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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

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

Simon Rogerson 17 April 2018
from Bristol

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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 148 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (109)
  • views (70)
  • luxury (68)
  • romantic (59)
  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (27)
  • private dining (18)
  • al fresco (16)
  • value (15)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by Simon Rogerson 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 Payne 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 Scott from London

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

  • ((((( 28 March 2018 by Kelly Chapman 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.

  • ((((( 17 March 2018 by Alice Hewitt from Plymouth

    I bought my mum for afternoon tea for her mother’s Day gift, and the whole experience was amazing! Gorgeous food, lovely room we were sat in and lovely atmosphere

  • ((((( 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.

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