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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

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

Martin 30 August 2018
from Kettering

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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 162 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (114)
  • views (78)
  • luxury (75)
  • romantic (68)
  • dinner (50)
  • lunch (29)
  • private dining (21)
  • al fresco (17)
  • value (15)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (11)
  • breakfast (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((( 7 July 2018 by Richard from Newton Abbot

    Afternoon Tea for two. Beautiful day so seated on the terrace with stunning views. Excellent service from the moment we arrived from all the staff. Afternoon tea was excellent and worth taking time over in the great surroundings. Plenty of variety and could not eat it all so boxes supplied to eat later at home. Afterwards a lovely stroll around the grounds. Overall a great experience

  • ((((( 26 June 2018 by Simon from Exeter

    The service my wife and I received from the moment we arrived to the moment we left Bovey Castle was exceptional. On arrival we enjoyed a drink on the outdoor terrace with spectacular views across the golf course....highly recommended, especially on a fine summers day. Our dinner was served in the Great Western and was lovely. The food was great, the wait staff were informative and fun. We would highly recommend to others and we will definitely be back. A big thanks from the two of us.

  • ((((( 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.

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