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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Staying in the Tamar Valley

The River Tamar forms the border between Devon and Cornwall for much of its length. There are few bridges across the river, and Horsebridge is one of the oldest, being built in 1437. The Tamar Valley winds between the granite uplands of Dartmoor and Bodmin moor and in places becomes narrow, with the river fast flowing. Elsewhere the flood plain widens out and is a mix of woodlands and farmland.

In the last century there were many market gardens and orchards along the slopes, and the area is also a rich source of minerals and in former times was extensively mined.

Today there are miles of walks along the Valley. The Tamar Trail links many of the heritage sites as well as providing peaceful walks along the river. The Tamar Trail crosses the Tamar at Horsebridge and runs past the front porch of the Royal Inn.


Traxs and Trails - 4 x 4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery

Tree Surfers - high ropes course, zip wires, archery and mountain biking

Endsleigh Fishing Club - salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Tamar

Morwellham - featured in the acclaimed Edwardian Farm TV series

The Barn Climbing Centre - a dedicated climbing venue with climbing wall and free standing boulder


Further afield!

Skiing in Courchevel, France

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Holiday Cottages in Tavistock

The Royal Inn, Horsebridge, Near Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8PJ     Telephone: 01822 870214
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