The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock, Devon

Gazing over a glorious sweep of the Tamar valley, the Horn of Plenty has garnered praise for gastronomic excellence since it opened as a restaurant in 1967. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Gazing over a glorious expanse of the Tamar valley, The Horn of Plenty 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 ‘coach house’ annexe. 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. One reader whose room had ‘a sideways view over a sloping field’ noted without rancour that ‘most others probably had a better view over a lovely valley, best seen from the restaurant’. There, Ashley Lewis’s menus feature dishes such as pan-roasted sea bass, mussels and sea vegetables. ‘Food and service were good’, with ‘friendly and welcoming staff’. A dog’s dinner awaits your four-legged friend on arrival, while you might treat yourself to a Devonshire cream tea. New owner Jeremy Vincent says he plans to keep everything much the same, but with ongoing refurbishment. (Tony and Shirley Hall, Anthony Bradbury, 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, EV charging, ground-floor public areas wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

occasionally in restaurant, ‘when it’s quiet’.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25.

Dogs

allowed in 12 bedrooms (£15 per night), library, not restaurant or drawing room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £175. Set-price dinner £60, tasting menu £80.