Featured in Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Castle Inn
lies on the Western slopes of Dartmoor National Park
. Situated approximately 5 miles off the A30
, offering easy access to both North and South coasts as well as many historic properties and gardens including picturesque Lydford Gorge nearby.
Built in 1550, its plain pink exterior offers no clue to what awaits you inside. Slate floors, stone walls and low bowed ceilings house a superb collection of high backed settles and curios from every era. The charming restaurant features a great Norman fireplace allegedly originating from the 12th century Castle next door.
We offer FREE parking
on site. From the Inn we are about 8 miles from Okehampton and Tavistock. Plymouth is about 23 miles, Buckfast Abbey 27 miles, Exeter with its shops and bars is 30 miles. Exeter Airport is approximately 37 miles.
After a day of exploring, why not rest easy in our delightful and friendly inn. The two-room bar has a wealth of appealing features including Hogarth prints hung on the walls and a collection of seven Lydford pennies, minted during the reign of Ethelred the Unready, take pride of place. We offer a selection of cask ales and fine wines and satisfy your appetite with bar snacks, à la carte and table dhote dishes. Food is freshly prepared and you are invited to enjoy your meal in the bar area or the candlelit restaurant.
Richard and Sarah Davies look forward to welcoming you to the Castle Inn.