Isolated 18th-c pub, ideal for a drink or meal after a moorland hike
The good pub guide review
This beautifully located pub is the perfect spot after a damp walk on Dartmoor. It's a straightforward and honest place, full of character. The cosy bar has simple furnishings such as easy chairs and settles beneath the beamed ochre ceiling, old pictures of the inn on partly panelled stone walls and dim lighting (powered by the pub's own generator); one of the open fires is said to have been kept alight since 1845. There's also a family room. They sell Black Tor Pride of Dartmoor, Otter Ale and changing guests such as Roam Sound Bitter and Summerskills Start Point on handpump, local farm cider and malt whiskies. The picnic-sets on both sides of the road have moorland views.
The good pub guide food review
Bar food includes lunchtime ploughman's and baked potatoes, pasties, breaded king prawns with garlic dip, steak in ale pie, ricotta and spinach cannelloni, ham and chips, Spanish-style lamb in sherry, Mexican three-bean chilli with rice, smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes, steaks with trimmings, and puddings such as chocolate fudge cake and sticky toffee pudding.