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Food & Drink
Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Award-winning Lydford Country House has been welcoming guests since 1880. Totally refurbished, offering a perfect getaway for short breaks, romantic weekends and business travellers. For those who love great food, the newly launched restaurant at Lydford House allows one’s palate to be indulged with fine cuisine. Whatever the occasion dining at Lydford Country House is a memorable one. The Restaurant is offering a Table d ‘Hote menu Monday to Thursday and a la carte Friday and Saturday, all accompanied by an extensive wine list including offerings from local vineyards. Hugo, head chef, rightly argues that fresh, local ingredients are crucial, and he will be showcasing the region’s fantastic seasonal offerings throughout the year. Lydford Country House Restaurant now opens at lunch time with new exciting menus. If you want to treat someone to something a little bit special there are vouchers available from a delicious cream tea to a romantic getaway for 2. For your “special big day” or simply after a bracing walk with your dogs, here you’ll find a retreat where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the very best that Dartmoor has to offer. Come and discover what Lydford Country House has to offer: delicious cream teas, private party/functions, meeting room, etc...
The beautiful Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant at South Zeal has now reopened under the new ownership and management of Lyn Powell, the Restaurant and Bar Food Head Chef Adam McPhillips who has joined “The Ox” from his Head Chef role in a West London restaurant. A full lunchtime menu, evening dinner and bar meals is available, customers can eat and drink in the lovely main bar with log fires , front lounge bar, snug or formal dining is available in the restaurant . This ancient 12th Century Hotel, built originally as a monastery around the famous neolithic South Zeal standing stone which stands in the snug bar is an ideal venue serving a great range of daily fresh gastro influenced exciting dishes and a menu with new dishes available every week complemented by great Dartmoor Ales, Ciders and international wines . The formal dining restaurant, part of the original 12th Century building looks up out to the monastery garden, wonderful beer garden with views up to the Cosdon Beacon of Dartmoor. Telephone 01837 840244.
Peter Tavy Inn
The village of Peter Tavy on the western flanks of Dartmoor feels remote but is easy to reach being just a mile off the A386 two miles north of Tavistock. The village pub, the Peter Tavy Inn, is a charming 15th century building with low beams, slate floors and blazing fires in the winter. The pub is reknowned for good food and well-kept local ales. Everything on the menu is home-made, from their Chicken Liver Pate to their famous Steak & Stilton Pies and Sticky Toffee Puddings. Vegetarians too are well looked after, with at least three mains to choose from. There is a good sized car-park and walkers, cyclists, dogs and children are all welcome. For more information check out their website at petertavyinn.com, or call them on 01822 810348.
Don’t miss the PYO season!!
Despite the horrendous weather we have been having through June, Lifton Farm Shop’s PYO is still alive and kicking. There has been moderate wastage on the first crop, but the crop which was covered three weeks ago have a heavy crop and enable us to offer all weather picking. All on a bed of golden straw, which is how mother nature must have intended this king of summer fruit. So don’t worry about the weather-we are ready for all eventualities, with under cover picking, we still have a long season ahead. The more you pick the cheaper they are so get out in the fields today! We have amazing ready picked raspberries and strawberries in our shop, which are a real treat in many desserts, along with a great array of other quality produce. Also served in our large restaurant are hearty breakfasts, morning coffee, hot & cold lunches, and traditional cream teas. Don’t forget our ever popular Sunday roast; so why not make a day of it, just off the main A30 near Launceston visit www.liftonfarmshop.co.uk
The London Inn
Here at the London Inn we feel spoilt by the availability of so much fresh local fish, meat and other local produce that enables us to offer the standard of menu at affordable prices. Come and try our fish-Friday and experience a meal that many of our customers comment “it’s how fish and chips used to be”. All week we offer many fresh fish dishes including Exmouth mussels and local crab. West country steaks and a full pub menu are also available seven days a week. Every fortnight we will be featuring our latest offers in the Tavistock Times. The London Inn, Horrabridge Passionate about food.
Copyright Tindle Newspapers Ltd Monday, 20 May 2013
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