Take to the open roads of Dartmoor on a glorious Summer day, and the chances are you will soon discover the perfect moorland village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
You’ll want to take time to explore the village for sure and marvel at the 120 foot tower which marks the 14th Century parish church – known as the “Cathedral of the Moor”. But when you’ve finished exploring, take a stroll down a leafy lane from the village square and you’ll discover the glorious Rugglestone Inn.
This unique and unspoilt Dartmoor hostelry – now Grade II listed - started life as a cottage, and was converted to an inn back in 1832. It is surrounded by utterly peaceful moorland, close to a pretty stream, together creating a quintessential Dartmoor setting.
The cosy bar is popular with locals and visitors alike, with a wonderful “home from home” atmosphere (complete with an open log fire during the cooler months). The large, sheltered garden, reached by crossing a small bridge across the stream, is a definite highlight.
Choose a perfect pint of Dartmoor Legend (straight from the cask) for a very satisfying spot of refreshment with all the depth of flavour you’d expect from one of our fine craft ales. And to please everyone in your party, you’ll also find farm cider, a good wine list and plenty of soft drink options.
As befits a great pub in an exception location, there’s an excellent choice of food available lunchtimes and evenings, with an emphasis on local ingredients from quality suppliers and producers. From a soup of the day with crusty bread, to hearty fayre such as country chicken pie, home cooked ham and stilton and mushroom quiche, you’ll certainly not leave hungry!
The Rugglestone Inn
Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, Devon TQ13 7TF
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