Good Hotel Guide Review
Gazing over a glorious expanse of the Tamar Valley, this 'lovely hotel' has garnered praise for gastronomic excellence since it opened as a restaurant in 1967. A hotel since 1985, it outgrew the original Victorian house to occupy the coach house, then a new annexe. 'Our room overlooked the valley,' writes a reader. Dual-aspect house room 3 is a favourite, with a balcony, roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Coach house rooms have more contemporary styling. Sought-after room 11 has bifold doors to a west-facing terrace overlooking the walled garden. 'The gardens are in fine order and there are outside terraces for dining and drinking on more sunny days.' The hotel passed into new ownership in 2022, but the ethos remains the same. The restaurant is a huge supporter of local produce, with 90 per cent of it sourced from the South West. Menus feature dishes such as Devon fillet of beef with wild mushrooms or open ravioli with squash, carrot, saffron sauce and summer truffle. ‘Food and service were good’, with ‘friendly and welcoming staff’. However, another reader found the 'very short menu only changed partly from one day to the next.' (T&S H, AB, and others)
16. 12 in old and new coach houses (1–2 min walk), 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
lounge/bar, library, drawing room, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds, EV charging, ground-floor public areas wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
quiet background music in restaurant.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £25.
only allowed in the 7 ground floor bedrooms (£15 a night, bowl, towels), library, not restaurant or drawing room.
B&B doubles from £145. Set-price dinner £69, tasting menu £85.