“Views over Dartmoor National Park” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Built in 1890 by retailer W H Smith, Bovey Castle has two restaurants, of which Smith’s Brasserie is the more informal - but smart all the same. With some dishes clearly Mediterranean inspired, choices include tapas-style snacks, Dover sole with poached oyster, and garden vegetable and rocket risotto. The terrace overlooks the River Bovey.
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Facilities – at a glance
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12
- Dinner served until: 10
- Wines under £30: 13
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 7
- Cuisine style: British
- Vegetarian menu
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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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