RE-OPENING NEWS!

We will be reopening on Saturday 4th July for evening service and Sunday 5th for lunch! After 15 years of our "just come along!" mantra we will now be BOOKINGS ONLY to maintain social distancing. We will then close Sunday evening and reopen Wednesday-Saturday for evening service only and once again for Sunday lunch.

We are taking bookings for those days now but no further in advance yet as things may change.

TAKEAWAY will be available Friday 3rd evening and on all the days we are open. This is also available to book now. See our takeaways menus here

DRINKS - We have the two tables in the bar area allocated for drinkers only which are also advisable to book. You are welcome to turn up but if they are occupied unfortunately you will not be allowed to enter.

GARDEN - Weather permitting, the garden will only be available for drinks and eating your pre booked takeaway. You will need to be shown to your table by our door staff.

Once we have got used to the new regulations, we hope to get back towards being open lunch and evening, 7 days a week. We will update you in due course.

Hope to see you soon!

Stay safe

The Black Venus Team

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…

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.

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Car Park

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Kids play area

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Pool table

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Moor walks

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    Fresh fish menu

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    Beer garden

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    Free WiFi

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    Car Park

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    Great food

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    Kids play area

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    Pool table

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    Moor walks

A proper treat!

Here at The Black Venus we cater for everything including some nice refreshments specially selected for our four legged friends…

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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!.


01598 763251

The Black Venus Inn
Challacombe
Barnstaple
Devon EX31 4TT

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