Welcome to The Tom Cobley Tavern

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Here at The Tom Cobley Tavern we are a family run business who pride ourselves in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for both the locals and newcomers.

We moved in to The Tom Cobley Tavern over 17 years ago now and have turned this traditional 16th Century pub into the hub of local village life in Spreyton. So much so that we were awarded Devon Life's Food and Drink Awards Community Pub of the Year 2012.


We are a family friendly pub in Spreyton where everybody is welcome, from the young to the old, from singles, to couples, to families; everyone who comes through our door will receive a warm and friendly welcome from ourselves and our staff, even including your four legged friends.

In the colder winter months, customers love to sit by the roaring open log fire in our bar area with its unique thatched bar, drinking in the atmosphere of our award winning pub in Spreyton. In the summer months they escape to our picturesque beer garden to savor the pretty views over Dartmoor, or watch the world go by in idealistic Spreyton on our graveled area at the front of the pub, shaded from the sun by an umbrella.

You can step back in time here at the Tom Cobley Tavern in our dining rooms with their low beamed ceilings and traditional oldie worldly feel to savor a traditional meal with friends or family and discuss the history associated with our pub as it was from this peaceful, whitewashed pub, one day in 1802 that a certain Thomas Cobley and his companions set forth for Widecombe Fair, an event immortalised in song.

We are proud to have just been awarded a Silver Visit Devon Tourism Award for Dog Friendly Pub of the Year 2019. 

Welcome our Four Legged Friends
"We are a dog friendly pub and welcome you and your well behaved owners into our bar, snug and outside beer gardens, where there is fresh drinking water available for you.

You will find umbrellas in our outside beer gardens to shade you and a quiet snug area inside if you fancy some peace and quiet, with hooks for your owners to secure your leads at our bar.

You will always get a warm welcome and a doggy treat from our team if you are well behaved.

Enjoy your visit."

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase at our bar for family and friends.

Winter Opening Times 


Tuesday 12-3pm and 6pm-10.30pm
Wednesday 12-3pm and 6pm-11pm
Thursday 12-3pm and 6pm-11pm
Friday 12-3pm and 6pm-11pm
Saturday 12-3pm and 6pm-11pm
Sunday 12-4pm and 7pm-10.00pm

Open Bank Holiday Monday Lunchtimes from 12-3pm

Open all year round except during the festive period when we have 'Festive Opening Hours.' (Please see our 'Christmas Page' for these hours)

Please note that during quieter periods we may close earlier and on occasions there are days when we are unable to open due to unforeseen circumstances. So we would advise you to ring and book a table if you know you are going to come out and visit us to avoid any disappointment.

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