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Tradesmans Arms, Kingsbridge, Devon

The Tradesmans Arms. Photo (c) The Independent

The Tradesmans Arms

A little cracker of a pub, 14th­ century, part­ thatched and two miles from the sea. Prop up the bar, bring the dogs, tuck into the fabulous food; head chef Kris Jury and his team are making a splash in remotest Devon, using fresh local produce. Formerly a brewhouse with three cottages, the pub stands in a sleepy village near Slapton Sands. Inside, find charmingly rustic dark ­beams and slate­ floors and outside, a beer garden with lush countryside views. Superior malt whiskies, Otter and Tribute ales, an extensive wine list to suit all pockets, and a homemade pie with a beautiful glaze on its puff pastry lid. They also have a children’s menu.

9th August 2016

Toby Sawday

The Independent

Close to Slapton Sands, a little inn for walkers, weary beach combers and lovers of seasonal food. Sail upstairs for a great night’s sleep

A little cracker of a pub, 14th-century, part-thatched and two miles from the sea. Prop up the bar, bring the dogs, tuck into the fabulous food; head chef Kris Jury and his team are making a splash in remotest Devon, using fresh local produce, making seasonal changes to the menu. Formerly a brewhouse with three cottages, the pub stands in a sleepy village near Slapton Sands and takes its name from the tradesmen who trekked the coastal bridle path. Dark-beamed, slate-floored and charmingly rustic, the oldest part has a log-burner, antique tables and inviting bar stools, while the more hushed, more modern and slightly elevated dining room is red pattern-carpeted and dotted with gilt framed pictures. Outside: a beer garden with lush countryside views. Reasons to be here: superior malt whiskies, Otter and Tribute ales, top-notch breakfasts, an extensive wine list to suit all pockets, and a homemade pie with a beautiful glaze on its puff pastry lid. They also have a children’s menu, and do a great vegetarian option. Cathy and her husband have now introduced four bedrooms with super bathrooms upstairs, the two at the front the biggest and the best.

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