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Bearslake Inn - One of the best Country Pubs on Dartmoor

Located between the small market towns of Tavistock and Okehampton, Bearslake Inn is one of the best Country Pubs on Dartmoor from which to explore the delights of the local Moors and Tors of the National Park. As a 13th century Dartmoor Inn, we're a sanctuary of rest for weary travellers, with six spacious en-suite rooms (four of which are dog-friendly), restaurant serving pub classics, and a beautiful spacious garden with stunning views over Sourton Tor. Just two miles south of the A30 and the border between Devon and Cornwall, we're an easy to reach pub and yet set amidst glorious remote walking countryside on Dartmoor.

The magnificent Sourton Tor, Corn Ridge and Great Links Tor are all accessible by foot with the Granite Way cycle path running directly behind our Dartmoor Inn. Our chefs specialise in local produce and lucky for us the West Country is blessed with wonderful supplies of meat, fish and vegetables, as well as a host of small artisan producers of cheese, ice cream and smoked products. Where and whenever possible we always try to source these direct from the best farmers, fisherman or growers. Our shopping criteria is simple as one of the best Country Pubs on Dartmoor; best quality and locally produced (if not local, then Devon).

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As one of the best Country Pubs on Dartmoor, pub classics and whole hearty food is created with passion and great pride here. We're blessed with wonderful local suppliers including a host of small artisan producers of cheeses, ice cream and smoked products. Food is served throughout our cosy pub and in the restaurant area. When the weather permits, we also serve outside in our garden by the relaxing, babbling stream, with views over Dartmoor. 

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Our bar is set in the oldest part of our 13th Century thatched Dartmoor Inn serving guest ales each week, some of the finest West Country gins, local spirits and fine whiskys. Curated by local wine merchants, our wine list showcases great world wines with mixers and soft drinks sourced solely from Devon.

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We have six, large, individually designed rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms in our 13th century Dartmoor Inn. Every room contains a comfortable King-size bed and three of our six rooms are family rooms with additional beds suitable for larger parties & families. Four, dog-friendly rooms also have easy access to our large pub garden. 

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For the best prices on our rooms and dining always check our special offers page, sign up for our email newsletter and book direct on our website. We hope to see you soon at Bearslake Inn - one of the best Country Pubs on Dartmoor!


About Bearslake Inn

As owners of 13th century Bearslake Inn, we have lived in the Dartmoor National Park now for over 13 years and understand the importance of fine country pubs on Dartmoor for residents and visitors alike. We are custodians of the Bearslake's history and cannot wait to invite you to share in the magic of this quintessential thatched, Dartmoor Inn. Whether it be a quick pint, light bite or an overnight stay, along with our dedicated team, we will do our best to make your time with us memorable for all the right reasons. We all work tireslessly to be one of the best pubs on Dartmoor.

Julian Tarrant-Boyce & Lisa Jenkins



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"Dog-friendly rooms" Wendy333z

"Lovely 2 nights with our new puppy, made to feel really welcome by Ian and Linda, gorgeous thatched pub with meadow garden and stream at rear, really pretty and well located for exploring Dartmoor. Great room, fabulous menu, we will return soon."

"Cannot fault this pub" jay1

"..the pub and rooms is absolutely lovely, firstly rooms super clean very spacious comfy bed. We stayed in the family room. If you are with a family this is such a spacious room bathroom is great; hot shower and a lovely bath, view from your room is also great. The pub, the staff owners are super friendly and make all of you welcome, the pub inside is really traditional open fires again you cannot fault this pub."

"Lovely walk & mouth-watering 3 course lunch" alisonh

"This place was a delightful find, after a lovely walk on the spectacular moors which is in easy reach via a footpath by the pub, we enjoyed a mouth watering 3 course lunch. The cheeseburger was the best we’ve ever tasted, the service was great and even had dog treats waiting on the table for our 2 hairy companions. The pub is full of character with a lovely garden and big car park, it has everything."

"Simply wonderful!" David C - 12/03/2023

"We cannot fault anything here. Particular praise to the staff. Simply wonderful.

REALLY first rate food. We will be back."

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Things to do

Unbelieveable landscapes, panoramic views and hills to be conquered, just some of the Dartmoor delights awaiting you when you stay or eat at Bearslake Inn - one of the best pubs on Dartmoor. While walking is the main pastime around these parts, there are plenty more things to do on Dartmoor and in the market town of Tavistock, as well as simply relaxing here in our 13th century Dartmoor Inn and taking in the beautiful views of Sourton Tor from our beautiful garden. 


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