The Rock Inn

Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park, Near Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom, TQ13 9XP
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Opening Information

Lunch
Monday-Sunday: 12pm to 2.15pm (last table bookings 2pm)

Dinner
November to May: served from 6.45pm to 8.30pm daily (9pm Friday & Saturday)
June to October: served from 6.45pm to 9pm daily (8.30pm Sunday)

We do not have a separate restaurant and bar area - the same menu is served in all parts of the building for lunch and dinner.
Reserving tables is always recommended.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn is a beautifully maintained traditional coaching Inn sitting just below the famous Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor. The Inn has a long-standing reputation for excellent food and the numerous eating areas throughout the building provide an intimate, yet friendly atmosphere.
All meals are prepared by an excellent team of Chefs who produce imaginative and varied dishes, utilising freshly caught fish, locally sourced meat and game, and locally grown produce.

The Rock Inn received 1AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence every year 1996-2015 and has now been awarded 2AA Rosettes since 2016.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, British, Cocktails, Dessert, Diner, Fine Dining, Fish, Fresh Salads, Locally Sourced, Romantic, Seafood, Set Menu, Steak, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Comfortable, super friendly staff and superb food. Many thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Gave feedback on the day. Excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We always enjoy our visits to The Rock Inn and the food and service is generally very good. We felt on this visit that the food wasn’t quite up to usual standard, and there seemed to be a shortage of staff, but still a very pleasant atmosphere. We’ll definitely be going back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Delicious food, excellent service and a charming environment. Price is at the higher end, but we were happy to pay for quality.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Lovely pub. Top quality food

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Lovely cosy pub set in beautiful sceneries. Delicious meal fool of flavours. Thank you for the welcome. We have been coming a few times already and will come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

We had a very pleasant lunch with friends. Good atmosphere, good food & service. We have been before, will come again & would recommend The Rock to friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Fantastic evening dining experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A perfect New Year's Eve meal - food, wine, service and atmosphere. The Rock is also a great family favourite in summer when visiting Dartmoor. Veyr highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Had a lovely meal here nothing was to much trouble , food was excellent will definitely be returning again soon .

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

We brought 2 little children, and we seated perfectly, and there were a few toys to help us entertain. Both adults and childrens food was superb.

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Excellent food and warm welcome to three generations of the family.

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Just love the Xmas decs!

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Excellent lunch in lovely place. Good menu to choose from and all cooked well. Service was a bit slow but we were not in any hurry so didn't matter. We'll be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Having not read any reviews for The Rock Inn and only from personal experience, we found the Staff very attentive, food was excellent and great value for money. Will be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

All staff were friendly, helpful and very hard working, nothing was to much trouble. very comfortable and clean rooms. Good menu with quality well presented and cooked food. Wish we could have stayed longer, definitely will next time. Thank you all very much.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Been many times. Well worth return visits.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

We had a beautiful evening. The food and service were excellent. Couldn’t fault anything.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Lovely place

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

We had a Yorkshire theme party going along for a 50th birthday celebration at lunch time . The team at the Rock were fantastic going totally over and above any expectation we had . They kindly allowed us to deviate away from their traditional menu and put a Yorkshire twist on the food . Miniature loafs / cake and chips and scallops (if your not from Yorkshire you make want to google it) which were all better than any of this traditional cuisine I have tasted in Yorkshire. The service was amazing and all the food was perfect / temperature / presentation and price . I cannot recommend the rock enough they are exceptional. If ever you are in need of exceptional dining at sensible process I don't recommend you look anywhere else.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Good food in a very special "olde coach-house" type of pub/restaurant/hotel. Will we go back? Most certainly

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Visited On Monday, 02 December 2019

Delicious food, excellent service and a lovely open fire!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

The last time we were at The Rock Inn, was 2011, we had a nice enough lunch there, nothing special. We decided to take our grown up kids to Dartmoor, and booked lunch here on Saturday. We were blown away by the food, and thought, for the quality of food, it was very good value. The mushroom soup starter was gorgeous, and the bread (do you bake it yourself?) was delicious. Two of us had the Bream and risotto, the others had the duck, both were amazing. Very nice service (although they were understaffed and busy). Such a great location (parking is a nightmare), and we will be heading back soon.

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