A warm, hearty welcome awaits you at “The Countryman – Quality Devon Freehouse, Restaurant and Carvery!

Nestled in the rolling countryside of Devon, between Dartmoor and Exmoor,  “The Countryman” is a family owned free house pub and restaurant that has many lovely features including a beer garden for those hot summer days and a cosy log fire for those colder, frosty winter days, and not forgetting great food as well as a top quality Devon Carvery for everyone to enjoy!

We offer a full home cooked, traditional A la Carte menu and a Carvery that we are told is one of the best in Devon.

All our produce has been hand- picked and locally sourced from some of the best suppliers in Devon where possible, meaning freshness and quality are second to none.  We also offer a wide variety of real ales, ciders, fine wines and a large selection of soft drinks, teas and coffees; this is what truly makes “The Countryman” a special place to spend time with family and friends.

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Our Facilities

We have a large, flat car park for circa 100 cars, as well as coach access for those larger parties.  We also have easy disabled access and disabled/baby changing facilities.

Pauline Roger and the family look forward to welcoming you, and are on hand to help you make that special occasion become reality.

Serving Times



  • * Serving Times May Vary, Please Phone


Winter Food Serving Times:
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 12:00 – 14:00 ~ 18:30 – 20.30
Saturday 12:00 – 14:00 ~ 18:30 – 20.30
Sunday 12:00 – 15:00*

Our Location



We are ideally located between the South & North coasts of Devon, between the town of Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor and the historic market town of Crediton.

Given the uniqueness of our site we can cater for many types of functions, whether it be an intimate dinner for two or a large family celebration.  We cater for all occasions.



I have been meaning to leave a review for a while.

We visited The Countryman a little while ago, the carvery was very tasty and we both really enjoyed it. We were served by a very attentive waiter, Toby, who could not have been more polite and accommodating.

We shall be back!!


Hi Roger and Pauline,

We would just like to say thank you for everything you did to make our wedding reception special, we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day, your service was outstanding, once again thank you all ever so much!



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The Countryman | Devon Restaurant and Free House

Crediton Road
Sampford Courtenay
EX20 2SA