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

Paul, Catherine and Gary welcome you to our 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.

We support our regular menu with daily specials that include fresh fish from St.Ives, locally shot venison & pheasant, chef's excellent curries, tagines & pastas for that continental touch & much more. If you can't see it on the menu please ask & if we can we will.

We are currently offering the following real ales:- Skinner's Betty Stoggs, Otter Brewery's Otter Ale, Wadworth's 6X & St Austell Proper Job

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

  Opening Hours
Members of the Tamar Valley Tourism Association Monday - Saturday
12 noon to 3pm
6.30pm to 11pm
12 noon to 3pm
6.30pm to 11.00pm

Food is served daily from 12 noon to 2pm and from 6.30 pm to 9pm.

Menu         Wine List         Party Menus

Christmas menu for Christmas parties and Christmas meals

The Royal Inn
The Royal Inn at Horsebridge, Devon

Christmas is just around the corner, still time to squeeze in a turkey dinner & more from Christmas party menu see link at bottom left of this page.
Sunday Roast Lunches available from noon 'til 2p.m
New Year's Eve bookings now being taken, we are offering the following menu
followed by midnight fireworks

  New Year’s Eve Menu @ the Royal Inn
2017 Horsebridge 2018

Whole Baked Cornish Camembert £6.50
with roasted garlic and rosemary and bread

Chicken Satay Skewers £6
with chilli peanut dipping sauce

Antipasto Plate £8
selection of charcuterie, olives, roasted vegetables and breadsticks

Crab, King Prawn and Avocado Tian £6.50
with sriracha mayonnaise


 Supreme of Guinea Fowl, Wild Mushroom Sauce £16
heritage carrots, curly kale, potato & herb cake

Loin of Devon Venison, Chilli and Chocolate Jus £21
Dauphinoise potatoes, heritage carrots and curly kale

Fillet of Brill & Tiger Prawns Sauce Vierge £20
Roasted cherry tomatoes, samphire
smoked salmon potato cake

Stacked Medley of Roasted Vegetables & Portobello Mushroom £13
with a wild mushroom tagliatelle


Choice of Desserts

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New year

Guest Ales are flowing and constantly changing, they may include:-

Otter Ale 4.5%ABV     Bass and look out for Barnesy from Bath Ales

Tintagel Brewery's Cornish Gold 3.8% ABV

Thatchers Stan's Flat Cider 5%ABV


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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