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Bearslake Inn
Ranked #2 of 25 Okehampton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 22, 2009

This is a very traditional looking inn complete with thatched roof, small doorways, low ceilings and exposed beams. On entering the car park you can’t help but think what a great looking and inviting place this is. The inside is very much in keeping with the traditional look of the outside as well with its alcoves, stone floors and wood burning stoves keeping the place warm.

We arrived by bike as we were doing the Devon coast to coast from Plymouth to Ilfracombe. There are bike racks to the right of the car park where we left our bikes securely locked for the night and everything was OK in the morning. The room that we occupied was called Cider Press and was a very nice room. Again, you get all the traditional features of a thatched ‘cottage’ building including a low beam that you had to duck under to reach the bed or the bathroom. Initial appearances are impressive as the room is very tastefully decorated and well furnished. The floors are very uneven as well which becomes more apparent when you put anything on the bedside cabinets as things slide to one side. This room was very large with flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and small windows with a view onto the front of the building.

The bathroom is equally spacious with a bath and shower to choose from. Again like the main room, everything was clean, tidy and spotless. There isn’t a great deal else around the Bearslake Inn, but once there, you really don’t need much else. Out in the back of the inn there is an enormous beer garden that I would imagine is very popular in the summertime. There are many tables to sit at and there’s even a small stream running through the garden that you can sit by.

Whilst we were there we ate in the restaurant and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with a vegetarian starter and main course. Whilst the food was very good, one thing I would say is that they do give you a little too much. With a starter of soup, we were unable to finish the main course. The service however was good and friendly and the surroundings very pleasant.

Breakfast is also eaten in the main restaurant and this consisted of cereals and the full English breakfast. Again, nothing to complain about here.

Overall I thought this was an excellent place to stay, it was clean and comfortable, had real ales in the bar and a restaurant serving good food. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

We stayed here with friends for one night and were really impressed with our rooms (Hayloft and Cider Press). They were very spacious and clean. The breakfast was good with a wide choice and served by a friendly waitress.

It is a beautiful thatched cottage with a lovely garden and stream and is situated on a main road with easy access to Dartmoor National Park.

Unfortunately, it did not have a friendly or relaxed atmosphere. There seemed to be a lot of signage generally telling you all the things you are not allowed to do. I got the impression the owners were very precious about their property.

We were greeted by an aggressive and bolshy gardener who claimed to be ‘in charge.’ And wasted no time in telling us one or two things we weren’t allowed to do.

I would also say that the menu in the restaurant for evening meals was limited and overpriced. I would recommend driving a few miles down the road to the Fox and Hounds for traditionally home cooked good food.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 22, 2009

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 30, 2008

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2007

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bearslake Inn

Address: Lake, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 4HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Okehampton
Price Range: $160 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bearslake Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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