The Rock Inn

Rock-solid traditional values win praise for the Graves family’s late Georgian village inn, at the centre of a terrace of cottages on the edge of Dartmoor. More

Contact details

The Rock Inn
Haytor Vale
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ13 9XP
England
01364 661305

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec.

Facilities

bar, 4 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, not under 14 in main bar area.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, 1 dining room.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £100–£160, D,B&B £160–£220. Set dinner £19.95–£24.95, à la carte £32. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Rock-solid traditional values win praise for the Graves family’s late Georgian village inn, at the centre of a terrace of cottages on the edge of Dartmoor. A reader who has known it for three decades this year awards it ‘11 out of ten for cosiness’. ‘The people are lovely and the food is top class.’ Hearty pub favourites and local real ales draw locals and passers-by at lunchtime; at dinner in the snug bar and series of dining rooms, the cooking ‘clearly has a reputation’. Locally grown produce and locally sourced meat and game feature in such dishes as duck Scotch egg, chilli jam; pan-fried rib-eye steak, mushroom and truffle purée, fine beans, chunky chips. Bedrooms, balconied, beamed or creaky-floored, are individually decorated, and have views of moors or garden. ‘Our room was rather small, but warm and cosy, with everything we needed, including a teapot on the tray.’ In the morning, there are ‘great poached eggs’ and exemplary kippers at breakfast. Fuel up: Becky Falls is easily reached; the top of Haytor Rock, with commanding views across south Devon, is a 25-minute hike away. (Diana Goodey, and others)

Map

The Rock Inn
Haytor Vale
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ13 9XP

Guest comments

'We always go there for a special meal. The food is always very good, good wines; the staff are efficient and friendly. The atmosphere is peasant, ' - Diana & Noel Goodey - May, 2016

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