Great Western at Bovey Castle

(216 Reviews)
North Bovey Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, South West England, TQ13 8RE
British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £30
Food spend: £65

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 19:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Great Western at Bovey Castle
(based on 216 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (141)
  • al fresco (17)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (12)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (68)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (10)
  • lunch (36)
  • luxury (96)
  • private dining (27)
  • romantic (88)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (19)
  • views (94)
  • By John H from Plano, Texas
    11 March 2020

    The lamb was excellent and the staff was wonderful

  • By Tom S from Somerset
    22 February 2020

    Hello the experience was lovely, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was great, it was really nice to sit in the bar area first and to be able to relax and have a drink before being seated. All in all great evening. Thanks

  • By Jennifer H from Avon
    16 February 2020


  • By Dan W from Chudleigh
    15 February 2020

    Jamie our waiter was fantastic, amazing experience and hope he is over his cold

  • By Romilly S from Sandy Park
    2 February 2020

    We always enjoy our dinners and Sunday lunches. Friendly professional service in a spacious relaxing restaurant. All good.

  • By Chloe B from Silverton
    27 January 2020

    Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere right by the fire.

  • By Nicholas B from Nailloux
    22 January 2020

    The room was lovely and the ambiance was perfect; the food and service was fantastic. If anything the only drawback was the failure to find it easily on the Satnav and no real signposting for the hotel.

  • By Nigel W from Exeter
    19 January 2020

    We visited for Sunday lunch and had a lovely time , The food was excellent and the service was very good. The three courses were excellent and good value I had the chicken and my guests had the beef and salmon for the main course. .All dishes were well presented and very tasty. We all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant and afterwards in the lounge where we were treated to fabulous sunny winter views, coffee & teas plus some delicious petits fours.

  • By Gail M from exeter
    10 January 2020

    nice evening good food menu had limited choice in variety and produce

  • By Rachel S from London
    9 January 2020

    Lovely afternoon tea setting in front of the fire and mostly the food was delicious but the bread was alittle dry.

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Great Western at Bovey Castle
North Bovey Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, South West England, TQ13 8RE