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Full Postal AddressThe Tower Inn, Slapton, KINGSBRIDGE, TQ7 2PN [Map]
Telephone Number01548 580216Pub's Own Websitehttp://www.slapton.org/ 
Opening Times12-15, 18-23 MO-SA; 12-15, 19-22:30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Car Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Tower Inn, June 2000

A very pleasant village pub in the heart of Slapton up a very narrow side road and beside an overgrown 14th century tower. It's a mile or so from Slapton beach and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve and is signposted from the main A370 Dartmouth to Kingsbridge road. I first visited here whilst on a first year university field course back in 1990 when we stayed at the Field Studies Council Field Centre just down the road. We certainly had some memorable nights down at the Tower then! I chatted to a bloke on the English Nature stand at the Three Counties Agricultural Show about Slapton Ley and he said the following 'Make sure you visit the 'Tower' while you're there'. A month later at the Kent County Agricultural Show, Zoe Evans on the RSPB stand also recommended the pub and praised it and indeed the Queens Arms (in the village also) as much as the nature reserve itself! You'll be pleased to know that the pub does not only appeal to nature lovers but also those that enjoy great beer, food and pub atmospheres too!

They've a fine range of real ales from Devon and further afield. They've also a couple of traditional ciders available by handpump too as well as some excellent wine. Do watch your head on the ceiling though as it's quite low and there are a few steps in the pub too, and don't do what I did and nearly break your neck whilst walking back into the pub from the pleasant pub garden to the rear.

Good bar food is available at lunchtimes and a wide selection of dishes on their main menu available in the bar or their restaurant during the evening. The pub also has accommodation and if you call them they'll provide you with more information about that.

The Old Tower viewed from up the
lane towards Totnes, June 2000




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