Not far from the towns of Dartington & Totnes. I’d driven past here many times over the years, everyday while I was working in Plymouth traveling from Paignton and I always said one day I must find the time to stop and check this place out. Well I finally found the time while on route to the Plymouth Firework Championships, stopping with friends for some dinner.
On approach you see the lovely mill wheel and building covered in ivy. It was a nice day so we chose to sit outside in the garden and I have to say I was impressed. I had no idea how big the place or the grounds were. It stands alongside the river and even has its own lake. When the food arrived it was delicious and I really couldn’t fault it and while you eat you do have company from the free range chickens and peacocks for entertainment ready in wait for any scraps you may toss there way. When you’ve finished you can go on a walk around the lake or if you know how to play, there’s a giant chess set off to one side.
I think it caters for anyone and everyone and certainly is a place I’d be more than happy to return to.
The pub is surrounded by six acres of grounds, bordered for half a mile by the River Glazebrook, and includes its very own lake which is home to dozens of different ducks. The gardens are also home to chickens, guinea fowl and an ever growing peacock family.
The ethos of its owners is to supply local beers and locally sourced food. There are two dining areas, one surrounded by old books, which becomes very busy at weekends, so booking is advisable. Old photos of the area adorn the walls, including a very rare print of a Plymouth brewery now demolished.
There are six double en-suite rooms, however they are not wheelchair accessible.
- Please remember that the water is quite deep and these waterside areas are not supervised. If you are with your kids then you’ll need eyes in the back of your head!
- 8:30am -11:00pm Mon-Sat
- 8:30am -10:30pm Sun
This pub serves 3 regular beers.
- Dartmoor Jail Ale
- Hunters Half Bore
- Otter Ale
This pub serves 2 changing beers.
Changing beers typically include:
- Roam – varies
- Salcombe – varies
- South Hams – varies
- 8:30am – 9:00pm Mon-Fri
- 8:30am – 9:30pm Sat
- 8:30am – 9:00pm Sun
Avonwick, South Brent, TQ10 9ES.
- Free WiFi
- Disabled access, the pub is mostly flat with wide doors making it suitable for wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. However, bedrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
- Dog friendly anywhere inside the pub apart from the section called ‘The Library’. Whilst in the gardens they should always be kept on a lead.
- Please remember that the lake is quite deep and is not supervised. If you are with your kids then you’ll need eyes in the back of your head!
- Find out more at www.turtleycornmill.com or facebook
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