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  1. Distance: 20.50mi
  2. Distance: 22.27mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 20.50mi
  2. Distance: 22.27mi
  3. Distance: 28.41mi
  4. Distance: 28.41mi
  1. Distance: 20.50mi
  2. Distance: 22.27mi
  3. Distance: 28.41mi
  4. Distance: 28.41mi

About The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale

Like everything else at The Rock Inn, our restaurant is built upon reputation. Our numerous eating areas throughout the building provide an intimate, yet friendly atmosphere for your meal. The restaurant is open to all, however we do get very busy so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
All meals are prepared by our resident, qualified chefs who, through their culinary art, produce imaginative and varied dishes, utilising freshly caught fish, locally sourced meat and game, and locally grown produce.
The Rock Inn has received an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence every year since 1996 and has now been awarded 2AA Rosettes for the first time in 2016.

Haytor Vale
Dartmoor National Park
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9XP
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15 and 18:30 - 20:30

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01364 661305

Website:
http://www.rock-inn.co.uk/

Public Transport:
The Rock Inn - bus line 193.

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Sunday Lunch (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (13)
Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (7)
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Notable Wine List (6)
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

We had a lost stop at The Rock Inn to mark the end of a lovely holiday and it really did everything we wanted

Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Everything about the Rock Inn is fabulous and the food is to die for!

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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Service was superb, the staff are always polite and friendly and the food was second to none! Well worth the visit and recommend to anyone thinking of coming to The Rock Inn!

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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Wonderful hidden Gem! Lovely staff. Very warm and cosy and the food is ridiculously good!! So awesome! Highly recommend for anybody visiting dartmoor and looking for great food in an authentic setting. Will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 18 October 2017

Wonderful place..great food, friendly staff. Have been several times for a variety of occasions and every time has been perfect! Cannot recommend this place highly enough, well worth a visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

It was the most perfect, romantic dinner. The staff were lovely, the food was amazing and we loved the restaurant! If we do come back down to Devon we'll be sure to visit again and have the chance to eat in the new restaurant area!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

We love the Rock inn and have never had a bad meal although we have to travel a fair distance we are always very happy with the service and food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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value3

 
·Dined on 20 September 2017

Warm welcome from the staff on a rainy night on the moor. Shut the door and leave the hound outside!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Great Beer, Seasonal, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 18 September 2017

It was just right for our 52 anniversary. Having been there many times and never had a poor experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

just keep the standard up , and never let it fall. We come to this restaurant when ever we are in the area as we know the quality and service is always first class.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Stayed at Rock and room and breakfast were excellent as well. Will definitely come back for a weekend to explore the moors

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·Dined on 9 September 2017

We had a special dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary and a family member's 85th birthday. Our first time in the new conservatory and it's lovely. The decor complements the original pub beautifully. Food is certainly 'fine dining' rather than pub grub these days. I enjoyed the Monkfish very much indeed! Highly recommended.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

The service was exceptional , wish we could have stayed longer
nice perfect sized bedroom, great breakfast.
Evening meal was just right , portion size perfect and very tasty
will come back again when in the area

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Very friendly staff. Good selection on the menu. Good quality cooking and good atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

Had lunch here with my 2 daughters during the summer holidays before our walk up haytor. The food was delicious and a little bit different. We loved it and will definitely be back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 28 August 2017

Great place absolutely would recommend to everyone. Didn't quite get the extra charge for vegetables though, usually this is included with dishes given the price (not cheap but worth the cost as most dishes are a la carte and beautifully cooked).

Tags: Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Great restaurant food in a traditional pub environment. Excellent selection of gins and malt whiskies in the bar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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value4

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

Great food and service in a great ambience etc etc etc

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Excellent menu, well cooked. Very good service.

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·Dined on 24 July 2017

Lovely food, extensive wine menu, thoroughly enjoyable evening. We are only staying in the area for 5 days but booked a table for another night straight away.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 24 July 2017

We went to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary - the staff did everything they possibly could to make the event a success. The food was fantastic and accompanied by great wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Incredible food and relaxed friendly atmosphere. I will definitely be going back again

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Lovely village inn, great food , great service for a birthday treat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 19 July 2017

We have eaten (and also stayed) at The Rock Inn on many occasions, spanning several years, and the experience is always highly enjoyable. We shall be back as often as we are able to return to the area!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 2 July 2017

What a find! Chose the place after reading good reviews and not disappointed. Despite being a busy Sunday lunchtime the staff were lovely, friendly & professional. Roast beef was delicious with sensible portion sizes and other dishes were tasty and well presented without being pretentious. Calm and relaxed atomoshere. Lovely location. Would definitely go there again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on 24 June 2017

I have been dining at the Rock Inn for over 25 years and I keep returning. Never disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Second time here. Loved it. Had the most amazing dessert I've ever eaten! Trio of Lemons....amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Another excellent Sunday lunch at The Rock. The restaurant never fails to deliver good food served by lovely staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 21 May 2017

My second visit and will not be the last. Service, ambience, cuisine superb. Staff friendly, helpful without being intrusive. Presentation of food was excellent. Brilliant experience of British cuisine for my French guests.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Simple food exquisitely presented this is a little gem of a place hidden away on Dartmoor but we'll worth the visit

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Small family meet up for a special birthday lunch mid week. The restaurant was well prepared and looked comfortable, plenty of well trained staff. An interesting place to visit and as the weather was awful we were glad to be allowed to relax in the snug afterwards with our coffees. All in all a lovely experience

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 14 May 2017

One of the most delicious roasts I've had. Every element seemed to be uniquely seasoned, even the Yorkshire had a special flavour. Lovely, polite and calm service. Will definitely be returning. Very highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

We had a very enjoyable lunch. Plenty of food choices and well balanced. The portion sizes were good. The crispy duck ballottine very good as was the goats cheese. Would have felt confident to order anything as the standard of food and presentation is very high. Whole plaice delicious, potatoes a little al dente but I can live with that! Very good fish and chips with crispy batter. Service efficient and friendly. Looking forward to returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Beautifully prepared and presented food in cosy surroundings.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

A very enjoyable evening, the food and service is a credit to the owners.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Stopped for lunch on our way home to Dorset. Food and service were excellent, would certainly call again

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 26 September 2017

Good food, the pud was exceptional, good service and great company.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

A lovely Sunday Lunch with excellent service on what was a very busy day. It was great to see young staff so well trained

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 16 August 2017

We invited friends for lunch based on reviews from the internet, we were not disappointed. Excellent coffee.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Excellent food and quite so you don't need to fight intrusive background music. Cheerful service and lovely location. Four rather than 5 stars only because the parking was a bit tight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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