The Horn of Plenty

‘The amiable staff at this charming country hotel make you feel like a guest in a good friend’s house. More

Contact details

The Horn of Plenty
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD
England
01822 832528

Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 12 in coach house (20 yds), 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge/bar, library, drawing room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds.

Background music

in restaurant and lounge/bar ‘when it’s quiet’.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some rooms and library, not in restaurant or drawing room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £120, D,B&B from £200. Set dinner £49.50, tasting menu £65.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The amiable staff at this charming country hotel make you feel like a guest in a good friend’s house.’ Praise this year from contented visitors, after a return trip to Julie Leivers and Damien Pease’s ‘splendid’ 19th-century stone manor, where the views over the wooded Tamar valley are ‘spectacular’. The well-tended gardens are just the spot for an alfresco drink in good weather; when cool winds blow in, a fire is lit in the lounge. Most bedrooms are in the converted coach house, a minute’s walk from the main building. Some rooms tend to the traditional, while others are more contemporary, but ‘all are well equipped, stylish and very comfortable’. ‘Ours was faultless, with French windows looking over the valley.’ In the restaurant, new chef Ashley Wright’s modern dishes – ‘perfectly cooked scallops; best-ever venison’ – are ‘a delight’. Mealtimes feed the spirit, too: ‘The vista from the dining room enhances the good food experience.’ Fill up on a ‘good-quality breakfast’ of local produce before striking out for the day. ‘There are plenty of opportunities for walking and sightseeing’; Cotehele and the Garden House are easily reached. (Mr and Mrs R Bradley, Peter Anderson)

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Special offers

Luxury Gourmet 3 Night Break

Indulge in a three-night break staying in one of our lovely deluxe rooms and enjoy some extra special treats with our compliments: a Devon cream tea with Prosecco on arrival, three-course table d’hote on your first night, five-course signature tasting menu on your second night, lobster and/or steak on your third night (or table d’hote if you prefer). Stay in September for £800 per room per stay – that’s £133 per person, per night. Stay in October for £700, or stay November – 23rd December for just £625. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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The Horn of Plenty
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD

Guest comments

'Splendid. We had a "best room" on the first floor of the new building, with a French window overlooking the Tamar valley. Big modern bathroom with separate shower and plenty of storage. Faultless. The food was good, a bit "nouvelle" for my taste but beautifully prepared and presented. We enjoyed wood pigeon, crab and goats cheese starters and hake, veal and lamb mains. My only gripe is as before, very little in the way of vitamin C. A small salsify root, a kale leaf and half a carrot just doesn't do it for me. Breakfast is better than before in that they provided a big bowl of orange and grapefruit segments which at least reassured me that I would not develop scurvy during this stay!! However, this is a wonderful place, certainly in my top five. ' - Peter Anderson - June, 2017
'In this charming country house the rooms were comfortable, well equipped and stylish, and with spectacular views over the Tamar valley. The staff are friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. One almost feels like a guest in a good friend’s house. The views from the dining room enhances the good food experience. Each course was a delicious. Breakfast was of good quality, sourced from local suppliers, with a variety to satisfy everybody. ' - Mr & Mrs R Bradley - September, 2016

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