Our vision

Littlehempston’s pub, The Tally Ho, is a Grade 2 listed public house, variously dated to between the 14th and 17th centuries, and probably built as a Church House. It was called The Church House Inn up until the mid-nineteenth century when the name was changed to The Bolton Arms, and then in 1952 the name was changed again to The Tally Ho Inn.

The Tally Ho closed in November 2011.

Littlehempston Community Pub Ltd. purchased the freehold of the Tally Ho and re-opened it as a thriving village pub in March 2014, to help secure its future.

The purchase money was raised from Tally Ho supporters in the form of Community Shares, and a substantial loan was taken from the Architectural Heritage Fund.

This represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to continue to transform the vibrancy and sustainability of our village and the surrounding area by:

  • Re-opening and securing a place to meet friends and neighbours, and improving the sense of belonging and community
  • Creating more jobs for local people
  • Providing an extended outlet for local food producers and brewers
  • Protecting our venue where we can have a bite to eat and / or a drink with friends and neighbours

The Tally Ho has the advantage of being the only public house in the heart of the village. It offers historical links with the church, has a car park and delightful beer garden. The premises are in a picturesque village providing an idyllic setting for ramblers, cyclists and families. Residents and tourists to the area visit the premises all year round. It has a wide catchment area of Totnes, Newton Abbot and Torbay and is surrounded by a network of small villages.

We aim to provide good quality food and drink, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a focal point for local people and visitors. We will work closely with the church to provide catering services for functions and general meetings. We also plan to offer other services such as a small shop, prescription and parcel collection, library book exchange point, wifi….

We’ve got lots of ideas, but if you invest in Littlehempston Community Pub Ltd. it’ll be your pub too, and you can help decide how it’s developed and run !