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California Country Inn, Modbury

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California Country Inn

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Devon Dining Pub of the Year 2010 - Devon Life Food & Drink Awards:


California Cross
PL21 0SG

Tel: 01548 821449

Without doubt, one of the South Hams most famous hostelries, The California Inn is a delightful 14th Century family run free house serving fine real ales and exceptional food.

Oozing rustic charm, the bar menu is packed full of classic pub favourites while the separate restaurant area boasts a Modern British menu where meat, game and fresh fish are thoughtfully presented from an abundance of locally sourced produce.

The Medley of Seafood with Salmon, Lemon Sole, Scallop and King Prawn is not only eye catching, but seasoned to perfection and very tasty too.

Further Details

Situated on the California Cross which is reputed to have gained its name from the large numbers of men obeying the urge to "go west" who would congregate at the crossroads waiting for the stage coach to take them on there first leg of there journey.

Now run by the Bell family who have a wealth of experience in running successful hostelries in and around Devon, the California Inn now enjoys an enviable reputation for good food, well kept beer and a selection a hand picked wine from around the world including one or two bottles from the award winning Sharpham Wines produce just a few miles away on the river Dart.


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Vegetarian Menu Available

Children's Play Area:

Disabled Facilities:

Wheel Chair Access:

Ample off road parking.

Smoking Area:


55 in the restaurant.


Best Seats:
By the log fire in the rustic bar.


Wine List:
A great mix of Old and New World Wines and some local Sharpham Wines produce a few miles away on the river Dart


Catering for up to 60 people


Price Range:
Starters form £4.50 - £6.50 and mains from £13.50 - £16.95


Menu Summary:
Classic Bar menu and Modern British A la Carte menu in the Restaurant


Vegetarian Options:
Why not try the Woodland Mushroom Filo Bundle - Mushrooms and whole leaf Spinach, creamy Garlic sauce folded into a Filo Bundle.


Sample Dish:
Try the Medley of Seafood - Salmon, Lemon Sole, Scallops and King Prawns with Baby Vegetables, White Wine, Dill and Cream Sauce


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