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“What a find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dartmoor Inn Restaurant

The Dartmoor Inn Restaurant
Moorside, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4AY, England
01822 820221
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lydford
Cuisines: British, Brasserie, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: A beautiful getaway on the fringes of the famous moors, The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford���s two AA Rosette restaurant is a must for Devon diners. The series of cosy dining spaces decorated in a Sweden-meets-New-England style provide warm, intimate settings for relaxation and romance. A small, inviting bar with roaring log fire is the place for a leisurely sup before ordering from the delicious bar menu of pub classics with class. The more refined award winning Dartmoor Inn restaurant menu is worked around seasonality and hyper-local ingredients from nearby farmers and artisan producers for a British flavour with just a touch of international creativity. Retire to one of the superb rooms after dining for the full Dartmoor Inn experience.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stumbled across this wonderful place, what a lucky find, everything from the welcome to the staff and most importantly the food was excellent, 3 adults and one child and we just couldn't fault it, perfectly cooked steak for one and fish and chips for two with exceptional batter and really fresh fish, and bangers and mash for junior, we also tried desert which was great and even 9 year old Felix said the little chocolate pod was "really nice" all in all it's how it should be done, thank you very much.

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English first
1 review
“Mid-week lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We decided to go to the Dartmoor for lunch after seeing some great reviews. We were not disappointed!

We were warmly welcomed on arrival and seated with drinks within minutes. I found the atmosphere very relaxing, the staff polite and helpful.

The dining area has nice relaxing, quality feel, I was very pleased to have a spectacular view across the fields from my seat. Very impressed so far.

The menu choice was excellent, really is something for everyone.
I chose the flat iron steak from the specials board, very glad I did too.
The best steak I've ever had, not bad for a Tuesday lunchtime!

Our lunch was excellent, we are already planning to go again soon!

Highly Recommended

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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent - Everything they do they do really well”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed three nights in two rooms, two adults and three teenage children. Easy to book, helpful with the children. Food great and service was very good even though they were rushed off their feet. Rooms really cosy and breakfast delicious. Everyone was very friendly even when very busy. Everything they do - rooms, dinner, breakfast - they do really well. Would stay again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A good start”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived in Lydford and following recommendations we thought we would try the Dartmoor Inn. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly bar man who, although they were obviously a little short staffed was pleasant and took our order.
The soup was superb and both my partner and i enjoyed it. However, we both ordered fish. I had scampi which arrived in a small soup bowl topped by 4 or 5 scampi and my partner ordered a large fish and chips. The scampi was ok, but needed a salad or something to accompany as it was a bit greasy. My partners arrived and he was very disappointed as it looked like a childs portion (the £14.95 price did not reflect this.) When we questioned this we were told that it was indeed the large portion, but the chef would send out extra. After a short wait a side plate of undercooked fish and another piece of fish was given to us. In amongst the fish was a deep fried scallop (complete with roe) which was very unpleasant. It is a shame as the pub is ideally placed and very well decorated. We would not visit again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited the dartmoor on Sunday lunch a cold welcome and couldn't find our booking !! Limited choice on the menu and when the food arrived it was over cooked and bland the dartmoorinn needs to think back to the glory days and injected some passion into the food !! We won't go again

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