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The Rock Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Haytor Vale, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XP, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Richard B Baldock
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baldock
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a long day we arrived at The Rock Inn, we were shown to our room which was clean, tidy and spacious. We went down to the lounge where we spent a happy hour relaxing. The dinner of mussels, followed by lamb was absolutely delicious. The quantities were the right size. After 3 courses we did not feel over-full. The... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your brief stay with us and that your dinner, room, and breakfast were to the high standard that you would expect - The rather vocal lamb in the fields at the back of the Inn seems to have calmed down now I am glad to say!... More

Devon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mother's Day lunch. Gay couple with 2.5 yr old. Booked table and was told no spare high chairs in advance so took one. Arrived. Male host acted surprised we had a child with us, they had been told in advance (remember the chat about the high chair). Friendly enough so far. Seated. Partner went to loo and heard the same... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments regarding your recent Mothering Sunday Luncheon. We are very disappointed to hear negative feedback about members of our team and please accept our apologies if in any way you were made to feel uncomfortable. There was an admin error on our part regarding you bringing your child but this did not cause a... More

Betchworth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there about 2:30pm and thought the kitchen might be closed. Instead, they offered a 'late lunch menu'. What's written on the menu didn't sound exciting at all and not many choices. However, when the food came, we were really surprised. It was top quality food presented beautifully. The vegetables were fresh and not over cooked. My Caesar salad... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback and we are glad that we were able to accommodate you on our limited 'Late Lunch Menu' and that you enjoyed what was on offer. No matter what time of day you dine with us we will always guarantee freshly cooked food using top quality local ingredients. We are also please to let... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a lovely weekend at the Rock Inn on Dartmoor in late February. The idea was to have a relaxed escape from the city, sleep somewhere comfortable, eat good food and go for a nice long walk. And that is exactly what we got. We were running late and worried that we would be rushed over dinner if the... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback and we are so glad that enjoyed your weekend with us here on Dartmoor. We very much value your comments with regards to the food, bedroom, and staff and we are glad that we made you feel relaxed on your break from the city. It was good that you had a fine February... More

bournemouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We came across this restaurant while staying in the area, after searching for a place to eat via tripadvisor we chose the rock inn and were not disappointed ! From the moment we arrived the ambience,service and menu choice were perfect - we really enjoyed our evening and only wish you were not so far away from where we actually... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us while you were in the Dartmoor area and we will look forward to inviting you back again in the future. More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed at the Rock on Valentines Day and had a superb meal, the service was excellent. My husband is badly disabled and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, they did everything they could to make our stay wonderful, including giving as a table for breakfast near the stairs so that he didn't have a long walk to the... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valerie. Thank you for your review. We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us over Valentines night this year. We do try always to go that extra distance to make sure that all of our guests are comfortable and can enjoy our Inn and its surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you back in... More

Caterham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A lovely hotel with fantastic food. We have a beautiful room (Sheila's Cottage) with an oak four poster bed and antique furniture. The dinners were excellent, served in the candlelit dining room and the service was friendly and attentive. Dinner, B&B rates reasonable. Highly recommended.

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that enjoyed your short break with us here on Dartmoor and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were a family of 6, including 2 children. The steak was stone cold (medium rare) and the fish very average. Delicious chips and lovely desserts. Each child was £14 for a fish & chips, an apple juice and 2 scoops of ice cream. No problem paying this if the food was good, but it was far from it. It... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. As we pride ourselves on our very high standards of both food and service we are very disappointed to read your review. Please accept our apologies and could I ask that you telephone us at your earliest convenience and ask to speak to the manager so that we are given the opportunity to... More

Devonport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We recently came upon this wonderful hidden gem whilst driving across Dartmoor in Devon. We stopped for a spot of lunch on a cold gloomy day. This place has a very pleasant ambiance about it, full of olde worlde charm. The food is wonderful and presented wonderfully too. The log fire and lit candles on the tables are a nice... More

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you managed to stumble across our cosy Inn whilst on Dartmoor and that you were able to sample our excellent food and hospitality. We do have a small car park to the rear of the building which is reserved mainly for hotel guests so it can mean parking away from... More

Martock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have stayed at the Rock Inn twice now with friends & have loved it. The rooms are clean & comfortable, the food is amazing & the staff are very friendly. Really felt at home & look forward to our 3rd trip.

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RockInn, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to us last year. The room whisky & gin dispensers are a 1950s addition to the Inn so are now almost antique and as one guest recently described - 'very retro'. We always aim to make guests feel that our Inn is their home on the moors... More

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Additional Information about The Rock Inn

Also Known As:
The Rock Hotel
The Rock Hotel Newton Abbot
Address: Haytor Vale, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Haytor Vale
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Haytor Vale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rock Inn 4*
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