Stylish bar and lounges in ancient inn, conservatory restaurant and good food and drinks; smart bedrooms
The good pub guide review
There's a real sense of history to this thatched pub, parts of which date from the 13th c. Ancient and modern features blend cleverly together with massive beams and standing timbers, huge fireplaces with wood fires (lit all year), exposed stone walls, flagstones and mullioned windows, and a contemporary dining room with a glazed atrium. The building is decorated throughout with antique prints, photographs and polished copper kettles, pots and warming pans. The bar areas have leather armchairs and stools, built-in panelled wall seats and a few leather tub chairs. St Austell Proper Job and Tribute on handpump, Sandford Orchards cider, 20 wines by the glass, 22 gins, 14 malt whiskies and cocktails served by friendly, efficient staff; background music and board games. Sturdy tables and chairs are placed among box topiary in the south-facing courtyard garden. The stylish and well appointed bedrooms (21 in total) blend character with modern design. Parking is limited to superior rooms only, but there's also a nearby pay-and-display car park. Muddy boots and dogs are welcome.
The good pub guide food review
Rewarding food includes sandwiches, sharing boards and ploughman's, scotch egg with smoked chilli chutney, mushroom tagliatelle, sirloin steak, grilled halloumi with charred courgette & aubergine stack, rump of lamb with summer vegetables and feta, greek salad, harissa and lime chicken thighs with couscous, fillet of beef with chips, bearnaise sauce and salad, and puddings such as eton mess and fruit crumble with vanilla ice-cream.
Three Crowns, High Street, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8AJ
Pub Group: St Austell
Weekdays: 10am-11pm; 10am-midnight Fri