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About us

We’re an AA Four Star Gold classic English country inn, the oldest pub in Bampton, Devon and we offer the very best dishes using seasonal, regional ingredients, peppered with top-notch customer service.

Among our many awards, we have two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence and, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, we were named as an ‘Estrella Damm’ Top 50 Gastropub. Last year we ranked 28th and received a special award as the highest climber in the list. Then, this year (2019) we polled in at number 20, which was wonderful.

We’ve also been named by the AA as the nation’s ‘Inn of the Year’ 2019-20. It’s great to be acknowledged for the hospitality we offer, as well as our food, and for our pub’s lovely B&B rooms.

It is the first time AA Hotel & Hospitality Services has had this particular category, so we’re the first pub to be named ‘Inn of the Year’ by the organisation.

We were awarded the title of Gold Tourism Pub of the Year 2018 at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards too.

While in 2017, we won a Gold Tourism Pub award from Devon Tourism Awards and were named Best Dining Pub in the Trencherman Awards.

Drop in for a drink and some friendly banter, or book in for a meal with us.

On Sundays, you can order a roast of locally-reared meat or, if you don’t fancy that, you can choose something from our Sunday lunch menu.

And, if you want to stay over, we have three contemporary, yet cosy, B&B rooms to choose from too.