Our Food Philosophy

Devon’s bountiful food garden should take a bow, as it’s a first class offering. We are truly spoilt for choice and take care to pay homage to all the fresh produce on our doorstep by making sure it appears on your menu wherever possible, from local game shot on the moors to lamb and aged Exmoor beef. Our seafood is bright eyed and shiny scaled, sourced from the coves of Devon and Cornwall to arrive fresh on your plate.

Our restaurants have two very different personalities, so if we’re lucky enough to have you with us for two nights why not mix it up and try both!

What’s in the name?

At Bovey Castle we are extremely proud of our history and heritage, which is why we’ve captured our past in the future of our restaurants.

Smith’s Brasserie

Bovey Castle began life as a private house in 1890 when WH Smith (of book selling fame) purchased 5,000 acres of land from the Earl of Devon, who had owned the estate for the previous five centuries. The original estate consisted of several large manors, almost thirty farms, extensive woodland and fishing rights on the rivers Bovey and Teign.

We’ve named Smith's Brasserie in honour of our famous past owner.

Great Western Restaurant

Once upon a time Bovey Castle was owned by the glorious Great Western Railway, who were the first owners to open Bovey Castle as a golfing hotel in 1930.

Great Western Railway took good care of our hotel for almost 30 years and we wanted their part in our history to be remembered.