The Sandy Park Inn, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8JW


The Sandy Park Inn near Chagford reopened in April 2017 with great success and cheers of appreciation!  Old friends and new have flooded back and there is a real buzz again about the old place.
It’s a lovely old building and has a great atmosphere, but please note that we bought the place to save it (tragically, it was closed, possibly to get change of use) so we are not doing rooms just for the time being (please see Places to Stay above). 

We serve a quality food menu at weekends only during Winter. Our Winter Weekend food times are at present – Friday evening 6-9pm, Saturday lunch 12-2.30pm & evening 6-9pm, and we serve an extended Sunday Roast from 12-5pm, which has proved very popular (you don’t need to get up so early).

You can choose to eat in the Bar, the Bar ‘Snug’, or in either of our two newly refurbished dining rooms, the ‘Owl’ and the ‘Kingfisher’ rooms. The Bar has several tables to choose from, the Bar Snug seats eight, the Owl room seats up to twelve, and the Kingfisher room also seats eight, and these latter rooms may be booked individually if required for larger parties.

We’ll update here and on our Facebook page when the food times change in Summer, but in the mean-time, do pop in for a drink and sample the atmosphere of this great historic pub. Three local real ales are always on tap and the bar has a whole shelf of speciality craft gins and whiskies. There is normally a roaring log fire and we are very dog friendly (they get a biscuit and they’re even allowed to bring their owners).

A Little History

The Sandy Park Inn was thought to be built some time in the 17th century, but possibly even earlier. The thatched-roof inn, set on the edge of Dartmoor, is 1.1 miles from Castle Drogo and 3 miles from the 17th century Fingle Bridge. The building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act for its special architectural or historic interest.

The Sandy Park Inn forms part of an attractive group of listed buildings on the crossroads of the main A382 and two other minor country lanes. The Old Forge (now residential) which lies opposite, was once a part of the inn, possibly where the brewing was done.