Over the years I've stayed in many different types of accommodation across the UK & Europe. I've eaten in Michelin-starred restaurants as well as the most rustic affairs. A simple chorizo tortilla with a fresh properly grown tomato in the mountains of Spain can be as good as the most complex 20 course meal. This is not difficult but so many places in the UK get it so badly wrong and so many people put up with it. The glowing reviews on this site for some of the places I have stayed show a very low level of expectation and a distinct lack of discernment.
I'm happy to say that the positive reviews for the White Hart are on the money this time. Attentive, professional but yet relaxed staff. Well appointed, clean rooms with super comfy beds. Having just had a venison and rose hip venison pielet, followed by some properly cooked sea bass I am also suitably impressed by the food. A good wine list accompanied which included local wines of excellent quality. It would have been good to see a Nytimber but this is a very very minor point. Top marks to the manager and owner. Keep it up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White Hart Hotel is a traditional old posting house at the centre of the small moorland town of Moretonhampstead set within the spectacular Dartmoor National Park. Under new ownership since early 2012, the White Hart Hotel dates back to 1639 and this historic Grade II listed building is being sympathetically refurbished to provide all modern comforts within a traditional setting. Our comfy sofa-filled lounge has a roaring log fire where you can relax and combine the delights of a traditional cream tea with the convenience of free wifi. An ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area of Devon, the White Hart has 20 well-appointed bedrooms in the main hotel and a further eight in a separate mews building. Our restaurant features the freshest local, seasonal produce cooked in a style that lets the quality of the ingredients speak for themselves. A free house, we stock a range of local real ales and have a handpicked wine list. DOGS - Dogs and Dartmoor go together. Dartmoor is great walking country and dogs are welcome everywhere in the hotel, except in the dining room. CYCLING - Dartmoor is a great area for cycling and we can offer secure bike storage, and have a drying room. SHOOTING - The area is popular for the sport of shooting and the Hotel is used regularly by shooting parties and we have a gun safe and have a drying room. GOLF - There are a number of good golf courses nearby and we can offer special rates with Bovey Castle Golf course, just 2 miles away, and Okehampton Golf Course, 12 miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- White Hart Hotel
- The White Hart Hotel Moretonhampstead, Devon