, puddings are truly tempting, and the cheeseboard is a ode to all things local: Green’s Twanger; Vale of Camelot Stilton; Norsworthy goats. The Tarka Line runs through the village with walks from the pub along the trail to Copplestone and Crediton. A gem.

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).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
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 James & Sarah Parkinson:

Local points of interest from
James & Sarah Parkinson:

  • We offer a fresh and ever changing lunch and dinner menus, as well as daily specials.
  • We offer take-away Fish and Chips every Friday evening from 5-7pm.
  • We are surrounded by beautiful countryside walks - perfect for working up an appetite or walking off a delicious pub lunch.
  • Our beer garden is a great spot to enjoy a drink and some nibbles whilst the children let off some steam in our play area.
  • We are located on the picturesque Tarka train line - a great day out.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Sarah and James saved this place from development and have transformed it from down-at-heel pub to community hub - they've even opened a shop selling all the essentials out the back. Plenty of local Devon beer on tap, comfy, country interiors and smiley staff. Great for families too, with kids' menu and a brilliant playground in the huge grounds outside. Arrive by train into Yeoford, a 2-min walk."

Florence - Sawday's inspector , United Kingdom

October 2019

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Starters from £6.50. Lunch from £7.75. Mains from £14. Open Weds - Sun.




Yeoford, Crediton, EX17 5JD, Devon


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