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Ring O' Bells - Chagford - Dartmoor - Devon

Ring O' Bells - Chagford - Dartmoor - DevonRing O' Bells - Chagford - Dartmoor - Devon
Address: Ring O Bells
44 The Square
Town: Chagford
County: Devon
Postcode: TQ13 8AH
Telephone: 01647 432466
Email: To Email Click Here
Opening Times: All year
Owners: Fran and Colin Davey
Description

Situated in the very centre of Chagford adjacent to the well known emporiums of Webbers and Bowdens , The Ring O’Bells offers good ales, fine wines and excellent home cooked, locally sourced food in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The four en-suite bedrooms have recently undergone extensive refurbishment and offer quality accommodation with attention to detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A full English breakfast is served in the small dining room at the rear of the bar but should you require an early departure then Continental breakfast can be delivered to your room.

Chagford is an ideal centre for visitors wishing to walk on the Moor and you are most welcome to bring your pets on holiday with you. There are many lovely walks close by including the Teign Valley and Fernworthy Reservoir.

The four en-suite bedrooms have recently undergone extensive refurbishment and offer quality accommodation with attention to detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A full English breakfast is served in the small dining room at the rear of the bar but should you require an early departure then Continental breakfast can be delivered to your room

Just a little history about our pub !!

The Exeter archives reveal that there has been an Inn on the site of the Ring O’Bells since well before the sixteenth century although it was much smaller than it is today and has twice in it’s history been destroyed by fire. The upper part of the front of the building was a site of the Stannary Courts where matters were dealt with relating to the Stannary parliaments. These were the body of people who were responsible for the weighing and assaying of tin and silver found on Dartmoor which would by law, have to receive the Kings Stamp before being sold. The Royal personage received a tax from the Tinners as a result of their endeavours! The middle upper part of the pub was used as a holding prison for miscreants en route to Okehampton Assizes. They were kept overnight here having been marched on foot over the moor. Our welcoming walls have not allowed some to escape. At the rear, again on the first floor was a Crowner Court ( known today as a Coroners Court ) also a mortuary and  the place where post mortems were carried out in the event of any unusual deaths or suicides. Things that go bump in the night are not unusual !! Should a death have been a result of a suicide then the unfortunate departed could not, at one time, be buried in the churchyard. Custom dictated the body be taken to a Crossroads and buried there in the presence of the local constable.
Today the Ring O’Bells encompasses the whole site although in years past the ground floor rear was occupied by the Butcher and the beasts were slaughtered in the barn which used to stand in the rear courtyard. Not so many years ago the stone barn was demolished and now there is a pretty walled courtyard garden to the rear of the building instead.