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Great Western at Bovey Castle

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

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

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

Liam Nally 20 May 2017
from Totnes

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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

Contact +44 1647445007

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Customer reviews for Great Western at Bovey Castle

4.4 (((() (based on 113 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (81)
  • views (48)
  • luxury (47)
  • romantic (39)
  • dinner (31)
  • lunch (17)
  • al fresco (13)
  • value (12)
  • private dining (11)
  • breakfast (8)
  • child friendly (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (6)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 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

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Amy Butterworth from Exeter

    Very good atmosphere. We will be back. Great food. Great colleagues. Only a few minor issues -
    The bread rolls for the beef sandwich and egg mayo sandwich were hard and almost inedible.
    I hope that helps!

  • ((((* 21 April 2017 by Becky Smith from Devon

    Excellent afternoon tea with a lovely selection of sandwiches and cakes. There were fantastic views across Dartmoor from our window side seats

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Maxwell Hayward from Sutton Coldfield

    Excellent food & wine, served by professional & happy staff in a wonderfully rejuvenated building & delightful setting.

  • ((((( 11 April 2017 by Rebekah from London

    Lovely restaurant with exceptional service

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Robin Biddle from Honiton

    The hotel is stunning and service was excellent

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Guy Luckham from Newton Abbot

    Great afternoon tea , though the service charge on everything was a supprise

  • ((((* 28 March 2017 by Belinda Tweedie from Devon, UK

    We greatly enjoyed our afternoon tea. We had a lovely table near the window in the bar where the butterfly wall display was superb. Service was good, calm and helpful without being intrusive. As for the tea it was really delicious and very attractive. The cakes were scrumptious and the scones very fresh and good. My only criticism was that the sandwiches were a little dry. This was a shame as everything else was very good indeed.

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