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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Village pub with a great atmosphere and a fantastic landlord. Roger the landlord is brilliant at welcoming strangers to the area and immediately making them feel welcome. the pub has won loads of awards according to the amount of certificates on the wall and I can see why. Beer was fantastic as was the food, all at a reasonable price....

Thank Simon F
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for our wedding anniversary. Greeted by Roger who is really chirpy and friendly. A lovely welcome. Room cosy and really spotlessly clean. Good choice of drinks at the bar. We had a evening meal which was a true delight. Proper homemade food cooked to perfection. Extensive choice of food on menu. Proper job! Lovely helpful staff. They even...

Thank fatcatj
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Been coming here for years and love it so much I moved 200 miles to be nearby on retirement. Always a good selection of 8-14 fresh and well kept local beers, not to mention around 20 West Country ciders and at least 10 wines on offer. (Previous reviewer got it wrong). Not a Gastro pub (previous reviewer got it wrong...

Thank Brianthegooner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When staying down for a few days we took a recommendation from the camp site for a local pub - so glad we did. Very friendly staff with great recommendations of local beer. Was busy considering was a Tuesday night and we turned up without a booking but very happy to serve us in the bar. Food was fantastic -...

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited the Tom Cobley for dinner on a Good Friday. (I note TA lists this as a hotel but we were only using the bar and restaurant). The Tom Cobley is an award winning gastro-pub - which perhaps sets expectations a little too high. It's set in the picturesque village of Spreyton a little off the main...

Thank markw_bd
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom Cobley did us proud! 4 out of 5 of our group have food intolerances, one who has to have gluten, dairy and soya free food. Not a problem! After a telephone chat with Roger's very helpful daughter we were bowled over that they had gone to the trouble of sourcing not one but 3 different desserts that were ALL...

Thank Julesmr
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet Tuesday evening visit proved to be a real pleasure. A true country in with restaurant standard food, real ales and selection of wine. We both had duck which was perfectly cooked with fresh veg and lovely jus. From our first greeting on arriving Rog and his team were friendly and professional. Good value and good quality hand in...

Thank Ceri T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have called here several times for the Real Ale - always an eclectic choice and always kept in superb condition. This time we had made a booking (advised) for their Sunday lunch, and we weren't disappointed! Roger (landlord) and family have this off to a fine art with always a full restaurant. The meats on offer were beef, turkey...

Thank Peter L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have visited the Tom Cobley on and off for several years and we are never disappointed. This is a real ale pub with real character. Lots of well kept beers to try, an open fire, good food and, most of all, an excellent landlord who treats everyone like locals. There is an extensive food menu - not fancy but...

Thank heatherogburn
Okehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visit for Sunday Lunch on a frequent basis. The food and hospitality are always excellent, you can't fault it. If you haven't been before, you need to try it. Make sure you book in advance as they always seem to be fully booked whenever we visit.

Thank Local-to-Devon

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tom Cobley Tavern

Address: Spreyton, Spreyton EX17 5AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Spreyton
Hotel Class:4 star — Tom Cobley Tavern 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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