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Full Postal AddressForest Inn, Hexworthy, Princetown, YELVERTON, PL20 6SD [Map]
Telephone Number01364 631211Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times12-15, 18-23 (longer summer) MO-FR; 11-23 SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Car Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals

The Forest Inn in early November 2001

Certainly one of the best pubs that I've ever been to for Sunday lunch and one of the hardest to find! It's buried in the lanes north of Buckfastleigh though if you're on the Dartmeet to Two Bridges road it is signposted. My links to the Streetmap and Multimap websites should help you locate the pub.

Anyhow it's a fine big old white building that's been around for many a year. In fact they've some interesting pictures available at the pub showing you how the building has evolved to its present state. It's a very well run establishment tucked away in the middle of Dartmoor and attracts a wide range of people a large proportion of which were locals which means that 'it must be a good place to go to'. We certainly soon discovered why as we supped our fruity Teignworthy 'Reel Ale's' (abv 4%). The pub was full of people and we were sure that there wouldn't be a table available, but a very calm member of staff led us through the crowds to what must have been the only free table in the pub. Little did they know that this simple act had rid me of any doubts that this establishment included in my guide.

It's definitely the place to go for Sunday lunch and if you're greedy like AJ and I, one of their home-made desserts too with a portion of clotted cream of course. The pub is also a great place to walk from with nearby sheltered wooded river valleys a haven for dippers and more exposed open moorland never more than a few hundred yards away with skylarks twittering above.

There you go, another nice pub, and the 160th in this guide!

Pocket Pub Walks Devon,
M Bennie, 2007
This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes near Ilfracombe, Chulmleigh, North Tawton, Seaton, Hexworthy and Totnes, with maps and photographs.

Pint to Pint: More Pub Walks in the South Hams: Series 2,
R Hesketh, 2006
Details more pub walks in the South Hams.

North Dartmoor Pub Walks,
R Hesketh, 2006
Describes 10 walks (8-13 km/5-8 miles), taking in a pub along the way.

Herald Express South Devon Inn Outings: 15 Coast and Country Walks,
BM Carter & M Lang, 2006
A guide to 15 walks in South Devon incorporating local inns.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: Devon & Cornwall,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Pub Walks in South Devon,
B Carter, 2005
A collection of pub walks in South Devon

Country Pubs & Inns of Devon,
P Long, 2005
This guide will provide readers with the most comprehensive choice of pubs and inns in the countryside of Devon.<br />In addition to the name, address and telephone number, many entries will provide details of real ales, food, accommodation and facilities such as opening times, entertainment, parking, gardens and children's play area as well as directions on how to get there.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Devon and Cornwall,
M Bennie, 2005
Forty circular walks covering the two counties, each based on a good local pub. Includes routes around Parracombe, Kentisbeare, and Postbridge in Devon; and Pentewan, Lamorna and Port Isaac in Cornwall.

Adventurous Pub Walks in Devon,
M Bennie, 2003
Twenty circular walks varying inTwenty circular walks all varying in length between 7-12 miles and are based on good local pubs including routes near Bigbury, Belstone, Woodbury, Hartland Quay, Chudleigh and Ilfracombe.

Pub Strolls in Devon,
M Bennie, 2002
Thirty short circular walks based around good local pubs and pleasant countryside. Includes maps and colour photographs.

The Hidden Inns of the West Country,
J Billing & R Peace, 2000
The first in the Hidden Inns series, this guide contains 10 chapters giving historical facts, important landmarks and places to visit. A full page is devoted to each pub or inn.

Pubs of Plymouth Past and Present,
C Robinson, 1997
A detailed look at both the current pub scene in Plymouth and that of bygone days.

Short Walks from Dartmoor Pubs,
M Bennie, 1996
A collection of twenty short circular walks based on good pubs in the Dartmoor area. With sketch maps and photographs.

Short Walks from Pubs in Exmoor and North Devon,
C Whynne-Hammond, 1996
A collection of 20 short circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes walks near Minehead, Ilfracombe, South Molten and Tiverton. With sketch maps and photographs.

Pub Walks in Dartmoor and South Devon,
M Bennie, 1994
A book of thirty circular walks in the area based on good local pubs. With sketch maps and photographs.

Pub Walks in Devon,
M Power, 1993
Great country walks and great pubs.

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