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Bearslake Inn

| Lake Sourton, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 4HQ, England
+44 1837 861334
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  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Lake Sourton, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 4HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch one weekday in half term and all I can say was that it was terrible from the first minute. We only went as it was very accessible from the granite way cycle path as we were riding with my...More

1  Thank ruddyhell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit since the Bearslake changed hands. Unfortunately what used to be a friendly and welcoming environment now felt almost hostile. The first thing we noticed was that the menu was much less interesting than before. Then having made our selection, we...More

Thank Devon_Diner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for dinner last Friday evening. Ordered 3 burgers at just after 7 and they didn’t arrive until 8pm despite the bar and restaurant being very quiet and 4 staff on duty in the bar. 15 minutes after we had ordered we were approached at...More

3  Thank Runninghappy2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked here before heading up the Tor behind the pub for a quick walk before lunch. It's in a magnificent location at the foot of Dartmoor, and the Tor affords wonderful panoramic views of the valley floor stretching away to Tavistock and beyond. We...More

Thank Moleseyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being relatively local we thought we would try here given we had heard there were new owners. Decided to take parents to Sunday lunch. I rang beforehand to be told there would be roast beef, roast chicken, pork and a veggie option. So when 3...More

Thank Cacky76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Put it this way, do not waste your hard earned cash coming here, you get spoken to disgustingly the owner has no idea on hospitality or even the knowledge to speak nicely to his staff or the customers..! Heard shouting from the kitchen to his...More

1  Thank Bobnorbet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the restaurant for a Sunday lunch for visiting friends from Australia. The quality of the food served was excellent and the service was friendly and very efficient. Based on today's experience I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.More

Thank Luis G
Lisa J, Owner at Bearslake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Luis Thank you fof taking the time to share your recent experience with us at the Bearslake Inn, all our staff work very hard to ensure our customers enjoy themselves whilst visiting. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Bearslake Sunday Roast. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings for this beautiful resturant / hotel. Went for an anniversary meal with friends and family and had a great time. Food was amazing as were all the staff. Really friendly place. Thoroughly recommend the beast burger and the honeycomb desert. Wine was delicious...More

Thank ClareS1788
Lisa J, Owner at Bearslake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Clare Thank you for spending the time to write a review of your recent experience with us here at Bearslake Inn, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting your anniversary meal and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn very soon With very best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Sat 6th October I arranged a surprise gathering/meal for my parents Emerald Wedding Anniversary. I had previously met with the owners Lisa and Julian who were extremely helpful and understanding of what I wanted and expected. We were a party of 18 plus 2...More

Thank juliesouthcott
Lisa J, Owner at Bearslake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Julie and Dean It was a pleasure to host your parents Emerald Wedding Anniversary celebrations, it was a really fun evening topped off by the live video streaming!. We are delighted that everyone enjoyed the food and hospitality on offer at Bearslake Inn as...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The location is great for touring the Dartmoor area. Nice bar and large room. The radiator in our room wasn't working and we had to ask for an electric heater. Dinner service was ridiculously slow and the food wasn't very good. Breakfast service was also...More

Thank Catherine E
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marian b
7 February 2018|
Response from Bathford | Reviewed this property |
I am not a regular but do visit if in the area, But I have taken these from the Bearslake inn site. Opening Hours Monday – Saturday 11:00am – Close Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm ~ Food Served Monday - Saturday 12 noon... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from steviejgalfie | Reviewed this property |
They had one on their website I believe and seemed to serve the same dishes every night. I wouldn't recommend it to be honest.
12 September 2015|
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Response from doris43 | Reviewed this property |
hello yes they do allow children and dogs in the bar area (not sure about dogs in the restaurant - the front entrance could be abit tight for a wheelchair but they have a back garden entrance that i think would be ok .. if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Lake Sourton, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 4HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Okehampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1837 861334
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Welcome to the Bearslake Inn, a traditional thatched pub with a renowned restaurant and quality accommodation in the stunning Dartmoor National Park. The Bearslake Inn and restaurant is situated in the hamlet of Lake in the North West corner of Dartmoor. Located between Okehampton and Tavistock on the A386, the Bearslake Inn is an ideal base from which to explore the delights of Dartmoor and Devon. We have six spacious en-suite letting rooms and plenty of parking. Just two miles south of the A30 it is easy to reach and yet is set in gloriously remote walking country, with stunning views to the rugged heights of the moor. The magnificent Sourton Tor, Corn Ridge and Great Links Tor are all just a walk away. The beautiful old thatched building, originally a Devon Longhouse, was a farm and farm cottages. The families of people who used to live and work here often visit and many of their photos hang in the hallways.
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