The Weary Ploughman Inn has been steeped in local history since the 1800s, having been originally built as The Railway Hotel.
Our hotel is located in Churston Ferres near Brixham in South Devon, next to the pretty Churston Station, which serves the idyllic Paignton to Kingswear Steam Railway Line. We’ve become a very popular meeting place for local residents and Agatha Christie fans; the Queen of Crime’s riverside residence at Greenway, now run by the National Trust, is just 2 miles away.
Walkers love to stay and dine here too as we are a short stroll to the famous South West Coast Path heading to Dartmouth and on towards Cornwall in one direction and to the red cliffs of east Devon in the other.
Birdwatchers are warmly welcomed and often drop in after a fascinating day spotting the migrants from the cliffs at spectacular Berry Head National Nature Reserve, also close by.
Why not become a VIP? Especially for local residents and holiday homeowners! If you live, or have a holiday home, in a TQ postcode, you can become a Very Important Ploughman and receive some of our very best seasonal offers. Just call in and ask for an application form.
You’ll find some delightful choices on our wine list with some specialised gins and vodkas including Chase Marmalade Vodka from Hereford, Black Cow Vodka from Dorset and Hendrick’s Gin from Scotland as well as Devon’s very own Plymouth Gin of course.
We offer a superb seasonal menu but If you fancy a more relaxed meal on occasion, we’ve just introduced our fabulous new Gourmet Pizzas done in a traditional oven with delicious home made toppings – perfect for the whole family!
Owners James & Catherine Pidgeon and Manager, Claire Giffard, look forward to welcoming you, along with Will Hext our Head Chef, cooking some great new dishes for you this season.