We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ring of Bells Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
The Village, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RB, England
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ring of Bells Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Ring of Bells Inn
Rate this Hotel

169 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were large party lunching on Mothers Day. Young children were kept happy, vegans and meat eaters alike were pleased with wonderful food. Very busy but some very professional preparation ensured this popular Sunday at the Ring of Bells went really well! A great pub, we will be back! A lovely spot for a pre or post lunch stroll as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I stayed at a local hotel around the corner called the Bovey Castle! It was my 3rd stay. Myself & the wife love it there, but the food is always awful! After a lovely walk, you find this place. What a cracker! We always go for the steak or the fish & chips with homemade pea purée. We have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wonderful stay in a beautiful place. Service,staff, food and rooms were beyond expectations. The menu for dinner was fabulous with a wide and reasonably price wine list.Our room was absolutely beautiful and very well equipped. Highly recommended and we will return soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plymouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We decided to visit after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. What a beautiful, romantic place set near the village green. All very immaculate but problematic trying to find a parking space. There is a free small Car Park nearby but it was full even though we had missed the busy lunch time. We had a late sitting for Sunday lunch but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a mid week break in early Feb. loved everything about this Inn. We arrived with our dog who was given a huge welcome. Very dog friendly venue. We were given a choice of rooms and opted for room 4 which has easy access to the gardens for our dog. The room was large and spacious. Local produce and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thornford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Everything about this lovely old pub - location, rooms, food, beer, service, staff - is excellent. Great that our dog could enjoy it too. The village is exquisitely pretty, the staff friendly and professional, and the food delicious. I loved the vegetarian dish I had.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Storrington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Third stay - and the best so far. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff and had some memorable meals. Its location - do not follow any Sat Nav - makes it a wonderful base for walks on the moors, allowing more wonderful food to be consumed. We were touched by the main dining room being used... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There is a great family room here for children and dogs. We made the mistake of not asking to be some place else. This was our fault and not the Inns One of our party is not overly keen on dogs. Both the dogs and children behaved. I wish I could insert one of those little smilie faces here. Good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived in a big group with a baby and dog. We booked ahead-glad we did as busy but they served us promptly, fabulous roast. This is the second time I've been-last time nearly 1 year ago with friends. Fantastic each time and lovely walks too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridport, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Ring of Bells is in the perfect location for exploring East Dartmoor and the inn has a book of graded walks starting and finishing at the front door so you can ditch the car by the village green. It's not clear when you arrive where reception is (it's through the side door to the bar not the front door)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (26)
Family/play areas (1)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Room/suite (3)
Dining (6)
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (12)
Room/suite (1)
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question