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Pub of the Week: The Coach and Horses

Posted by Mike Coombes in Aug 2019

When we're out and about, spreading the Dartmoor Brewery word, it’s always reassuring to know that there’s a roadside pub where we can take a break and enjoy some traditional Devon hospitality (and, if someone else is driving, a good pint of Jail Ale!). The Coach and Horses at Horns Cross is one of our North Devon favourites.

You’ll find the Coach and Horses, a 17th century roadside inn, on the A39 between Clovelly and Bideford, a stone’s throw from the beautiful and secluded Peppercombe beach overlooking Barnstaple Bay.

Your host, the welcoming and very popular Tina, keeps a full range of Dartmoor Brewery cask ales, which can be enjoyed in the cosy bar where conversation flows easily.  The food is good and hearty, with a wide selection and a well-priced lunchtime menu. For weary travellers looking for a comfortable place to rest the night, there are three en-suite rooms.

If smooth jazz is your thing, make a point of visiting on the first Thursday of each month for the popular Jazz Night.

So there you have it – the rather excellent Coach and Horses. A great Devon pub to be enjoyed at your leisure, whether you live in North Devon or are just exploring this beautiful part of the county.

The Coach & Horses
Horns Cross
Bideford
Devon EX39 5DH

01237 451214

Map showing location of Coach and Horses at Horns Cross

Bar at the Coach and Horses Horns Cross

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