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Cromwell Arms
Ranked #1 of 5 Bovey Tracey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
leicestershire
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hidden surprise”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Booked at short notice whilst on buisness, a lovely retreat away from the busy coast. nice room & good food in the resturant. Ideal base for south devon. Returned a few weeks later & enjoyed another nice stay. Will keep this place in mind for future trips.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

had not booked, but was shown a very nice room B&B £70.00. Very clean and nice bathroom. Enjoyed a lovely meal in the resturant, good food. Very comfy bed, slept well. Huge breakfast again very good. Plesant staff and very good value for money. Would stay here again. Dont come here if you are on a diet!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We booked last minute for an overnight stay on our way down to Cornwall, not expecting very much. The Inn is situated right in the middle of the delightful small town of Bovey Tracey, on the edge of Dartmoor. There is plenty of parking, with chickens in their coop in the car park (at least you know the eggs are fresh!). On arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our "newly decorated" room, which was indeed clean and well presented. It was spacious, with a built in wardrobe, tea and coffe making facilities and a flat screen TV. The bathroom was also fine, although could perhaps have donw with a bit of a tidy up to bring it up to the same standard as the bedroom. We arrived fairly late so only had time for a quick walk around Bovey Tracey which has an interesting selection of functional and interesting shops, then a drink in the bar which was very pleasant and obviously popular with both locals and visitors. The bed was very comfortable and the room quiet despite its position. Breakfast next morning was delicious, with a good selection of fruit, cereal and cooked items and the host very chatty and charming. We definitely hope to return to the Cromwell Arms, it was a lucky 'last-minute' find.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband and I visited Bovey to meet with our old friends. I had never been to Bovey before and was looking forward to a few days break. On our last night in Bovey we tried the Cromwell Arms. I ordered rump steak - medium but no blood please! When it arrived, the steak looked lovely but as I cut into it, the blood seeped out Yuk! I couldn't find a waitress at that time so I took my plate to the door of the kitchen and asked, very politely, if the chef was available. Gary came out to me and I explained the problem. He apologised profusely and took the plate away saying he would get another steak cooked for me. He was practically grovelling when he brought my plate back. Again the steak looked lovely, but on cutting it, again the blood oozed out. Gary came and took it away again but in a very disgruntled manner and brought it back cremated. On asking if my meal was okay, I told the waitress that it wasn't. I showed her how over cooked it was and also the first two mouthfuls which were abandoned into my knapkin, as they were just bone and gristle and I couldn't eat it. I advised that I did not expect to pay for it either. Gary was not very pleasant in my opinion and made me feel very uncomfortable. It spoiled our last evening with our friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

1st experience was FAB, friendly staff and the food was delicious with a good selection for everyone and at a great price too, was very fast service and you certainly get value for money here, and will be defiantly be paying another visit soon.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Loved it here. Rooms are clean, well maintained. Good clean bathroom. Nice welcome, friendly staff. Food excellent! Apparently having employed new chefs recently...it shows!! What more could you want for an excellent price?

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

Rooms are great and price is great. Here is the problem: we walked in as guests after a wedding at 11:30pm and they said the bar was closed. We stopped at the other two hotel bars before comming to our hotel for a drink and the lights were off and bar was closed. It is now 1am and 1.5 hours later the "closed" bar is still noisy. If you are in bovey Tracy stay at the dolphin or any other hotel in town. Their bars close when they are supposed to and won't keep you awake

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Cromwell Arms
Address: Fore Street | Haytor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Bovey Tracey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bovey Tracey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cromwell Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cromwell Arms is just a 5 minute drive off the A38, being ideally located on the edge of Dartmoor and in close proximity to the Heathfield Industrial Estate.The town of Bovey Tracey, also known as the Gateway to the Moor, offers easy access to endless countryside and attractions and is a fantastic place from which to explore the whole region, from the moors, tors and villages, to the beaches and seaside towns of Devon and the rest of the South West of England. With Exeter, Plymouth and Newton Abbot easily accessible from here and being only 10 miles away from the sea, our location is an ideal stop over for a business trip, a weekend break or for longer staying guests holidaying in sunny Devon. The 17th century oak beamed coaching inn is a family run award winning* establishment in the heart of the town and offers 14 tastefully,comfortable en-suite bedrooms. One of which is a family room that can sleep up to 6 people comfortably. We have Wifi throughout the main building, a lawned beer garden with a pagoda and decking for those warm sunny days and two log fires to warm you on those cosy winter nights. We even have some chickens to say hello to! So, whether you are on holiday, on business or just passing through, a visit here is highly recommended. Dogs are welcome to stay too. Great British Pub Awards South West Winners 2014 Cellar St Austell Brewery - Beer Pub of the Year 2013/2014 St Austell Brewery - Tenants of the Year 2010/2011 ... more   less 
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