Voted 17th in the UK's 50 Top Gastropubs (January 2013), 60th in the UK's Top 100 Restaurants (October 2011) and winner of The Western Morning News Reader's 'Favourite Restaurant' Award (November 2011). Welcome to Devon's original local food champion.
Winter at the Jack means warm, comforting food with a touch of panache. Pub grub classics are given a delicious kick up the backside whilst the three course ‘Totally Devon’ menu remains consistently good value for money, lunch or dinner.
Choose the tasting menu and we will pair specially selected wines with each course. Opt for something a little lighter and we’ll lavish as much care and attention over our fish & chips or sticky toffee pudding. Empty plates, contented diners and wide smiles provide us with all the motivation we need.
As a venue, the Jack can also host wedding receptions, conferences, large parties and breakfast meetings. We will always go the extra mile to try and cater for specific requirements and to surpass our guests expectations.
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The Jack In The Green Inn
Rockbeare, Nr Exeter, Devon. EX5 2EE
Tel: 01404 822240
The building of the Otter Brewery was, and still is, a labour of love. Located in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, green thoughts run through every aspect of production.
After seventeen years with Whitbread it was the vision of David McCaig to create a complete antithesis to mass produced and artificially flavoured beers. Family values, traditional methods, environmentally sound practices and first rate ingredients all underpin the brand. The Jack are proud to serve Otter Ale, a premium beer with a 4.5% ABV and a perfect accompaniment to food.
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Born and brought up in Devon during the 1970's, my interest in food began with the self sufficiency of my parent’s allotment. This provided a valuable lesson which I still apply to all my cooking - making full use of Devon's fine larder and the best seasonal produce.
After serving an apprenticeship under the tutorage of Shaun Hill at Gidleigh Park, I took over the kitchens of the Jack in 1995. A year later, we became one of the first pubs to achieve 2 AA rosettes; an award that we have maintained ever since.
In March 2007 I won the Professional Class in the South West Chef of the Year and also 'Devon Chef of the Year' from Devon Life. More recently the restaurant has retained its Michelin Bib Gourmand as well as continued inclusion in the Good Food Guide, Alastair Sawday's Recommended Pubs, Harden's and the Trencherman's Restaurant Guide.
We have featured in the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants and Top 50 Gastropubs for the last three years, accolades that I am extremely proud of.