Nestled in the Blackdown Hills AONB the Half Moon Inn at Clayhidon provides a traditional country pub experience, with fresh homemade food, real ale and stunning views of the Culm Valley.

Welcome to the Half Moon Inn


The pub has a fascinating history, a lovely log fire, and a great selection of locally sourced drinks and food.

We are featured in the Good Pub guide. We are members of Food, Drink, Devon.

Our menu features pub favourites, traditional country dishes, world cuisine and incredible homemade puddings.

All our food is locally sourced and freshly prepared.

We are a family and dog friendly pub so feel free to pop in with the whole family after a muddy walk on the hills.

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A Cozy Pub In Devon

The Half Moon is the longest established inn in the parish of Clayhidon. The first records show a licence was granted to Thomas Salter in 1787. Next to St Andrews church, it was probably built originally as a cottage for stone masons to live in while they built the church in the 13th Century, and this ecclesiastical connection has continued in a totally unique way.

At some stage two cottages were converted into one. But the original path between them is still a church right of way into St Andrews. The open archway was covered in during the 1850’s so a function room could be built across it, but until 1917 the pathway through the arch was the only way to the church.

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What Our Customers Say

cosy log fire
Lovely lunch sitting by the cosy log fire. Vegetable tagine and beef casserole delicious. Apple crumble the best my husband has ever tasted! So good to find a local pub that provides home cooked and well presented food other than the usual pub grub. We shall certainly visit again soon. Many thanks
Judy, Wellington
Kind and helpful staff
We booked for lunch mid week in January and had a fantastic meal in cosy surroundings after a lovely walk across to the Wellington Monument. The Half Moon offers a varied menu which caters to modern as well as traditional tastes. The Malaysian chicken curry was superb, excellent fish and chips and a very tasty vege tagine. It serves some of the best chips I've tasted for a long time and is great value for money.
Kind and helpful staff too who let us use the loo before our walk.
The views from the garden are outstanding.
Very Good!
Made a reservation for dinner on the same day as calling them. Easy journey took us to this gorgeous little find. The views are fabulous. It was a sunny evening and when we checked in we asked if we could have our pre dinner drinks outside first to enjoy the view - nothing was too much trouble, and we all enjoyed the gorgeous g&t's of the day. We were sat together, and had the most delicious home cooked dinner. We all had something different and every meal was bought out at the same time - we were really impressed.
Holly, Hertfordshire