Spent 2 great nights at the Sandy Park Inn. This pub has a warm feel and the room we stayed in was perfect for our needs. The location makes Dartmoor really accessible, with a lovely riverside walk just steps from the inn itself.
We stayed in room 4 which has its own en suite bathroom and was on the backside of the establishment. We couldn't hear any pub noise, and while we could hear the nearby road, we weren't bothered by it. Parking was easy and available on and around the inn grounds.
The owners are quite nice. The Rick Steves book mentions that the inn is owned by a "local bigwig", but that's no longer true. It's owned by family who run both the inn and kitchen.
We arrived on a Sunday and the owner made sure there was a dinner saved for us since it was off-season and many places would be closed. She also made a great recommendation for the Ring of Bells for dinner the next night just down the road in North Bovey.
The wifi worked really well and we were happy to see there wasn't a TV in sight, even in the pub. So many pubs have become overrun with noise and sports - Sandy Park retains a friendly, old fashioned pub atmosphere. Locals made us feel at home as we chatted about travel over our pints.
Breakfast was substantial and filled us up for our daily hikes through the moors.
If we're in the area again we'd happily stay at Sandy Park. It's a simple, cozy place and made us feel perfectly at home.
- Also Known As:
- Sandy Park Hotel Chagford