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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

Special occasion being my wife's birthday,we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to friends

John 08 June 2018
from Tiverton

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 154 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (111)
  • views (73)
  • luxury (71)
  • romantic (63)
  • dinner (46)
  • lunch (28)
  • private dining (18)
  • al fresco (16)
  • value (15)
  • business (11)
  • breakfast (10)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Silje from Exeter

    Had an absolutely perfect night. The food was really good, helpful staff and good recommendation. Can’t wait for my next visit

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by BARBARA from WILLAND

    From the moment we arrived and were greeted on the door step and shown through to the lounge, all the staff were friendly and attentive. The room was stunning with beautiful carved wooden panelling, a church-style timbered roof and plenty of space for everyone to sit and relax without encroaching on other guests who were also enjoying afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by John from Tiverton

    Special occasion being my wife's birthday,we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to friends

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Alfred from Torbay

    Really lovely experience.

  • ((((( 9 May 2018 by Yngve from London

    Great food and beautiful presentation. Also good service and lots of little freebies.

  • ((((* 30 April 2018 by Alexandre from Switzerland

    The meal was excellent. The staff very friendly. Only problem, we had to wait 1 hour between the starter and the main.

  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by Simon from Bristol

    Food was very good and the chief even made us a plate of chocolates to congratulate us on our engagement

  • ((((( 7 April 2018 by Kristian from Warminster

    We had an absolutely fantastic experience and cannot fault the food or the service at all. Every detail was perfect and clearly well thought of. The level of service was outstanding, the food was incredible and we enjoyed the live pianist. The staff were amazing, their eye for detail and service was second to none, even down to knowing what drinks we had previously ordered.

  • ((((( 1 April 2018 by Jonathan from London

    The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

  • ((((( 28 March 2018 by Kelly from Plymouth

    This is my second time for afternoon tea. The first time we were in the Great Western restaurant and this time we were in the lobby area which had very small table and low seats. Out of the two area I would prefer the Great Western restaurant and would expect to be sitting at a restaurant table when paying £40 per head.
    We could not fault the service and the breathe taking views.
    The food was lovely and the banana chocolate slice was amazing.

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