Devon County Council have given notice that the A381 between Blackpost Cross and The Bourtons will be closed for resurfacing between 19:00 and 07:00 from Monday 22nd January until Saturday 27th January (that means the road re-opens on Saturday morning and isn’t closed on that Saturday evening).
If you come to the Tally from “up north” (e.g. Staverton, Landscove, Broadhempston, Denbury, etc.) then you won’t be affected, but if you drive to our pub from anywhere else, then you’ll have to take a diversion around our beautiful Devon lanes.
If you’re coming along the A381 from the Newton Abbot direction, then you need to turn off right earlier than usual at Red Post Cross (immediately after Red Post Garage) and then keep turning left until you get to Littlehempston and the Tally Ho.
But if you usually come along the A381 from the Totnes direction then you need to leave Totnes on the A385 heading towards Dartington. Keep turning right and you’ll get to the Tally via Staverton.
A shorter, but more adventurous route is to leave Totnes on the A385 heading towards Paignton, tun left to Berry Pomeroy, left again at the little roundabout in Berry Pomeroy, straight across the A381 at Black Post Cross, then keep turning left until you get to the bottom of Ackrells Hill in Littlehempston where you turn right, go under the railway bridge, and you’re there!
If you’re coming from somewhere east e.g. Marldon, Torquay, Paignton, Stoke Gabriel, etc., then get to Red Post Cross and follow the first set of instructions above, or get to Berry Pomeroy and follow the third set – whichever works best for you.
More details, including DCC’s formal site notice, are on the Littlehempston website.
So please don’t be put off coming to the Tally whilst these roadworks are under way. If anything the atmosphere and company should be even better than usual, with no through traffic passing, and loyal customers who’ve gone that extra mile sharing the pub with you.