We arrived at about 8.30pm for a meal on a wet summer's evening after the pub had clearly been deluged by customers for food and drink. By the time we arrived, the staff were clearly exhausted and irritated but in a good humoured and understandable way. However, once they re-organised (20 minutes later) we received the menus and ordered our food. The menu was what you might expect from a solid country pub. Steak and chips, scampi and chips, gammon and pineapple etc. however, what you won't expect is the quality of the food and the size of the portions. The food was extremely good quality and the portions were generous without being over facing. There was a good range of wines, beers, ciders and spirits and the atmosphere was congenial and relaxed. The meal for two adults and two children came to £48 including drinks. Exceptional value for the quality. The surroundings are fantastic, the staff are accomodating, and the fayre is great value for money. We were heading back north from Cornwall. An exceptional place to stop off on the way up or down the A30.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle Inn is a traditional 16th-century inn situated in Lydford, on the Western slopes of Dartmoor National Park. Built in 1550, its plain pink exterior offers no clues as to what awaits you inside. It oozes with character from every nook and cranny. The lamp-lit bar with low, bowed ceilings, many curios, slate floors and an open fire, the lovely snug with high backed settles and the charming restaurant with beamed ceiling. There is a pretty garden to the back of the inn with more seating and views of the castle. Whether you fancy a pint of Tribute and a chat with the locals, a quick bite to eat or a full meal, the the Castle Inn offers wonderful food and drink in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Children are very welcome as are dogs on leads. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Lydford
- Castle Inn Dartmoor National Park/Lydford