Location

To Reach The Old Inn By Car:

From the A 30 west bound, exit to Cheriton Bishop, Drewsteignton and Castle Drogo. Turn left at Crockenwell and follow signs to Drewsteignton.

From the A38 take the A382 through Bovey Tracy and Mortonhampstead, turn right at Sandy Park. Continue past Castle Drogo and follow signs to Drewsteignton.

As we are on the edge of a moor a car is the easiest way to get to us. Unfortunately, public transport is not great, so if you are not coming by car the quickest and easiest way to reach us is by taxi from Exeter, though there is also an intermittent bus service.

Things to Do

Being on the edge of Dartmoor, local walks and ancient places of interest are many, including Fingle Bridge, Jay's Grave, Hound Tor, Iron Age sites etc.

The nearest towns are: Exeter (Airport and Rail Station) 13 miles; Chagford, 3 miles, for its weekly market and Michael Caine's restaurant at Gidleigh Park; Ashburton, 18 miles, for antiques; and Totnes, 22 miles, for the fantastic mix of people and beautiful old buildings and streets.

Drewsteignton is five minutes from the A30 and 45 minutes from the North Cornwall coast.

The following is a list of some of the local attractions:

Walking

The Two Moors Way passes our front door:
www.devon.gov.uk/

Dartmoor National Park – walking, cycling, riding, eating…
www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/index.html

Castle Drogo, a National Trust castle perched over the River Teign, is within one mile of the Old Inn:
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-castledrogo/

Swimming

Although we are less than 45 minutes drive from some of Devon's finest beaches, nearby Chagford boasts its own beautiful, large (30-35 metre) and recently refurbished open air lido, a mere 5 minute drive from the Old Inn:
http://www.roundash.com/pool.htm

Fishing

The Teign River passes just below Drewsteignton and is good for trout, salmon and sea trout, licences are available from Drewsteignton Post Office:
http://www.upper-teign-fishing.org.uk/

Neolithic

Neolithic remains such as Spinsters Rock:
www.megalithics.com/england/spinster/spinmain.htm

Places to Eat

The area is also full of good places to eat.

Agaric
www.agaricrestaurant.co.uk/

The Dartmoor Inn
www.dartmoorinn.com/

Sandy Park Inn
www.sandyparkinn.co.uk/

22 Mill Street
www.22millstreetrestaurant.co.uk/

 

flying

The nearest airport is Exeter, served by Flybe www.flybe.com with UK arrivals from cities including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich.

Many European flights are also now available to and from Exeter.