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Great Western at Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RE

(((() British
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 19:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 13:00 - 14:30 & 19:00-21:30

Delicious 3-course Sunday Lunch for Father's Day, completed with a small gift for my dad, who loved it!

Teresa 19 June 2017
from Bideford

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Nestled on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, the Great Western at Bovey Castle epitomises tranquillity with its rural setting. Guests can enjoy classic British food in a relaxed dining room that recalls the allure of the restaurant’s Art Deco origins.

The Great Western menu features locally produced, exceptional food, all of which is beautifully presented. Scallops with an emulsion of cockles, clams and oyster are a spectacular starter while the roast suckling pig with confit turnip and spiced quince makes for a sumptuous main course. The impressive wine list at Bovey Castle near Newton Abbot is filled with meticulously sourced bottles.

A delectable array of desserts includes warm banana soufflé with corn ice cream and malt toffee sauce, and a creative chocolate tree stump with lime and cardamom.

Guests can pre-arrange transport to this fine dining restaurant in Devon with the hotel. Newton Abbot Train Station is a 40-minute drive from Bovey Castle.

Great Western at Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RE

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Customer reviews for Great Western at Bovey Castle

4.4 (((() (based on 120 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (86)
  • views (53)
  • luxury (51)
  • romantic (43)
  • dinner (33)
  • lunch (21)
  • al fresco (14)
  • private dining (13)
  • value (12)
  • breakfast (9)
  • child friendly (8)
  • large parties (8)
  • business (7)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Hannah Powell from Devon

    Afternoon tea was fabulous very over priced though.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Sara Townsend from Wallington

    The menu at the Great Western has unusual combinations of flavours, but its chef clearly has confidence in his choices and manages to pull it off. The food is excellent, and the attention to detail outstanding.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by John Siewruk from Tavistock

    This is a fantastic venue for that special occasion and the staff are very attentive, catering to your every need and wish.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Teresa from Bideford

    Delicious 3-course Sunday Lunch for Father's Day, completed with a small gift for my dad, who loved it!

  • (((** 12 June 2017 by Jo Sewell from Taunton

    Lovely venue but unfortunately the sandwiches were a little stale! Cakes were lovely! Bit pricey at £150 for 4 people as they add tip on!

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Lisa Martin from exeter

    Beautifull place extremly polite staff and yummy food- will be returning soon!

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Kate Palmer from Newton Abbot

    I took my mum up to Bovey Castle yesterday as a thank you for everything she has done recently and we had a cream tea outside on the patio.

    The cream tea was amazing and the service was faultless.

    The only thing was that we had the parasol up as it was a lovely sunny day, unfortunately as it was also windy the parasol took flight and clipped my mum around the head. My only suggestion would be to have the parasols attached into some sort of base to stop this happening or any serious accidents.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Graham Reardon from Dulverton

    My family and I enjoyed a wonderful birthday tea for my wife's birthday. The selection of sandwiches and pastries on offer was excellent; our only criticism was that the smoked salmon sandwiches were a little dry. We did need to order another pot of tea as the two that we had cooled rather quickly. But it was a wonderful, memorable afternoon in luxurious surroundings and the service was excellent.

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Liam Nally from Totnes

    Superb in every way. Truly five star. Nothing to fault. Well up to every expectation.

  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by Susan White from Hythe

    Elegantly served Sunday lunch. A treat to dine here. Very efficient and friendly service. Fine dining cuisine with excellent portion sizes. A delightfull meal

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