Moorland Garden Hotel

Tranquil historic hotel and restaurant on the edge of Dartmoor

Located on the edge of Dartmoor, just a few minutes from Plymouth city centre, the historic country hotel is set in nine acres of moorland garden.

Recently refurbished, and with modern suites with flower themes, bedrooms with garden views, family and dog friendly accommodation, it’s a tranquil place to stay on the moor – but not far from the city.

The flower theme continues in the Wildflower Restaurant which sees head chef Rob Murray and his talented team creating seasonal menus using locally sourced ingredients. Guests can also eat in the relaxed and attractive bar.

It’s four years since Brian and Sonia Meaden took over and set about restoring the hotel to its former – and rather glam – glory and 2014 saw a grand showcasing of all that they’d done to celebrate the hotel’s 80th birthday. With 2015’s events promising to be just as exciting, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the website to find out what’s coming up. 

The hotel is also well known for its functions and weddings and has a beautiful Crystal Room with twelve chandeliers and ornate mirrors, so with the additional four modern meeting spaces, it can cater for events for up to 160 guests.

Sample menu


Cornish Charcuterie Company pork rillettes, apple, mint with cider jelly


Wild black bream, herb arancini, fennel bulb, squid, shellfish bisque


Chocolate torte, Marshfield Farm blackcurrants in clotted cream ice cream

Three courses and tea/coffee £28.95 per person

Insider’s tips

In good weather, ask the hotel to organise a picnic for you to take out onto the wildflower meadow.

Yelverton, Plymouth, Devon, PL20 GDA

01822 852245

Opening hours

Open all year. Breakfast served Monday to Friday 7am-9.30am, Saturday and Sunday 8am-10am. Lunch served daily 12pm-2.15pm. Dinner served daily 6pm-9.30pm

Chef: Rob Murray

Owners: Brian and Sonia Meaden

Bedroom rate: £100

Bedrooms: 44

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Private dining available
  • Gluten free options
  • Wedding venue
  • Exclusive use


Best Devon Venue at the South West Wedding Awards 2015, Taste of the West Best Restaurant Silver Award 2015, Best Wedding Venue at the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards 2015 and Commended at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2014

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