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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

It was a wonderful experience. Staff are great, food was great, relaxing and elegant environment !

Henri Ozarovaky 01 February 2018
from London

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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 143 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (106)
  • views (67)
  • luxury (64)
  • romantic (56)
  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (27)
  • al fresco (16)
  • private dining (16)
  • value (14)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Rob Lowe from Ilford

    Afternoon tea was very nice with excellent service and a very nice mixture of food - very filling and they were happy to put the remaining food in a box for us. The grounds and location is amazing - well worth a visit!

  • ((((( 1 February 2018 by Henri Ozarovaky from London

    It was a wonderful experience. Staff are great, food was great, relaxing and elegant environment !

  • (((** 28 January 2018 by Anne Burgess from Langport

    Very nice drive up to the building but parking was difficult as there were lots of green & white cones in all the parking bays. After I had gone into reception to make sure I was in the right place someone came out & moved some cones so I could park closer to the building. I was a bit disappointed as our table was a long coffee table, sofa on one side 2 armchairs on the ends, not a table & chairs. We took our niece there for a farewell afternoon tea she was seated a long way from me at the other end of the long table. We were advised by the waiter that one 'afternoon tea' would be enough for 3 to share as this included 5 sandwiches.. we had to request another plate of sandwiches as one is not enough to share. The food was very nice and more than enough cake to go around. As I don't drink tea I would have like a pot of coffee but was only offered latte or cappuccino only to see later another table had a coffee pot & a tea pot on it. I think we must have had a new waiter because the other tables of 2 & 3 all had 2 afternoon teas. I was expecting to pay for 3 as that was what I had book but thought I must have misunderstood this. Could have been a better experience.

  • ((((* 9 January 2018 by Shirley Tibbs from Kingsteignton

    We had afternoon tea for four which was very enjoyable in the surroundings

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Matt Newby from Ottery St Mary

    Fantastic staff and truly incredible food. The whole experience form start to finish was amazing.

  • ((((( 28 November 2017 by Michael Potham from Plymouth

    Excellent setting. Very accommodating staff to our requests.
    The food was lovely just a pity the beef was quite so rare.

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by Lloyd Bowden from Blackwood, Wales

    Beautiful location, excellent service, food superb - especially the beef welly! One criticism - the Long Island Iced Tea’s tasted like plain coke with hardly any spirits in it and was served in a small glass. Disappointing for £14.50!

  • ((((( 29 October 2017 by Danielle Peralta from Devon

    I really enjoyed the whole afternoon tea experience. It was great. I loved how the cakes and scones were the perfect size. The salmon sandwich was amazing! The beef and horse radish for me personally was a the weakest link on the whole plate. The staff were just excellent and went out of there way to make my partners 30th really special by singing happy birthday to him and by bringing out a little plate of extra things that said happy birthday.

  • ((((( 24 October 2017 by Cara from North Bovey

    The staff were extremely accommodating of our gluten free requirements. The meals were delicious, the service was great, we’ll definitely be back.

  • ((((( 15 October 2017 by Colette Palmer from Newton Abbot

    It was my mother's 75th birthday, myself and husband treated her to an Afternoon tea to mark the occasion. The whole experience was lovely. We were seated in the restaurant which was stunning. The restaurant staff were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. My mother enjoyed her birthday treat. Thank you.

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