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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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Bright, modern cooking in a fabulous revamped coach house

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

On the fringes of Exmoor National Park, just a short, pretty drive to the north coast, Kentisbury Grange is a former Victorian manor lovingly morphed into classy boutique hotel. The old manor’s coach house was not forgotten in the transition and has been turned into a stunning restaurant, and with its kitchen under the guidance of Michael Caines, it’s quite the dining destination. The impressive space is contemporarily rustic, with a stylish bar on the first floor and tables outside for when the mercury has risen in north Devon. Regional ingredients get a good outing on menus that show intelligent flavour combinations in the modern British manner. A first course squab pigeon comes with beetroot tartare and preserved blueberries, while crab ravioli has spikes of lemongrass and ginger, and a full-flavoured crab bisque. Among main courses, Cornish sea bass stars with hay-roasted Jerusalem artichokes and a hit of truffles, and slow-cooked pork tenderloin arrives with white pudding purée. Apple and blackcurrant soufflé with Granny Smith apple sorbet is a fine, fruity finale.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): James Mason

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 41
  • Wines over £30: 34
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £23.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £28.95
  • 2-course dinner from: £38
  • 3-course dinner from: £50
  • Tasting menu from: £70
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 54
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From Barnstaple take A3125. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A39 to Burrington through Shirwell and Arlington. After Kentisbury Ford, follow signs for hotel for approximately 0.75 mile.

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