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“A warm welcome and a generous spirit” 5 of 5 stars
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The Bedford Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Plymouth Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8BB, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tavistock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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1 review
“A warm welcome and a generous spirit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The hotel hosted a 60+ person function for me in mid February and I had relatives staying several nights in the hotel. They ''loved the hotel, lovely room, lovely staff. Period but comfortably up to date. We would definitely go back. Fair price for the quality.''
My function was with just a week's notice, everything professionally managed by Maria, the room well set out and the waiting staff all well turned out, efficient and very polite. The kitchen provided extra food at no notice and we were not hurried on even though the room was required for for the evening. Simon Rowe (gen.manager) was attentive to additional requests and made sure they went smoothly. I was very pleased, and so were my guests.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We just had one night at the Bedford. What made it for us was the calibre of the staff. Everyone with whom we had contact was pleasant and helpful and really seemed to care. This is quite exceptional in my experience.

The hotel is old fashioned but effort has been made with refurbishment. Our room was spacious ( it had a single bed as well as our king-sized one). The furniture, including two armchairs was new and the bathroom was also new. There was some mould in the shower which needs attention but otherwise it was clean. The pillows could do with replacement. Sheets and blankets fit the hotel style!

The view from the windows ( we were in room 26 at the front) was lovely and there was little noise from the street. This may be an issue in warmer weather with windows open though. We had no problems with squeaky floors in this part of the hotel ( as others seem to have had) as there was no second floor above.

Breakfast was great and my disappointment at the lack of black pudding was overcome by the fried bread. The toast was wonderful - proper granary loaf not sliced bread.

The extensive communal space on the ground floor had a really nice atmosphere. It seemed like a popular local meeting place for drinks or a coffee. We had eaten too well at lunchtime so only wanted a snack in the evening. The staff were happy from us to order from the lunch menu in the evening. The open sandwiches are recommended as is the cheese board. In fact I had to visit the country cheese store by the market to buy some of the cheese I had at the Bedford. There is local cask beer on offer.

I did baulk a bit at the room prices when I booked but I guess you are paying for all the public rooms. I would love to stay here again and would certainly be tempted by the sister hotel.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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WarmWelcome_Devon, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear HazelRuth
Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review on The Bedford Hotel regarding your recent one night stay with us, I will pass on to the Chef your delight in having his home made granary bread for breakfast. We all look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
Kind Regards
Simon Rowe – General Manager
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the second time, staff excellent, room beautiful, hotel fantastic! Would highly recommend this to any one who wants to feel like they have been looked after! The breakfast is really good and you are made to feel welcome by everyone to speak to in the hotel.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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WarmWelcome_Devon, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Matt L
Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review on The Bedford Hotel regarding your recent staff with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Simon Rowe – General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Passing through Tavistock and just came in for dinner.After having a nice glass of wine by the fire,a friend and I moved through to the restaurant-passing on the way the cosy looking bar which was busy with people having drinks and early-evening supper.The chef really did us proud with a tasting menu which was utterly fabulous...the staff were all very attentive and friendly and there was a nice atmosphere in the room.I would definitely re-visit next time I'm in this part of the world again.

SG,London

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WarmWelcome_Devon, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear SGLondon2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review regarding your recent meal here at the Bedford Hotel. We do have a great team of chefs who love cooking with fresh local produce and we are pleased that you enjoyed them too. We hope you will be back soon to enjoy once again the great atmosphere here at the Bedford.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fantastic weekend at The Bedford; made even better by the lovely Reception and Bar staff. The afternoon tea here is amazing. From booking to the friendly welcome, from the cream tea to our peaceful and comfortable room.... All was great. Nothing too much trouble ... Will definitely be going back. Thank you to the great team at The Bedford for making our stay such a pleasant one.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmWelcome_Devon, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear CM20
Thank you for taking the time to post a great review on the Bedford hotel regarding your recent weekend stay with us. I will pass on your comments to the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bedford in the near future.
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Simon Rowe – General Manager
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a very delicious meal today with a very large group. The food was excellent,and also hot which is often a problem with large parties and the service was prompt and it was an overall enjoyable experience.
The hotel was very busy so I was impressed with the fact that we were served such a beautiful meal so quickly. well done !
I have had several meals here lately and every time have been happy with both the food and service.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WarmWelcome_Devon, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Taylors Tavistock
Thank you for posting a lovely review regarding your recent lunch at the Bedford hotel. It’s great to here that have enjoyed the service and the food on numerous occasions and we hope you will enjoy many more.
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Simon Rowe – General Manager
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My partner and I only stayed for one night but we really enjoyed it here. The staff were friendly and informative, the evening meal was excellent and the bar although small was well stocked. The breakfast was ok, nothing special. However we would go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WarmWelcome_Devon, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Frank A
Thank you for posting a lovely review regarding your recent one night stay at the Bedford Hotel and I will pass on to the staff your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Kind Regards
Simon Rowe – General Manager
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Address: 1 Plymouth Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8BB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Tavistock
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tavistock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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