The Ring O’ Bells is situated in the centre of Chagford. We are a traditional ale/cask beer pub, that takes pride in providing excellent locally sourced food to the highest standard. We are a dog friendly pub, and welcome all as long as good behaviour is adhered to. We have music entertainment some evenings as well (please check the website for information on the bands).
Unfortunately, due to the nature of this sixteenth century building, we are unable to fully accomodate some access difficulties. The entrance is narrow, as are the corridors, with tricky corners to the toilets, and we have no disabled toilets. There is a step up to the corridor for access to the toilets, and the garden. The bedrooms are all upstairs as well. The staff can however offer as much assistance as reasonably possible to help fill any extra needs.
Pre-arrival and Car Parking
As Chagford is a countryside town, it generally has uneven surfaces, hills and steps to contend with. Due to its small size, everything is close by, and the centre to the carpark is street lit at night. The Car Park is just up the road, with an all day tickets costing £2.75. On street parking outside the pub is also avaliable (restrictions apply). There are steps for access to the car park, or a steep slope. If those staying want to drop of bags etc, they can, as directly outside the pub is a loading bay and staff can help take the bags upstairs. There is a dropped kerb here alsos.
Opposite the pub are four disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders, and this is free of charge. This is also where the bus stop resides, and a timetable can be provided for those who wish it, or it is availiable at www.chagford-parish.co.uk/transport . The nearest train station is Exeter, which is just over 20 miles away. Local taxi’s are available and numbers are provided at the bottom.
We also have storage/drying facilities for golfer, cyclists, and walker’s equipment. Grid reference on a map is 8770.
Entrance and The Bar/Dining Areas
Entrance to the pub is a narrow door, with a very small step. The heavy manual door opens outwards. Once inside, the bar area is narrow to navigate around tablese and the floor is undulating, but there are three decent sized tables with enough space for wheelchair users to use. Staff are always friendly and on hand to help, or move tables etc to suit any needs. Table service is provided. There are no TV’s, but background music is played all day in the bar area. The bar areas are well lit.
To leave the bar area and go into the quieter dining room requires getting up one small step, with a narrow corridor that has a hand rail. This is also the same corridor that leads to the garden and toilets, with further tricky corners and narrow corridors with an upward slope. There are two doors to the gent’s, or lady’s toilets, with very tight spaces, and unfortunately no disabled toilet is availiable, although one ladies cubicle has a hand rail. Menus are printed on to A4 paper, as well as a blackboard which can be moved or read out for anyone who requires it.
We do not have a disabled toilet. There is a step and a slope on the way to the toilets, and two doors with narrow corridors. Public toilets are situated in the centre of Chagford, just opposite the pub with disabled access. These are however locked at night, and only availiable during the day.
Beer Garden/ Outdoor Area
We have a walled beer garden with a covered smoking area and seating. The garden is gravelled, and accessed up the slope past the toilets, which has a hand rail. The seating is large garden furniture, and heavy to move.
We have no ground floor bedrooms. All four rooms are through a narrow corridor and up 15 steps with a hand rail to one side. Once upstairs there is a landing area with a table where breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be served to those who have difficulties with stairs. Three of the rooms are down a corridor That is vey tight at one point, and unable to fit a wheelchair down. The only other room has three further steps to it.
The rooms vary from a small double, a standard double, a superior double, and a twin room. They are all en-suite, but only the superior double has a bath. All bedding is non-allergenic.
Internet access is free and available through wifi. A dentist, and a health centre are nearby and numbers are provided in the rooms. The fire station is down the road with a rapid first response team to hand. Dogs are welcome. Details of local attractions are availiable.
Ring O Bells – 44 The Square – Chagford – TQ13 8AH – tel. 01647 432466 – email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chards Taxis – 01647 43 3219
R.S. Taxis – 01647 27 9008
Health Centre – 01647 43 3320
Hospital (Exeter) – 01392 41 1611
Dentist – 01647 43 2224
Vet – 01647 43 2488