Stunning contemporary cooking in wonderful Dartmoor isolation
At a glance
Open all year
Wines by the glass
The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. As you round the corner on the long, winding drive on the edge of Dartmoor, the sprawling half-timbered mansion materialises against a lush backdrop of trees, with the River Teign flowing languidly past the front. The Australian shipping magnate who built the property in the Arts and Crafts style in the late 1920s obviously intended to show his guests that he was a chap of substance, and it is still jaw dropping today. It's a charming and stylish place of impressively high standards where everything is set up for pure indulgence and relaxation. There’s even a hot tub on the roof these days – and something would be amiss if there wasn't a top-class dining option. Having one of the top restaurants in the country is no mean feat with Michael Caines and Michael Wignall both having been in charge in times past. As befits a restaurant in the Premier League of country house destination dining, an authoritative list of around 1,300 bins awaits, with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic sommelier to steer the way.