Rug-strewn boards & flagstones, the odd sofa & a glowing fire in the raised hearth draw you in for pints of locally brewed ales & a rare roast beef sandwich. For something more substantial, pick a pew, or head next door to the dining room, & tuck into Corton Denham lamb with black pudding crumble topping, potato knish & rosemary sauce or Brixham crab crusted brill with sauce vierge, then sticky toffee pudding with honey & ginger ice-cream for afters. Ingredients are fresh & sourced from local suppliers, much of it from the surrounding countryside. Then retire upstairs to one of the five classy, individually decorated & supremely comfortable bedrooms. There's a lot of style & swagger here without losing the relaxed pubby appeal – it's a gem.