A 17th century Shebbear pub, said to be one of the most haunted pubs in Britain, is on the market.

The Devil's Stone Inn is named after an ancient tradition in the village, said to keep the Devil away.

The village of Shebbear is known for its tradition of the turning the Devil's Stone, which takes place each year on November 5.

The stone is located outside the village church opposite the pub and is of a composition unknown anywhere in Europe.

Legend has it that the stone, which weighs around a ton, fell out of the Devil's pocket as he fell from Heaven to Hell.

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The church bell ringers turn the giant stone each year to keep the Devil away.

It is not known how long the tradition has been going on, but it is said once the turning was neglected during the First World War.

Misfortune is said to have immediately descended on the village.

The inn, which is said to have had plenty of spooky sightings, is said to be attached to the church by a hidden tunnel.

The Coaching Inn is currently for sale at an asking price of £450,000 and has a bar, games room, function room, eight letting bedrooms plus owner's accommodation.

Call Tony Foster at Webbers Commercial on 01271 347888.