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The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, TAVISTOCK, PL19 8JD

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Built in 1866 for one James Richards, supervisor of the Duke of Bedford's mining interests, when copper and tin were the backbone of the Tamar Valley, the Horn sits on the Devon-Cornwall border, a stone-built manor house, now a picture of serenity glancing towards its past in the distant mine chimneys. It's a ravishing location and the place is run with reassuring warmth and confidence. Crab and prawns from the Exe estuary find their way into a salad aromatised with elements from much further east - curry, lime and cardamom - while the day's main fish is supplied from Brixham. Otherwise, there may be Hurdon Farm pork with hazelnuts, Jerusalem artichokes and truffle, or a sweetly tempting presentation of Hatherleigh Estate fallow deer with Crown Prince squash in Black Muscat jus. A veggie main course might look to north Africa for inspiration in pot-roast cauliflower with almonds, soft spices and preserved lemon. Apple and toffee cream with blackberries is an impeccable autumn finisher, or you might hop on the chocolate train with Valrhona delice, gāteau opera and hazelnut ice cream. West Country cheeses come with pickles and jellies.

Further information

Tel: 01822 832528
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Ashley Wright
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £19.50-£24.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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From Tavistock take A390 W for 3m. Right at Gulworthy Cross. In 400yds turn left, hotel in 400yds on right
Nearest station: Gunnislake

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