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The Leaping Salmon

££ - £££, British,
Whitchurch Road, Horrabridge, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7TP, England
+44 1822 851541
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“potato cakes” (2 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Whitchurch Road, Horrabridge, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7TP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a visit to Dartmoor, I phoned this place up at 14.30..The manager said that although he normally stops doing food , he would keep the kitchen open, for us ,fantastic . Anyway ,the pub is light ,airy and full of character, it is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B940ATjonathanl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Leaping Salmon with a delight. It's stylish interiors, well made drinks, simple but varied menu, bedroom and breakfast all left us wishing it were our local pub. I cannot speak highly enough of the effort and care that Fred has poured into the place....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank horsewildwolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saved from becoming a Co-op The Leaping Salmon is back in this pleasant corner of the village with the Walkham and its fine mediaeval bridge alongside. So congratulations to the new owners who have put so much work and money into rescuing the pub. Indeed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Bradshaw-Bystander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard that the Leaping Salmon was great and indeed it is. After catering for the family over Christmas, I wanted a night off cooking. So a simple meal of smoked haddock served with a tasty sauce, with new potatoes and tender steamed broccoli...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank She9753
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food in a lovely setting, perfect place on the edge of the moor. Everything cooked to order and beautifully presented. The service is good and very friendly. We were given some delicious homemade bread and olive oil before our meal, delicious! Stayed overnight in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alabroad
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

The Leaping Salmon served some of the best food you will find anywhere. It hasn't been reopened long, but the young team are sourcing great ingredients and making food that you can't help but notice. As a pub it has well kept real ales, a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We had my birthday meal on a busy Sunday in December. The service was excellent, food first class, and the wine delicious. Couldn't ask for more! We also talked to Max about doing a day qith him, learning how to make the delicious sourdough bread...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lynnsY8349UA
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Finally had the chance to visit The Leaping Salmon for an eveinig meal this week. An impressive refit story (read about in the summer on social media), a pleasant vibe and an interesting and well balanced menu. Also good to hear about open mic nights...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jo a
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

After a sunbathed winter walk on the moors we went in search of Sunday lunch. Our walk was not insignificant and so something hearty was in order. The leaping salmon came top of this list for our location and we couldn’t be happier that it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank J5869GXmattc
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Just occasionally you have an eating experience which you remember for years to come. A 5Franc Relais Routier somewhere in the middle of France, a fish soup at The Fort overlooking Guincho beach. On Sunday at the Leaping Salmon it happened again. Six of us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank tomeastwood
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17 January 2019|
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Response from horsewildwolf | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very. In bar, Resturant and rooms.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitchurch Road, Horrabridge, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Horrabridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 851541
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Set on the edge of Dartmoor, the Leaping Salmon is a family owned village pub. Simple and carefully sourced food is available for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday, alongside a range of local beers, ciders and spirits. Adjacent to the pub is a cafe, serving freshly baked bread, breakfasts, lunches, pastries, cream teas and coffees. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Above the pub are three self-contained double ensuite rooms with views over the River Walkham, one of which can sleep up to 5 people. Direct walking and cycling access to Dartmoor. Sunday Lunch is served between 12pm and 3pm. Booking is recommended. The menu changes weekly. An upstairs dining room is available for larger parties on request.
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