Review on The Rock Inn
Dating back to 1750, this venerable Dartmoor pub nestles snugly under the famous stony outgrowth known as the Haytor Rocks. It was once a watering hole for local quarrymen and iron miners, although today's customers are more likely to be Devon tourists, holidaymakers and sightseers.
A few minders of the past still remain (look for the old stone trough beside the stables), but the pub puts on a thoroughly modern face when it comes to food. West Country seafood shows up in the shape of steamed River Teign mussels with chilli, lemon and parsley, pan-fried John Dory with roasted vegetables, basil and balsamic dressing or fillet of sea bass on braised fennel with vanilla sauce.
The menu dinner might also feature chicken liver parfait with a fricassee of wild mushrooms, rump of Devon lamb with basil mash, peppered runner beans and red wine sauce, and lemon tart with cinnamon ice cream. A few pubby offerings are available at lunchtime and The Rock has an impressive collection of very drinkable wines, especially from France.
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Mark Tribble and Sean Newton
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm
Dinner: 6.45 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express