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Three Crowns - Pub in Devon

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High Street, Chagford, TQ13 8AJ, Devon
England, United Kingdom

John Milan & Steve Bellman
+44 (0)1647 433444(landline)

St Austell Brewery inn, nicely laid-back in spite of swish décor. Dine on pub classics: potted Brixham crab, plaice with parsley butter...

St Austell Brewery spent 19 months and oodles of cash restoring this eye-catching, 13th-century stone and thatch village beauty. Dominating Chagford, it now matches its more illustrious hotel neighbours for comfort, but realistic pricing and a relaxing informality make this swish flagship inn a choice Dartmoor bolthole. Mullioned windows, massive beams and a vast inglenook in the original bar blend with a spanking new atrium-conservatory dining room that opens to a sheltered courtyard. Wonky walls and floors upstairs lead to bedrooms in sympathy with the age and the charm. Find rich fabrics, contemporary wallpaper, cosy bathrooms in cleverly designed spaces and every modern comfort: iPod docks, flat-screens, fresh coffee, leaf tea. Book the suite for churchyard views – and a cute little sitting room perched above the old front porch. New rooms in smart new-build wings are equally good. Pop downstairs for pub classics, potted Brixham crab, Devon beef, plaice with parsley butter, and dark chocolate and orange tart. Moorland walks wait outside the door.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from John Milan & Steve Bellman:

Local points of interest from
John Milan & Steve Bellman:

  • The Three Crowns, once an old manor house, was described by famous clergyman and writer, Charles Kingsley, as ‘a beautiful old mullioned and gabled perpendicular inn’ and in 1952 was registered as a building of historical and architectural interest.
  • Chagford is a thriving community with an unusually wide range of shops for a town of its size. It is also known for its vibrant arts community.
  • Chagford has the autumn Chagford Film Festival, the springtime ChagWord literary festival, the annual Wonderworks crafts weekend, and other regular cultural events.
  • Chagford town is surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most spectacular scenery, with great walks just about everywhere, particular delights in the area are Meldon Hill, which offers panoramic views and you can walk directly onto Dartmoor from the hotel.
  • To help you make the most of your visit and explore this beautiful area, we have also produced our own leaflet featuring a range of circular walks of varying length and difficulty, starting right from the front door!
Points of interest

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Lunch & dinner £8.95-£19.50.


Open all day.


High Street, Chagford, TQ13 8AJ, Devon


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