The Lamb Inn

The Square, Sandford, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4LW

Tel: 01363 773676

The Lamb Inn


Head chef Franck Gautherot has worked in many of the worlds leading 5* hotels and restaurants and started his career and training in the Le Mans area of his native France. He heads a team of three from a small kitchen producing food that is high quality, mainly local and fairly priced; as pubs go we produce food that is modern but still nutritionally balanced whilst retaining a couple of perfect classics. Current examples would be Grilled Sea Bass with a hot salad nicoise and rissole potatoes or Sweet Potato Rosti with goats cheese and salad.

The public bar and dining areas are traditional, comfortable and warm with log fires, sofas and great art on the walls; there is a fabulous courtyard garden and a second more open garden with views of the surrounding countryside. Prices go from under £7 to £13 per main course. We pride ourselves on being a real pub that serves excellent food and drink and not a restaurant masquerading as a pub, thus only some of our tables can be reserved, we are recommended by Camra and we always offer a minimum of three good real ales. With 15 - 30 wines our wine list is sufficiently long to cover all the bases but short enough to be sensible and to keep prices cheaper than average.

We aim to do table service but the norm is that like a pub, customers order at the bar and we deliver. Service is intentionally unpretentious but if you would like full service let us know in advance and we will provide.



Road Directions

From Exeter/M5: A377 Exeter to Crediton, in Crediton first right, then left and left again after Somerfield. Follow signs straight to Sandford, go past the Rose & Crown then near the top of the hill don't follow the road right but go straight into the square.From Tiverton: Follow signs to Crediton, then Sandford and find pub as above.From Winkleigh: Turn left at Barnstaple cross (1m before Crediton), go on until cross roads that are signposted to Sandford.

Public Transport Directions

Train or bus to Crediton from Exeter or Barnstaple. From Crediton very limited service to Sandford, but phone us on 01363 773676 and we can arrange a taxi or lift.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Late Licence
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out

Establishment Features

  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Event Facilities

  • Booking Advised

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers

Opening Times

The Lamb Inn (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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