The Pack Of Cards

The Pack Of Cards
Pack Of Cards, High Street, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0ET
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Hello and welcome to the Pack o cards. Situated in the beautiful seaside village of Combe Martin, the Pack o Cards Inn is a unique Grade 2 Listed Ancient Monument and has been featured on the Paul Daniels Magic Show on BBC television. Constructed in 1690 to resemble a deck of cards card castle,it was built to the size of 52ft x 53 ft ,the cards in a pack including a Joker Card, has four floors to represent the suits in a pack,13 doors on each floor,13 fireplaces, the number of cards in a suit, and prior to William Pitts window tax ,the panes of glass in all of the windows added up to the total value of a pack of cards. Nestling on the edge of Exmoor, Lorna Doone Country,with plenty of free car parking, and less than a 10 minute stroll to the beach and the sea,the Pack o Cards is the ideal base for your stay in North Devon. All of our bedrooms have been recently refurbished and decorated. And, for that special why not stay in one of the larger rooms ,The Pink Room which is a 4 poster King size bed or The Fuschia Room, also a King size bed with its wonderful ornate ceiling, pure luxury. We have a fine selection of real ales and lagers, including our own Pack o Cards ale which is especially brewed for us and is not available anywhere else in the UK, and you can enjoy excellent meals in our 3 restaurants or our riverside garden. there is also 2 playground areas for younger and older children. So come and visit one of Britain s most unusual follies - it is sure to be a unique experience !

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Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby @ Shammick Acoustic

Alison and Jack were last at Shammick Acoustic as Open Night featured performers three years ago. Since then, they have released a second excellent CD which shows the huge range of material they have in their repertoire. Growing up respectively in Somerset and in Hampshire, both were well-rooted in the folk music of…

Sat 22 Jun 2019


Bob & Gill Berry @ Shammick Acoustic

It's hard to believe that it's well over six years since Bob & Gill Berry last gave a concert at Shammick Acoustic and it's been far too long! The duo have a long history within the folk movement, having run Chippenham Folk Festival for many years, sometimes to the detriment of their ability to take their own music…

Sat 26 Oct 2019


A Causley Christmas With Jim Causley: Shammick Acoustic

The return of a Devon favourite for a seasonal treat in the lead-up to the festive period. Five times a Radio 2 Folk Award nominee, Jim is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country. He has a natural gift for interpreting traditional song, with a deep, rich voice - sometimes…

Sat 27 Apr 2019


Granny's Attic @ Shammick Acoustic

One of the younger rising star groups on the folk scene, Granny's Attic have been stunning audiences with their skilled singing and playing over the last few years. Having started playing together at school in Worcester, all three of them went on to study music at degree level, although not the usual 'folk' degree at…

Sat 23 Mar 2019


'hark Hark' With Narthen @ Shammick Acoustic

Narthen may be a name new to many but not for long, I suspect. They are a quartet of fine singers: Barry Coope and Lester Simpson, from the famed but now defunct Coope, Boyes & Simpson, with Jo Freya of Blowzabella and Moirai, and Fi Fraser of PolkaWorks and Old Swan Band, who got together to concentrate on a winter…

Sat 14 Dec 2019


Helen North @ Shammick Acoustic

This delightful Kent-based songmaker is gaining a growing reputation for her skilfully turned lyrics, strongly visual songs and beautiful, true voice. Her 'day job' as a sailing instructor has informed much of her writing, and her debut CD 'Shifting Sands' has brought her songs to the attention of other artists such as…

Sat 27 Jul 2019


Jez Lowe @ Shammick Acoustic

Always one of Shammick Acoustic's favourite guest artists, it's a treat to welcome back this brilliant North-Eastern songwriter. Jez just goes from strength to strength, with nominations in the BBC's Folk Awards for both Folksinger of the Year and Best New Song and that, without being part of the 'younger generation'…

Sat 26 Jan 2019


Kimber's Men @ Shammick Acoustic

One of the most popular shanty and maritime groups in the country, Kimber's Men make a welcome return to Shammick Acoustic. Their use of harmonies is second to none, particularly with John Bromley, probably the finest bass singer on the British folk scene. John has been singing folk songs since his teens, and has worked…

Sat 23 Feb 2019


Mike Wilson & Damien Barber @ Shammick Acoustic

These two are two of the UK's finest exponents of traditional song, and much in demand outside of their usual musical combinations. Mike Wilson is the youngest of the famed Wilson Family, the powerful Teeside singing sibllings who have raised many a rafter at festivals and folk clubs, not to mention the Royal Albert Hall…

Sat 28 Sep 2019


Moira Craig & Carolyn Robson

Previously two-thirds of the much-loved harmony trio Craig: Morgan: Robson until the sad passing of Sarah Morgan, these stunningly fine singers have kept the music alive, mainly concentrating on their native songs of Scotland and Northumbria. Moira Craig is from East Kilbride, where music and singing was at the heart of…

Sat 24 Nov


Nick Hennessey @ Shammick Acoustic

Have you ever heard anyone make the sound of a hand wiping the mist off a window with no mist and no window? Nick Hennessey can do that! After years of trying, Shammick Acoustic has finally pinned down this acclaimed storyteller, playwright, singer, songwriter and musician to commit to a concert here. His PhD in Cultural…

Sat 24 Aug 2019


Rag Mama Rag @ Shammick Acoustic

Shammick Acoustic puts on a wide range of acoustic music, including blues when something worth booking comes along and this duo is certainly that, so they're back again! Formed in 1991, Rag Mama Rag have built up a reputation as one of Europe's finest country blues acts, making use of an interesting and interesting array…

Sat 23 Nov 2019


'winter Warmer' With Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer @ Shammick Acoustic

A welcome return to Vicki & Jonny, who were last guests at Shammick Acoustic way back in 2011. This duo have impressive musical backgrounds. Vicki having studied at the Royal College of Music, plays a huge variety of instruments, from various types of bagpipe to the nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed fiddle, and is almost…

Sat 22 Dec


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