The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock, Devon

The name promises all manner of good things, and they certainly deliver at this dog-friendly hotel in a former Victorian mine captain's house with glorious views over the 'dramatic sweep of the Tamar valley' and a long reputation for foodie excellence. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The name promises all manner of good things, and they certainly deliver at this dog-friendly hotel in a former Victorian mine captain’s house with glorious views over the ‘dramatic sweep of the Tamar valley’ and a long reputation for foodie excellence. Inside, it’s a mixture of traditional bedrooms in the main house, where a reader had a ‘comfortable bed, a sunken bath and separate shower’, and more stylish and contemporary in the coach house, with splashes of colour. Most bedrooms have a balcony or terrace, some with folding glass doors in a newer annexe. New chef Ashley Lewis’s menus showcase West Country ingredients in ‘top-notch’ dishes such as Brixham skate, wild mushrooms, black garlic and gnocchi, complemented by the sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows. ‘I had salmon, hake, and a cauliflower risotto, all excellent,’ reports a repeat visitor. ‘One of my favourite hotels.’ A word of praise this year from a reader who commends the management for declining his offer of payment when he cancelled his booking: ‘That speaks of a hotel that puts its customers first.’ (Peter Anderson, Sir Frank Berman, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD
England

Telephone

01822 832528

Bedrooms

16. 12 in old and new coach houses (1–2 mins' walk), 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge/bar, library, drawing room, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds, ground-floor public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

occasional background music in restaurant only, ‘when it’s quiet’.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25.

Dogs

allowed in 12 bedrooms (£10 per night) and library, not in restaurant or drawing room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £150, singles from £140. Set-price dinner £52.50, tasting menu £70.