Food and Drink

Devon and in particular Dartmoor is blessed with rolling farmland and huge coastlines which result in an abundance of high quality meat, game, fish and fresh vegetables which can be found both in local restaurants, local farmer's markets and local butchers, bakers and greengrocers in Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead.

High End Dining

High End Dining can be experienced at The Gidleigh Park Hotel, Bovey Castle and the newly opened Lympstone Manor in Exmouth run by the celebrated chef Michael Caine who has been awarded a Michelin Star just six months after opening.

More informal, family style dining can be found at:-

The Cleave - Lustleigh

Serving only food made from ingredients sourced locally, visit The Cleave, our local family friendly 15th Century thatched Inn. Dogs are welcome in the bar and beer garden. Serving the best beers from the South West and specially selected wines to compliment your dining experience.

The Ring of Bells - North Bovey

Situated in an idyllic village in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, visit The Ring of Bells a popular watering hole for locals and visitors, serving good West Country real ales, specially selected wines and a menu that prides itself on locally sourced ingredients.

The Horse - Moretonhampstead

Situated in the small town of Moretonhampstead right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, The Horse has a rustic atmosphere with leather sofas and a roaring fire. It serves award winning food and take away pizza can be ordered. The Horse also offers live music events that are of amazing quality for a small pub on Dartmoor.


Myself, husband and four friends stayed for best part of a week in November. Accommodation superb and everything else about the Barn excellent. The six of us back in July serious swimming and BBQ's. Recommended