When writing about great places to eat in Devon, we couldn’t forget North Molton. It is a village, a parish and a former manor according to Wikipedia. Apparently it’s the second largest parish in Devon – who knew! – and covers over 15,000 acres. I also didn’t know that it borders Somerset on its North East boundary.
History of North Molton
It has a long history dating back to the 13th Century. The manor was granted to a member of the la Zouche family by King John. This allowed them to hold a weekly market and a fair on All Saints Day.
From the 16th-19th Centuries the industry in the parish of North Molton, grew to include wool and mining. This industrious past is very apparent in the style and layout of the housing and the village of North Molton itself.
The village today consists mainly of a single square, with All Saints Church dominating one side of it, and a main street. At the bottom is a beautiful little bridge with the River Mole running under it. On hot days it is lovely to walk down and have a little paddle.
Places to eat in North Molton, Devon
Right in the heart of the village, almost opposite the church is
The Poltimore Inn, North Molton.