The Old Inn

“Heartening simplicity at the village inn” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

DREWSTEIGNTON, DEVON

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Despite the narrow roads that lead into it on either side, Drewsteignton was once a major staging-post on the coach route from Exeter to Okehampton. A slip of a Dartmoor village to the modern eye, it boasts Duncan Walker's stylish 17th-century inn. The ambience is homely, with striking modern artworks, and a menu of assured, classically based cooking that offers a wealth of enticement. Start with grilled fillet of red mullet bourride, or sautéed calves’ sweetbreads with onion and thyme tart. Then, grilled fillet of turbot with crab and roast shellfish velouté, or roast squab pigeon with artichoke and port. A compact wine list is impeccably chosen.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Old Inn
DREWSTEIGNTON,EX6 6QR
Phone : 01647 281276

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 16
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 3 weeks January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 38
  • Wines by the glass: 4
  • Cuisine style: International

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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