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Devon: A County of Foodie Bliss


The south-west has always been known as a region of good food, and Devon is right at the heart of it. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly, boutique or celebrity chefs, the county has it all! We’ve compiled a list of Devon’s best foodie hotels, perfect for foodie flings, scrumptious stays and special celebrations…


The Celebrity Chef: Gidleigh Park Hotel

Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8HH, England

Nestled in a wooded valley, Gidleigh Park boasts 107 acres of mature grounds, within the wilds of Dartmoor. The well-groomed country estate is home to the much-loved two-Michelin-starred celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE. The menus here are exceptional and most dishes feature fresh produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden. As one would expect, the dining experience is matched with one of the finest cellars in the UK, holding over 1,300 bins under the expert guidance of Master Sommelier, Edouard Oger.

ROOMS: 24
WE LOVE: Attentive staff – perfect for special occasions
STAY: Late availability stays from £265 per room (B&B)
DINE: From £115 per person (3-course à la carte menu)

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The Family-Friendly: Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE

Set within its own private estate on the Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a luxurious country house hotel with 64 bedrooms and 14 granite lodges. A championship 18-hole golf course surrounds the historic manor house, which is also home to a holistic spa. There are two restaurants: one formal, one less so. The Edwardian Grill is an elegant art deco space where Chef Andy Storey has recently introduced his ‘Beef Menu’ - a nose-to-tail dining experience featuring Dartmoor’s finest cuts of beef as well as some underrated bits of cow. The Castle Bistro is a more casual place to stop for a pizza, burger or plate of tagliatelle. Children can order whatever they like for half price.

ROOMS: 64
WE LOVE: Gorgeous grounds with year-round kids club
STAY: From £219 (based on a Classic Room on a ‘Room Only’ basis)
DINE: From £24.95 (3-course Sunday lunch)

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The Boutique Bolthole: Combe House

Honiton, Gittisham EX14 3AD

Combe House is a 450-year old Elizabethan Manor, set in 3,500 acres of beautiful grounds. Devon foodies will undoubtedly have heard of Combe House. The acclaimed restaurant serves beautifully-presented local game and fresh fish; most of the vegetable and herbs come from the restored Victorian kitchen gardens. Eat in one of two spacious dining rooms with traditional fire places. You'll always receive a warm welcome at Combe House, but it's best to book ahead for lunch and dinner.

ROOMS: 15
WE LOVE: The herd of Arabian horses that graze the grounds
STAY: From £220 (based on a Classic Double on a B&B basis)
DINE: From £36 (3 Course lunch with canapés)

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The City Slicker: Magdalen Chapter

Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY

The Magdalen Chapter combines old and new to create a contemporary hotel. Situated close to Exeter’s centre, it's perfect for city breaks. The hotel library has over 750 books while the REN Spa offers a selection of treatments. Guests can use the fitness centre or the pool – perfect for working up an appetite! Food here is ‘fresh, simple, seasonal and really tasty’ according to Head Chef Ben Bulger. Impressively, food is prepared in the open theatre kitchen so you can see the team of Chefs at work.

ROOMS: 59
WE LOVE: The proximity to Exeter city centre and the open theatre kitchen
STAY: From £129.50 (based on a Regular room on a B&B basis)
DINE: Priced à la carte

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The Full Package: Boringdon Hall

Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4DP

Boringdon Hall Hotel is a seductive manor house hotel near Plymouth where luxury and style come together with the drama of Elizabethan architecture. Imposing stone towers, secret archways and curious arrow slits hint at the hotel’s rich history. The delectable fine dining restaurant, lavish four-poster suites and idyllic location on the edge of Dartmoor, will make your heart flutter and your mouth water.

Overlooking the Grand Hall, the intimate and deliciously romantic Gallery Restaurant exudes warmth. Changing with the seasons, the divine á la carte menu is where Head Chef Katie Richardson showcases inventive British fare using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Step inside to be tempted by melt-in-the-mouth lightly warmed breads, distinguished savoury delights and fiendishly good desserts. An irresistible Sunday Lunch is also available. This intimate dining den one of the most original places to eat in Devon. Curiously unforgettable, it’s an idyllic setting for relaxed celebrations, romantic liaisons and remarkable fine dining.

ROOMS: 40
WE LOVE: Seductive suites and fiendishly good food
STAY: From £99 (based on two-people enjoying a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Fanciful Friday package)
DINE: Priced à la carte

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