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High St, Combe-Martin, Devon, EX34 0ET.The building of this pub was funded by the landlord's gambling habit, as tribute it was built to resemble a house of cards and it originally had 52 windows, 13 rooms and four floors.
Head to combe-martin.net for more info..
Remembered more than a year ago
The pub is not in fact in Ilfracombe but in Combe Martin(which claims to have the longest high street in Britain)Been there a number of times.Good selection of real ales and reasonably priced food.An area for children in the garden and a museum which shows some history about the [lace including many famous people that have stayed there, some as part of their marriage ceremony and first night.Well work a visit.
4th May 2012
agree with above. It is not in Ilfracombe but in Combe MArtin
5th May 2012
I visited here with my family back in the mid 90's. In the back garden there was a stream running through, and the owners kept a massive, but very docile, pig in the garden!
It is indeed Combe Martin, I was taken to the garden there the first time in 1965.
the two of us went there on a bowling tour from cambs & county we had a really wonderful week touring all around devon playing bowls does anyone remember from cambs & countyJoan & Ken Hyde
I am very sorry regarding the above information it was with Duxford bowling club happy memoriesJoan & Ken Hyde
I was there as a kid in 1957. I remember the glass bottomed ale mugs so you could see if the press gang were coming. Also the secret trap door to hide from the press gang. Definitely at Combe Martin.
the glass bottom was so you could see if "the kings shilling "was in your pint!Seen it but not been in it.
Agree with others that this pub is in Combe Martin. I have not been in it but went passed it on a coaching holiday in 1964.
yes, def in Combe Martin. My sister lives in Ilfracombe and we have passed it many times on our holiday travels. will pop in next time we go in June. lovely place! xx
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