Everyone loves a good countryside pub. But what happens when that pub is simply excellent? Well, in this case, it turns into a standalone review! The Ring of Bells in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mid Devon, is perhaps the best pub I have ever visited. We loved it so much, that over the course of a long weekend we visited it twice, and happily sat outside in the rain waiting for a spot to eat. If you’re ever in Devon, make sure to add the pub to your list of places to visit!
Delicious Food, Cosy Surroundings: A Pub Not To Be Missed!
While staying at the Shepherd’s Sky Super Hut with Unique Hideaways, my partner and I took to exploring the local village of Cheriton Fitzpaine. While being home to the longest thatched building in the UK, it was The Ring of Bells that really stood out! As a cosy mid-size pub, it serves local ciders and drinks, as well as a select menu made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
On our first visit, we only stopped by for drinks (and a snoop), and ended up feeling so at home that we headed back on Sunday. Both times, we were welcomed by the very friendly staff, and the two pub dogs, Rueben and Scampi.
For our Sunday lunch visit, we enjoyed the Cornish Hake with salad, the Vegetarian Roast. Both dishes were exquisite – so well presented, seasoned perfectly, and well portioned too. We followed them up two Sticky Toffee puddings and by the end had great big smiles on our faces! The food is so good that its prices are incredibly reasonable, especially when visiting from London or where we are in Brighton. I have to admit – we ate so well that day that after the short walk back, I had to take a nap!
If you’re ever visiting Devon, be sure to enjoy a meal at The Ring of Bells, and if you’ve got time, pop over to Thorne’s Farm Shop for some strawberry picking too!