A good neighbourhood restaurant, with exposed granite walls, old beams and bare wooden tables. The kitchen aims to produce 'unmessed about with' food - so the clear flavours of the carefully-sourced produce shines out.
The fact that chef/proprietor Nick Coiley was head chef at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth, when it was under the ownership of Joyce Molyneaux - should speak for itself.
Depending on the season, expect the likes of 'Tomato and Beetroot Gazpacho'; 'Dartmouth Crab Salad with Smoked Paprika and Lime Mayonnaise' and 'Stir-Fried Lamb's Kidney and Sweetbread with Ginger, Garlic and Five Spice Powder' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Grilled Turbot Steak with Dill Hollandaise and Steamed Local Samphire'; 'Roast Best End of Devon Lamb with an Asparagus Tart and Rosemary Gravy' and 'Roast Breast of Duck with a Beetroot Compote and Organic Swiss Chard' among the mains.
If you have room, finish with 'Hot Chocolate Soufflé with Double Cream'; 'Warm Lemon Tart' or 'Iced Honey, Praline Nougatine with Coffee Sauce. The more savoury-toothed will circum to their farmhouse cheeses. If you plan ahead you can stay in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Fri, 12.00-14.00; set L £16.95 (2 courses); mains about £16 to £23
- Dinner: Weds-Sat, 19.00-21.00; mains about £16 to £23
- Seats: 28, plus 15 outside
- Wine: a short, but interesting, list covers the globe; starts at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Newton Abbot or Totnes Rail (about 8 miles)
- Directions: opposite the Town Hall - see the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Sun-Tues; L Sat, 1 week at Christmas; 2 weeks Aug
- Outside eating
- Rooms available