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"We went for Sunday lunch, not for the first time. The pub is a buzz of local people and the food is all freshly cooked. The staff could not do more for you."

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"Went today after a walk with the dogs, they are dog friendly! Lovely food and staff and an excellent selection of beer. It has a traditional pub vibe with no pretentiousness."

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A traditional country pub with BBQ & smokehouse

The Bell is a traditional pub,  dating from the 17th Century.  Situated on the A388 in the village of Monkleigh, it has a thatched roof, classic pub interior and a stunning garden to the rear which is south facing and has views across the local Devonshire countryside. Currently owned and run by husband and wife team Roy and Sally, supported by a small merry band of brilliant staff, we offer real ales, great food and a relaxed atmosphere. We source local ales from Dartmoor Brewery, with Legend a staple, whilst rotating others from other great breweries.  We have also sourced a great wine list, as we firmly believe wine should be as good in a pub as any restaurant. We have some 22 gins, single cask whiskies from the Scottish Whisky society and for the drivers, a range of low alcoholic beers brewed in Suffolk by the Big Drop Brewery, plus a few European lagers. We cater for the caffeine fans amongst us too, with freshly made coffees from beans roasted to perfection in the UK by Montrose Coffee.

The food

If you're joining us to eat, then you'll have a chance to try our new wood-fired kitchen, with BBQ and smokehouse! We serve up a range of fresh meat, fish and vegetarian/vegan options, with sides and salads. We also do a selection of fantastic burgers and proper, sticky ribs.

We'll be serving food in our beer garden, lunchtimes and evenings from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm from 16 April until 17 May, when we hope to re-open the inside of the pub and may revise our opening hours.

The local area

We're lucky enough to live and run a business in a truly stunning part of the country, surrounded by the rolling Devonshire countryside, plus access to fantastic beaches and coastline such as Westward Ho!, Instow and Hartland. We are approximately 1.3 miles from the Tarka Trail, along a very quiet country lane, so an easy detour if you're walking or cycling this popular route. In addition, we are on the TRAMP walking route, which takes you through the local countryside.  We're very dog friendly, and welcome the whole family for a visit and stop off whilst you enjoy Devon.

There are plenty of other attractions locally too - you can find a full list on the Visit Devon website.