Set in an elegant house and five acres of gardens, this long-standing restaurant has splendid views over the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor. The dining room, partly a conservatory (the best views are to be had from here), is simply decorated, but the surrounding sitting rooms have comfy chairs and glowing winter fires. Local produce is much to the fore.
Ashley Wright is at the helm in the kitchen, an autumn snapshot brought the likes of 'Creedy Carver duck terrine with cranberry, orange and pine nuts', 'Vulscombe goats cheese with beetroot, shallots and hazelnuts' and 'Pan roasted king scallops with cauliflower, cumin and mango' among the refreshingly-concise list of starters.
'Wild rabbit, celeriac, baby carrot, cep and kale', 'Spiced Cornish venison with butternut squash and chocolate jus' , 'Fillet and cheek of Devon beef, turnip, black garlic and baby leek' and 'Brixham monkfish, Jerusalem artichoke, salsify and haricot blanc' are listed amongst the mains.
Desserts, such as 'Valrhona chocolate, Dulce de leche cremeux, pistachio and orange' are of a high standard, and there's an excellent selection of West Country cheese.
If you plan ahead, you could stay the night in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; Set L from £24.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00; set D £49.50; Tasting Menu £65 (6 courses canapes)
- Seats: 40, plus about 15 outside
- Wine: The wine list makes interesting reading - and kicks off in the mid £20's. There are about 10 choices by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Gunnislake (8 mins)
- Directions: See the map on this page - 3 miles from Tavistock on the A390. Turn right at Gulworthy Cross, then follow the signpost.br /
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- Parking: On site
- Outside eating
- Rooms available