When you’re out adventuring on Dartmoor you need to know that there’s some good grub at the end of it all to reward yourself with. Thankfully, Dartmoor folk know all about feeding the weary traveller, and this National Park is positively bursting with pubs and hotels which serve up first class food.
The restaurant at the Two Bridges Hotel, which has been awarded an AA double rosette, is a luxurious lunchtime spot for anyone traversing the moors. The food here is absolutely outstanding, with care and love going into every dish. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, with seafood, meat and fine sourdough bread all featured on the menus.
This award-winning organic restaurant on the Riverford Farm serves up seasonal vegetables and produce straight from the loins of the earth outside. The sharing platters are the star of the show at Riverford, so be sure to take a group of friends with you. Menus change as the seasons do, and whatever is fresh from the soil that day is what is served onto plates at lunch and dinner. This is fresh food at its finest.
This cosy pub on the edge of Dartmoor is full of character, roaring fires and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. The food is said to be “the best of Devon and Cornwall on a plate” and reflects the ever-changing seasons. Local suppliers supply the kitchen with the best ingredients available to them on any given day, and so the menu is born.
Walk straight from the rugged wilds of Dartmoor and into the warmth of The Rock Inn, where you can sink into an evening of good food, fine wines and local ales. Giving travellers shelter from the weather is none short of a tradition of this ancient coach house, and, although there is history in the bones of this inn, a friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality are always behind the doors.
Catch The Rugglestone on a sunny day in spring when the wisteria is in full bloom, and you’ll be packing your bags for a life on the moors for good. This traditional village boozer is as Dartmoor as Dartmoor gets with classic wood beams and an exaggerated fireplace; it’s also packed to the rafters with history. The food is classic pub grub. Rugglestone is a great place to fill your boots after a day of tor bagging.
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