"A Cracking Pub And A Boring Hotel" Chagford by johngayton
Chagford Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 14 photos
Chagford is a small stannary town on the northeast edge of Dartmoor, about four miles west of Moretonhampstead. This is the sort of small town that isn't really on the way to or from anywhere and so one that most tourists would never think of visiting. It is however a lively little place and whilst there's not a lot to it what there is is looks well worth seeking out.
Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to do much seeking myself (except online as I'm building this page) as the only times I've been here were: once to catch a bus to the Cheltenham races and on my last visit when I was being put-up at the Three Crowns Hotel whilst doing a job at nearby North Bovey.
The North Bovey job required early-ish starts and late-ish finishes and so I never got to see Chagford apart from before 9am and then after 11pm - before 9am I just don't function!!
The glimpses I caught of the town though all encourage me to make a proper visit sometime in the future.
For an excellent little webpage which will introduce the town far better than I can from my limited experience visit the informative, locally-written, Welcome to Chagford site (which also has a great little photo collection).
- Pros:Four Pubs and Two Ironmongers
- Cons:Very Chaotic Traffic
- In a nutshell:Whether you want lively or relaxing Chagford offers both.
Chagford is served by the Dartline 173 bus service which runs four times a day to and from Exeter with a journey time of... more travel advice
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