Review on Nobody Inn
The curious name of this quintessential sixteenth-century Devon pub refers to an incident long ago, when travellers seeking sustenance were greeted by the landlord's voice intoning the throwaway line 'Nobody in!!'
Present incumbent Nick Borst-Smith has been in residence for more than three decades and is much more welcoming and friendly towards his customers. Over the years he has also made the inn a mecca for wine buffs and fans of British cheese.
Wine is certainly serious business here: the list is a mighty tome running to more than 700 bins (and counting) backed up by a monumental stash of around 250 whiskies of every description. The breathtaking cheese menu runs to more than 50 different types – not only Devon's finest, but also representatives from other parts of the West Country.
In the beamed bar, with its low ceilings, inglenook fireplace and little alcoves, you can sample the renowned Nobody soup, beef casserole with red wine orange and thyme and other robust pub dishes. Evening meals in the smart but unfussy restaurant move up a gear for guinea fowl, mushroom and red wine terrine, braised lamb's sweetbreads in a creamy white wine sauce, Mediterranean-style tuna and desserts ranging from apricot tart to baked cheesecake with Cabernet-Shiraz sorbet and blackcurrant compote.
Nobody Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat (restaurant)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express