all year except 25/26 Dec.
bar, 4 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed, not under 14 in main bar area.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar, 1 dining room.
Diners, MasterCard, Visa.
 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)