The Dartmouth Castle is very much a place to relax in, serving a good range of refreshments and plates of very appealing food. It’s a child-free zone after 7pm too, adding to its appeal for those seeking a quiet evening pint. Sambrook’s make their mark with ales such as Wandle; alternatives are Cornish Orchards cider amidst a generous choice of cosmopolitan bottled ciders, beers and lagers; more than a dozen wines are sold by the glass. From the menu, expect imaginative flavours in starters such as roast pheasant and ham hock terrine; or seared scallops with Jerusalem artichoke purée. Move on to a main course of pan-fried venison fillet or slow-cooked guinea fowl, and finish with apple and rhubarb crumble.