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The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JD
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Horn of Plenty, Dartmoor

Intimate country house hotel

This edge‑of‑Dartmoor country house hotel not only enjoys spectacular views across the Tamar Valley towards Bodmin Moor, it also deals in beautiful and inspiring food.

Head chef Ashley Lewis, who trained under the Roux brothers at The Waterside Inn at Bray, recently secured a third AA rosette for The Horn of Plenty restaurant.

The ambitious chef scours the Devon coast and countryside for quality ingredients from which to craft exciting menus. Refined yet unfussy dishes such as roast Devon beef fillet with confit onion, broccoli, carrot, wild mushrooms and red wine jus set the scene for an elegant gourmet experience.

Sit in the smart dining room or outside on the spacious terrace to drink in the luscious surroundings as you delight in spot‑on service and excellent cooking. In 2020, the team at The Horn of Plenty rolled out a flurry of renovations including extensions of the bar, restaurant and alfresco dining areas, plus a colourful Moroccan‑inspired refurb of the drawing room.

Mature gardens, beautiful rooms overlooking the moor and attractive furnishings make the country house a thoroughly charming spot for a rural retreat in this verdant corner of Devon.

Trencherman’s tip: the ancient town of Tavistock is just a few minutes’ drive away and Plymouth within easy reach. The splendour of the Tamar Valley, with its excellent walking, horse riding and mountain biking opportunities, is on the doorstep.

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Chef(s): Ashley Lewis
3 course dinner from: £52.50
Seats: 40
Bedrooms:  16
Room rate from: £130
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