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Coleford and Colebrooke

In the more remote village and pastoral lands of hidden mid Devon, the twin villages of Coleford and Colebrooke provide well placed overnight stays, having exited the Dartmoor National Park.


Just off the Two Moors Way route Coleford has an excellent AA4* rated inn. The splendid thatched New Inn has great food and real ale as well as 'Captain,' the talkative Amazon blue parrot who has greeted guests from Exeter and beyond for over 27 years.

With a varied restaurant offering daily seafood, luxury accommodation, fine wines and a superb collection of malt whiskeys this is just the place to celebrate the finishing of one moor and the calm before the next. Don't feel guilty either, it’s traditionally a pilgrim’s overnight spot having provided for travelling Cistercian monks from Exeter since the 15th century.


The Inn is the mainstay of the village but for those on a budget there are also B&B options nearby. The 14th century church is worth a quick look whilst here with unusual carvings on the pew ends including some of the Wild Man and the Fool.

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