During winter Annear and the team had been working hard to develop the business with a £60,000 investment into expanding his kitchen facilities and also adding a sixth bedroom to the accommodation operation above the pub. Well-behaved dogs are welcome (£10 per night) and four-legged guests must bring their own dog bed. vOut = vOut.toLowerCase(); I’ve just been speaking to my BDM and they’ve got an emergency fund set up and it looks like they’re going to be helping certain sites on a pub-by-pub basis.”. Re-opened on July 4th. NOTICE: Venues need your support more than ever during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. $(document).ready(function() { A team member then brings the food to the table and moves away, allowing customer to collect their takeaway without contact. We’re having to monitor the website constantly so we don’t have too many cars coming through at once. Cott Inn. And then, as soon as we got to February, we had three storms in a row and then corona hit us.

We wanted to get ready for a mega, mega summer. The chefs grow their own herbs, salad leaves and tomatoes. Sat Nav Reference.

It was originally three cottages that were bought by Johannes Cott who converted it to inn as a staging post for shepherds and their sheep on route to the ancient port of Totnes. No wheelchair access as all bedrooms are up steep staircases. The Cott Inn near Totnes is one of the Oldest and Best thatched inns in Britain, featuring 5 Boutique Rooms & Fine Dining, welcoming guests since 1320AD. Two rooms have small shower rooms, three have a bath and shower. The building itself dates back to 1302, and it's the heart of the community with a strong local following plus a firm favourite with foodie tourists. Normally, Annear has a partnership with the farmer who breeds a herd of Ruby Red cows for the pub. } We wanted to improve our infrastructure to cope with the expected increase in volume this summer.”, Despite all this, Annear hasn’t given up hope.

Just before they are due to arrive, we start cooking the food.”. Camping Nearby This traditional thatched Devon longhouse was first licensed in 1320 AD when Cott Inn was a pitstop for wool traders using the ancient pack horse route from Ashburton to Totnes. vOut +=', '; 5,310 were here. However, shortly after lockdown, the abattoir that slaughters the animals for Annear gave him a call. “I thought we’d caught them all,” he says. We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. One area he’s also positive about is his relationship with his landlord, Greene King. Restaurant bookings are advisable as it's always busy, and rightly so. THE COTT INN DARTINGTON STARTERS Soup of the day with crusty bread (g) (v) £5.50 Chicken liver parfait brulée, grilled brioche, red onion marmalade (g) (d) £7.50 Sharpham rustic cheese soufflé, creamy cheddar cheese sauce, dressed leaves, aged balsamic vinegar (g) (d) (v) £8.00 Free newsletter This charming historic Devonshire gastropub has a great seasonal menu, heaps of character and a lively and welcoming atmosphere. When owners Mel and Mark renovated the interiors they retained original features such as the large inglenook fireplace, and the roof is reputed to be the longest thatched roof in England. Also in the village, Dartington Hall estate is a hub for arts and crafts festivals, events and shopping. Breakfast included. Customers are assigned a parking space on arrival, and Annear has set up 10 numbered bays, with tables beside the driver’s side. Luxury bed linen and towels by the world-class Totnes-based firm Beaumont & Brown is all laundered at the nearby Eco Laundry with water from a bore hole and electricity via solar panels. Take away is still running 7 days a week { Coronavirus, Great british pub awards

See great photos, full ratings, facilities, expert advice and book the best hotel deals. Five en-suite bedrooms all have superking or king-sized beds with pocket-sprung mattresses and memory foam toppers for extra comfort. He’s also hopeful that the Government might relax the lockdown, which will enable him to operate some sort of distancing service in his sizeable pub garden, which he’s busy preparing and planning for. For example, sausages and mash is described as Wild Hart venison sausages with rosemary and parmesan mash, seafood salad includes Salcombe hand-picked crab and the cheese soufflé is made with artisan Sharpham rustic cheese produced just a couple of miles away. Sending you our love, best wishes and thanks for your support over the years, Hoping to see you again soon Mark and Mel and the team THE COTT INN DARTINGTON. In the peaceful village of Dartington, it’s walkable from the River Dart and just a mile from Totnes train station. 01-May-2020 at 10:28 GMT. Where not already belonging or assigned to others, all material remains our copyright. Subscribe 50.442419, -3.708286. Related tags: - Last updated on Everything is cooked here from scratch by the team of nine chefs, except bread and ice cream (Dartington Dairy's salted caramel goat's milk ice cream is a hit) and desserts were particularly beautifully presented. Reputed to have been built in the reign of Edward II, The Cott is one of the oldest thatched inns in Britain and has been a hostelry since around 1320. return vOut; function sanitize_gpt_value2(gptValue)

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Join CAMRA | You can check for local restrictions that may affect venues here }); Mark Annear, licensee of the Great British Pub of the Year, the Cott Inn in Dartington, Devon, had built up a strong head of steam following his win in the Great British Pub Awards 2019, and had seen business build strongly throughout the autumn and even into January. To solve the problem, Annear has now created a meat box scheme where the carcass is broken down into primal cuts, vacuum-packed, and the forequarter meat is used to create pies and casseroles for the boxes. He praised the company for its handling of the situation from his perspective with regular communication from his BDM and also emails from director Wayne Shurvinton. So, while Annear’s best laid plans may have been derailed by the crisis, he is proof that by staying positive, you simply can’t keep an award-winning publican down.

He agrees to buy a whole carcass each month and they use the meat across the pub’s extensive menus. vOut += aTags[i].trim().replace(reg, '-').substring(0,40); has also discovered another side line that has spun out of a relationship with a local farmer. Travel cots are available. The people ordering from us are all locals who use the pub, so yeah, it’s keeping us in the game.”. Two rooms have space for an extra Z-bed (£15 per night includes child breakfast). Read The Cott Inn, Dartington, Devon, England hotel review on Telegraph Travel. Rotherfold SquareLittle TotnesTotnesTQ9 5SN. Free Wi-Fi. { Subscribe, 01-May-2020 He says: “We started that work in November and we’ve been doing it bit by bit without closing and it’s about 90% finished. We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. beers. var reg = new RegExp('\\W+', "g"); The specials menu changes daily and the pub classics here are more creative and refined than regular pub food. “We are trying to control the number of people coming through. The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with whatpub.com, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier. for (var i=0; i < aTags.length; i++) It's an old building so the rooms aren't huge but each room is decorated individually to a lovely standard with home comforts and stylish Laura Ashley wallpapers. Seen some incorrect or missing details? dataLayerNews.related_tags = sanitize_gpt_value2("Coronavirus, Great british pub awards"); 5,258 were here. Copyright - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2020 - William Reed Business Media Ltd - All Rights Reserved - Full details for the use of materials on this site can be found in the Terms & Conditions, Related topics: He continues: “We are where we are, and we’re trying to remain positive rather than be totally negative about the situation.

They’ve been hugely supportive, not financially, but as supportive and communicative as they can be.

Sign up to our free newsletter and get the latest news sent direct to your inbox. This pub serves 2 regular Before visiting any venue, we strongly advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment. Yes. dataLayer.push(dataLayerNews); if(i!=(aTags.length-1)) Mark Annear, licensee of the Great British Pub of the Year, the Cott Inn in Dartington, Devon, had built up a strong head of steam following his win in the Great British Pub Awards 2019, and had seen business build strongly throughout the autumn and even into January. var aTags = gptValue.split(',');

Annear said: “Sharpham [Wine] contacted us and gave me a great price so I’m selling their wines at £4.50 a bottle, whereas normally we’d sell it at £25 each.”. Updated on 15/12/2019 Dishes are made to order so it's not speedy pub grub but worth the wait, and the restaurant is busy every night of the week, even during the off-peak season. But please be aware that some special restrictions may apply, opening hours may be different to those displayed here, and some venues may be yet to re-open at all. Get the latest news, analysis and insights from the uk pub sector straight to your inbox! Annear says: “We’d had a brilliant January, when everyone else was reporting trade down 6%, we were up on last year by 11%. Last surveyed on 05/06/2019 This Web site is produced by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).