To enlarge a little on the title The Tom Cobley Tavern in the village of Spreyton between Crediton and Okehampton has been judged the best pub in Britain by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). It was chosen not only because of the quality of the ale but for its warm welcome, fantastic service and home-cooked food. This is a great accolade for Roger and Carol Cudlip. Apparently the judges particularly liked the fact that it is a true community pub.
Spreyton is high up in the rolling Devon countryside and it is said that 30 churches can be seen from its own church tower.
I don't ever recollect visiting Spreyton - perhaps now I have a good reason to rectify that omission!