The Blackriver Inn

“Modern British cooking in classic English village pub” - AA Inspector



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Our Inspector's View

Plenty of history at this ‘proper village pub’, in business since the 1820s. There’s a real feeling of a traditional country inn inside, plus a garden with outside seating. In addition to a range of pub classics like hearty homemade burgers, you’ll find a wide variety of ‘small plates’ on offer, many being examples of classic dishes presented in smaller form, giving you the opportunity to experience three or four dishes. These might include white risotto with celeriac, an excellent accompaniment to beef rump with crisp Parmentier potatoes and blue cheese sauce, and lamb breast with lamb kidney and mash.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Blackriver Inn
Broad Street, Black Torrington, BEAWORTHY, DEVON, EX21 5PT
Phone : 01409 231888


  • Seats: 55
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Traditional

About The area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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