This is the Ring of Bells, North Bovey and this is just how a pub should be in Devon.
Attractive, thatched, quiet village, space to sit outside, well-decorated with modern 'murky' shades of paint, but not 'gastro-pub'-ed to within an inch of its life, great local beers, a warm welcome, a woodburning stove, dogs welcome, tasty homemade food at affordable prices.
We had a simple lunch: soup for me (roasted garlic + celeriac with croutons), sardines on toast with roasted vine tomatoes and a ploughman's - all done fantastically well.
Their unpretentious formula for success is proving a hit - getting a table for Thurs - Sat night can be tricky - phone well ahead. Thoroughly recommended.
NORTH BOVEY, DARTMOOR, DEVON TQ13 8RB
Tel: 01647 440375 W: www.ringofbells.net E: email@example.com