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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

Set in 20 acres of lush Devon countryside, the 18th-century stone manor trades these days as a classy country-house hotel with an impressive restaurant. There’s a reassuringly traditional polish inside, backed by a service team who match the charm of the setting. Fine West Country ingredients lead the charge on an enticing menu in the modern country-house mould. Pork belly with black pudding mousse, apple chutney, parsnip purée and green apple sauce shows the style, moving on to main-course Devon Red Ruby beef with boulangère potatoes, woodland mushrooms, watercress purée and beef gravy. For pud, perhaps vanilla pannacotta with rhubarb jelly and sorbet.

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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(s): 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

Additional information

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

Getting here

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

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Umberleigh
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