We stayed one night at The Old Inn at the end of June and had a fantastic experience. We received a friendly welcome on arrival from humans and dogs alike and shown to the room which was clean and comfortable if not spectacular. What was spectacular though was the dinner which was worthy of a michelin star as other reviewers have suggested. Between us we had six flawless courses and I had the good fortune to have two of the superb scallop amuse bouches as my wife is allergic to seafood.
Coffee and pastries were delivered to the room in the morning and the croissant and pain au chocolate were the best I've had in the UK.
If i was nitpicking then a couple of shelves in the bathroom and shower would be handy and although the coffee tray arrived when we asked for it we had already been awake for an hour by then and so coffee making facilities in the room would have been useful.
Also if you don't like dogs then you may want to think twice about coming here as this is their home and they, and the world's most laid back cat, are a central part of the experience.
i wouldn't hesitate for a moment to come back here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 17th Century guesthouse has recently undergone huge changes, carpets have gone & original floors, walls and fireplaces are now exposed. All five rooms have been entirely refurbished. We offer good food, sourced locally - organic where possible - and cooked well, from great breakfasts to dinner in the evening. The Inn is in the centre of Drewsteignton village, Castle Drogo is less than a mile away and the Two Moors Way passes the front door. ... more less