The Buller's Arms
Please note that this review is now out of date as Wendy is no longer at the Bullers.
She is now to be found at the Kestor Inn, Manaton.
On 27th of April we took a Japanese friend Mitzui along to The Bullers with us to show her what carvery is all about.The pub is a popular local, and there are familiar faces chatting in the front of the pub. Maurice the
landlord is behind the bar, and folks come and go. Some banter, a snatch of town gossip. Families arrive with
small children and make for the dining room at the back. The undoubted star of the show is Wendy, the landlady.
She dutifully slices off generous portions as requested. And if like us, the choice between pork and beef is just
too difficult to make, because they both look utterly wonderful, she kindly gives you a large portion of each...
along with stuffing and Yorkshire puddings just out of the oven.... The queue of diners seems to be at a
perpetual 6 deep, but all the time, kitchen staff arrive with fresh panfuls of newly cooked vegetables.
No rush, friendly conversation, excellent bar food...what could be better ?
Sorry we arrived on the only day the Yorkshires got burnt, Wendy...you might have
thought that they didn't come up to scratch, but hey... look at our plates. The meat was
tender, and full of flavour, the gravy too. Real roast potatoes, red cabbage, apple
sauce for the pork. Happy faces all round. Reasonably priced at £7.95, OAPs and children
get away with £5.95 and you can even fill a 'carvery roll' for £2.75. and a nut roast on
offer for the veggies. They carry on serving until the meat runs out.... which says it all.
During the Summer, you can sit outside in the enclosed yard.
Mitsui thought it was a very British experience, and with impeccable
Japanese manners, she sought Wendy out to thank her... Result !!
The Buller's Arms, Chagford. Telephone 01647 432348. Website