Close to the pretty Yealm Estuary and the seductive wilderness of southern Dartmoor, foodies make a bee-line here to experience Simon Warner’s modern British cooking. There’s a cool, airy, bistro-like atmosphere in this classy dining pub at the heart of the South Hams. Village locals and beer-lovers can sample beers from the St Austell Brewery stable, perhaps in the walled courtyard garden with its fishpond and fountain, but it is as a destination dining pub that the Rose & Crown shines out. The menu proffers traditional classics with an extra touch of class, allowing the kitchen’s focus on quality and local supply to be maintained. A choice of pub favourites such as curry of the day or home-made burger runs alongside starters such as Yealmpton artichoke soup; or pan-fried South Devon scallops. Mains include five-spiced crispy duck leg with egg noodles; and blue cheese and walnut tart.