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The Elephant’s Nest Inn - Pub in Devon

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Horndon Mary Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9NQ, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Hugh & Denise Cook
+44 (0)1822 810273(landline)

English charm abounds, dogs doze in the bar, Jail Ale flows and the chicken breast wrapped in pancetta will have you coming back for more!

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Travellers look happy as they enter the main bar, all dark beams, flagstone floors and crackling fires... you almost imagine a distant Baskerville hound baying. This is an atmospheric inn that serves delicious home-cooked food – local, seasonal and British with a twist. Tuck into antipasto of pastrami, rosette saucisson and Black Forest ham; South Devon sirloin with mushrooms, vine tomatoes and French fries; and Mrs Cook's fabulous lemon posset with blueberry compote. The pub has its own ground and club so settle back to the thwack of willow on leather with a pint of Palmer's IPA. There's Doom Bar too, Jail Ale from Princetown, and guest ales from Otter, Cotleigh, Teignworthy, Butcombe. What's more, the pub is a dog-friendly zone – check out their website for photos of the residents.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.

Guest feedback
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"We booked to stay at the Elephant's Nest based solely on the Sawday's write-up, we were not disappointed! Our room was excellent, the food was exceptional. Apparently breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Denise clearly believes it; I have never had a better Eggs Benedict and her Devilled Kidneys and Kedgeree are both second to none! We cannot wait for our next visit."

David - Dorchester, United Kingdom

April 2017
"We went for a quiet off season break, and what a good choice. Arrived in time for lunch, only had the delicious starters to save ourselves for dinner. Shown to our room (No 2) which was well decorated and furnished and of the highest standard. Went for one of the recommended walks along the leats to work up an appetite for dinner. Dinner was excellent, our hosts were charming, the atmosphere was great. After a very good nights sleep, we were given perhaps the best B&B breakfast that I have had, and the dog enjoyed himself too! We will return."

David - Salisbury, United Kingdom

March 2016
"We stayed for 4 nights in order to be near family in Tavistock. The room was lovely - well decorated and comfortable. Food was wonderful (the lemon posset was particularly delicious) and the setting is truly beautiful. Mr & Mrs Cook's friendly, helpful hospitality served to make our stay a delight. Thoroughly recommended."
August 2011

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Horndon Mary Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9NQ, Devon


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