The Drake Manor inn was recommended to us for a Sunday roast.Had a very nice meal.Meat & veg were great.Extra side portion of Cauli cheese was huge.Lovely old pub.Great friendly service.Highly recommend a visit.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lovely little pub in the pretty village of Buckland Monachorum, building dating from the twelfth century. Nice selection of ales and ciders and fantastic food whether you're having plain or fancy - even the fish & chips was cooked to perfection with fresh local ingredients and really good homemade tartare sauce. It's a beautiful, cosy, old building - prettily and unpretentiously decorated with brass harness decorations and teacups hung on the beams, lovely old fireplaces now fitted with wood burners, low, timbered ceilings, creating a snug enough space that you know that on a winter's evening this will be warm and welcoming. On a summer's day, on the other hand, there is an attractive beer garden, with a stream running by it, next to the Church. Great for a family meal. The pub has a friendly, relaxed feel. Not too crowded or too stilted. Dogs are welcome. The main door is level access. I was there with my friend and my husband who both have restricted mobility and they both found it easy.to move around there. Seating is comfortable. What I did not note is whether the door would be wide enough for a wheelchair and what turning space was like inside. Parking is on-street or the Church has a car park opposite which is they are happy for people not attending church to use provided they vacate about 45 mins before a service is due to start. On a Sunday, it is difficult to get a park - whether because of religious fervour or the excellence of the roast dinners at the pub. However, just up the road is the Garden House, which has parking for their visitors, so you could combine a visit to these lovely gardens with a trip to the pub, leaving the car at the Garden House and strolling down the public footpath to the village - an ambling walk through fields, along a stream, past the Church. Sadly this footpath is not suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Entrance to the Garden House is £10 for adults, free for children. Or annual membership for one costs £30 and gives unlimited entrance to the Garden House, Trebah, Coleton Fishacre and Trematon. The 55 bus runs to Buckland Monachorum from Yelverton about every hour, Mon - Sat between roughly 8:45 am and 7 pm. Number 1bus runs from Plymouth and Tavistock to Yelverton about every 15 minutes. You can also walk from Yelverton to Buckland Monachorum. This takes about half an hour at a gentle pace, across flat moorland. Trains run from Plymouth and Gunnislake to Bere Alston from where you can walk via Denham Bridge to the pub. However this involves a steep hill, and is not great at rush hour, when the narrow road gets fairly busy, making for not such a relaxing walk. There is lovely countryside hereabouts including nearby Double Waters. Buckland Abbey is close by. St Andrew's Church next door, well worth a look itself, was the family Church of Sir Francis Drake and it is highly likely Drake would have visited the pub building (then a maltings). …
Stayed here on our visit from Australia. The apartment was perfect and well looked after, our breakfasts were scrumptious and plentiful. Cannot reccomend highly enough. Many thanks to Mandy and her team, always friendly and helpful.
We had been for a walk locally with friends and dogs and popped in for lunch. It’s nice and cozy with a few small areas rather than 1 big bar plus some nice space outside. Friendly staff and nice food would def go again
The food was delicious and plentiful. It was delivered with a nice smile from the lovely staff who could not do enough for you. The landlady was really nice and very friendly even gave our dog some treats.