The Pack Of Cards
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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Dana & Susan Robinson @ Shammick Acoustic
It's a joy to see this duo back in North Devon after far too long. With blazing fiddle and banjo tunes, harmony singing and poignant songs and stories, these two take you on their journey across America, and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. A native of the Pacific Northwest of the US, Dana relocated…
Sat 25 Nov
Dave Gibb @ Shammick Acoustic
A return visit from this superb singer and guitarist and not before time! Dave describes himself as a 'left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland's highest village', which sums up many aspects of him, but doesn't tell you how extraordinarily good he is at what he does. And it's not easy to decide…
Sat 26 Aug
James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
Transatlantic folk and roots duo on fiddle and guitar.
Sat 28 Oct
John Kirkpatrick @ Shammick Acoustic
It's far too long since the famed John Kirkpatrick has been to Shammick way back in 2008, no less! But better late than never, and here he is, as prolific a performer as ever. An acknowledged and unmistakeable virtuoso on a variety of squeezy instruments, John is a leading interpreter of English folk music and songs, as…
Sat 23 Sep
Mistletoe & Holly Bears With Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham @ Shammick Acoustic
A Christmas special from this popular and entertaining duo, who sing mainly English traditional and traditionally-influenced modern songs. Sylvia hails originally from South Yorkshire, and Keith from Derbyshire, so both are steeped in the traditions of the whole area. They have wide-ranging repertoires, strong voices and…
Sat 9 Dec
Saul Rose & James Delarre @ Shammick Acoustic
These two make a quite exceptional duo, combining thrilling fiddle performance with some of the finest melodeon playing to be heard on the folk scene. Having started playing melodeon when he was just ten years old, Saul has been a professional musician on and off since his late teens, and has played with some of the…