Eating Out

We are completely surrounded by great places to eat and drink, be it for a slice of cake and a cuppa’ or an evening meal with a glass of wine.

Eating Out Within Walking Distance

See our eating out guide and some sample menus available in Reception.

With In Walking Distance

The Castle Inn, Lydford. 400 yards west from site. Great food and drink served all day, including breakfast, in very Olde Worlde setting. Memorabilia on the walls depict the village’s history.


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Lydford Gorge Tea Rooms.1/2 mile and 1 1/2 miles. Open during the day. Facilities at both ends of the gorge offering a varied menu.


Dartmoor Inn. 1/2 mile east at junction with A386. High end restaurant (and so are the prices!) Award winning food and drink and even has a boutique within! Another one for the special occasion.


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Fox and Hounds. 1 3/4 miles walking (using the Granite Way) each way, or 2 mile drive on A386 north approx. Traditional English country pub. Serves food all day, from pub grub to full a la carte. A good stop off after a walk on the Moor.


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Eating Out When You Have A Driver

See our eating out guide and some sample menus available in Reception.

Bearslake Inn. 3 miles north on A386. Beautiful thatched Devon long house serving superb food in a lovely setting. Evenings and Sunday Lunch only. Booking advised.


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The Highwayman. 4 miles north on A386. World famous “folly” pub. Serves only drink, ploughman and pasties, but you will be so busy being amazed by the interior you will forget your hunger. As much a tourist destination as a pub. Please buy something if you call in to view.


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White Hart Bridestowe. 5 miles north. If you are brave you can turn left out of the site and take the hair-raising narrow drive direct, but easier to go via the A386. An attractive traditional village pub in an interesting village, serving good food in a very pleasant dining room or the bar.


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Mary Tavy Inn. 5 miles south on A386. Nice homely pub/restaurant serving sensibly priced fare in nice surroundings.

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The Elephant’s Nest. 5 miles south on A386 and then left onto the moor for another mile or so! Quirky by name and by nature but survives on its great reputation as a fine place to visit and eat.


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Peter Tavy Inn. 6 miles south on A386 then left into Peter Tavy and keep going until you can go no further! Worth the trouble finding the place. Great food and drink in yet another lovely but different setting.


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Tavistock and Okehampton offer endless outlets for fish and chips, Chinese, Indian, Tex Mex and traditional eateries. Try the East End Cafe in the pannier market at lunchtime for great value.


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