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:- Tintagel Gold Ale, Otter Brewery's Otter Ale, Bass & St Austell Proper Job look out for guest 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!

  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    

Christmas menu for Christmas parties and Christmas meals

The Royal Inn
The Royal Inn at Horsebridge, Devon

Dear All,
Paul, Cath & Gary hope that you are keeping fit and well during Lockdown. G
We are operating a takeaway woodfired pizza service on Wednesday evenings from 5p.m.
Please call 01822 870214 to order your pizzas. Leave a message if no answer with a number for us to contact you. Please be aware that we are spreading collection times, to enable topping up the oven and also minimising social contact. Card payments can be made over the phone or at the dining room window when collecting your pizza.
Pizzas cost 10 each or 3 for 25 choice of
Margarita, Pepperoni, Ham and Pineapple, Roasted Vegetable

Following this Gary has introduced FISH AND CHIP FRIDAYS  please order in the same way as for pizzas and a time slot will be arranged for you as close to your desired time.
Beer Battered Fish and Chips 10

Saturday introduces our new BURGER TAKEAWAY service choice of chicken or beef, please order in the usual manner.


We are thinking of you all at this time and missing the good conversation and bonhomie you all bring to the pub, stay safe
from Gary, Paul (the Grumpy Landlord) Cath and Family

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!
obviously we are not letting Holt Cottage during the current crisis but keep it on your radar for the future

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