“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

The Horn Of Plenty


Summer evening
Summer evening


The Horn of Plenty offers breath-taking views over the beautiful Tamar Valley, and is a great place to relax, enjoy fine dining and escape the rush of everyday life when you visit Devon and Dartmoor. An independently owned Country House Hotel with one of the region’s best restaurants.

The Horn of Plenty provides outstanding food, accommodation and service in a stunning location.

Located just off the western edge of Dartmoor on the border between Devon and Cornwall, the hotel overlooks an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It also provides an excellent choice for tourers, walkers and food lovers alike.

There is loads to explore here! For heritage lovers and history buffs, Cotehele, Morwellham Quay, The Garden House and Buckland Abbey are all within an easy 20 minute drive. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the Eden project are a little further, but well worth the drive. Both North and South coasts are easily reached within an hour.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be equally happy, with thousands of walking and cycling trails on offer in the Tamar Valley and on Dartmoor. There’s also canoeing, horse-riding, golf and so much more! The hotel’s team will be more than happy to help you plan your perfect day.

The hotel’s 16 bedrooms are luxurious and well equipped. Rooms in the Main House are large and traditionally furnished. Original Coach House rooms are country in style and boast stunning valley views. New Coach House rooms (built in 2014) are large and contemporary. Most rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens and the stunning Tamar Valley.   All ground floor Coach House rooms are also dog friendly.

Food features highly on the menu here; the restaurant has been well renouned for almost 60 years and uses only the very best seasonal produce, sourced from local growers. The dinner menu might include a starter of torched mackerel, mackerel tartar, dill mayonnaise, radish, cucumber, lemon, followed by a loin of Devon lamb with wild garlic, spring onions and a morel jus.  Signature dessert dishes include a Chocolate and passion fruit mousse with a hazelnut monte and a mango sorbet.

Open daily for lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and accommodation, The Horn of Plenty is located 5 minutes drive from Tavistock, 40 minutes from Plymouth and 45 minutes from Exeter.

Key Facilities


Free WiFi

Dog Friendly





Additional Facilities

  • 5 acre gardens with extensive outdoor seating
  • Coffee/tea making facilities, with fresh milk
  • Picnic on request
  • Full English breakfast - or continental breakfast collection service on request
  • 3 AA rosette dining - or evening meal collection service on request
  • Dog friendly
  • Extensive, stunning views
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking
  • Event venue
  • Patio for lunch, afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinnks
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Night porter
  • Mini bar
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wedding Venue


  • AA 4 Silver Star Hotel, with 3 Rosettes for culinary excellence – 2022
  • Devon Small Hotel of the Year – Winner – Devon Tourism Awards 2014/15 and 2020/21
  • South West Small Hotel of the Year – Runner up – South West Tourism Awards 2020/21
  • Best Hotel in the South West – Finalist – Taste of the West 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • Devon’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Silver Award 2016/17
  • Taste of the West – Gold Award for Food 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • UK Small Hotel of the Year – Runner Up – Visit England Awards for Excellence 2015
  • The Times Top 40 Places to Stay in Britain

Special Offers

Gourmet 3 Night Break

Treat yourself to an indulgent three-night stay and enjoy some extra treats with our compliments.

Offer includes:

– Devon Cream Tea on arrival. 

– Three-course table d’hote on your first night, with a choice of dishes for each course

– Six-course signature tasting menu on your second night

– A choice of surf & turf or steak on your final evening (or table d’hote if you prefer).

From £930 per room per 3 night stay this Summer, based on 2 adults sharing a Classic room.

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2 night Escape to the Country

Offer includes:

– A two-night stay in one of our award-winning bedrooms- Devon Cream Tea or picnic on your second day (or a day of your choice)

– Seasonal three course dinner on your first evening

– Six course signature tasting menu on your second evening 

– Full English Breakfast each morning

From £520 per room based on  2 nights staying in a Cosy room this Summer.  Room upgrades available at a supplement.

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