The Poltimore Inn
East Street, North Molton, EX36 3HR
With friendly staff, excellent hearty fare and two large skittles alleys, The Poltimore Inn ticks every box for an enjoyable evening. This vibrant village pub is perched at the top of North Molton just off The Square, and is easily accessible from the A361. The venue itself is split into the pub area and the restaurant, which benefits from spectacular views down into the valley where the River Mole meanders through the trees. Smaller parties and guests with dogs can also enjoy a drink and a hearty meal in the cosy snug. Crispy calamari with lime mayonnaise, baked Camembert with homemade bread and cranberry sauce, and chef’s pâté served with sweet chutney and crostinis are among the tempting starters on offer. You might sample Exmoore ale-battered fish and chips or perhaps something from the ever-changing specials board. To accompany your meal, choose from a selection of West Country gins, opt for a local Exmoor bitter, or try something from the varied wine list. To finish, why not order one of The Poltimore’s cheeseboards, famous for their excellent collection of West Country cheeses? This inviting establishment has something to offer all year round: in winter curl up in front of a blazing log fire with a cuppa, or when the weather’s fair take advantage of the elegant pub garden.