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The George Inn

About Us

With the help of a great team, The George Inn is a family run, village inn in the heart of Blackawton’s friendly community, set in the South Hams countryside near Dartmouth.

There has been a Public Ale house on the site of the George Inn that we know and love today since St. Michael’s Church was built in the 14th Century. As with many Devon villages, prosperous from the wool trade in the 13th century, the pub provided accommodation for the workers that came in to build the church. Like “The George”, many pubs were built on land originally owned by the Church, hence the high number of “Church House Inns” in and around Devon.

Renamed “The George Inn” during the reign of George III, it was later rebuilt after a fire in 1939. The pub was also a rallying point for the forced evacuation of the parish in WWII.

After the war, the pub became a popular local venue for many celebrations and meetings in the first-floor assembly rooms. After the village hall was opened in 1981, the need for the assembly rooms was greatly diminished, and when Heavitree Brewery later sold the pub for redevelopment, half the building was sold off as houses and the first floor was reconfigured into five en-suite guest rooms. These now provide comfortable 3-star accommodation for the many and varied visitors to Blackawton.

We pride ourselves in providing:

  • Family friendly service
  • Dog-friendly service
  • Excellent value and choice, with home cooked food being served at lunchtime & evening utilising local produce
  • Selection of cask ales accredited by Cask Marque
  • Outdoor dining & drinking areas
  • Comfortable En-suite accommodation
  • Takeaway service
  • A woodburning fire
  • Onsite car park

We love seeing new and returning faces, so please do come and meet the team.

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Ruth Coe – Proprietor 

Ruth has been proprietor since March 2002, with tenants from August 2005 until October 2008, when Ruth & late husband Vic decided it was best for the business to return. Ruth’s two daughters, Merry and Fern, now play a major role together with son in law Bert. Ruth is breakfast chef on Sunday and Mondays, as well as our person behind the bar Sunday lunch.


Merry – Assistant Manager/Bar Staff

Merry, Ruth's younger daughter has been a member of the team since 2012, a licence holder who is welcoming and caring for diners and drinkers alike. She has recently taken on more responsibility and is enjoying the opportunity to take a bigger role in the business in return for a G&T now and then.


 Chris – Kitchen manager & head chef 

Chris joined us over the summer and has settled into the pub brilliantly. He's enjoying having full run of the kitchen and looking forward to planning seasonal menus and events. We're very excited to see what he cooks up next.


Louise - Kitchen assistant

A recent return from a valuable long term member of the team has been wonderfully received from returning and new customers. Lou-lou is a favourite in the village.


Fern – Head Housekeeper 

Since 2008 Fern has organised accommodation, refurbishment and ensured high standards throughout the premises. Keeping her younger sister Merry in check is no small task but even with a young family Fern manages to help steer us all in the right direction. Currently on maternity leave after having her second son in May.

We look forward to welcoming you to The George Inn, Blackawton soon. Our spring opening times are as follows:

Monday 12-3pm & 5-11pm

Tuesday 12- 3pm & 5-11pm

Wednesday 12- 3pm & 5-11pm

Thursday 12- 3pm & 5-11pm

Friday 12- 3pm & 5-11pm

Saturday 12- 3pm & 5-11pm

Sunday 12- 3.30pm & 5-10pm