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The Horse

7 George Street, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8PG
The Horse, Dartmoor, Devon fish and chips

Mediterranean surprises on Dartmoor at The Horse

Step into The Horse, with its leather sofas, crackling fire and sociable atmosphere, to discover why it enjoys a cult following among locals and visitors to Dartmoor. Spoiler: while the pub’s pretty Moretonhampstead location and rustic vibes speak for themselves, it’s the delicious Mediterranean-leaning menu that really clinches the deal for foodies.

At lunchtime, those-in-the-know head to the pub to sip an award-winning ale and tuck in to specialities such as the ultimate gourmet reuben sandwich crafted from home-smoked pastrami.

In the evening, chef Nigel Hoyle lets his creativity fly in daily changing menus which resound with gourmet indulgences like home-cured bresaola (Dartmoor beef topside cured for two weeks in red wine) and crispy rice arancini with Dartmouth Bay crab, lemongrass and chili.

Alongside The Horse classics (Dartmoor sirloin and River Exe mussels in local scrumpy are particular favourites) trot signature pizzas, crisped to perfection in the custom-built oven. Twice-risen focaccia dough topped with all manner of seasonal specialities, from slow-braised wild rabbit to locally foraged wild garlic, provides another slice of foodie magic.

Sample menu

Starter: Fresh tomatoes, sun blush tomatoes, mozzarella, homemade pesto and black tomato relish

Main: River Exe moules frites, cooked in local cider with sweet chilli, garlic and cream

Dessert: Cardamom pannacotta, spiced orange jelly jaffa cake

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Chef(s): Nigel Hoyle
course lunch from: £20
3 course dinner from: £22
Seats: 60
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