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Bearslake Inn - Dartmoor Restaurant and Inn

Searching for a good food Restaurant in Dartmoor, Devon? Why not come and see what is on offer at Bearslake Inn. Crisp white table cloths, napkins and comfy high backed chairs combine to create a special atmosphere whether your dining occasion is an intimate dinner for two or a larger group.

The restaurant at the Bearslake Inn, near Okehampton specialises in local produce. The South West of England is blessed with wonderful supplies of fresh meat, fish and vegetables direct from the farmer, fisherman or grower as well as a host of small artisan producers of cheese, ice cream and smoked products to name but a few.

Good food is very important to the Bearslake Inn. They like to cook from fresh using local ingredients, making as much as they can, including the stocks for their gravy and sauces.

Their shopping criteria are simple; best quality, locally produced, if not local then English and if theyneed to, they look further afield; after all we are not yet growing lemons in Okehampton or Dartmoor!

The Restaurant

The Stable Restaurant is the main a la carte restaurant seating up to 40 people. Crisp white table cloths, napkins and comfy high backed chairs combine to create a special atmosphere whether your dining occasion is an intimate dinner for two or a larger group.

Children are welcome in the restaurant but for the comfort of all our guests and without wishing to sound too old fashioned, they do ask parents to maintain an appropriate level of supervision.

At lunchtimes and some evenings they serve food in the Dartmoor Room. This is the old part of the building 16th century with granite walls and a lovely fireplace.

The Restaurant Menu

In keeping with their ethos of local sourcing of ingredients the menu is predominately English or even West Country in style and not pretentious. They cook good honest food that they like to present as well as they can to tempt your taste buds into action.

At lunchtimes they offer a range of sandwiches and baguettes alongside a Lunch menu if you prefer something more substantial.

The Restaurant Menu is available both at lunchtime and in the evening.

They also have a children's menu and are happy to offer children size portions off the main menu where possible.

Please ensure that you advise them of any food allergies or special requirements you may have. They will try to accommodate your needs as best we can.

The Wine List

The wines are all sourced from Charles Steevenson wines in Tavistock. Charles has been trading as an independent wine merchant for over twenty years. Charles is acknowledged as an expert in his field and a true character to boot!

They have chosen a range of wines from across the world with a range of grape varieties, styles and prices which they hope you will enjoy.

Planning a function

Planning a function? Bearslake Inn in Dartmoor might just be the place you are looking for.

They are able to accommodate groups between 15 and 40 people for a sit down meal.

They have many years experience of organising and running functions and have always found that things go smoothest on the night, with less stress for the organiser, if the event is planned in some detail. The guest list, timing, drinks on arrival, drinks with meal, the menu, the seating plan, speeches; it is not an endless list but your event will be all the easier for you and for them if they discuss these things in advance. Having said all of that, the needs of every group are different so please give Christine a call where she will be happy to help.

Their Suppliers

"they like to cook using fresh local ingredients"

For this to be possible they need to work closely with their suppliers to make sure that they are able to source from them products that are local to them.. I am sure there are times when they become tired with our endless questions "where does this come from?" "who grows this?" "who caught this?" "which farm?" but they are a good bunch and very understanding of what they are trying to achieve. So a big thank you to all of them.

Meat comes from Paul and Jenny Howell, Tavistock
Fish from Matthew Stevens, St Ives
Bread from Endacotts bakery, Okehampton
Main crop vegetables from Hallwood farm, Petrockstowe
Other vegetables from Grow Fair, Bodmin
Wine from Charles Steevenson, Tavistock
Cheese from Country Cheeses, Tavistock

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