ehc-bovey-great-western-header-2737952The wait is over, rejoice in the grand relaunching of the Great Western Grill at Bovey Castle. After a three-year wait, we’re excited to welcome guests once again from Friday 30th June. Here’s 10 reasons why you should visit and why we’re the best restaurant in Devon…

1. A restaurant with a fascinating history 

One of the things that makes the Great Western Grill the best restaurant in Devon is its unique history. The restaurant pays homage to the hotel’s history, originally built by the WH Smith dynasty in 1907, it first opened as a hotel in 1930 by the Great Western Railway, which inspired the restaurant’s name.


2. Awards that speak for themselves

The Great Western Grill operates under head chef Mark Budd, and has proudly been awarded a 3 AA Rosette for culinary excellence. The AA Rosette award, which began in 1956, was the UK’s first nationwide scheme that assessed the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels.


3. Inspired by sustainable produce 

Here at Bovey we’re passionate about sustainability, which is why the Great Western Grill menu includes produce and ingredients that are both high quality and sourced where possible from the Bovey estate and the surrounding local areas. From local game to lamb, aged Dartmoor Farmers beef, and fish from the coast around the Southwest, our produce comes at no additional harm to the environment, and minimal miles.


4. A menu with something for everyone to enjoy 

Head Chef, Mark Budd’s carefully created menu takes some of our favourite classic dishes and reinvents them using the best of British produce. At the best restaurant in Devon, you can expect freshly cooked food that’s bursting with flavour. From dressed Brixham crab salad to red wine braised oxtail cottage pie and poached native lobster with truffle macaroni cheese. Timeless dishes as you’ve never tasted them before.


5. Delectable Sunday Lunch

We’re all about celebrating great food in a traditionally British style, which is why as part of the relaunching, the Great Western Grill is pleased to introduce our new and deliciously comforting Sunday Lunch menu, as part of the relaunching of the best restaurant in Devon.


6. An exclusive Oyster and Champagne Bar

The grand opening of the grill wouldn’t be complete without a brand new Oyster and Champagne Bar, boasting an exclusive Champagne list to enjoy with caviar and oysters. Celebrate with some champers and indulge in the delights of the best restaurant in Devon.


7. Service with a smile 

The Great Western Grill prides itself on providing outstanding service to all guests. You will be welcomed into the restaurant with the opportunity to have a drink at the Oyster and Champagne Bar, or if preferred to be seated directly at your table. All staff are highly trained and have great knowledge of the menu – they are on hand to answer any questions.


8. Breathtaking interiors set in a stunning location 

The striking neo-Elizabethan architecture of the main house and grounds is both beautiful and unique. The restaurant respects the glamour of the Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. Nestled in the heart of Dartmoor, Bovey Castle is a luxury countryside resort, and the perfect place to explore after enjoying your dining experience.


9. A luxury stay

After an exquisite dining experience, why not extend your stay at Bovey Castle and retreat to one of the beautifully appointed 60 rooms and suites, or perhaps one of our 22 self-catering country lodges scattered within the estate’s stunning grounds.


10. Enjoy a scenic travelling experience 

Even the journey to get to Bovey Castle and the best restaurant in Devon is perfectly picturesque. The train from London Paddington to Exeter St. David takes around 2 hours, with Exeter St. David being around 16 miles away from Bovey Castle. Once there, enjoy a short 40-minute drive through the breathtaking Devonshire countryside, before arriving at Bovey where a warm welcome awaits you.

We hope you’re as excited for the grand relaunching of the Great Western Grill as we are. With a chance to immerse yourself in a truly unique dining experience, while relaxing in opulent surroundings, this is a dining affair that shouldn’t be missed. To dine at the best restaurant in Devon, book your table today and extend your stay by booking a room with us too. We look forward to welcoming you.

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