Welcome to The Black Venus

Traditional country pub in Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, Devon

Believed to be the only pub in England bearing this name and run by the Birch family, Marc, Liz, Darren & Louise since 2004, The Black Venus Inn is a splendid old stone-built pub with wonderful food that enjoys a wonderful situation in Challacombe within the Exmoor National Park. The historic 16th century building is full of Devon character and charm with low ceiling and original beams. A warm welcome awaits…

Perfect for walking…

There are many circular Exmoor dog walks that start from the pub and take in the beautiful village. The lovely little river Bray is crossed by a footbridge and a ford. Many walks take in the historic Packhorse Bridge and Challacombe Church.

Along with enjoying the very best in both homemade food and local drinks, visitors to The Black Venus can also enjoy the fresh country air by sitting out in the inn's well-maintained beer garden.

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Traditional pub

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Great food

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Beer garden

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Free WiFi

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Car Park

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Bar food

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Kids play area

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Pool table

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Moor walks

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    Traditional pub

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    Fresh fish menu

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    Beer garden

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    Free WiFi

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    Car Park

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    Great food

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    Kids play area

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    Pool table

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    Moor walks

A proper treat!

Here at The Black Venus we cater for everything including some nice refreshments specially selected for our four legged friends…

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The Black Venus, pub exmoor, food exmoor
The Black Venus, pub exmoor, food exmoor

Within the beautiful Exmoor National Park

Try some of our local walks or venture further afield. With a large car park we are the perfect location to explore the beautiful Exmoor National Park, where the moor meets the sea!.


01598 763251

The Black Venus Inn
Challacombe
Barnstaple
Devon EX31 4TT

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