The Hare & Hounds
“Old smugglers' and poachers' haunt” - AA Inspector
Good local ales might well be what attracts people to this whitewashed, 17th-century free house. Or maybe it's the comfortable beamed, log-fire-warmed interior, and large garden with children's play area, with fantastic views down the valley to the sea at Sidmouth. Yet again, perhaps the spur is the best cuts of Devon meat from the daily carvery, or the extensive menu of snacks and freshly prepared classic pub dishes, such as beef in red wine; pork and mushroom bake; chargrilled steaks; breaded plaice; and aromatic vegetable burger. Devon folklore has it that the large stone at the front of the building dances at night when it hears the parish church bells ring, and that it rolls down the valley to drink from the River Sid.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Main course from: £1
- Closed: 2
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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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