The local pub is so often the beating heart of the community, and residents of the Devon village of Cornwood have taken things a step further by acquiring and running their own local.
The Cornwood Inn can be found in this charming village on the edge of Dartmoor. In September 2019, with the future of this characterful inn looking decidedly uncertain, the Cornwall Inn Action group was formed by a band of community volunteers, to secure the future of this traditional and much-loved pub via the sale of community shares.
The share offer attracted international interest, with investors from France, the US and New Zealand in addition to the locals – all keen to save a traditional Dartmoor pub and have a say in its future.
Expertly managed by Tina, the Cornwood Inn offers a very warm welcome, and a great choice on the bar including our own Jail Ale, Legend and Dartmoor IPA, and our new kid on the block, Wistman’s Cider.
At lunchtimes you’ll find a good choice of pub favourites on the menu, from a simple but perfect sandwich or panini to a hearty plate of Barbican haddock with chips and mushy peas. In the evenings, the menu expands to include an excellent choice of starters, main courses and desserts, all freshly cooked and prepared using top ingredients.
In keeping with its community roots, the Cornwood has a line-up of events through the year, including live music, curry nights, games nights and themed events.
The Cornwood Inn has a fine location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, and yet only 10 minutes drive from the A38 Expressway linking Plymouth and Exeter. It’s a great place for a little refreshment and a bite to eat when out and about exploring Dartmoor, with plenty of Dartmoor walks to enjoy nearby.
The Cornwood Inn’s shareholders aim to put community before profits, with any financial surplus being invested in community initiatives first, followed by returns to community investors. With a dedicated pub manager and a skilled chef, both invested in the pub’s future and with the backing of owners who love the pub, the Cornwood is in very good hands.
The Cornwood Inn
The Square, Cornwood, Devon PL21 9PU
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