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.

Star Rating

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

Will Hardin - google review

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

New opening times

For the next few weeks, times are different at the Half Moon Inn due to Covid-19 guidelines.

Our Accommodation has opened with a few restrictions - Whenever possible please make your reservations direct with the hotel, please contact us.

We are pleased that the inn is now open, we ask that you please pre-book your table. The restaurant is also open but is subject to availability due to the reduced amount of tables in line with covid-19 guidelines.

Please note that our opening times do vary to those shown on the board outside, if you need further information please contact us.

Takeaways are available on Fridays and Saturdays between 5.30-8.00 pm pre-ordering is required.

See Covid-19: Implementing best practice.


Upcoming Events

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

Valentine's Offer

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

  •   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

      Booked this short break through Pets Pajamas. On their site it obviously concentrated on the dog facilities. Overall it was a really nice relaxing three night stay. However, we didnt... read more

    Don_627
    10/31/2019
  •   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

      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
  •   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

      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
  •   Loved the hotel. The service was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was also excellent. It was a little difficult to find (we didn't have a Satnav)... read more

    VictoriaBishop1973
    9/18/2019

      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
  •   This is a difficult time for Inns/Hotels like the Half Moon Inn. My family spent three nights there last week. The staff, without exception at breakfast, lunch and... read more

    Christine S
    9/07/2020

      Found the Half Moon on our cycling tour. Wow what a lovely place. The Half Moon is a totally charming inn in a beautiful little village. Bedrooms bright and fresh.... read more

    MTBfiend
    9/05/2020
  •   2 night stay to meet up with an old friend from outside the UK . Absolutely gorgeous place ! The staff are all so friendly & cannot do enough for... read more

    5673fred
    10/21/2019

      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

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!