Review on Northcote Manor

A sense of rural calm and well-being pervades this wisteria-clad, eighteenth-century stone mansion in the wilds of north Devon between Umberleigh and Crediton. It is no surprise to learn that Northcote was once a retirement home for the monks of Tavistock Abbey. The prevailing mood is helped by pretty views, mullioned windows, studded oak doors and rich fabrics.

The refurbished restaurant is noted for its specially commissioned murals depicting scenes from the past, although the food is firmly in touch with the present. West Country produce is given refined treatment, as in pan-fried Lundy Island mackerel with tomato butter sauce and Provençal vegetables or Exmoor venison Wellington with wilted pak choi and vintage balsamic dressing.

Chef Richie Herkes is also keen on Kilner jars and uses them as a container for chilled Cornish crabmeat and even light apple mousse (which is served with green apple sorbet and sweet Melba toast). Other tempting desserts might include marinated pineapple compote with vanilla pannacotta; alternatively, check the choice of West Country cheeses.

Northcote Manor is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British


Richie Herkes

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Northcote Manor

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 34 covers


Accomodation is available, (16 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Northcote Manor
EX37 9LZ

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