Review on The Grove Inn

Deborah Law and Robert Smallbone defected from London in 2002 to run this seventeenth-century thatched pub in unspoilt North Devon. Since then they have picked up a host of local and regional awards for good food and hospitality.

The interior is a rustic treat, with its low beams, flagstones, log fires and photographs of village old-timers on red walls; there's also a skittle alley and a pretty enclosed terrace outside. Deborah holds sway in the kitchen and has earned a reputation for her honest cooking: local produce receives proper robust treatment, whether it's grilled steaks or Lundy plaice with herb butter.

Other possibilities on the wide-ranging menu might include grilled goats' cheese salad with Devon chilli jam, Holsworthy ostrich burgers and double lamb chop with rosemary bread sauce, while desserts could range from warm treacle tart with clotted cream to Quince Farm honey and almond polenta cake. Sunday lunch is a roast and Tuesday night is 'fish and chip night'. The pub has an admirable stock of locally brewed real ales and ciders, plus a respectable wine list.

The Grove Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide

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Gastro pub


Deborah Law

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00 pm Tue-Sat (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.45. - 9.00pm Wed-Sat (6.30 - 8.30pm Tue)

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Facilities at The Grove Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


The Grove Inn
Kings Nympton
EX37 9ST

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