The Top 3 Dartmoor Pubs to Visit this Year
Dartmoor is known for its spectacular landscapes. So, what better way to enjoy those vistas than from the comfort of a cosy pub? We’ve scoured the moors to collect the most memorable Dartmoor pubs for you to enjoy.
But we didn’t stop there, we’ve whittled down our selection to make sure there’s a pub worth visiting in every category. Whether you’re looking for a delicious meal, a pint at the end of your hike, or just to soak up the natural beauty of the area, these Dartmoor pubs are worth a visit.
Dartmoor pubs with breathtaking walks
It’s hard to visit Dartmoor without being drawn to take one of the many beautiful walks. After wandering the moor or climbing any of the many Tors, you’re likely to work up a thirst. The Warren House Inn is an excellent pub that offers both food and drink for weary walkers (and not-so-weary holidaymakers!).
You’ll find the Warren House Inn on the B3212, just to the northeast of Postbridge. This pub is in the heart of Dartmoor and the highest pub in England’s southwest! Expect far-reaching views of the moors and public paths to Birch Tor and Headland Warren. This Dartmoor pub has claims to fame thanks to the Spielberg movie “War Horse” using it as a film location.
Award-winning food on Dartmoor
If a hearty meal is what you need after a dose of fresh Dartmoor air, you can’t go wrong with the Rugglestone Inn in the quaint village of Widecombe on the Moor. This Dartmoor pub was voted as one of the best country pubs by Countryfile Magazine in 2018.
Expect typical tasty pub grub and delicious homestyle meals. The building is grade II listed and was converted from a cottage to an inn way back in 1823. If the walls could talk, many tales would be told! If you happen to visit in the warmer months, there’s a lovely garden to enjoy. In the cooler months, you’ll be able to snuggle up by a roaring fire.
Gorgeous inns at Dartmoor beauty spots
Fingle Bridge Inn on the banks of the river Teign is the perfect Dartmoor pub for anyone looking to soak in the natural beauty of the area. You’ll find this pub at Fingle Bridge near Drewsteignton and Teign Gorge. The National Trust’s Castle Drogo is nearby and there is a selection of beautiful walks from the garden for people of all abilities.
Both indoor and outdoor seating is available and two woodburning stove make the bar area cosy in the winter months.
Of course, these three famous Dartmoor pubs aren’t your only choices for food and drink when you visit us on Dartmoor. Our own bar and manor house offers homecooked meals and a licenced bar for any who’d rather relax and unwind a little closer to their holiday home!