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Summary

“Quite a find miles from anywhere” – this “lovely and laidback” thatched inn is certainly “unique”… and that’s just the Italianate hand-painted ceiling in the dining area. The food, by Mark Dodson (ex-Waterside Inn), is “always fantastic here and reasonably priced for what you get”.

£68
Very Good
Average
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Chef Mark Dodson’s “Waterside Inn pedigree shines through” at this “pub-style” spot in a “quaint little mid-Devon village”. While more “modest” than his former haunt, the “first-class” dishes strike a “perfect balance between the hearty and pretty”“I always know I’ll enjoy a meal here, menu unseen”.

£64
Exceptional
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A “wonderful” gastropub “hidden away in the Devon countryside” where chef Mark Dodson (erstwhile head chef of the Waterside Inn) turns out some “spectacular, sophisticated and delicious” cuisine. “We travelled across the county on a wild winter evening, and were well pleased”.

£65
Exceptional
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

In a “picturesque village on the edge of Exmoor”, a “terrific” gastropub where chef Mark Dodson (ex-Waterside Inn) produces many “terrific” dishes which at their best “approach perfection”.

£61
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
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9 pm
South Molton, Knowstone, EX36 4RY
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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9 pm
Last orders: 9 pm

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