North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE
The Bovey Castle is history, excitement, glamour and adventure. Executive Head chef Mark Budd presides over the hotel’s restaurants where on the menu can be found the most decadent produce available or other overlooked ingredients, served in the exclusive dining, 3 AA Rosette Great Western restaurant and the Classic British Dining Smith’s Brasserie.
Imagine the best pubs in the land. You’ll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, a welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith’s Brasserie is that, but better.
Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith’s is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a family lunch after a day out on the resort.
The 3 AA Rosette Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special. We’re not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet upscale and classy.
Our roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant’s Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the first bite is with the eye, so from the very start you are in for a treat as beautifully presented dishes, using locally sourced ingredients, are placed at your fingertips.
Bovey Castle’s impressive traditional Sunday lunch, is served in the Great Western offering a varied selection of locally-sourced meat, fish and vegetarian options. Choose from a two-course menu for £30.00 or three courses for £35.00. Dishes from the Great Western’s Sunday lunch menu varies weekly, but include: roasted sirloin of Devon beef with Yorkshire pudding, roasted seasonal vegetables and red wine gravy; cod with celeriac mash, braised leeks, lemon and parsley cream; and tart tatin with red onion, goat’s cheese, truffled leeks and rocket.
Afternoon tea at Bovey Castle is a speciality and undoubtedly the most civilised and underrated treat of the day. Scones, sandwiches, homemade cakes and fine teas served in china cups, a quintessentially English affair. Afternoon tea is served daily between 2pm and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday & 1pm – 4.30pm at weekends. From £30.00 per person