Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Red Rock beer and Old Walls wine from the village brewery and vineyard are complemented by the menu's abundance of quality south Devon food suppliers; Teign mussels, Brixham fish from Riddlers and meat from Clemo's farm at Ipplepen all feature.
Once settled in the lovely dining room with its beams, roaring fire and white tablecloths, my guest and I began with a grilled goat's cheese salad and smoked duck breast with redcurrant jelly, which gave us an indication of the quality of ingredients. For our main courses we opted for seafood: scallops with smoked bacon and a creamy white wine sauce; and Neptune's Cornucopia, which was sole stuffed with scallops and crab in a rich mussel and white wine sauce. A word of caution for the dieters amongst you - each dish comes with a large selection of potatoes and vegetables, and because it all tastes so fresh and delicious you'll probably eat everything. Never one for calorie counting, I indulged in one of the many desserts that are made here. My strawberry meringue roulade was pretty to look at and the combination of gooey meringue and succulent strawberries is always a winner.
Deservedly popular, with a loyal clientele, the venue can cater for just about any occasion from an intimate dinner in the restaurant to a large party in one of the function rooms. This is a place where guests come for dinner then book to stay for the weekend, and enjoy the relaxed hospitality at very affordable prices. To discover this hidden gem, take the A381 towards Teignmouth and turn left at the Metro Motor Garage, and you will find Cockhaven Manor on the left after 500 yards.