The Old Barn Guidebook

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The Old Barn Guidebook

Towns/Villages

Full of character, old market town, 10 minutes drive from The Old Barn. Butchers, Co-op, Fruit & Veg shop along with cafes and shops.
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Moretonhampstead
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Full of character, old market town, 10 minutes drive from The Old Barn. Butchers, Co-op, Fruit & Veg shop along with cafes and shops.
Home to the iconic Dartmoor prison, this village is in the middle of Dartmoor. Visit the Dartmoor Prison museum, grab a coffee from a cafe and your necessities from the local shop. Visit the Two Bridges Hotel for food & drinks, the home of 'The Hairy Hand'. After go on a circular walk to Wistmans Woods, allow 2hours for this and wear comfortable walking shoes. 35minutes drive.
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Princetown
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Home to the iconic Dartmoor prison, this village is in the middle of Dartmoor. Visit the Dartmoor Prison museum, grab a coffee from a cafe and your necessities from the local shop. Visit the Two Bridges Hotel for food & drinks, the home of 'The Hairy Hand'. After go on a circular walk to Wistmans Woods, allow 2hours for this and wear comfortable walking shoes. 35minutes drive.
A small town along the estuary, lovely views and walks, fishing options, places to eat and shops to visit.
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Topsham
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A small town along the estuary, lovely views and walks, fishing options, places to eat and shops to visit.
This village is home to a few cafes and shops, and is best known for its village fair and its church known as 'The cathedral on the moor'. One of my favourite places to visit, as it feels as if you have gone back in time walking around.
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Widecombe in the Moor
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This village is home to a few cafes and shops, and is best known for its village fair and its church known as 'The cathedral on the moor'. One of my favourite places to visit, as it feels as if you have gone back in time walking around.
A traditional market town offering a range of places to eat, shops to explore and stores to purchase necessities. 30minutes drive away from the barn, close to Meldon reservoir and Okehampton Castle.
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Okehampton
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A traditional market town offering a range of places to eat, shops to explore and stores to purchase necessities. 30minutes drive away from the barn, close to Meldon reservoir and Okehampton Castle.

City/town information

30mins away from the barn is exmouth, a sandy beach with fish and chip shops, ice cream stalls, outdoor play areas and more. There is a town for shopping, superstores for your groceries and restaurants for your evening meal.
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Exmouth
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30mins away from the barn is exmouth, a sandy beach with fish and chip shops, ice cream stalls, outdoor play areas and more. There is a town for shopping, superstores for your groceries and restaurants for your evening meal.
The perfect lunch and shopping trip, only 15mins away via car. Exeter can offer ibounce, climbing walls, bowling, cinema, cycling routes, indoor play areas, the quay, escape rooms, kayaking and more. Your closest superstore is also here.
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Exeter
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The perfect lunch and shopping trip, only 15mins away via car. Exeter can offer ibounce, climbing walls, bowling, cinema, cycling routes, indoor play areas, the quay, escape rooms, kayaking and more. Your closest superstore is also here.

Attractions

Home to Go Ape, Haldon is the perfect place to walk or cycling with a wide range of routes with fantastic views. Smaller bike parks for the younger ones, sandpits and natural play equipment around the park, there's something for everyone. Free to enter, cafe on site to grab a coffee and walk. Dog friendly & there's an option to hire Segways and bikes. I would highly recommend for any young family looking to spend the day outside. Go Ape is an added cost, but is well worth it, and caters for young children up to adults. The perfect family time event. 20minutes via car.
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Haldon Forest Park (Forestry England)
Bullers Hill
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Home to Go Ape, Haldon is the perfect place to walk or cycling with a wide range of routes with fantastic views. Smaller bike parks for the younger ones, sandpits and natural play equipment around the park, there's something for everyone. Free to enter, cafe on site to grab a coffee and walk. Dog friendly & there's an option to hire Segways and bikes. I would highly recommend for any young family looking to spend the day outside. Go Ape is an added cost, but is well worth it, and caters for young children up to adults. The perfect family time event. 20minutes via car.
This company offer Rock climbing, orienteering and more across the mores. Fun for all the family. Experience something different whilst here. Please contact Crag 2 Mountain for more info.
Crag 2 Mountain
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This company offer Rock climbing, orienteering and more across the mores. Fun for all the family. Experience something different whilst here. Please contact Crag 2 Mountain for more info.
My favourite place to visit. A woodland walk, animals, farm shop, butchers, outdoor park, indoor barn with toy tractors - all free to visit and use. And then the cafe itself gives you a warm comfy feeling, the staff are so accommodating and the food is amazing. Highly recommend the cream tea for two or the breakfast. Perfect place to grab some food, let the kids explore and get necessities for back at the barn. 30minute drive from the barn, passing through Bovey Tracey, and a 5minute drive from Haytor if you wish to make the most of your day.
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Ullacombe Farm Cafe & Shop
Haytor Rd
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My favourite place to visit. A woodland walk, animals, farm shop, butchers, outdoor park, indoor barn with toy tractors - all free to visit and use. And then the cafe itself gives you a warm comfy feeling, the staff are so accommodating and the food is amazing. Highly recommend the cream tea for two or the breakfast. Perfect place to grab some food, let the kids explore and get necessities for back at the barn. 30minute drive from the barn, passing through Bovey Tracey, and a 5minute drive from Haytor if you wish to make the most of your day.
Let the children run wild, or have a go with them! Highly recommend this place, my children love it, fair pricing, loads of children to do, and its on Exeter Quay! So after go for a walk, ice cream or book a restaurant for a meal! Only 15minutes from the barn.
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Clip 'n Climb Exeter
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Let the children run wild, or have a go with them! Highly recommend this place, my children love it, fair pricing, loads of children to do, and its on Exeter Quay! So after go for a walk, ice cream or book a restaurant for a meal! Only 15minutes from the barn.
If you have a national trust membership, then access to this place is free! Lovely walks around the garden, dog friendly (except inside the castle), cafe, trails and a castle to explore. 25minutes via car, and right next to Fingle Bridge. Make a day of it.
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Castle Drogo
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If you have a national trust membership, then access to this place is free! Lovely walks around the garden, dog friendly (except inside the castle), cafe, trails and a castle to explore. 25minutes via car, and right next to Fingle Bridge. Make a day of it.
Perfect for a walk, a bike ride, to rent a kayak or pedlow, or visit a restaurant for dinner. Shops and ice cream shops line the side of the quay, and there is a bowling alley and clip and clip within 5 minutes walk to the quay. You can walk, paddle or cycling down to the Double Locks Pub, stop off for some food or drink, and then return. 15minutes via car from the barn.
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Exeter Quay
Haven Banks - The Quay
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Perfect for a walk, a bike ride, to rent a kayak or pedlow, or visit a restaurant for dinner. Shops and ice cream shops line the side of the quay, and there is a bowling alley and clip and clip within 5 minutes walk to the quay. You can walk, paddle or cycling down to the Double Locks Pub, stop off for some food or drink, and then return. 15minutes via car from the barn.
Free attraction, life size models, refreshments, outdoor seating and ice creams. Perfect for the children. 25 minutes drive from The Old Barn, close to Bovey Tracey, Ullacombe Farm, Parke.
The Jolly Roger Ltd- Lifesize Models
Saint John's Lane
Free attraction, life size models, refreshments, outdoor seating and ice creams. Perfect for the children. 25 minutes drive from The Old Barn, close to Bovey Tracey, Ullacombe Farm, Parke.
Bowling, arcades & food. 15 minutes from The Old Barn.
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Tenpin Exeter
Water Lane
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Bowling, arcades & food. 15 minutes from The Old Barn.
20 minutes from The Old Barn.
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Vue Cinema Exeter
Belgrave Road
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20 minutes from The Old Barn.
Waterfalls & walks. Dog friendly. Admission fee's apply. 10minutes drive from the barn.
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Canonteign Falls
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Waterfalls & walks. Dog friendly. Admission fee's apply. 10minutes drive from the barn.
Water falls and walks. 30 minute drive. Admission fee's apply.
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Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park Limited
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Water falls and walks. 30 minute drive. Admission fee's apply.
Favourite for the children, rock climbing, bike trails, walking trails, outdoor play equipment all included within admission price. Kayaking, high ropes caving available for extra fee's. Cafe for food, the perfect place to let the children run wild. Dog friendly. 30 minutes drive from the Barn.
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River Dart Country Park
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Favourite for the children, rock climbing, bike trails, walking trails, outdoor play equipment all included within admission price. Kayaking, high ropes caving available for extra fee's. Cafe for food, the perfect place to let the children run wild. Dog friendly. 30 minutes drive from the Barn.
A 19 century business producing a range of tools for industries such as mining and farming. Cottage Garden to explore with children trails. 25 minute drive. Free admission to National Trust members.
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Finch Foundry (National Trust)
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A 19 century business producing a range of tools for industries such as mining and farming. Cottage Garden to explore with children trails. 25 minute drive. Free admission to National Trust members.
Bike or walking trail in Okehampton. 25 minutes drive away from the Barn.
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Granite Way Cycle Track
Parklands
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Bike or walking trail in Okehampton. 25 minutes drive away from the Barn.
Great place to provide riding lessons.
Finlake Riding Centre
Great place to provide riding lessons.
Great views in this quirky castle within Haldon Forest Park.
Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle)
Great views in this quirky castle within Haldon Forest Park.
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Swanaford Vineyard
Swanaford Road
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Sightseeing

Natural rocks, the perfect place to climb and walk. Dog friendly (please use dog leads when cattle/sheep/horses are near). Take part in Dartmoor letter boxing, by bringing a box, notepad and pen and leaving a message or search for ones left on the Tor. Crag 2 Mount offer rock climbing sessions here, highly recommended for all ages. Please contact them for further info. Read up on the legends surrounding Hound Tor or visit Jays Grave, less than a mile from the Tor. My favourite Tor on the Moors. 30 minutes drive. Close to Widecombe on the Moor and Haytor Rocks.
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Hound Tor Rocks
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Natural rocks, the perfect place to climb and walk. Dog friendly (please use dog leads when cattle/sheep/horses are near). Take part in Dartmoor letter boxing, by bringing a box, notepad and pen and leaving a message or search for ones left on the Tor. Crag 2 Mount offer rock climbing sessions here, highly recommended for all ages. Please contact them for further info. Read up on the legends surrounding Hound Tor or visit Jays Grave, less than a mile from the Tor. My favourite Tor on the Moors. 30 minutes drive. Close to Widecombe on the Moor and Haytor Rocks.
Haytor rocks is iconic across Dartmoor. The Dartmoor ponies reside here quite often, as does the ice cream van! Lovely views, rocks to climb and walks. At the bottom of Haytor is a visitors centre, as well The Moorland Hotel and The Rock Inn for food and drinks.
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Haytor Rocks
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Haytor rocks is iconic across Dartmoor. The Dartmoor ponies reside here quite often, as does the ice cream van! Lovely views, rocks to climb and walks. At the bottom of Haytor is a visitors centre, as well The Moorland Hotel and The Rock Inn for food and drinks.
Free admission to National Trust Members. A range of trails done the gorge following the River Lyd. 35 minute drive from the Old Barn.
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Lydford Gorge Tea Rooms
1 Southgate
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Free admission to National Trust Members. A range of trails done the gorge following the River Lyd. 35 minute drive from the Old Barn.
A 18th century house, with gardens, huts, woodland, cafe and chapel to explore. Free admission to National Trust Members. 30 Minute drive from The Old Barn. Dogs on leads allowed in the park.
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Killerton House
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A 18th century house, with gardens, huts, woodland, cafe and chapel to explore. Free admission to National Trust Members. 30 Minute drive from The Old Barn. Dogs on leads allowed in the park.
The remains of a castle within the heart of Okehampton. 25 minutes away from the barn.
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Okehampton Castle
Castle Lane
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The remains of a castle within the heart of Okehampton. 25 minutes away from the barn.
Bronze Age settlement within Dartmoor. Very accessible. 25 minutes in a car.
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Grimspound
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Bronze Age settlement within Dartmoor. Very accessible. 25 minutes in a car.
Perfect place for a stroll and to let the dogs run. 30minutes away in a car. Near to Okehampton.
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Meldon Reservoir
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Perfect place for a stroll and to let the dogs run. 30minutes away in a car. Near to Okehampton.
Perfect place to let the dogs run or to have a walk, with spectacular views. Fishing options too. Very quiet with lovely picnic areas. Only 15minutes away.
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Kennick Reservoir
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Perfect place to let the dogs run or to have a walk, with spectacular views. Fishing options too. Very quiet with lovely picnic areas. Only 15minutes away.
Beautiful views, streams to play in, explore the woodlands and see the Dartmoor Ponies . Dog friendly, toilets and picnic areas. Tranquil, one of my favourite places to visit with the dogs and children. Please keep dogs under control when the ponies are present. 30 minutes drive from The Old Barn.
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Bellever Forest
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Beautiful views, streams to play in, explore the woodlands and see the Dartmoor Ponies . Dog friendly, toilets and picnic areas. Tranquil, one of my favourite places to visit with the dogs and children. Please keep dogs under control when the ponies are present. 30 minutes drive from The Old Barn.
Only 1 mile down the road, is Steps Bridge. A lovely walk along the side of the river as well as a woodland to explore. Lovely views. Beautiful all year around.
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Steps Bridge station
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Only 1 mile down the road, is Steps Bridge. A lovely walk along the side of the river as well as a woodland to explore. Lovely views. Beautiful all year around.
Another free place to visit and managed by the national trust. Perfect place to walk the dogs and explore the grounds, with a cafe to grab refreshments. 25 minutes from the Barn, close to Bovey Tracey, Ullacombe Farm, Haytor, Widecombe on the Moor and Hound Tor.
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Parke
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Another free place to visit and managed by the national trust. Perfect place to walk the dogs and explore the grounds, with a cafe to grab refreshments. 25 minutes from the Barn, close to Bovey Tracey, Ullacombe Farm, Haytor, Widecombe on the Moor and Hound Tor.
Beautiful views, miles to walk along the river with the dogs, or have a paddle and then The Fingle Bridge Inn to grab a bite to eat or a drink. 20 minutes via car
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Fingle Bridge Inn
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Beautiful views, miles to walk along the river with the dogs, or have a paddle and then The Fingle Bridge Inn to grab a bite to eat or a drink. 20 minutes via car
Visit the clapper bridge which dates back to the 14th century and go for a walk or a cycle within Bellever Forest. And visit the archaeological remains within the forest. 30minutes from the barn, close to Bellever Forest. Pretty little village with a village store for refreshments.
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Postbridge
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Visit the clapper bridge which dates back to the 14th century and go for a walk or a cycle within Bellever Forest. And visit the archaeological remains within the forest. 30minutes from the barn, close to Bellever Forest. Pretty little village with a village store for refreshments.
One of the 3 oak woodlands on Dartmoor, Wistmans woods offers a circular walk, across the moor and over Tors, which you should allow 2 hours for. The tree's within the woods are predicated to be around 400years old. There is also a legend tied to the woodlands too, from the sacred druids grove, to the wisht hounds, pixies and hauntings. Dog friendly. 25minutes drive from The Old Barn, near Princetown, and you pass Postbridge on the way too.
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Wistman's Wood
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One of the 3 oak woodlands on Dartmoor, Wistmans woods offers a circular walk, across the moor and over Tors, which you should allow 2 hours for. The tree's within the woods are predicated to be around 400years old. There is also a legend tied to the woodlands too, from the sacred druids grove, to the wisht hounds, pixies and hauntings. Dog friendly. 25minutes drive from The Old Barn, near Princetown, and you pass Postbridge on the way too.

Neighbourhoods

The barn lies within Dunsford. A 5-10minute walk from the barn you will find a convinient store, The Walled Garden tea rooms and The Royal Oak Inn - highly recommended for food or a few drinks in the evening.
Dunsford
The barn lies within Dunsford. A 5-10minute walk from the barn you will find a convinient store, The Walled Garden tea rooms and The Royal Oak Inn - highly recommended for food or a few drinks in the evening.

Food scene

Good atmosphere, within walking distance and great food.
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The Royal Oak
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Good atmosphere, within walking distance and great food.
Great food. 10 minute drive away.
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The White Hart Hotel
The Square
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Great food. 10 minute drive away.
Great food and friendly local.
The Lamb at Longdown
Longdown Road
Great food and friendly local.
15minute drive. Childrens outdoor play area. Good food.
The Twisted Oak
Little Johns Cross Hill
15minute drive. Childrens outdoor play area. Good food.
A proper Devon pub with amazing food in a beautiful setting.
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The Ley Arms
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A proper Devon pub with amazing food in a beautiful setting.
Child & dog friendly place to eat.
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Claycutters Arms
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Child & dog friendly place to eat.
Good food at a lovely Devon Inn.
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The Manor Inn
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Good food at a lovely Devon Inn.
Lovely Devon Inn.
Artichoke Inn
Village Road
Lovely Devon Inn.
Great pub, previously won Pub of the Year.
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The Bridford Inn
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Great pub, previously won Pub of the Year.
Great food, beautiful setting.
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The Cridford Inn
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Great food, beautiful setting.
Great food & Pub close to the Barn.
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Teign House Inn
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Great food & Pub close to the Barn.
Beautiful Inn in a lovely setting.
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The Nobody Inn
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Beautiful Inn in a lovely setting.
Independent award-winning brewery handcrafting a range of exceptional cask-conditioned and bottled beers in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Delivery available.
Black Tor Brewery
5 & 6 Gidleys Meadow
Independent award-winning brewery handcrafting a range of exceptional cask-conditioned and bottled beers in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Delivery available.
Great little pub.
The Palk Arms
Great little pub.
Great Italian restaurant within the village of Moretownhampstead.
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Berto's Pizza Restaurant
4A Cross St
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Great Italian restaurant within the village of Moretownhampstead.
Beautiful setting within the village.
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The Walled Garden
2 Briton St Ln
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Beautiful setting within the village.
Great inn within the village of moretownhampstead.
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The Union Inn
Tamar Street
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Great inn within the village of moretownhampstead.