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The Tom Cobley Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
+44 1647 231314
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“lamb shank” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Spreyton, Crediton EX17 5AL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often visit the Tom Conley and I’ve not once had a bad meal here. The food is always hot, fresh and cooked to order. The staff are super friendly and nothing is ever too much bother. They really welcome you in and are you...More

1  Thank Deanna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had Sunday lunch some people think it's old fashioned but it's a great little country pub with great food ( 3 meats 4 veg and lots of spuds with the trimmings ) thank you Roger and your staff 5*

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just visited the Tom Cobley for Sunday lunch, having visited several times before as we live locally and as ever, it lived up to expectation! Every time we visit the food is excellent, the staff and service they give are superb and you would have...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to a visit here as although we live locally we have never eaten here before and had heard rave reviews. We had a Sunday lunch for five adults and four children for which we were charged £15.95 per head. Very expensive...More

1  Thank kingsleyd74
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We went to the Tom Cobley after reccommendations. We were not disappointed. The service was do friendly the people who ran the pub were very welcoming and talked to us for quite some time. They also had a jar of treats for the dogs which...More

Thank Lottiegen
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading all the good reviews and wanting to try somewhere apart from our village pub. I have never seen such a huge plate of meat that my husband and I were served, along with great fresh vegetables. Excellent service and large choice...More

Thank RedDebs67
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The only negative about this post is that it relates to a Great village pub, with yummy food that is TOO far from where we live!! We get together with our friends each year on our way home from our family holiday over the boarder...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Excellent choice of local beer. Good choice of food, most of which was locally sourced. Not too pricey and portion size was generous. Dog friendly. Lovely staff. I would go back anytime.

Thank lab514inmate
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visit the Tom Cobley every time we are down in Devon. Brilliant selection of ales, great food and a friendly welcome. Thoroughly deserve all the awards they receive.

Thank N B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely food, excellent hospitality, Roger is a real character who truly cares that all his guests are happy, the Sunday roasts are amazing.

Thank kymmoore1
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Michael B
21 January 2017|
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Response from Lucy C | Property representative |
Yes customers can purchase gift vouchers as a present.
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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