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Pub of the Week: The Forest Inn

Posted by Mike C in Aug 2018

If you've got in mind a country pub in the middle of Dartmoor with glorious countrside in every direction, great beers on the bar, and a warm Devon welcome, you'll love our Pub of the Week - the Forest Inn, Hexworthy.

The Forest Inn enjoys an exceptional location, perched on a Dartmoor hillside close to the pretty hamlet of Hexworthy. The West Dart river is just down the lane from the pub, and the grassy riverbank at nearby Huccaby Bridge is an ideal spot at which to spend a lazy summer's afternoon (and enjoy a paddle in the clear, cool Dartmoor waters).

The Forest Inn is a local landmark, and an ideal choice for walkers thanks to its location in the heart of the moor.  If you're arriving on foot, with your dog, or on horseback, the pub's "muddy paws, boots and hooves welcome" policy ensures a relaxed and warm reception.

You'll find well-kept Dartmoor Brewery ales on the bar for refreshment, and a great menu of hearty pub classics at lunchtime and in the evenings.  There's a daily specials board, and a tempting choice of puds (always a treat to find a proper home-made apple and blackberry crumble and custard!).

For the full Forest Inn experience, it's worth considering staying the night in one of the five comfortable rooms which make the place a perfect base for enjoying the natural beauty of Dartmoor.  Dogs are welcome, and there's fishing on the West Dart nearby (with fishing permits available at the Forest Inn).  The full Devonian Breakfast will definitely set you up for the day, however you choose to spend your time on Dartmoor.

For welcome escape from the stresses of the day-to-day, the Forest Inn is definitely worth a visit.

The Forest Inn
Hexworthy, Dartmoor PL20 6SD
01364 631211
www.forestinndartmoor.co.uk

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Terrace at the Forest Inn

Room at the Forest Inn

Previous Pubs of the Week:
The Wild Goose, Combeinteignhead
The Horse, Moretonhampstead
The Fortescue Arms, East Allington
The Avon Inn, Avonwick
The Odd Wheel, Wembury
The Fisherman's Arms, Plymouth
The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe-in-the-Moor
The Thatched House, Exeter
The Rock Inn, Yelverton
The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

 

 

 

 

 

 


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