You'll find us in the heart of Scorriton Village near Buckfastleigh only a 3 mile drive from the A38 Devon Express way. The Tradesmans Arms reopened on the 30th January 2009 after being closed for 14 months.  Now in the hands of present owners, Kevin and Suzanne, The Tradesman's Arms is a traditional country pub with modern styling and a very friendly welcome. We offer quality real ales, homecooked food, a selection of wines and B & B accommodation.

Enjoy the unique experience of being able to walk straight from the front door onto Dartmoor National Park, returning to find a warm atmosphere created by our wood burning stove and friendly welcoming staff. Alternatively relax in our beer garden overlooking the stunning Little Combe Valley. The Tradesmans Arms is also on the path of the Two Moors Way.

We are very proud to say that the Dartmoor National Park authority have awarded our accommodation with a 4 star rating. The Times newspaper, in an article in August 2009 rated the Tradesmans Arms as a 5 star public house. The quality of our real ales has been endorsed by CAMRA (campaign for real ale).

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We have yet again been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2015 from TripAdvisor which means our business is ranked within the top 10% worldwide.

Open All Day Saturday and Sunday

Monday Night - Steak Night

Choose from 8oz Rump, Gammon steak or Chicken fillet served with all the trimmings and a drink* for ONLY £11.95 or 12oz Rump and a drink* for £13.95.

Tuesday Night - Curry Night

A starter of pappadums with pickles and chutneys, then choose from a range of curries. Served with fresh naan bread.  ONLY £10.95

Wednesday Night - Pie Night

Choose from a range of our Homemade Pies with choice of potatoes and seasonal vegetables.  All meals come with a drink* for ONLY £10.95

Thursday Nights-Quiz Night

Quiz Starts 9pm-All Welcome - all proceeds go to Devon Air Ambulance / Dartmoor Search & Rescue. 

Friday Night Fish and Chips

Come and Enjoy a Large Fresh Fish and Chips with Mushy or petit pois peas for only £11.95

* A drink is a pint of Real Ale, pint of draught lager or cider, a 175ml glass of wine or a soft drink.

On any of the above nights a full menu is also available.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 12pm - 2.30pm and from 6pm - 11pm.  Food served from 12pm - 2.00pm and 6pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 12pm - 12am.  Food served 12pm - 2.30pm and 6pm - 8.30pm

Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm.  Food served from 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 8pm

The Tradesman's Arms - a brief history.

The Tradesman's Arms has been a pub since at least 1850, originally  trading as a Beerhouse. 

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In 2008 the pub closed and four drinking pals were so upset that they decided to buy it. 

The friends had met in the Tradesmans Arms in Scorriton, Devon every weekend for 10 years. After it shut, they raised £230,000 to reopen it.  Following a refit, the pub reopened in 2009.

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In November 2015, the pub was again sold, this time to current owners Kevin and Suzanne who are determined to keep the traditions and same high standards of The Tradesmans Arms alive in the latest chapter of it's long history.  

Check Out Some of our Specials!!

  • Strips of rump steak and field mushrooms in a stroganoff sauce served with rice.
  • Sweet ginger chicken with choice of potatoes served with seasonal vegtables.
  • Apricot and pancetta stuffed pork loin with mash potato and seasonal vegtables.

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