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“Pizza is probably good but the rest of the menu is SUPERB”
Review of The Horse

The Horse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The website completely undersells this restaurant ( not just a pub). Maybe the problem is that most people come here for a pizza which I am sure is lovely. But the rest of the menu is absolutely first class. I have just had one of the best meals this year. The strips of tender beef brisket were outstanding served on a bed of leaves soaked in mild chilli and pomegranate seeds. Superb. Then the Dartmoor lamb in a mild yoghurt spiced sauce on peppers and other tasty vegetables. This was two dishes which I have never had before anywhere and both were outstanding. Finished with with a mixed offereing of peach Melba and Eton mess. Lovely. Nice bottle of Valpollicella and hot espresso to finish off. First class service. Pulled pork in brioche bun, like a small burger was excellent and lovely Moules frites all first class. Chips were huge and divine.
Chef Nigel deserves the highest acclaim for this. If you are staying at Bovey Castle go here one night. Book as it is a limited table restaurant by phoning. Do not email. £85 before tip. Rounded up to £100 for sheer excellence. Be sure to go here.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

After two excellent nights in the White Hart we took the long 50 yard walk to the Horse. We were 22 and they managed us with ease. A selection of delicous tapas followed by great steaks, fish dishes and glorious pizzas. Great atmosphere.
I thought it rather expensive initially but then realised we had all enjoyed ourselves far too much and drunk too much wine. Recommended

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a lovely dinner at the restaurant.
This was the first time that I tasted real ginger flavour in a ginger beer - amazing!
The pulled pork burger was sweet and sour flavour. The mussels were very fresh and tender, cooked in cider. The crab linguine was intensely tasty!
Loved it!

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Thank Jierre
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Clean , great food and a welcoming ambience that makes you feel very at home ! Food was served with a smile and nothing was too much trouble , just a nice place overall

Thank Jon B
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A dog friendly place which was a priority to us. The horse served Lovely food and nice wine in a relaxed yet stylish setting. Well recommended

Thank williams93
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