Great Torrington, referred to as Torrington, is a friendly, welcoming town, set in the midst of rolling, unspoilt green countryside. An ancient settlement extraordinarily sited on an inland cliff top with steep drops down to the River Torridge below. This impressive situation offers spectacular views. Situated some 6 miles south of the north Devon coastal town of Bideford and the popular sandy beaches of the area, Great Torrington is a vibrant community.
An attractive, traditional coaching inn, reputed to date from the 16th century, situated in the heart of the historic town of Great Torrington. The Black Horse has a white double gabled frontage complete with leaded windows in black timber frames. The Inn is believed to have been the headquarters of the royalist leader Lord Hopton and after his defeat at the battle of Torrington in 1646, the parliamentarian Thomas Fairfax during the English Civil War. Internally, the Inn is a superb example of an ‘olde worlde’ Inn with a wealth of exposed beams and timberwork, part cobbled floors, open fires and exposed stonework. Recently closed but previously popular with the locals and visitors to the town, the Black Horse represents a fantastic opportunity for a prospective lessee to acquire a great town centre pub.