Devon and Cornwall are, of course, renowned for their cream teas and a visit to the area woudn't be complete without one. But we can't live off cream teas and so below are a few of our favourite places where you can find a more substantial menu.
The Olde Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers
Old Plough Inn Bere Ferrers: Old Plough Inn Bere FerrersDating back to the 1600s, The Olde Plough Inn was once three cottages and has had a varied history, becoming a pub in 1857. The interior is charming, with exposed stonework walls, beamed ceilings, and open fireplace and a cosy, intimate ambience.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, this pleasant pub serves freshly prepared food. All are home-cooked and home-prepared using good quality local products in our kitchens to order.
And to drink? A good range of beers, all the ales and ciders are sourced from local brewers. Enjoy your drink overlooking a lovely riverside view.
For more information call The Plough on 01822 840358.
Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot
The chef sources the very best local and regional produce, cooked simply the diverse menu features numerous dishes which are prepared according to traditional English recipes. Experience a three course lunch or dinner overlooking the immaculate views of the garden and open countryside to Dartmoor beyond.
Meals are served in the original dining room decorated with the crests of the Bedfords' family and friends.
Non-residents are extremely welcome for lunch, afternoon teas and dinner.
Contact the hotel for details by calling 01822 870000 orthe website.
The Chipshop Inn
You are assured a warm welcome at this popular local inn which dates back to the early 18th Century. The inn has a wealth of history and the owners and staff will be pleased to explain the origins of the unusual name.
Providing reasonably priced pub grub using local produce, and always a range of fine real ales (CAMRA), this is the perfect stop on your day out.
Open Monday - Friday 12 - 2.30pm & 5 - 11pm. Saturday All Day from 12 - 11pm. Sunday All Day from 12 - 10.30pm. Food served every day 12 - 2pm & 6 - 10pm.
For details call 01822 832322.
The Who'd Have Thought It Inn
Traditional 16th century inn located in pictureque village adjacent to Buckland Abbey.
"One of the 50 best country pubs" in Britain according to The Independent's Information magazine at the end of June 2010.
Comprehensive home cooked menu always available together with fine wines and real ales. Separate non-smoking lounge/dining rooms and outdoor stream side seating. Children most welcome.
For more information call 01822 853313 or visit website.
The Royal Inn, Hosebridge
15th century public house overlooking the River Tamar, former nunnery becoming the Packhorse Inn when monasteries dissolved. King Charles 1st stayed here and left his seal in doorstep, from that day forth it became the Royal Inn. A traditional country pub serving real ales and home-cooked food, open fires, slate floors, outdoor seating areas. No jukebox or machines.
Open lunch 11.30am - 3pm. Evenings 6.30 - 11pm
Food served noon till 2pm & 6.45 - 9pm, seven days a week.
For more information contact The Royal Inn on 01822 870214 or visit the website here.
A few others that are worth a mention...
The Cantonese Kitchen in Tavistock is a very reasonably priced Chinese takeaway. Be warned! The portions in here are huge so make sure you've got a hearty appetite or someone to share with.
If you want to sit down and eat in try the Birds Nest in Tavistock or Jasmines in Yelverton is probably the best chinease restaurant around and not too pricey.
There is a fish and chip shop in Bere Alston but it's worth checking opening times before you go and remember that all their food is cooked to order so you may be in for a wait.
The Boot Inn in Calstock has a fantastic reputation for food which is well deserved but it's not 'pub grub' so expect to pay restauant prices.
For Indian and Bengali Cuisine try the Tandoori Indian Restaurant on Fore Street in Saltash, Curry Express in Leg of Mutton, Yelverton and The Ganges in Tavistock.
If you want to push the boat out a little The Horn of Plenty has a reputation for fine food and wine and is one of the most spectacular hotels in the area so you can drink as mush as you want and not have to drive!