Last Wednesday evening L, myself and five of our friends were at The NoBody Inn.
The NoBody Inn is a country pub and restaurant, filled with character and set in the small Devon village of Doddiscombsleigh.
The staff are very welcoming and make you feel like giving you the best service possible will make their day!
The mix of locals, regulars and first-time visitors lend a gentle buzz and friendly atmosphere to the charm of the old-word interior.
There is an extensive selection of beers, ales, wines and something they are more widely noted for – their whiskey collection.
They have amongst their collection a particularly rare single malt that will only be opened if you guarantee to buy at least a third of the bottle …
That expensive bottle wasn’t one of the whiskeys featured at the tasting evening!! 😉
The evening included a five coarse meal – and what a meal! I had been imagining five small, daintily sized portions – after all, there were going to be five of them! Each of these courses was a generous size and those of our group who consumed the whole lot went away from the table very well satisfied! 😉
The food was truly delicious and beautifully presented. I have a special fondness for food being served on slate plates, so I was a happy girl! 😉 The smoked salmon was smoked and grilled at the inn and was the best fish I’ve ever eaten! As with all of their menus, as much of the food as possible is sourced locally or from within Devon.
Oh yes, and have you noticed the cheese? Such good cheese! Yum!
The seven of us sat at the far end of the table, which out to be a good thing, as we were definitely the youngest and noisiest group round the table! 😉
The whiskey tasting was led by Bill Hutcheson of Gordon & MacPhail specialists of Single Malt whiskeys.
We were led through the history, aroma and taste of seven whiskeys in total, so even with some of the glasses being cleared away between courses, there was a very impressive amount of glassware on the table by the end of the evening!
My personal favourites out of all the whiskeys was the 6th glass, which was a Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 12 year old. This was one of two whiskeys served with the cheese course and no, of course my liking for this whiskey was not influced by having cheese with it! 😉
Our wonderfully generous and thoughtful friends not only gave us a an evening filled with laughter, the best whiskeys, delicious food, good company and lots of memories …
… they also booked us a room for the night at the NoBody Inn. It was wonderfully spacious and comfortable with lots of character.
There was an attention to details in the decorations that made it a lot more homely and welcoming then many other hotel rooms … the attention to detail didn’t end with dcor and a nightcap of sherry …
… but extended all the way to folding the bath towels into an elephant! 🙂
The NoBody Inn is an exceptional experience for lunch, supper and staying overnight.
The welcoming staff, delicious and local food, fine quality wines, ales and whiskeys and breathtaking surroundings inside and out make this country inn a visit to remember!
So do yourself a favour and next time you’re in Devon, have a meal at the NoBody Inn!