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Ring of Bells Inn

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The Village, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RB, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty old pub Staff friendly enough Food fine for the price, good but not great. Main problem was room over the bar - very noisy for obvious reasons, not great for an early night after a long day walking

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went here on May Bank Hol evening,this is in a stunning location on edge of Dartmoor,very busy with locals and holiday makers.Staff very helpful and found us the last available table because we didn't book,waitress was polite and efficient despite being very busy.Food arrived very quickly and was hot and fresh.Not cheap but not expensive either-would rather pay a... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Sunday lunches here are just the best....wonderfully tasty local meat with a really fabulous choice of vegetables,good roast potatoes, fine Yorkshire pudding...the gravy is superb....the puddings are tempting so...yes you have to and very good they are. The same can be said of the sandwiches, soups, pates cider ales wines and cheese. Infact, since this team have all pulled... More 

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Poole
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Ring of Bells is the best place to stay when you want to spent some time walking your dog on Dartmoor. The hotel is set in the beautiful village of North Bovey, which is surrounded by outstanding Devon countryside, and the high moors are just down the road. There are plenty of walks to explore from the hotel; they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We used to be regulars here whenever we visit family in Devon and it was average to say the least. The new owner has had big plans for a while which kept us coming back until the time before last when we came - everything was disappointing and we haven't been back for almost two years. Fast forward to the... More 

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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First ate here ten years back. Seriously average chilli con carne. A couple of owners later and it's now very good indeed. The chef has real talent and the puddings are first class. The beer is excellent and the setting quite lovely. North Bovey is the prettiest of Dartmoor villages and a post-lunch walk down to the river is a... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I stayed at this beautiful hotel while touring around Dartmore. The staff made us feel very welcome and could not have been more helpful and attentitive. We had an excellent dinner in great surroundings and an excellent breakfast. The room was very comfortable, great shower slept really well. If you want to experience old world England this is the place... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Booked as a stop over point while travelling north from Cornwall to allows us a few hours on Dartmoor We took their dinner/b&b offer for £120 which was reasonable First: be prepared if you choose to approach from Dartmoor (the west). The lanes are VERY NARROW with FEW TURNING POINTS. I thought coming from Cornwall I was used to narrow... More 

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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I booked a short while ago room number one at the ring of bells . a treat for my Wife's birthday. We have dined here a few years ago on our honeymoon and suggested we one day return with our two dogs . The room was spacious and in keeping with this 13 century thatched roof inn . Great food... More 

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Peacehaven
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After being shown to our room (5) we soon realized that not only was the bed a small double, but the t.v. didn't work! My partner mentioned it and one of the managers came up to check it, and offered us the room next door(4), which had a larger bed, a much smaller t.v. and nowhere to hang any clothes.... More 

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