Beamed pub with smashing food, five real ales, plenty of room inside and out and a relaxed atmosphere
The good pub guide review
Five real ales and consistently good food are highlights at this friendly old pub. The big bustling bar is divided in two by a step. The pubby top part has half-planked walls, an open woodburning stove in a stone fireplace and captain's and farmhouse chairs around wooden tables on quarry tiles; the lower area has panelled wall seats, some built-in settles forming a cosy booth, old local photographs and ancient flat irons. Leading off here is a red-carpeted dining room with attractive black and white photographs of North Devon folk. Helpful young staff serve Sharps Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylors Landlord and two changing guests on handpump, local cider and more than a dozen wines by the glass; background music and board games. The light and airy back dining conservatory has high-backed wooden or modern dining chairs around tables under a vine, with a little terrace beyond. There are picnic-sets at the front beside pretty hanging baskets and tubs; wheelchair access.
The good pub guide food review
Rewarding food with an emphasis on fish and seafood includes lunchtime ciabattas, smoked mackerel salad, burgers (beef, venison and wild boar, chicken or vegan) with toppings and chips, rack of barbecue ribs, Asian-style sea bass with potato cake, grilled half lobster with garlic butter, goats cheese salad, wild mushroom risotto, and puddings such as lemon posset and sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and ice-cream.
Rock, Rock Hill, Georgeham, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1JW
Pub Group: Star Pubs & Bars