The Inn

The Bridford Inn is owned and run by Dean & Lyn Staniforth with our son, Sam.

You'll find a large well stocked bar, original inglenook fireplace with bread oven, cosy log burner, exposed beams & stone walls.  Outside we have a classic south facing beer garden with picnic tables and stunning views across the Dartmoor countryside, perfect for the summer months.

We're relaxed and informal, child, dog & horse friendly and everyone is welcome.  We also have a small village shop on site selling day to day essentials and the things you run out of, open during all pub hours.

For the family we keep a range of traditional board & pub games for you to enjoy plus we have a pool table & darts.  We have free Wi-Fi and a hidden big screen TV for key sporting events.  Definitely no juke box, fruit machine or background music - just a good old fashioned banter and a warm welcome.

A Little History

The Bridford Inn became the village local in the late 1960s, converted from two cottages and still retaining all it's original charm & features. We've recently found an old photo of the original 17th century building before it was even two cottages, now on display by the fireplace.

The main oak beams that support the ceiling are ships timbers that came from the oak left over during the construction, at the Appledore boatyard, of the replica Pilgrim Fathers’ ship, The Mayflower.

The uniquely wide bar top was salvaged from an Exeter chemist’s, which was demolished around the same time and is believed to be iroko wood which doesn't stain. Rumour has it that the bar was originally two planks wide but after an altercation with a local, the Landlord at the time extended it to three - too far for your average punch!  Allegedly it's the widest bar in the country.