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Great Western at Bovey Castle

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

(((() British
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  • Great Western at Bovey Castle - Devon
Main course: £30
Food spend: £65
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 19:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 21:30.

Only tried the bar food, nice decor, tasty food

Jason 02 May 2019
from Gloucestershire

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 183 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (125)
  • luxury (84)
  • views (83)
  • romantic (76)
  • dinner (57)
  • lunch (30)
  • private dining (23)
  • al fresco (17)
  • value (17)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (12)
  • child friendly (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((( 13 May 2019 by Fred from Wokingham

    Amazing. Great service so attentive. My wife is pregnant and so naturally we had a lot of questions about the suitability of certain dishes all answered confidently and clearly and no issues with making adjustments on request. Every amuse bouche was explained so well and presented beautifully again with additional explanations for my wife. Great night delicious food all made by the wonderful service. Thank you all so much for a lovely night. We’ll definitely come back.

  • ((((( 2 May 2019 by Jason from Gloucestershire

    Only tried the bar food, nice decor, tasty food

  • ((((* 28 April 2019 by Lucy from Kingsbridge

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • ((((( 25 April 2019 by Leslee from Tavistock

    We had an afternoon tea for 2 and it was delicious! Lovely selection of savoury and sweet choices and so much that we had to ask for 'doggy bag' to take home what we couldn't finish! Perfect service in wonderful surroundings - this was our second visit and we will definitely be back. Thank you

  • (((** 16 April 2019 by Tony from Torpoint

    Staff not very engaging

  • ((((( 6 April 2019 by J from Newton Abbot

    Wonderful meal and service in a fantastic location. Staff could not do enough for you. A lovely dining experience.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Philip from Chicago

    We loved our afternoon tea experience and will return to stay at Bovey Castle to immerse ourselves in the full 5 star experience.

  • ((((( 7 March 2019 by Sarah from Birmingham

    The restaurant was excellent and the service attentive and helpful. The food was well cooked and arrived promptly. The portion sizes were really good too. I would recommend this restaurant as a more casual place to dine at Bovey Castle.

  • ((((( 13 February 2019 by Coraline from London

    Although we were seated quite late after our reservation time it just gave us the opportunity to have few more the piano bar.
    We choose to have the " Tasting menu" and we were very happy with the our choice. It was delicious.
    We were delighted with the quality of the service from their staff.
    The 12.5% gratuities was a bit high and unexpected but they do deserve it!
    I would happily recomend to friends and family.

  • ((((( 12 February 2019 by Gail from Brixham Devon

    A fabulous afternoon tea, relaxing environment and great service

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