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 in and there is a real buzz again about the old place. We serve three local real ales which we hope we keep in great condition. We also have an oft-commented upon ‘top shelf’ of which we are rightly proud. This maintains a large selection of single malt whiskies (mostly Scottish Speyside & Island, but also several Japanese) and we have about fifteen craft gins (and we know which fruit to serve them with); and, not least, we have a selection of quality wines.

We’re a rustic thatched historic old Inn and we serve a small menu of rustic food; a selection of quality pies & fries, served up with peas & gravy (surprisingly satisfying with a good glass of red wine). So expect some good old-fashioned pub grub made from quality ingredients, currently served Monday to Saturday (6.30-8.30pm). Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

The main bar is very dog friendly (dogs get a biscuit and they’re even allowed to bring their owners). In Winter, there is always a roaring fire. 

There is a bar ‘snug’ (seats 8) and a lovely wild beer garden above the Inn which, in sunny weather especially, provides tranquil views over the fields and woodlands and, ultimately, the remote rolling vista of Dartmoor.

In the immediate area, there are a myriad of beautiful walks which are right on our doorstep; miles and miles of paths criss-crossing the enchanting river Teign valley. The pretty stannary town of Chagford, with its little shops and restaurants, is a short walk west along the valley, and the National Trust’s Castle Drogo an equal walk in the other direction. Just ask at the bar for directions.

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 letting rooms for the time being. We’ll update here if this changes, but in the mean-time, do pop in for a drink or some food and sample the atmosphere of this great historic old pub. There aren’t many left like it.