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Restaurants in Dartmoor

After a day of exploring the great outdoors, here's our pick of great places in Dartmoor to enjoy a well-earned meal

 

The Old inn, Drewsington
The pride of Tavistock is John and Emma Hooker's converted pub on one of the central shopping streets. A series of four spaces unfurls along its width, with the emphasis very much on dining. Admirably coordinated staff ensure it runs seamlessly, and the lengthy menus of modern British brasserie food are full of obvious appeal...Read more

 

Gidleigh Park, Chagford
Perched on its hill, looking out over 100 acres, including a kitchen garden and terraces, with the North Teign babbling by in the lower distance, Gidleigh Park is one of the treasures of Dartmoor. Its panelled interiors are patrolled by brigades of well-versed staff, making the whole experience several cuts above the country house norm...Read more

 

The Old Library, Ashburton 
The inhabitants of this stannary town on the south-east fringe of Dartmoor look kindly on Amy Mitchell and Joe Suttie’s small modern eatery and it’s easy to see why. Not only is there a notable lack of pretension and a genuine willingness to please – the menu is full of the kind of things everyone wants to eat...Read more

 

Glazebrook House, South Brent
Glazebrook's pastoral surroundings might suggest a sleepy version of country house cooking, but sights have always been trained higher than that – a point of view that extends to the interior. With its unusual fit-out (a designer mix of retro, vintage and just plain quirky), Glazebrook has been reinvented as a modern-day restaurant with rooms...Read more

 

The Cornish Arms, Tavistock
The pride of Tavistock is John and Emma Hooker's converted pub on one of the central shopping streets. A series of four spaces unfurls along its width, with the emphasis very much on dining. Admirably coordinated staff ensure it runs seamlessly, and the lengthy menus of modern British brasserie food are full of obvious appeal...Read more

 

Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown
Logged as a 'royal manor' in the Domesday Book, restored during Jacobean times and given a thoroughly Victorian gothic makeover by the eccentric Gould family, this grey-stone manor now shows its pedigree as a country house retreat with gastronomic aspirations. Horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll's green-fingered wisdom helped to create the significant grounds...Read more


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Published December 2019