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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

Excellent service, was a great afternoon

Becky 11 December 2018
from North Tawton

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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 166 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (115)
  • views (79)
  • luxury (77)
  • romantic (69)
  • dinner (51)
  • lunch (29)
  • private dining (21)
  • al fresco (17)
  • value (15)
  • breakfast (11)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Becky from North Tawton

    Excellent service, was a great afternoon

  • ((((( 11 November 2018 by Brian from Spilsby

    Excellent restaurant great food good service from young European staff. Oxtail consommé soup with Cauliflower cream amuse bouche was a stand out in a 3 course meal which was actually 5 course as it included a lemon sorbet with lemon curd and meringue pre-dessert. The scallops/crab and lobster, Dover sole Veronique/Venison and blackberry soufflé (which we both had) were stunningly good on the Wednesday night but the Dover sole was not quite as good on the Friday (cool fish smaller portion).
    Nevertheless both nights fully justified 3 AA rosettes and for £65 pp (+12.5% service) fantastic value. Wednesday’s meal was better than meals we have had in Michelin starred Restaurants. The candle lit restaurant is beautiful in an Edwardian opulent style enhanced by a pianist playing the grand piano on Friday (and Saturday) evenings. Definitely worth dressing up for.

  • ((((* 9 November 2018 by Sasha from Bovey Tracey

    Starters and desserts amazing. Main course wasn't great. loved all the little extras. Excellent service and atmosphere.
    Confusion about payment. Staff assumed I was staying at the hotel and just asked for a signiture. I then had to pay later over the phone.

  • ((*** 5 November 2018 by Michael from Tunbridge Wells

    Over priced

  • ((((* 21 October 2018 by Sonia from Taunton

    Best dessert I have ever eaten.
    Mixed feelings about the tasting menu. Some great dishes (venison, amuse bouche), some not so great (blue cheese salad).
    One of the most disappointing breakfasts ever. Definitely not 5 star.
    Bacon was hard, staff abrupt and my husband gave up on his hash browns after waiting 1/2 hour.

  • ((((( 5 October 2018 by Natalie from Exeter

    Amazing Afternoon Tea, fantastic quality, all homemade food. Lots of variation and little bites which were so filling and we got to take some away with us, always good :).
    The waitress was so helpful and explained what each individual item was and very attentive but not constantly which was nice.
    The lounge area was lovely, with a fab view. Highly recommend as a treat! We had a brilliant afternoon, would love to come again.

  • ((((( 30 August 2018 by Martin from Kettering

    This was our second visit to the Great Western at Bovey Castle and once again we found the whole experience outstanding.

  • ((((( 29 August 2018 by Lee from London

    Amazing food and experience

  • ((((( 22 August 2018 by Tracy from Exeter

    We came for afternoon tea and it was amazing as ever. This was my 4th visit to you and it never disappoints

  • ((((( 1 August 2018 by Sarah from Barnstaple

    A family Lunch. All three courses were excellent the Fresh Bread to the sirloin of beef was cooked to perfection not to over done. Service was excellent from the staff very relaxing few hours.

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