The Lamb Inn

+44 (0)1363 773676

This is one of those lovely inns that operates as the village sitting room - well-kept ales, local food and cute rooms wait


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This 16th-century inn is adored by locals and visitors alike. It’s a proper inn in the old tradition with gorgeous rooms and the odd touch of scruffiness to add authenticity to its earthy bones. It stands on a cobbled walkway in a village lost down tiny lanes, and those lucky enough to chance upon it leave reluctantly. Inside there are beams, but they are not sandblasted, red carpets with a little swirl, sofas in front of an open fire. Boarded menus trumpet irresistible food – carrot and orange soup, haunch of venison with a port jus, an excellent rhubarb crumble. You can eat wherever you want: in the bar, in the fancy restaurant, or out in the walled garden in good weather. There’s a cobbled terrace, a skittle alley, maps for walkers and well-kept ales. Upstairs, seven rooms have a chic country style. Two have baths in the room, those in the barn have painted stone walls, the suite has a wood-burner and a private terrace. All are lovely with comfy beds, white linen, good power showers and flat-screen TVs. Kind staff chat with ease. Dartmoor waits, but you may well linger. Brilliant.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm-10pm Monday-Friday, 3pm-10pm Saturday-Sunday
Check out

Advice on local walks, and fresh water bowl, and special dog menu

Dogs £6 per dog per night.

Secure garden and friendly staff who love dogs; all dogs must be on a lead and well-behaved though, if eating in the bar area with their owners.

Lunch from £6.95. Dinner, 3 courses, £22-£35. Sunday lunch from £10.95- £12.95.


Nightly price
from £95
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
1 Twin/double
From £145
4 Doubles
From £95
1 Suite for 3
From £145
1 Double
From £99



Had a cracking weekend at The Lamb - beautiful room with wood burner all stocked ready for our arrival. Friendly people, lovely paintings everywhere you look and amazing atmosphere - absolutely the place to be!

Kate, Bristol

I dont think I can elaborate much on the review other than to say it accurately descibes my experience at the Lamb. I was going to stay 3 nights but it ended up a week. The pleasure was not just the pub itself of course but the staff and the locals. Friendly, warm, great food and drinks well priced for what you receive. Hope one day I get the opportunity to return. Thanks to all those at the Lamb who made my stay the highlight of my time in the UK.

David, Melbourne

It's just the best pub out there. The standard is always good, there are sofas by the fire, friendly staff and it's everything every pub should be.


Brilliant friendly Pub, good food and modern room, we stayed for 3 nights and wanted to stay longer, thanks


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nick Silk

  • Dartmoor national Park. Dartmoor ponies roam its craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and tors (rock formations). Trails wind through valleys with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses.
  • Okehampton Castle Ruins of the largest castle in Devon in an outstandingly picturesque setting on a wooded spur above the rushing river Okement. Okehampton castle is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and boasts a Norman motte
  • Castle Drogo A dramatic granite castle commanding spectacular views of Dartmoor. An architectural gem with formal gardens and hillside walks.
  • Crediton Farmer's Market 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, people travel from far and wide for the great selection of organic meat, vegetables, cheese, preserves and other locally produced products and crafts.
  • Devon Railway Centre Narrow gauge and model railways, numerous children's train-based activities
  • Diggerland A unique digger themed adventure park.