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.

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

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

CLOSED TEMPORARILY

It is with great sadness that we have had to close our doors again, we will re-open as soon as the business feels that is is safe to do so.

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, please stay at home and keep safe.


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

  •   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
  •   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

      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
  •   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

      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
  •   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

      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
  •   Joined a couple of mates for a evening meal and a few drink and an unbelievable friendly locals pub and the food was out of this world i had the... read more

    Lukeage86
    10/17/2020

      Cycling to C2C, stayed overnight - lovely location, rooms very clean comfortable and great size with lots of character. Staff very friendly and helpful, good food, lovely pub and... read more

    ashandlynn
    8/05/2020
  •   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

      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

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