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Bedford Hotel - Bar & Woburn Restaurant

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1 Plymouth Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8BB, England (Formerly The Bedford Hotel)
+44 1822 613221
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Worcester, England
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Whilst visiting relatives in Devon, we stayed at The Bedford two weekends in a row. Breakfast was our first experience of the restaurant, wich a great selection of cereals, pastries, juice, etc. and then a choice of cooked breakfast. The full Devon breakfast was excellent. We also had lunch there on one of the weekends. I had a lamb burger,... More 

Thank JuSlaughter
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice sandwiches and cakes. And staff very helpful and professional. Hotel excellent and historical.

Thank Keith J
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I honestly was not expecting food like we had at the Bedford hotel. My friend brought us here on good authority and pulling up to the place it had a certain charm to it. Inside via the car park the hotel could be described at dated but not in a necessarily derogatory sense. Red plush carpet, old pictures and paintings,... More 

Thank Russell K
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ate here the three evenings we were resident in the hotel. Food is amazing! Beautifully presented and did not have to wait long for each course to arrive.

Thank Gwen H
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

we met family here for lunch in the brasserie, the menu was surprising to say the least, everything is covered in sauces, and heavy, no real light options or fresh delights. The room is tired and has the feel of a retirement home! The staff are very nice, polite, attentive and ensured we got all we ordered, but the food... More 

Thank landgirl2015
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Excellent quirky and full of character. Staff were busy with pre-Christmas events and socials, but were always happy to help. We took over one of the quieter corners to relax in after performing / attending a concert across the road. Excellent service in there as always. (Didn't eat this time - but the food is excellent as well!)

Thank 1970_NJM
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten and visited many times and have attended Christmas functions too so was really looking forward to this particular Christmas party. Canapes were lovely but were not offered to everyone and the waitress just walked around with the plate not asking people either. Napkins would have been a help as the crab cakes were large for canapes and... More 

Thank Helen H
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a meal here as part of a business meeting. Had to pre-order because of the size of the group but the food was a inconsistent. Very nice hot smoked salmon starter but the main fish course (hake) was dry and overcooked. Having said that the presentation was good for both courses so proves it can be done.

Thank Mike A
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Spent one night in this Hotel on a visit to Tavistock. Room was well appointed, service was good including the Reception staff and a good bar for an evening drink.. Hotel is well situated right in the centre of the town and the breakfast, although not the quickest of service was very good when it came, I would not hesitate... More 

Thank Davefel67
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I had my birthday dinner in the restaurant. We found the atmosphere a bit stuffy. While my meal, the smoked chicken tagine, was tasty, my husband's dish, beef and Jail Ale pie, was not.

Thank Marsha F
Management response:

Thank you for you feedback on your recent dinner at the hotel. I am sorry our restaurant was not to your liking, if you were to return at any point I would suggest dining in the bar for a more informal atmosphere. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 75
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Plymouth Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8BB, England (Formerly The Bedford Hotel)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 613221
  • This restaurant is at The Bedford Hotel
Historic hotel at the gateway to Dartmoor. Built by the Duke of Bedford on the site of Tavistock Abbey where the very first Cream Teas were invented and are still served today. The hotel oozes with charming features which hark back to a gentler time and its location provides guests with a close walk up on to the Dartmoor National Park.

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