Dulverton Food & Drink

Dulverton and its neighbouring villages have a great selection of eateries – from cosy country pubs to eccentric restaurants in town.

With its eclectic décor – think antlers on the wall, mismatched chandeliers and furniture, and bookshelves crammed with cookery books – the Exmoor Beastro is a quirky and informal eaterie which has built a great reputation for its unstuffy attitude to delicious food. Highlights include pork ribs (with meat that falls off the bone) in a sweet and sticky sauce, and beef kefte cooked on the outside courtyard wood-fired oven! Make room for pud – ‘dreamy brownies’ and hazelnut meringues ‘the size of Cornish pasties’, according to one very happy Tripadvisor reviewer!

Tucked away in the Barle Valley a short walk from the wonderful clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, the 16th-century Tarr Farm Inn is situated in a magical spot surrounded by woodland. The low-beamed main bar is the perfect spot to sup Exmoor Ale and Mayner's cider while the menu features locally shot pan-roasted partridge or rabbit casserole, perfectly accompanied by the extensive list of French and New World wines. On a sunny day, the views in the beer garden are unbeatable. A word of warning to those who need to stay connected: there’s no mobile signal – not even a whisper!