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Kestor Inn

Manaton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9UF England
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Your Dartmoor destination awaits. A traditional country village inn serving good wholesome pub food and beer with five tastefully decorated bedrooms all ensuite, (one of which is on the ground floor ). A fifty seater restaurant with views over to the moors is an ideal place for a family catch up or celebration. Light and airy large bar area with two log burners for the cold winter nights. Lawned beer garden with plenty of seating. Fully modernised and completed in May 2021.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Darts
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
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Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Sofa bed
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Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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chris h wrote a review Dec 2023
Torquay, United Kingdom72 contributions18 helpful votes
Although we live in Torquay we joined with friends and spent a great weekend at the Kestor Inn. Spending time on the moor is a world away, time to relax, enjoy the quiet and the beautiful scenery all around. We ate at the pub and enjoyed lovely food for dinner and breakfast each day, the Pork was amazing ! James, Gary & Julie are excellent landlords with humour, which made our stay most enjoyable. It was our second stay and will not be our last ! Chris, Tessa and friends.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Joanna P wrote a review Nov 2023
16 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our third stay at the Kestor inn . Our room was comfortable and clean . The owners and their staff are friendly and efficient and the food , both breakfast and dinner were good . The location and the view is great too , I’m sure we will return
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue S wrote a review Nov 2023
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Clearly a lovely local pub in the winter. Just what we had hoped for. A good meal and quiet early night on a winters night. It rather backfired with a band playing beneath our room until closing and the fire alarm going off at 2pm. The latter was unlucky but an email warning us about the band would have been polite and easy given November is far from the high season. Other nights we would have enjoyed it. But after a really busy stressful week, a long drive and 6 hours walking on the moor - we were far from refreshed after a few hours disturbed sleep! This is not to take away from the friendly staff and perfectly adequate room and food. Just warn us next time 😊
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda G wrote a review Oct 2023
Taunton, United Kingdom28 contributions6 helpful votes
Had a lovely weekend on Dartmoor in Kestor Inn. The room had a view to die for, a HUGE bed, warm and comfortable. Great breakfast, plenty of it, Perfectly cooked evening meal. The restaurant/bar area was so clean and lovely. All the staff we met were so friendly and helpful, taking time for a chat. Perfect stay, would definately stay there again.
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Hev wrote a review Sept 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely pub, nice atmosphere with a very friendly landlord. The food was very good and was well presented. We had a burger and a fish finger sandwich with profiteroles for dessert. Not over priced at all. Will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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tonytrig wrote a review Sept 2023
Benfleet, United Kingdom120 contributions34 helpful votes
what a little gem. From the second we parked the car from the moment we left after breakfast I can honestly say that we had the best time ever. The owners and staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us. We were made so welcome we didn’t want to leave. The room was excellent,en suite shower and toilet was the epitome of cleanliness-bed was so comfortable we didn’t want to get up. Evening food was delicious and the breakfast great!! Situated perfectly for all things Dartmoor as well as being not too far from Torbay and the seaside. I must admit this has been one of the best 4day breaks I’ve experienced and would definitely recommend to anyone who will listen. We will return-and that’s a promise!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rae Cload wrote a review Sept 2023
Sidmouth, United Kingdom50 contributions12 helpful votes
WOW !! I’ve lived in Devon all my life and spent some happy years in Bovey Tracey right on the edge of Dartmoor. Over the years, I’ve visited many of the pubs and Inns across Dartmoor. Some were good, a lot were just average. Strangely, one place not visited was the Kestor Inn. Manaton. That was corrected last Sunday. My wife and I received a lovely welcome from the owners - quite rare these days! Parking was easy and the whole Inn ambiance was just wonderful. We were intending to just stay for a drink but the carvery looked so inviting that we stopped for lunch. It was so good! This Inn has a lot of support from locals confirmed by a partner who said there were only two people in the busy and almost full restaurant area he didn’t know. Will we be visiting again ...…..you bet !!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Mel L wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had a lovely couple of nights staying at the Kestor Inn. The room (room 2) was very comfortable with a great view of the moors. The bed was very comfortable and extra pillows provided on request. The ensuite was clean and shower was good. Only very minor comments, the TV is a bit old and could do with an update to a smart TV and the floor boards by the bed creaked loudly when stepped on during the night. The ensuite could do with a night light so that when used during the night the light doesn't shine brightly into the bedroom. The pub is very nice with wood beams and has obviously been well looked after. A great choice of ale and other drinks. The food is outstanding and we ate there both evenings, having coffee in the lounge area afterwards. Breakfast was also outstanding and they are happy to substitute items. Great decaff coffee! The staff are very nice and obliging and the landlord, James is good for a laugh. It looks like a great deal of thought has been put into the presentation of pub side of the business and the actual bedrooms, but if I was to be very picky, it is a bit untidy in the corridor to the rooms...instead of a table with some flowers on the landing there's a hoover. Spare pillows etc are stored behind a curtain. I also didn't much like having to walk through the kitchen and past the bins to exit the pub when the front door was locked. These are minor things and overall we very much enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paulo wrote a review Aug 2023
7 contributions6 helpful votes
This place is everything you want a pub on Dartmoor to be! The staff were pleasant and approachable, the drinks were great (local ale from the town down the road) and the gardens were beautifully kept. It was striking just how clean the toilets were - they were immaculate, which was honestly very impressive! We had a salad from their specials menu and a pie, both of which were astonishing - presentation was world class, very tasty, and surprisingly affordable considering the portion size and obvious quality. These people clearly work very hard to get everything right, and it shows! Well done everyone at the Kestor Inn, you’re doing a wonderful job👍🏻
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Derick Y wrote a review Aug 2023
Crewkerne, United Kingdom33 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely, quiet , Dog friendly pub. Had the ground floor room. Everything you needed there. Had meals in the bar too which was very nice. Nice selection of dishes and drinks etc. About thirty minutes away from any local shops.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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United KingdomEnglandDevonDartmoor National ParkManaton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kestor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Kestor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Moretonhampstead Motor Museum (3.3 miles), Miniature Pony Centre (3.3 miles), and House of Marbles (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kestor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kestor Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Kestor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kestor Inn?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kestor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gateway Restaurant And Bar, Primrose Tea Rooms, and Carpenters Arms.
Is Kestor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Manaton.
Are pets allowed at Kestor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kestor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kestor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church House (3.4 miles), Forge In The Moor (3.5 miles), and Moretonhampstead Almhouses. (3.3 miles).
Is Kestor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.