The Ashill Inn, Ashill, Devon
Enjoy the drive along narrow winding lanes to get to this delight of a country pub; what you call a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet village deep in the gorgeous mid Devon countryside. In the summer months frothy flowers spill down the white painted walls; in the winter you can sit by the wood burner and keep warm whilst you play time-honoured pub games. It’s welcoming, it’s homely and it’s everything a traditional village inn should be; thick stone walls, deep fireplaces, dogs are welcome, good home cooked food – and plenty of it!
A lot of village pubs seem to be struggling these days, but this one isn’t; it’s very much a hub of the community, with a skittles team, live music and regular events. They source what they can within a few miles, serving local ales and craft beers; meat and fresh produce comes from nearby farms.
Tuck in to Belly Pork with Potato & Black Pudding Mash, or from the mid-week menu, Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas, local Pork Sausages on Creamy Mash with Caramalised Onion Gravy, Confit Duck Leg, or Vegetable and Chickpea Curry. Something to tickle all tastebuds.
The Sunday roast is very popular, not just because of the generous portions, but apparently the roast potatoes are out of this world. On Friday evenings they do take away fish and chips.
Open: Mon 5.30-11.30pm Tues- Sat 12.00-2.30 and 5.30-11.30pm Sun 12.00-4.00pm and 6.30-10.30pm
T: 01884 840506 Booking advised All information correct at the time of writing