Rockbeare, Nr Exeter, Devon EX5 2EE
Award-Winning Food, Local Produce, Sticky Toffee Pudding
Relaxed, Warm, Cosy
Low ceilings, chalkboards of tempting specials and familiar brass taps might give The Jack in the Green the warm, humble atmosphere of a Devonshire village pub, but food is served to high-end restaurant standard. With 28 years under the same management and Head Chef partnership, the establishment has become a sturdy foodie favourite, quietly garnering all kinds of local and national recognition.
Head Chef Craig Griffin joined the restaurant in 2011 and now runs the kitchen with great skill. Surrounded by fertile fields, The Jack sources many of its ingredients from West Country growers, butchers and fishermen and the richness of that land and sea is reflected in your plate. In game season, wood pigeon, pheasant and venison are tender, well cooked and finished with talented little flourishes. Hearty roasts are presented beautifully, starring cuts from Exmoor and Whimple, just a couple miles away. But the beauty of this establishment lies in that you can be tucking into some of the best food in the country and not feel out of place with a mahogany pint of ale in hand.
The Tasting Menu changes with the seasons and each course can be paired with wines from around the world.