Many guests return on a regular basis to stay at this delightful, family-run establishment.…
Drake Manor Inn
“Ancient inn known for its warm welcome and good food”
BUCKLAND MONACHORUM, DEVON
Dating back to the 12th century, when it was home to masons working on nearby St Andrew’s church, this very old house is run by Mandy Robinson, who prides herself on running a ‘proper pub’, with a menu of locally-sourced delights. Start with ham hock terrine, followed by roast chicken breast with wild mushrooms; or a dish of local mussels in a beer broth; or a trio of local sausages accompanied by mashed potato, tenderstem broccoli, onion rings and red onion gravy. There’s a lovely cottage garden to the side of the pub, and a wood-burner blazing in the winter.
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About the area
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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