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 are currently offering the following real ales:- Salcombe Devon Amber, Otter Brewery's Otter Ale, Jail Ale & St Austell Proper Job.

Sharp's Atlantic and Offshore, Amstel and Sandford Devon Red Cider

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
Lunch Bar Service      noon 'til 3p.m
Food Service             noon 'til 2p.m.

Evening Bar open from 5p.m.
Food from 6p.m. 'til 9p.m.
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The Royal Inn
The Royal Inn at Horsebridge, Devon


Gary the chef is the new Grumpy Landlord

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
OPEN Tuesday to Sunday as below

Normal ( ? ) service resumes
Bar hours Noon - 3pm and 5pm - until close
Food served noon - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm

Regrettably we are unable to accommodate dogs inside at the current time.

Please call 01822 870214 for same day bookings
 to reserve your table
We are unable to reply to emails during service hours

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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