The Old Church House Inn provides the perfect location and accommodation from which to discover this part of Devon. Dartmoor National Park, The English Riviera and the South Devon AONB all within easy driving distance.
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Wassail!, Devon

  • Located in Torbryan, Devon, South West England, England
  • Wassail is an ancient tradition within the counties of South West England to promote good apple harvests. Over the years, we've seen the event on many occasions at The Old Church House Inn at Torbryan in Devon. The Old Church House Inn is just outside The English Riviera. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see the pub. In 2013, the Wassail takes place on Saturday 12 January between 8pm and 11pm. Refer to the 'Beltane Border' website for more information. Times are provided on the 'Events' link. The Old Church House Inn is a great pub and we'd recommend visiting
  • There's dancing followed by singing, drinking, shouting and shotgun fire (don't worry, blanks) to scare off the evil spirits that might ruin the apple crop. The Wassail Queen is lifted into the boughs of the trees where she places toast soaked in Wassail
  • Wassail is a hot, spiced punch. In Old English it means 'be healthy' (waes haeil). (Source: Wikipedia to which we provide an external link)
  • By James Penman

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