We stayed here for one night as part of a long weekend on Dartmoor and we were very impressed! There are only three rooms and ours ('Toile') was very tastefully decorated and big. A roll top bath would have topped it off but that's just being picky.
The staff were friendly and it's nice to be greeted by everyone the moment you walk through the door. It makes you feel welcome even though we felt wind-swept and a little tired.
The evening meal was fantastic - on par with some much more expensive hotels/restaurants we've been to over the years. We opted for the 'A La Carte' menu for our romantic dinner for two but there was also an 'Easy Dining' menu for those wanting something a little more hearty and only slightly less-sophiscated (Liver and Bacon, Devon Ruby Burger and Chips etc.). For my main course I had a sea bass fillet on a bed of spinach and mussels in a beautifully delicate sauce - probably one of the best fish dishes I've ever had!
The 'dining room' is a actually two rooms, with fireplaces and a lovely atmosphere. You can also eat in the bar area and the area behind the bar too - both very welcoming.
Breakfast really made this a place to remember though. Everything was beautifully presented (unusual for a breakfast) and perfectly cooked. I don't want to ruin the suprise for anyone but I loved the fruit and it's the first time I've ever had a 'chocolate pot' for breakfast - perfect with a cup of their really good coffee! Even the decaf was good! (If I was being really picky a larger glass of Orange Juice would have been nice but they seemed happy enough to get another glass on request)
We will definitely go back!
- Also Known As:
- Dartmoor Hotel Lydford
- Dartmoor Inn Dartmoor National Park/Lydford