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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Tranquil country-house setting and well-sourced modern British food

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The old stone manor is these days a classy country-house hotel with an impressive restaurant. The menu makes good use of seasonal ingredients and there's a good showing of West Country game and seafood. Start with a succulent terrine of ham hock matched with apple chutney and honey-roasted parsnip purée, followed by line-caught mullet and seared scallops, partnered by silky pommes purée and butternut squash, all finished with a fresh herb dressing. Meat fans might go for a tournedos of free-range Devon Red Ruby beef with dauphinoise potatoes, woodland mushrooms, carrots and Madeira gravy, and for pud there's apple tarte Tatin with blackberry crumble, clotted cream and butterscotch sauce.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Richie Herkes

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 34
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 34
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 34
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50

Getting here

M5 junct 27 towards Barnstaple. Left at rdbt to South Molton. Follow A377, right at T-junct to Barnstaple. Entrance after 3m, opposite Portsmouth Arms railway station and pub. (NB do not enter Burrington village)

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