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Church House Inn

(26 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.7
  • Breakfast 4.8

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Church House Inn Information


Steeped in history, the Church House Inn, Churchstow, is a 13th Century pub, built as a rest house for Benedictine Monks from Buckfast Abbey it has been a hostelry of one kind or another all of its life. Bursting with unspoilt original charm and character, so rare to find, inglenook fireplace, log burners & beams a plenty, with legends of smuggling monks and tunnels down in the well in the main entrance, leading to the Church and beyond. We have 4 newly converted en-suite B & B rooms, built round the restrictions of a Grade 2 listing. Sorry no dogs allowed in our rooms. All perfectly formed for short breaks. Some parts date back to 13th Century, with low ceilings & doors, so please mind your head! Daily on-site management Daily housekeeping included in the room rate 1 night minimum stays available We have a range of dining options: Intimate tables for two, four & six A private dining room for up to 10 people - The Snug Restaurant dining room for groups of 14 - 50 groups. Our sun-filled Conservatory room accommodating sit down dining for up to 35 or an informal buffet for up to 50 people. Ideal for intimate days away, friend & family gatherings, celebrations, Wedding gatherings and more. In addition we have two outside dining areas, our patio & secret garden. And our own car park, reserved spaces for residential guests.

Our Team pride themselves on offering a personal, friendly service where nothing is too much trouble to deliver for you. Our kitchen Team lead by our Head Chef are passionate about serving up the very best of local produce. The South Hams has a wealth of seriously good food right on its doorstep, our menus are tailored to tap into this ever growing supply on a daily basis supporting local farms and producers wherever we can. Serving a mix of contemporary & classic dishes. Please note that the restaurant & pub are closed on Sunday evenings & all day Mondays & Tuesdays. Our rooms are still open for Breakfast of course for Breakfast included rate guests on Mondays & Tuesdays. When arriving on a Sunday evenings or Monday & Tuesdays your keys will be left in a key safe for you to access your room, leaving you free to come and go as you please. It is important that you indicate an expected time of arrival to ensure your keys are in place and provide a correct contact mobile number in order that we can text you instructions as the building is not manned when closed. Free on-site parking.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Barriers in main areas
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Staggered check-in
  • No shared stationery
  • Common area doors left open
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Sun terrace
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Water activities
  • Farm life
  • Beach activities
  • Family fun
  • Group parties
  • Watersports


  • Check in
    17:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


Unfortunately are rooms are not wheelchair accessible as they are all on the first floor. Further steps up to rooms internally.


A car is required when staying at the property
  • Road from Plymouth (16.0 miles)

    We are located directly on the A379 between Plymouth (16 miles) & Kingsbridge (2 miles). 

    4.5 miles from Salcombe, 11 miles from Dartmouth, 19 miles from Dartmoor & 11 miles from Totnes.

    Free parking onsite.

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