Easton Cross, Chagford, TQ13 8JL, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
Chagford's four pubs each have their individual characteristics. I haven't, as yet, had a chance to visit either the Bullers or the Ring O'Bells and definitely drew the short straw with my accommodation at the Three Crowns. The fourth pub however is a gem!
The Globe Inn is everything a Devon pub should be. As a building it has history and character. The owners, staff and locals are welcoming and friendly and the two diverse bars with their open fires in winter are equally inviting.
This is also a very lively pub with regular music nights, quiz nights and even cinema screenings and there always seems to be something happening.
The food menu reads well - proper pub food with some little upmarket tweaks - is reasonably priced and most of the produce used is locally-sourced.
Beers are superbly-kept, although a tad on the expensive side, and are from small independent breweries, once again mostly local.
As well as the bars and dining areas the pub offers en-suite accommodation which looks characterful and comfortable with modern amenities such as WiFi and the "superior rooms" also offer great views over the town and the surrounding moorland.
And not just all this but it stays open until at least midnight most nights and later at weekends.
Chagford is served by the Dartline 173 bus service which runs four times a day to and from Exeter with a journey time of about one hour ten minutes. This is a pleasant rural journey as the bus winds through the country lanes stopping off at various villages en route and would make for an interesting pub crawl.
Chagford's bus stop (in both directions) is at the little market building on the square in the town centre.