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Great Western at Bovey Castle

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

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

Afternoon tea was delicious. It was served in a beautiful sitting room with an open fire at a table overlooking the grounds. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient.

Wendy Falconer 13 March 2017
from Ringwood

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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 103 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (75)
  • views (44)
  • luxury (42)
  • romantic (35)
  • dinner (25)
  • lunch (14)
  • al fresco (11)
  • private dining (11)
  • value (11)
  • large parties (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • child friendly (6)
  • business (5)
  • entertainment (2)
  • (((** 20 March 2017 by Ray Sweet from South Molton

    Met outside by member of staff, in britches, who was not particularly welcoming. A lot of staff in dining room, but service not the best. Overall, good but not wow.

  • ((((* 20 March 2017 by Philip Willcox from Newton Abbot

    Had a wonderful afternoon tea here with a fantastic choice of sandwiches, pastries and cakes. The staff were fantastic and very attentive apart from one male waiter who kept walking through looking at us looking at his watch and then tutting which spoilt an otherwise very enjoyable afternoon.

  • (**** 14 March 2017 by Louise Cousins from Newton Abbot

    The setting and service in The Great Western was excellent. However, the food was not so good, we had the Sunday Roast Beef. My daughter and I couldn't eat it as it was cold. I suspect the roast potatoes had been frozen and re-heated, the beef was very chewy and the vegetables parsnip and carrots again frozen, looked sorry for themselves.. It all tasted pretty AWFUL!! Had it not been my husbands birthday I would have sent the food back to the kitchen.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Wendy Falconer from Ringwood

    Afternoon tea was delicious. It was served in a beautiful sitting room with an open fire at a table overlooking the grounds. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Robert from Bovey Tracey

    The whole experience was amazing. Great service, great food, great surroundings.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by David Zezza from London

    the dining room is the best feature of this hotel. service and food are truly excellent. i think the hotel needs to renovated - but the food experience is outstdning.

  • ((*** 15 February 2017 by Antony Bellamy from Bradninch

    All a little over rated I'm afraid - sandwiches were just average and that's being generous - to be fare the scones were good but I've had better the sweets were concentrating to much on looks and not on taste - area were we were seated was close to the corridor and a door way causing noise and drafts regularly removing any positive ambiance - an overall disappointing experience which I will find hard to recommend to others. On a positive note the staff were charming and attentive.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Paul Whyte from Exeter

    What a fantastic venue. Beautiful views. Amazing service and the food wow, From the minute we arrived we were treated exceptionally. I would recommend to all my friends and will be returning very soon. 5 Stars

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Bryan Mills from Stroud

    Well first thing is what a magnificent building in a fabulous setting!, my wife wanted to treat her 85 year old Mother so what better than Afternoon Tea at Great Western, Bovey Castle. We arrived a little early so made ourselves at home in the large lounge with its welcome log fire. We were welcomed in the restaurant by the very attentive staff and was soon put at ease about my Gluten Free requirements, the food was superb all round with a lovely range of teas available. We're definitely coming back this Spring/Summer, can't wait!

  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Tom Moys from Appledore

    Loved the attention to detail having the ribbon around the sandwiches with bovey castle on! Also on the mocha cake the printed bovey castle logo in edible gold!

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