The Royal Inn Good Food and Real Ale
at Horsebridge, near Tavistock situated by the River Tamar, the boundary between Devon and Cornwall
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The Royal Inn

Gary bids you a warm welcome you to his traditional country pub:

The 15th Century Royal Inn is located on the Tamar Trail in the beautiful Tamar valley just over the border from Cornwall. The Inn was once a nunnery and stands near the ancient Horsebridge, which was built over the River Tamar in 1437 by French Benedictine monks. The monks stayed on the site of the pub & a building was erected about 50 years after the bridge .The nunnery became a pub after Henry the Eighth's dissolution of the monasteries and was named The Packhorse Inn.

Charles I is reputed to have visited the pub during the civil war & left his seal in the granite step 'for services rendered'. From that day forth the pub became known as the Royal Inn. As you enter the Inn through its Devon porch, look for the seal leaded into the granite step beneath your feet.

The Royal Inn offers convivial surroundings with beamed ceilings and open log fires, ample parking and sheltered outdoor seating areas. A selection of real ales, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks are served. The restaurant is open for lunches and evening meals and offers traditional home-cooked cuisine prepared using local sourced produce. We offer lighter lunch menu as well as our regular menu Monday through Saturday & offer a Traditional Roast Lunch on Sundays in the winter

We support our regular menu with daily specials that include fresh fish and shellfish from St.Ives, locally shot venison & pheasant.  If you can't see it on the menu please ask & if we can we will.

We offer a selection of real ales.

The MG Car Club meets at the Royal Inn regularly for 'Natters' - the Tamar Valley branch meet at 9pm on the third Wednesday of each month, and often start their adventures from here too!


Members of the Tamar Valley Tourism Association

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The Royal Inn
The Royal Inn at Horsebridge, Devon

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

OPEN Tuesday to Sunday as shown below.

Opening Hours

Food served:
Mon - Closed
Tue - Sat: 12 noon - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
Sun: 12 noon to 7pm

Bar hours:

Tues - Sat: 11am - 2.30pm, 5pm - close
Sun: 11am - close

Please call 01822 870214 for same day bookings to reserve your table.

(We are unable to reply to emails during service hours)

We can once again welcome dogs into our bar side.

Holiday Cottage sleeps 2 available in Horsebridge 2 minutes walk from the pub call 07811143265 for more information. Cosy cottage with log burner and views over the Tamar. Dogs welcome!

The Royal Inn, Horsebridge, Near Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8PJ     Telephone: 01822 870214
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The Horsebridge Inn (Devon) Ltd trading as The Royal Inn, Registered in England and Wales
Company No: 13358099, Registered Address: c/o Prydis Accounts, The Parade, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6AE

3rd February 2022
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