Where to Eat in West Devon

19 Nov 2020 | General News

Julia Martin holding Silver Tourism Award

While our guests love to make the most of some al fresco dining during their time at Devon Yurt,  there is no shortage of fabulous places to dine out in the surrounding area.  From Gastropubs to fine dining and afternoon teas, here are a few of our favourite local spots.

The Dartmoor Inn,  Lydford

Just a short drive from our farm, The Dartmoor Inn ticks all the boxes. Taken over by its current owners in 2019, the interior has maintained its cosy country charm, whilst the food plays with artistic presentation and exciting flavours.  Complete with crackling log fires and locally sourced beds, ales and gins,  The Dartmoor Inn is an absolute must for all our guests.

The Inn is right on the edge of Dartmoor, as the name would suggest , and we recommend indulging in a hearty meal after a bracing walk up to Widgery Cross.

The Cornish Arms, Tavistock

The Cornish Arms is our favourite place to eat in Tavistock.  This St Austell Brewery pub is  multi award winning and deserves it on all accounts. It has a spacious beer garden with ample seating and the food in the restaurant takes a lot of beating.  With more of a fine-dining feel, the chefs prepare an immaculate spread of amped up British cuisine.

The restaurant is famous for its slow braised ox cheek, and we absolutely love it.


Spring Spaniel,  Nr Launceston

Another popular country pub, the springer gets 10/10 for atmosphere.  The interior is cosy and traditional, with rustic wooden furnishings and shelves lined with books and the bar serves a good range of local beers, ales and spirits.  The portions are generous, and the food is hearty, delicious and beautifully presented.

Peter Tavy Inn,  Nr Tavistock

The Peter Tavy Inn is a perfectly traditional British local.  Substantial portions of tase pub grub favourites are served in a cosy atmosphere that is the very definition of a good old-fashioned English pub.  Ancient timber beams, warming log fires and a local brew are just the thing to wind down after an amble in the Devon Countryside.


Hotel Endsleigh,  Tamar Valley

Part of the exquisite Polizzi collection, Endsleigh is a country estate with gardens and landscape designed by Mumphry Repton, who was famously the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century  There are few better ways to marvel at Repton’s handiwork than over a tableful of Endsleigh’s elaborate and indulgent afternoon tea, followed by a stroll around the gardens.

Hotel Endsleigh also serves delicious lunch and dinner and the classical interiors are carefully maintained to ensure the spirit of the house has not changed since it was built for the Duchess of Bedford in the early 1800’s


Feast and Fire Supper Club at Coombe Trenchard

For something a bit different, the feast and Fire Supper Club at Coombe Trenchard is inspired by the changing seasons, and guests are cooked fantastic melas in the open air.  Set within the grounds of Coombe Trenchard, the dining area has a rustic artisanal vibe and guest enjoy good food by candlelight, If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the feast is moved into the cosy Coach House.


Coombeshead Farm

For a unique twist on fine-dining, Coombeshead Farm rears their own meat and the majority of their ingredients are sourced locally.  Dinner takes the form of a set menu and is usually around five courses.  The ethos of the kitchen very much surrounds the notion of bringing out the best in every ingredient, and this means that there are some very explorative and unusual pieces on the menu.

Coombeshead Farm is also renowned for their Sunday roasts, which we highly recommend.  They have been suspended for the time being because of the pandemic,  but we hope that they will resume in time for our 2021 season !

Dartmoor stretches before you

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