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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ring of Bells - Pub Review - North Bovey, Devon

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: mail@ringofbells.net

4 comments:

Sally said...

What a lovely lunch! The pub is very cute too

Grazing Kate said...

thanks, Sally! I'm enjoying your blog too - not getting time to comment as much as usual on people's blogs (or eat out - more's the pity) - busy busy busy!

Northern Snippet said...

That looks lovely,just putting together menus so very interested in what other pubs are doing.
Can you give us an idea on pricing?

Grazing Kate said...

This is their dinner menu:
http://www.ringofbells.net/menu.pdf

Now, NS, no taking umbrage at the'pan-seared, crushed etc etc' cliches - to my mind, it'd be a better menu without those words,however the food spoke for itself and was homemade, locally sourced and delicious. So they were almost forgiven...

I think at lunchtime it was about £4.95 for soup and £7.50 for the sardines or ploughmans. That seemed about right for the quality and quantity from our perspective.