A very warm welcome to The Half Moon Inn

The Half Moon Inn is a sixteenth century, Grade Two listed historic fishing inn, which dates back to 1540. Nestled in the heart of the traditional, unspoilt Devon village of Sheepwash, and overlooking the Torridge Valley, our inn is located in some of the most picturesque countryside you’ll ever find.

For accommodation, dining reservations and country sports please contact us.

Opening times

12 noon until 11.00pm
Monday - Saturday
12 noon until 10.30pm
Sunday

Food served daily

Monday - Sunday
12 noon until 13.45pm
6pm until 8.45pm

Good News!

We are getting ready to re-open fully on 17th May. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests & customers through our doors.

If you are interested in staying with us, please be kind enough to either leave a message or send an email to

In the meantime, enjoy the fresh air and keep safe.


Upcoming Events

Make it a Happy Valentine's Day, see our Valentine's 2020 special:

Valentine's Offer

We would just like to thank everyone at the Half Moon, Sheepwash, for making our stay so enjoyable.

Great Pub, Great Beer, Great rooms, Great location, Fabulous staff –
nothing was to much trouble.

Wishing you all the best for the future in these uncertain times. Take care!

Guest, Autumn 2020

Mother's Day

Treat your mum or someone special to a cream tea or sunday lunch.


Mother's day offer

We are delighted to announce that The Half Moon Inn has been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award: Best of the Best 2020!

We are in the Trip Advisor top 10% of hotels worldwide.

Reviews via Trip Advisor

  • star rating  We stayed here on Friday and Saturday evening on the recommendation from some friends. The pub had a roaring fire and warm welcome when we arrived late on Friday night.... read more

    staywithjez
    1/13/2020

    star rating  Staying in beautiful Highhampton, Devon. Checked the visitors comments book at our cottage and lots of people recommended the Half Moon Inn for excellent meals and service. Arrived today (08/08/20)... read more

    E3769FQkarent
    8/08/2020
  • star rating  Stayed here with our family Aug 2020, place was extremely clean - they take COVID very seriously and have a thorough sanitation policy throughout pub and b&b. Nice breakfast, comfy... read more

    sarahealy
    8/04/2020

    star rating  Firstly I want to say that the food was excellent and so much better than usual pub food. It was presented beautifully and tasted fresh and full of flavour. There... read more

    annando36
    9/17/2020
  • star rating  6 friends did our annual road trip and spent the night at the Half Moon. Great food, beer and hosts. Pearl and Margret looked after us really well. Such a... read more

    D6634EDtimj
    9/20/2020

    star rating  My riding partner booked the Half Moon for an over-night stop having previously stayed here with his wife. We arrived late afternoon and first impressions were very encouraging as this... read more

    makapaka
    11/05/2019
  • star rating  As a woman travelling on my own it is very important for me to feel safe and at home away from home. This inn not only made me feel comfortable... read more

    Carmie2451
    10/29/2019

    star rating  What a wonderful find in the picturesque Devon Countryside.
    Ideal for all ages & Doggy friendly.
    Choice,Quality,Quantity,presentation of meals offered is very varied.
    Service very friendly....nothing is too much trouble.... read more

    Spencer1102
    9/14/2019
  • star rating  My husband an I went for lunch during the week. Ate in the bar next to a welcoming fire. Food was delicious as always and the staff friendly. Love... read more

    brend1978
    3/02/2020

    star rating  Superb warm welcome. Due to a 4 hour drive I missed lunch by 10 mins. They VERY kindly made me some anyway (best ham cheese & onion sarnie EVER). Wonderful... read more

    Lori_Shep40
    8/09/2019
  • star rating  We spent two nights at the Inn whilst visiting friends. It was our first venture out after lockdown and have to say they take COVID very seriously and we both... read more

    suew229
    8/29/2020

    star rating  Friendly staff that let us keep our bikes safe in an out building. Great reasonably priced food, very comfortable and clean accommodation. Maybe the best breakfast that I have ever... read more

    Mark S
    8/12/2019

With delicious home-cooked food and a well-stocked bar, The Half Moon Inn is well-known locally and further afield for the quality of our hospitality. We are also renowned for our links with local fishing and country sports.

View the river live on the River Torridge webcam:

Webcam – live pictures of the River Torridge at Dolton

Gift Vouchers

You can now buy a Half Moon Inn gift voucher as a treat or a thank you. Simply contact us and we will arrange it for you.

The Half Moon Inn is committed to ensuring that our inn retains the ethos and character you would expect of such an historical building.
 
 
We’d love you to come and see for yourself!
Star Rating

What a find, roaring fire, get atmosphere and fantastic food!

Will Hardin - google review