This cosy, 17th century, village pub has always been popular with locals and visitors alike. A classic pub/restaurant where you will always be assured a warm welcome from landlords Craig and Anca.
WHAT IS A 'MARTLET'?
The little bird symbol that appears on our sign is a martlet. It has been used on English heraldry for years and depicts a swift or martin-like bird with stylised feet. In centuries past, it was used as a mark or on the shield of a fourth son. However, in more modern times, the supposed inability of the martlet to be able to land is said to symbolize the constant quest for knowledge and adventure. We are in excellent company, with the martlet also being on the coats of arms of University College, Oxford and Pembroke College, Cambridge.
This is a quintessential village inn, with bags of character, with its flagstone floors, oak beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. All complemented by a stylish dining room and conservatory. Outside, the sun-filled courtyard garden offers plenty of space to sit, relax and enjoy a drink and a meal.
The Martlet is renowned locally for its wide and varied menu, offering traditional and modern dishes, all of generous proportions. Every meal is carefully prepared using the finest, local ingredients.
The menu has been thoughtfully designed to cater for all tastes, including daily senior citizen menus, vegetarian dishes and specialist children's meals. There are also sumptuous daily specials and a fine bar food selection.
Craig has had 30 years experience in the catering industry, having come from a pub background as both his parents and grandparents were publicans. Craig is a professional chef and has leased and owned pubs and restaurants around the country. For several years, he held bar and catering franchises at various golf clubs.
He is joined by his wife Anca and their 3 children. Anca has also worked in catering hospitality industry along side Craig.
'We both believe that the local pub is the heart of a village community and we hope to bring some fresh ideas and menus from traditional pub fayre to fine dining and we look forward to meeting customers old and new'
We offer a selection of superbly kept local beers eg. Otter, Exmoor, or St. Austell and ciders, as well as an extensive wine list.