Country Pubs in Devon

M eet Mother Nature’s playground, Devon. While visitors tend to flock to the Jurassic Coast, you’ll find stunning woodlands hidden inland.

We’ve perfectly paired a few of our very favourite spots with an award-winning pub in each location, ready for your next venture in the countryside. 


Rose & Crown, Yealmpton 

Nestled inside the South Hams, the Rose & Crown is a renowned village pub – its cosy nooks and roaring fire makes it one of the most popular places to eat out and stay in Devon. During the warmer months, you can bathe in the sunshine with the idyllically placed walled garden. 

The South Hams itself boasts picturesque valleys and unspoiled farmland, with a variety of trails for you to explore – just don’t forget your camera! Of course, we can’t forget to mention Dartmoor, set only 12 miles from the Rose & Crown. The dramatic, contrasting landscape makes it an unmissable spot for avid hikers. Or, why not try your hand at horse riding? 


The Globe, Topsham

While The Globe is found just four miles from Exeter, the chocolate-box town of Topsham is a world away from the bustling city. Not only will you find stunning riverside walks, independent boutiques, and local markets to explore, but lush greenery and an abundance of wildlife too. 

The Goats Walk loop is a particularly popular choice for visitors and locals alike, with accessible trails to suit all abilities. You’ll find The Globe is perfectly placed to refuel after your adventure around the nature reserve – and, as a dog-friendly pub, your canine companion won’t be left out either.


Mason Arms,  Branscombe

Located in one of the most picturesque villages in Devon, The Mason Arms is ideal for those looking for a little rest and relaxation. Wander through cobbled streets up towards one of the most stunning views in the South West, on your way admire the hanging floral displays and thatched-roof cottages – just don’t forget your camera. 

Dating back to the 14th century, the Mason Arms oozes character with timber frames, low beamed ceilings, pine cladding, whitewashed walls, and a huge roaring log fire. If you’re looking for a countryside escape, you can’t find much better. Treat yourself to one of our traditional dishes with a modern twist, carefully prepared by our expert chefs, and while away the hours enjoying this tranquil setting. 


I love Abbey Inn. From the welcoming staff, to the delicious food to the room-with-a-view over the River Dart, it was pleasure from beginning to end.

- TripAdvisor

Abbey Inn, Buckfastleigh

In the heart of Devon, you’ll find the Abbey Inn - one of our tenanted properties. Hidden amongst a glen of trees, it’s a stunning spot to reconnect with both nature and loved ones. Guests can enjoy our St Austell ales and fresh, locally sourced meals all while watching the River Dart flow by. 

Of course, no trip to the area would be complete without a trip to the Moors. Just a short drive away from the Abbey Inn, you’ll find impressive tors, ancient woodlands, and mystical settlements to explore. Left your walking boots at home? Hop on the steam railway from Buckfastleigh towards Totnes and gaze out over the wild, dramatic landscape.


The Cromwell Arms, Bovey Tracey

Another picturesque pub perched on the edge of Dartmoor, our tenanted property, The Cromwell Arms, serves as the ideal launchpad for your adventures in the moors. Known as the gateway to the area of outstanding beauty, the charming village of Bovey Tracey provides the perfect place to unwind in, particularly with the pub’s popular beer garden in the warmer months - and, when the weather takes a turn, you’ll find two log-fires to cosy up to. 

While the ideal spot to relax and unwind, adrenaline junkies will rejoice at the variety of activities also on offer. Whether it’s climbing, hiking, horse-riding or canoeing, fuel your adventures in The Cromwell Arms. 


Get back to nature and discover Devon's biggest playground - it's stunning countryside. After a jam-packed day of adventure, enjoy freshly prepared meals before drifting to sleep on plush pillows in one of our county pubs.