The Elephant's Nest Inn

South West England Devon Tavistock

  • From £110 a night
  • 3 Guest Rooms
  • Pub with Rooms

A great old country pub with very comfortable rooms, a friendly welcome – and delicious food into the bargain!

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First up this is a lovely old pub in a great location. Originally a sixteenth-century hostelry, this is the sort of place where you can settle down with a pint of ale and easily overlook their three very comfortable, beautifully kept rooms in a separate extension – which, after a stroll across the moor and a meal in the downstairs bar, can be a very welcome sight indeed.  In fact the Elephant's Nest is a great location for exploring Dartmoor, in particular on foot, with all sorts of enticing walking routes (and bike rides) that you can follow from its doorstep. As for the rooms, each is different but all have en-suite bathrooms and are big enough for two. They also all have Vi-Spring beds with goosedown duvets, flatscreen TVs and digital radio and free wifi throughout, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities and a fridge – perfect for taking the weight off and reviving yourself with a cup of tea and a snack, while you contemplate the views across the moor. The food in the pub is great, and you can get to sample it with their excellent breakfast, though a full menu is served at lunchtime and dinner too.  Finally no walk is really complete without a dog and the good news is this is a very dog-friendly place, with two of their own, and a warm welcome to yours – both in the pub and the rooms.



Open all year.


Double rooms £110–£120 a night, including breakfast.


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Getting There

Take the main A386 north out of Tavistock to Mary Tavy and take a turning on the right to Horndon.


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  • Wifi

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