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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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Ranked #1 of 1 Haytor Vale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Rock for a Saturday lunch. The weather was beautiful so we sat in the pub garden opposite the pub itself. Beautiful quiet spot. The steaks were really good, as were the prawns. A wonderful unspoilt stop for a tasty lunch

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Dinner while staying in Devon with friends. Loved the location and ambiance. The food was delicious. Rare Steaks were just right . Service was friendly and attentive. Good wine list . Really enjoyed our visit. Surprised at the value for money too. Have eaten in restaurants which serve just pub grub and paid much more. Would like to... 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 meal with us and that the food and the service was up to the standards we expect. We too hope that on your next visit we are able to tempt you to stay in one of our nine very comfortable guest bedrooms for an overnight... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to eat at the Rock for quite a while. The last time under different owners was mediocre so it was not again considered. With a revamp and new owners we thought it worth another try. Certainly the look and feel of the place was better and everything looked like we were going to have a pleasant... More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy your dinner with us recently. Firstly I should state that the Inn has not changed hands - the same family have run the Inn for over 30 years so we are glad to hear that our continuing efforts to upkeep business has a positive... More

Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We treated ourselves to a short break to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and, wanting to combine some walking with a comfy place to lay our heads, knew that a return visit to the Rock would fit the bill. Oliver even rejigged his bookings so that we could have the same room as previously for our full stay - Sheila's... 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 your stay with us for your 30th Anniversary and it is nice to know that we were able to make a special landmark for you both memorable. We always do all we can to make our guests feel relaxed and at home and we hope that... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the second time we have been here to eat. Both times we have been very impressed with the quality of the food and friendliness of the service. The inn is a lovely traditional English coaching inn with a rabbit warren different rooms. I think most have an open fire... but it was such a sunny day when we... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have recently returned for a few nights and were not disappointed. The bedroom was lovely, with a very comfortable bed and the bathroom had a free-standing bath and separate shower, all immaculate. The breakfasts were among the best we have had anywhere, evening meals likewise. However, the staff really make this Inn what it is - friendly, helpful and... More

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

Thank you for your review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your return visit. As you probably know the Inn has been under the same management for many years and the continued maintenance of high standards is our priority. As you rightly point out, we are very fortunate to have an excellent cheerful and diligent team of staff... More

Didcot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visit the Rock Inn at least twice a year. The basic rooms are small but comfortable and very clean - and great value for money. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is great - they now offer baked beans and black pudding which was missing from their menu in previous years: my husband was delighted! The food in... More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad that you continue to enjoy the unique setting of our Inn and all that it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back many times in the future. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

A superb meal with friends yesterday evening. It is comforting to go to an Inn where the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and utterly efficient. The food was delicious, the wine list comprehensive and the location perfect. An extension has made this place even more convivial, with lots of interesting nooks and areas in which to eat. So impressed we are... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is very nice to know that the hard work and skill of all the members of the team here is noticed and appreciated by our guests. We do hope that you also enjoyed your lunch on your return and we hope to welcome you back many times in the future. More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a brief one night visit to East Dartmoor for some walking and wildlife watching. The inn is in a very quiet countryside location in a valley on the edge of Dartmoor so you start with the ideal atmosphere for a stay. I booked at short notice and my room was as a result at the very top of... More

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

Thank you for your review and we are very glad that you found our Inn to be to a very high standard even on a busy weekend summers evening. We hope that this will be the first of many visits to the Inn in the future. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Inn is in a lovely location in a very peaceful area. We stayed here recently for 2 nights in the Tipperary Tim room. We loved the room itself and the views from it. The room was full of character and was nice and spacious. A good selection fo tea/coffee/biscuits was provided. Unfortunately we found the mattress on the bed... More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the ideal location of the Inn and the charm that it has. We are however sorry that aspects of your stay were not as you may have hoped. Let me assure you that all the ingredients used in all of our food is top quality and sourced from... More

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Address: Haytor Vale, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Haytor Vale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rock Inn 4*
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