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Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle

The Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle

Sue Stoneman trots off down to the most southerly pub in Devon to sample its delights

This traditional village pub, known for its delicious local food and drink and quirky interior, is popular with walkers looking to refuel from a hike along the South West Coast Path.

You can pig out on a sandwich or freshly baked wood-fired pizza from the outside Pig Shack; there’s plenty on the menu well worth tucking into.

The ham hock scotch egg immediately caught my eye, so that’s what I had for starters. The beautifully soft shredded ham came with a crunchy coating encased in a perfectly soft egg. The blue cheese and pickle provided extra flavour, while the spicy tomato chutney added a little heat. My friend enjoyed a refreshing tomato salad with creamy whipped goat’s cheese.

My main choice was the ale battered cod. A delicate and crispy batter enveloped the most succulent piece of fish. The triple-cooked chips were perfect for dipping into the creamy tartar sauce and zingy pea purée. Definitely one of the tastiest fish and chips I’ve enjoyed for a long time. My friend tucked into the in-house burger, which was made super juicy from the rich bone marrow. Also in the light pretzel bun was smoked pulled pork, smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, along with gherkins and the pub’s signature truffle and Dijon sauce. She relished the smoky flavours.

Most of the meat comes from Tuckers Farm in the same village, and food is sourced as locally as possible.

As we didn’t have much room left for dessert, we ordered the crème brûlée (with two spoons), which arrived with a gingery rhubarb compote and vanilla ice cream. The custard was delightfully smooth under the caramelised top.

Pack your walking boots, hope for some sunshine and you’ll be in for a treat! It’s well worth a trip south.

Sample Menu


  • Red mullet, sauce escabeche, carrot, dill
  • Cornish mussels, chorizo, leek, Devon Red Cider, sourdough


  • Fillet of turbot, sea herbs, pomme purée, roasted chicken skin, beurre blanc
  • Roasted celeriac, miso cabbage, chimichurri, truffle oil


  • Apple and plum crumble, crème anglaise, vanilla ice cream
  • Dark chocolate fondant, cappuccino cream


  • Starters from £7.50
  • Mains from £18.00
  • Desserts £9.00
Sue loves: the quirky interior, delicious food and traditional pub vibes at this beautiful spot
The Pigs Nose Inn
East Prawle
Devon TQ7 2BY

01548 511209

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