Enjoy a perfect country experience at Devon's Hidden Gem
The Old Church House is one of South Devon's special places. Nestled in the rural village of Torbryan, this ancient inn has provided a tranquil haven for 700 years. We have 11 boutique rooms, an atmospheric bar, peaceful outdoor spaces and a range of catering options. We specialise in welcoming groups at our inn, where you can enjoy the delights of our bar, cosy rooms and bespoke catering.Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We have suspended our music and other events at the moment, we will publish a revised calendar as soon as we can.
Our magical offering:
Our beautiful bar and lounge hosts events featuring Devon food and drink, music from local bands and performers and Brewery specials where we highlight local beer, cider or wine producers.
You can also hire our bar for use by your group of friends, business or family. We offer packages which include a private party booking for the bar, 11 bespoke rooms and our leisure areas.
The Old Church House has always offered a safe haven for those that need it. In this spirit we also support local charities and are open to conversations about charitable use of our spaces. Please contact us.
COVID SECURITY: our bar is open for pre-booked customers only. Please do not enter the car park or building if you do not have a booking.
Upcoming Events at The Old Church House
Due to the current corona virus situation, our events calendar is postponed. We will update you on future events as soon as we can
Music / General Bar Events
1st May: Ronnie Jones jazz trio will be performing from 8pm. Bar open 5pm-10.30pm. Cheese platters/ vegan platters will be available at the bar
2nd May. Steve Upton/open mic night. Local singer Steve is an established performer of folk/popular classics in Devon. He will be here from 8pm-10pm performing and hosting an open mic night. Feel free to bring an instrument and join in! Bar will be open from 5pm-10.30pm. Cheese and vegan platters available
Friday 11th Sept: Ronnie Jones jazz trio from 8pm. Bar open 5pm-10.30pm
Sat 12th Sept: Live music tbc Bar open 5pm-10.30pm
5th and 6th October Dartmoor specials. Banish autumn chills with a celebration of Dartmoor brewery! Special prices on great Dartmoor ales. The first of our brewery specials events to brighten dull winter week days. Bar open 5pm-10.30pm
7th and 8th December: Otter specials: Enjoy seasonal Otter ales at special prices plus mulled cider to banish winter chills. Bar open 5pm-10.30pm
Courses and learning events
Enjoy time with local artists and makers, then relax with a drink to celebrate your work!
10th and 11th September: Drawing and painting from nature with Ewan Walton. Ewan is the talented local artist responsible for our wonderful hand painted signage. He will be running a 2 day course taking full advantage of our very special natural surroundings to develop your drawing and painting skills. Sessions will run from 10am-4pm.Costs are £160.00 for both days, or if you’d like to combine it with an overnight stay at our wonderful inn, £250.00. This includes an evening meal. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Materials available for a small additional charge.
5th and 6th October 6pm-9pm: Life drawing taster sessions. These sessions, run by Tessa Blight, are open to all levels. Come and have a go or improve your life drawing skills with Tessa’s expert guidance. Materials will be available for a small additional fee. £20 per session. Please book a place in advance.
7th December Christmas wreath making. Morning session runs from 11am-1pm, afternoon session runs from 2pm-4pm. £35.00 per head including all materials, tea and coffee. These sessions will be run by Helen Herridge, an experienced florist who trained at the British Academy of Floral Art. Come and see an example of her work at our May event. Advance booking essential via Eventbright or e-mail us.
And advance notice of a very special event:
We have booked Ghost Hunt Events, one of the UK’s leading and most respected paranormal investigation teams to run an event on 27th-28th February 2021 (their first available date!) The event will run from 8pm-2am and can be booked via their website: www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk.
This will be very popular, so if you are interested you will need to book early.
A unique location
Close to Dartmoor and the sea, surrounded by pastureland, orchards and an ancient church. Magical in any season
We work with local suppliers to offer a range of bespoke catering for your booking.
Our cosy bar is available for booked parties, or join us us for a brewer's event, music night or other event. Our calendar of events is currently suspended
Our rooms are individually designed and furnished, themed on Dartmoor wildlife
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