Organic pub dining in Totnes
In 2018, organic champion and ethical entrepreneur Geetie Singh-Watson took over the then crumbling Bull Inn. Her plan was to turn it into a destination where locals could gather for delicious food and visitors stay the night in sustainable comfort.
After a year of hard graft the vision was realised, and The Bull Inn quite quickly became a pillar of on-point organic dining for both the local community and beyond. Its popularity even saw it voted Best Dining Pub in the South West in the Food Reader Awards 2022, bolstering The Bull’s slew of silverware which includes Best Eco Hotel in the UK and inclusion in The Times Top 100 Hotels.
Head chef Johnny Tillbrook utilises fantastically fresh produce – largely sourced from a cooperative of local and organic growers – in the creation of a daily line-up of dishes which are scribbled on blackboards. This menu is split into small and large plates, and guests are encouraged to order for the table and dig in, sharing style.
Fish from Brixham dayboats and meat from ethical farms supplement the soil-grown ingredients, so plates such as heritage tomatoes with labneh, herbs and croutons rub shoulders with barbecued sirloin topside with pickles and mustard mayonnaise.
The distressed-chic decor of the spacious dining room continues upstairs in the collection of guestrooms. Stay the night if you intend to explore the list of natural wines and the independent town of Totnes.