Escape From The City This Christmas at Bearslake Inn

At some point, we all get used to the noise and the hustle and bustle of daily life. The familiar hum of the city is a regular reminder of home for many and for work, it can scarcely be avoided; a necessary evil to live a modern life. However, the festive season brings with it the chance to break away from the urban lifestyle and embrace something more comfortable and relaxing. Something more warm when the weather turns so cold. This festive season, escape to the countryside with Bearslake Inn and all of our holiday delights here in Dartmoor.

Christmas pub in Dartmoor

A Magical Atmosphere

We pride ourselves on being one of the most photographed pubs in the country and our charming location becomes even more delightful as winter draws in. Cosy nights in our enchanting garden with all of our festive decorations make something you simply can’t miss. Celebrate with those you love while sampling local delights and enjoying the type of comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that only Dartmoor can truly provide!

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Inviting Accommodation

Enjoy a night away from the noise and chaos of the city with our character-filled rooms. Swap the harsh buzz of a busy city for the tranquil peace of a winter night in Dartmoor with the trickle of our gentle stream lulling you into a sense of comfort. Then, wake up to the sights and sounds of Dartmoor with gorgeous views guaranteed. We have plenty of rooms available whether you are interested in something with a distinctive vintage feel or something more ideal for a romantic getaway. We can even make sure your furry friends don’t miss out on a much needed rest with dog-friendly accommodation available. However you wish to spend your winter break, we have you covered. 


Christmas dining at Bearslake Inn Dartmoor

Christmas Dining on Dartmoor

Part of the festive spirit is undoubtedly the food and our new chef Dolton is proud to present a refined and curated Christmas Day dining experience of locally sourced Devon produce for your dining pleasure. Feast on a selection of delectable starters before the main event of a classic Turkey Crown roast with all the trimmings with ‘Pigs in Blankets’, Roast Parsnips & Stuffing or Brixham Turbot, Golden Raisin Vinaigrette & Chive Verjus Butter, with vegetarian options also available. Then we round off our selection with mouth-watering desserts including a classic Christmas Pudding, Roast Fig Ice Cream, Raisin & Port or Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut Cremeux, Hazelnut Sponge & Vanilla, followed by tea or coffee.

We also cater for those special Christmas gatherings with a special Festive Party Menu where you can choose from a selection of our locally sourced delights such as Red Ruby Beef Sirloin, Braised Brisket, Roscoff Onion & Celeriac with Roast Potatoes, Winter Greens, Cauliflower Cheese & Gravy and Dark Chocolate Marquise. Celebrate with family and friends with a carefully selected menu but as ever, make sure to pre-book as soon as possible as space is always limited.

a christmas themed afternoon tea set up at Bearslake Inn

Delve into Dartmoor with a classic Afternoon Tea with a festive twist

Dartmoor and Dorset are known for their classic afternoon tea selections and our afternoon tea is no exception, full of locally sourced delicacies and treats that provide an elegant and luxurious little break while looking out on the glorious countryside, relaxing after a walk through the hills. Our vintage afternoon tea has seen a recent revamp for the festive season with our Cosy Festive Afternoon Tea now available every Friday & Saturday between 2pm and 4pm from 24 November until Christmas Eve! Delight your taste buds with Chef Dolton's delectable selection of seasonal treats and traditional favourites. While you are taking in the ambience and decor, why not add a bit of sparkle and add on a glass of Prosecco or cosy up with a warming glass of Mulled wine? Simply the best way to take the weight off your shoulders and just unwind.


Christmas dining Bearslake Inn

Winter Walks and Events on Dartmoor

There’s so much more to see around Dartmoor this time of year. Our gardens open right out onto the Dartmoor hills, providing a lovely opportunity to stretch your legs and go out on an adventure across Dartmoor. Whether with your dog or with loved ones, there is plenty to see and do over the festive season from Christmas lights to charming grottos. For a full list of things to check out this Christmas in Dartmoor, you can view our piece on that very topic here. There’s nothing better than a winter walk to offer a reset and a chance to reset in amongst the hustle and bustle of festive planning and general life. Work up a sweat and an appetite and then come back to relax in the warmth of our vintage accommodation with plenty of festive drinks on tap. 


There’s nothing better than that feeling of looking forward to a relaxing getaway and in this season of giving, you can give the gift of a break in the country. Buy any of our VIP monetary vouchers before the end of November 2023 and 20% extra credit will get added on to the purchase value, redeemable against food, drink and accommodation. Save a little, live a lot and enjoy all that a break in Dartmoor has to offer this festive season.