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The Rock Inn

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Haytor Vale, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XP, England
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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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Honiton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I made our third visit to the Rock and enjoyed another very good lunch. The menu on this occasion seemed a bit skewed towards fish with somewhat limited meat options but both our fish dishes were very well cooked and came in generous portions. The pannecotta desserts were excellent and really well presented. Pleasant and efficient service.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were 8 men on our annual walking tour. All loved the pub and its choice of ales. The place is highly characterful and just what an English pub should be. The staff were excellent: friendly and efficient and knew their stuff. The food is very good but, for us who had done a day's walking, it erred too much... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice pub with a good menu. Towards the top end of the price range but good value for the high standard of food that is served. All our main courses were good and were served without a long wait. The desserts were very nice too. Advisable to book as it is very popular.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed dining with us recently and very much look forward to greeting you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel/pub nestled in the Vale of Haytor. Pretty beer garden. Excellent dinner and very good value for money. Good children's Menu, delicious fish and chips. The hake was first class, well cooked with delicious salsa verde. Friendly and very efficient service. Will definitely visit again.

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

Many thanks for your review and we enjoyed you and your family enjoyed your dinner with us. We very much look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I live in Plymouth and decided to try the Rock Inn after looking online for quality restaurants in the moors . We had a couple of drinks before we dined , and then were seated for dining. The place is dimly lit with romantic candles on all tables , perfect for couples , just my daughter for... More 

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London
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed their food in the special restauarant in this hotel. The restaurant gave us nice speical ambience. Bread, seafood and desserts in this restaurant were very delicious. This restauarnt locates in front of pretty flower garden which was very lovely.

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. It was nice to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambience here and that you also enjoyed sitting in our lovely garden which is very special this time of year. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Step into the Rock Inn and your expectation rises. But, very soon you find it turns out to be a bit on the pricey side for nothing more than average. We had a table in what is no better described than a lobby, children (they were staying in the hotel) running in and out every five minutes, sometimes shutting 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 sorry that on the busy summer's evening that you visited us some children who were guests in the hotel disrupted your meal. It is also disappointing to hear that you didn't find the food to the very high standard we expect. We would ask you to return to try us again... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is our second visit the last time being on the night of the Olympic opening ceremony. The rock inn is superb for food and the ambience of Elizabethan dartmoor we stayed in a room entitled 'lovely cottage' and we will be definitely visiting again to try another one of the historic rooms. Best bite was the blue cheese tartlet... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your break with us on Dartmoor and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just come back from The Rock Inn at Haytor, so very disappointing. Booked a table for our wedding anniversary meal and had to queue at the front door to get in. When we eventually got to the front of the queue the middle aged lady looked at us without any welcome whatsoever. My husband said we have a table booked... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are sorry you had a disappointing experience with us. From our point of view we felt that the moment you stepped in the door with us you were intent on not having an enjoyable evening (we have looked at your other reviews and this does seem to be a theme). Before your 1st... More 

Colchester
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and I were staying at a property just round the corner from the Rock Inn, and decided to have dinner here one evening. Despite not being `height of the season`, the main eating area was full, and it wasn`t quite outside weather. However, the (very efficient) staff weren`t phased and asked if we`d mind sitting in the conservatory.... 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 have now found us and very much look forward to welcoming you back (perhaps as hotel guests??) next time. More 

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