Welcome to The Black Venus
Traditional country pub in Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, Devon
Believed to be the only pub in England bearing this name and run by the Birch family, Marc, Liz, Darren & Louise since 2004, The Black Venus Inn is a splendid old stone-built pub with wonderful food that enjoys an enviable location in Challacombe within the Exmoor National Park. The historic 16th century building is full of Devon character and charm with low ceiling and original beams. A warm welcome awaits…
Our Christmas Party Menu
Homemade Mulled Wine
Celeriac Soup ~ Hazelnuts ~ Truffle Oil
Duck Liver Parfait ~ Smoked Duck Breast ~ Cherry & Orange Chutney ~ Toasted Brioche
Seared Scallops ~ Spiced Carrot Puree ~ Chorizo Crumb
Madeira Mushrooms ~ Parmesan ~ Toasted Sourdough
Roast Turkey Breast ~ Pigs in Blankets ~ Apricot & Hazelnut Stuffing
Roast Topside of Beef ~ Homemade Yorkshire Pudding
Nut Roast ~ Caramelised Onion & Sherry Gravy
Cornish Sole Fillet ~ Devon Crab Cake ~ Crab Bisque
Homemade Spiced Paneer ~ Curried chickpeas ~ Coriander Chutney
Christmas Pudding ~ Brandy Sauce
Pear & Blackberry Crumble ~ Cinnamon Ice Cream
Lemon, Earl Grey & Poppy Seed Cake ~ Lemon Curd ~ Earl Grey Ice Cream
Passionfruit & Chocolate Mousse
Selection of 6 Cheeses ~ Biscuits (£3 supplement)
Reservations required. Please telephone 01598 763251.
Available 1st-24th December, Lunch and Evening
Perfect for walking…
There are many circular Exmoor dog walks that start from the pub and take in the beautiful village. The lovely little river Bray is crossed by a footbridge and a ford. Many walks take in the historic Packhorse Bridge and Challacombe Church.
Along with enjoying the very best in both homemade food and local drinks, visitors to The Black Venus can also enjoy the fresh country air by sitting out in the inn's well-maintained beer garden.
Kids play area
Fresh fish menu
Kids play area
A proper treat!
Here at The Black Venus we cater for everything including some nice refreshments specially selected for our four legged friends…
Within the beautiful Exmoor National Park
Try some of our local walks or venture further afield. With a large car park we are the perfect location to explore the beautiful Exmoor National Park, where the moor meets the sea!.