The Otter Tap Room is like the rest of the Old Exeter Inn - a step back in time!
We have been serving here for nearly 900 years! We think we are the 5th oldest pub in the UK
All our Real Ales are gravity pour served straight from the barrel as nature intended!
Queen Elizabeth's Favourite, Sir Walter Raleigh was arrested at the Old Exeter Inn on July 19 1603 for Treason
Blue skies of Ashburton! The Inn was given a new exterior in Georgian times
Pull your own pints in the Otter Tap Room! Perfect for Parties & Events
Relax in the Parlour
Interesting carvings on the doors in the Parlour
Looking down to the Confessional
The Parlour at night
The Confessional at the Old Exeter Inn. Did you know you can now get married here!
Sir Francis Drake was a customer of the Old Exeter Inn. Think he would recognise it to this day!
As old as old can be
Take a seat by the fire in the Snug and keep out the Dartmoor weather!
Our bar has 10 taps of Craft Beers & Ciders, Real Ales from the barrel, Scrumpy, more than 40 ever-changing Craft Brews and an outstanding selection of Wines & Spirits
You're never lonesome at the Old Exeter Inn
What's Your Poison? You'll find a great selection here. All carefully selected world drinks to satisfy your soul
The Old Exeter Inn has been in the Good Beer Guide for over 20 years
One of our wonderful little Dartmoor ponies on the moor just behind Ashburton. Please drive carefully because hundreds of them get knocked down every year
The glorious view from Buckland Beacon looking towards Teignmouth. A few minutes drive from the Old Exeter Inn
Here's looking at you kid!
World famous fiddle-player Duncan Chisholm and band at the Old Exeter Inn
Our Real Ales are served on gravity from our granite stillage. Straight from the barrel! Superb
There has been a cat named Witherington at the Old Exeter Inn for hundreds of years. Here's the incumbent Witherington! What a splendiferous moustache!
A candle in the Winston Churchill corner of the main bar
The White Child with book in hand walks the staircase of the Old Exeter. The ghost was last seen May 2019
Old Exeter Inn during a Victorian Jubilee
Sometime in the 1950's the Old Exeter Inn proudly displaying its Guinness sign
The ancient tradition of bread weighing and ale tasting! This has been going on in Ashburton for over a thousand years!
The Parlour at the Old Exeter Inn
Channel 4 TV filming at the Old Exeter Inn for their hugely popular Devon & Cornwall series. Cameraman Vince is a great guy even though he's from Yorkshire
Vince the lovely Cameraman from Channel 4 giving it some with Josh Monk the magnificent signwriter. Here at the Old Exeter Inn as the mural of Sir Walter Raleigh is about to commence! The rest is recorded history
Ashburton Museum is a fascinating history of our Town. Some very surprising exhibits! It has an amazing collection of Native American art and craftwork! A great little museum for families and those interested in understanding the role Ashburton played in the tin industry and in the wool trade
The famous Haytor on Dartmoor. When you are up there see if you can find a hidden 'letterbox' with a note from a stranger! It's an old tradition on Dartmoor (at any Tor) that's been going on for hundreds of years! Don't forget your pen!
El Pookerino. Of Scottish and Portuguese descent. A regular face in Ashburton and at the Old Exeter Inn. Famed for jokes. Apparently trained Tommy Cooper
Restoring the Medieval Doorway at the Old Exeter Inn during 2020
Lovely small rooms at the Old Exeter Inn
The 'Confessional' at the Old Exeter Inn! Come in to have your sins forgiven whilst taking some of our fine poison!
Park your behind on here! As many before have done
A remarkable resemblance to a remarkable and well-loved customer. The name is Three and a Half. Not shaken but very stirred
Floors like ancient black glass! We like to keep them well polished
Bet you don't get to look up a 40-foot medieval chimney every day! Here's ours at the Old Exeter Inn. Clean as a whistle! Pretty much in perfect condition too. What do we 'modern' people know?
No point in having a Barometer in England. We always get the weather wrong. But it is a national pastime!
St Andrews just over the road! The church is a Grade 2* listed property and is slightly younger than the Old Exeter Inn. The Inn is the oldest property in Ashburton at almost 900 years old
The churchyard of St Andrews in Ashburton. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful place right on our doorstep
A lovely walled pathway by St Andrews Church at the side of the Old Exeter Inn. Next to the graveyard, the British Legion and the rec! Always a calming walk. Full of flowers!
'Halwell Lawn' looking towards Haytor. A remarkable carpet of Bluebells covers the moorland landscape every year. A sight to behold. Not far from the Old Exeter Inn