Thurlestone Hotel is a perennially popular place to stay and has been in the same family-…
The Village Inn
“Minutes from the beach and South West Coast Path”
Run for the past century by the Grose family, who also own the neighbouring Thurlestone Hotel, this 16th-century inn’s interior is smart with traditional touches including timbers salvaged from wrecked Spanish Armada warships. The menu offers freshly prepared sandwiches and salads; signature dishes such as fish pie and venison bourguignon and mash; pub classics including burgers and glazed ham, fried duck eggs and chips; and daily blackboard specials including fish from Brixham and Plymouth markets. Dartmoor Jail Ale and Thurlestone Rocks are among the ales on tap. Children and dogs are welcome.
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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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