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Old Exeter Inn

26 West Street
Ashburton
NEWTON ABBOT
TQ13 7DU

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed.

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 8 Mon - Thu
12 - 5 Fri
12 - 8 Sat & Sun

Owner

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About the Pub

The oldest pub in Ashburton, built in 1130 to house the workers of St. Andrews Church (opposite the inn) and has remained an inn since that date although it was originally known as the Church House Inn. Behind the bar in what was the old fireplace can be seen the large original millstones and this area houses a granite shelf for the serving of the gravity fed ales. It is reputed that Sir Francis Drake was a regular drinker at the inn on his journeys to London as was Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh was arrested at the Exeter Inn and imprisoned in the Tower of London on 19th July 1603, accused of plotting against the king. There are seated drinking areas either side of the entrance hallway in the main bar, which is L-shaped, rustic and wood-panelled. There are smaller seated areas at the rear. Lovely flagstone floored corridor leads to a secluded walled garden outside at the back. A local of real Cider and Perry is on sale. This pub consistently features in the GBG.

Historic Interest

Parts of the pub are 12th century.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Dartmoor IPA
  • Dartmoor Legend
  • Draught Bass
  • Otter Amber

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Old Exeter Inn, Ashburton

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Bulkamore Orchards Med/Dry, Hunts Barnscreecher, Nempnetts Piglets Perry, Reddaways Dry.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside in walled garden.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Old Exeter Inn

26 West Street
Ashburton
NEWTON ABBOT
TQ13 7DU

Sat Nav Reference

50.514827, -3.757367

Transport

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Stagecoach: 88, x38

Directions

On main road through the centre of Ashburton opp church

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