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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!




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