Rock

Haytor Vale, Devon

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

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Contact Details

Rock, Haytor Vale, Haytor, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9XP

(01364) 661305

www.rock-inn.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11am-10.30pm (11pm Sat)

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-10.30

Directions

Haytor signposted off B3387 just W of Bovey Tracey, on good moorland road to Widecombe

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Smart Dartmoor inn with lovely food, real ales and seats in pretty garden; comfortable bedrooms

This civilised place is on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and makes a marvellous base for walking: the smart, beamed bedrooms (with garden or moor views) are highly regarded by our readers and breakfasts are excellent. It's at its most informal at lunchtime. The two neatly kept, linked, partly panelled bar rooms have lots of dark wood and red plush, polished antique tables with candles and fresh flowers, old-fashioned prints and decorative plates, and warming winter log fires (the main fireplace has a fine Stuart fireback). Dartmoor IPA and Jail Ale on handpump, 15 wines (plus champagne and sparkling rosé) by the glass and 20 malt whiskies. There's also a light and spacious dining room in the lower part of the inn and a residents' lounge. The large, pretty garden opposite has some seats, with more on the little terrace next to the pub. You can park at the back of the building.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award

Food Award

Food Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Garden

Garden

Surroundings

Surroundings

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

4 / 5 - 42 votes cast



Previous Reviews


lovely pub, good food[ pie was great] helpful staff


Only popped in for a lunchtime pint while out walking but we were impressed and hope to return Neil & Anita Christopher


Very friendly and helpful staff, great food and wine and a lovely relaxed atmosphere - a perfect pub.


Really good food in the evening, restaurant quality but without sacrificing the pub to it. Wish there were more like this one - the beer was good too.


This is a smashing pub in a lovely location with superb walking in all directions. We visit there a few times a year to go walking followed by a pub lunch. The food is lovingly prepared and cooked and we had tempura prawns with sweet chill dip as a starter, followed up with goats cheese and caramelised onion tart and fish and chips. The prawns were delicious, care of a wonderfully light crisp batter and being cooked to perfection, which the same can be said for the other fish dishes on the menu. Follow this with a light vanilla panacotta or caramelised lemon tart with ginger ice-cream. The only suggestion i could make to improve on their food standard, would be to stop using frozen chips. For the extra effort involved in preparing and cooking home done real chips, the pub would be worthy of a five star rating, and i'd have to visit more often! Very well kept Jail Ale is on tap, as well as other guest beers and a good wine list. There are plenty of places to sit, with rooms to suit different ambiences, from the dark and quiet corner to the light and airy conservatory, or the garden outside. Car parking is limited as the pub is in the heart of the village, on a narrow lane. If you're fit and able, park in the public car park on the village outskirts and amble down. As already mentioned, there are some lovely walks in the area. You can walk from the pub and arrive back in time for lunch or, as we do, park at Manaton and there's a route that takes you up to Hay Tor, via Hound Tor in time for lunch, followed by a long amble down the tramway and through Houndtor Woods to get back to the car.


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