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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.

New head chef Ashley Lewis brings with him a wealth of experience from The Waterside Inn at Bray, where he trained under the Roux brothers.

The ambitious chef scours the Devon coast and countryside for quality ingredients from which to craft exciting menus. Refined yet unfussy dishes such as lemon sole with daikon, brown shrimp, black garlic, sea vegetables and beurre blanc set the scene for a smart gourmet experience.

Sit in the newly expanded restaurant, or outside on the spacious terrace, and drink in the luscious surroundings as you delight in spot-on service and excellent cooking. The team at The Horn of Plenty have recently rolled out a flurry of renovations including extensions of the bar, restaurant and alfresco dining areas, plus a colourful Moroccaninspired 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, while the splendour of the Tamar Valley, with its excellent walking, horse riding and mountain biking opportunities, are on the doorstep.

Sample menu

Starter: Brixham monkfish ceviche with pork crackling and apple

Main: Dartmoor lamb with provençal vegetables and truffled jus

Dessert: Raspberry parfait with white chocolate textures

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Chef(s): Ashley Lewis
course lunch from: £26
3 course dinner from: £52.50
Seats: 40
Bedrooms:  16
Room rate from: £130
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