The best pubs on Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park in Devon is known for its stunning landscapes and picturesque villages, the lush greenery covers around 368 square miles. Dartmoor has many walks to enjoy, but what goes best with a nice long walk? A pub. While there are several great pubs scattered throughout the area, here are a few of the best pubs on Dartmoor...


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Bearslake Inn - of course!

Bearslake Inn: This dog-friendly,13th Century pub is packed full of character and charm. Each week there are guest ales that will really quench your thirst after a long walk. The bar is also stocked with some of the finest West Country local gins, spirits, and whiskies. Bearslake Inn even has its own secret garden with a stream running through, just what you need whilst you put your feet up after a long day walking on Dartmoor. This really is one of the best dog-friendly pubs on Dartmoor.


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The Warren House Inn

The Warren House Inn: Treat yourself to a pub lunch at The Warren House Inn that dates back to the 18th century. For both locals and tourists, its one of the best pubs on Dartmoor because of its traditional charm, cozy atmosphere, and spectacular views. The Warren House Inn is a popular spot for hikers and offers a selection of local ales and hearty pub food. The walk up to Hookney Tor is not to be missed.

The Old Inn

The Old Inn

The Old Inn: Situated in the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, The Old Inn is a charming pub with a history that dates to the 14th century. It offers a traditional pub setting with exposed beams, stone walls, and a cozy atmosphere. The pub serves a selection of local ales and ciders, and its menu features classic pub fare and locally sourced ingredients, for tasting local produce and drinks, this is one of the best pubs on Dartmoor!

The Rugglestone Inn

The Rugglestone Inn

The Rugglestone Inn: Situated in the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, The Rugglestone Inn is a delightful pub with a thatched roof and a warm ambiance. This beautiful establishment serves a range of real ales and delicious homemade food, including classic pub dishes and local specialties. The pub often hosts live music and is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

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The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn: Nestled in the village of Haytor Vale, The Rock Inn is a traditional pub with a rich history. It offers stunning views of Haytor, one of Dartmoor's most iconic tors. The pub features a rustic interior, a roaring fire during colder months, and a beer garden for sunny days. The menu showcases locally sourced ingredients, and they have a good selection of real ales and ciders.


The best pub on Dartmoor!

These are just a few examples of the best pubs on Dartmoor, each with its own unique charm and character. When visiting the area, it's always worth exploring the local villages and asking locals for their recommendations, as there are many hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

A great base for your exploration is Bearslake Inn, set in the beautiful area of Lake. Located near to Okehampton, there are some great little shops nearby to have a look around. After your day of exploring, by staying at Bearslake Inn, you will be able to enjoy a selection of drinks, delicious food and our gorgeous bedrooms. At the family-run pub, Lisa and Julian cannot wait to invite you to share in the magic of this quintessential thatched, 13th Century Dartmoor Inn - one of the best pubs on Dartmoor!