The Stag Inn – Rackenford

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The 12th Century Stag Inn in Rackenford

The thatched Stag Inn in Rackenford, is one of Devon’s very oldest pubs and is bursting with new culinary ideas and flavours. The Stag offers meals in the bar, dining room and beer garden. The bar serves a growing list of locally produced real ales, wines and ciders.

I regret to inform customers old and new that The Stag will be closing permanently after Sunday 18th September 2016

It is with great sadness that I have had to make this decision but circumstances beyond my control have forced my hand.

Normal business will continue as usual, the team and I will still be serving food and drinks from our bar. My final ‘Authentic Indian Curry Night’ will be on Friday 16th September and our last Sunday roast will be on Sunday 18th.

I would like to thank all our customers and staff for their support, especially my regulars, who have become great friends and people I will most definitely miss.


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We are a welcoming venue that can provide good food, wine and ale for the hungry and thirsty. The Stag Inn Rackenford is 3 miles from the A361 between South Molton and Tiverton, linking North Devon with Mid and East Devon. We are close to junction 27 on the M5, which is the gateway to Bristol and The Midlands.

Authentic Indian Dishes: Every Friday we create an authentic Indian dish which is an addition to our main menu. This has proven to be a popular highlight of the week for both our regular customers and visitors alike. See more…

Traditional Sunday Lunch: Sunday is always a busy day so if you want to make sure you grab a table in our restaurant it’s best to be well prepared and book in advance.

Special Boards: We always have a specials board which changes regularly and includes dishes like, Pulled Pork Ciabatta and Waldorf Salad – Goats Cheese and Red Onion tart -Sea Bass on crushed Potatoes, Leeks, Samphire and Bechamel and Caper Sauce, just to mention a few favourites.

Call Anita on 01884 881639



Cutting from the North Devon Journal in 1964. Click on image to read article

Opening hours are:

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 5pm – 10.30pm
  • Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 11pm
  • Sunday 12 – 5pm

Food is served from:

  • Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 6pm – 9pm
  • Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 3pm and 6 – 9pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 3pm

Booking for food is advisable call Anita on
01884 881 639

All the ingredients in our dishes are sourced locally where possible. The meats we used are produced on farms based in Devon and Somerset, within a 30 mile radius of our pub. The fruit and vegetables we use are delivered daily from our trusted suppliers in North Devon and our fish is also fresh and delivered regularly.


Please advise us at the time of ordering or booking of any food allergies or ask a member of our staff should you require more information.

The Stag Inn, Rackenford is 3 miles from the A361 between South Molton and Tiverton.

Address: The Stag Inn, Rackenford, Tiverton, EX16 8DT, North Devon

We are family and dog friendly