RE-OPENING NEWS!

We are now open 7 nights a week again!
Then from Sunday 2nd August we will be open every lunchtime too!.

After 15 years of our "just come along!" mantra we will now
be BOOKINGS ONLY to maintain social distancing.

We are only taking bookings 2-3 weeks in advance in case there are any changes to regulations.

TAKEAWAY will be available every evening we are open and Sunday lunch.
This is also available to book now. See our takeaways menus here

DRINKS - If you do want to come just for drinks, this is fine but must also be booked to avoid disappointment as drinking at the bar is no longer permitted.

GARDEN - Weather permitting, the garden will be available for both diners and drinkers and it is advisable that you book as garden tables are very popular when the sun comes out! We only take garden reservations a few days in advance due to the unpredictable weather and there not being spare seats inside should the heavens open!

Hope to see you soon!

Stay safe

The Black Venus Team

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 an enviable location 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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Great food

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Beer garden

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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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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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