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The Bedford Hotel

Welcome to delicious dining at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock. With top-notch produce available on our Devon doorstep, we are proud to present local, seasonal produce (at very appetising prices). Pop in for a morning coffee and pastry, or a traditional afternoon tea. Take a break and enjoy a relaxing lunch, or linger over an indulgent dinner with friends. Whenever and whatever you choose, you will be very welcome!


Breakfast at The Bedford Hotel is a very civilised affair. Start with our delicious cold buffet selection, then treat yourself to our Full Devon Breakfast, cooked to order. You'll also find a selection of other breakfast classics, including grilled kipper and Eggs Benedict.

Morning Coffee

Morning coffee at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock is a rather splendid way to spend a lazy hour, any day of the week.

Whether you are staying with us or just passing by, enjoy our warm and welcoming lounges, superb coffee from the award-winning Owens Coffee, tempting cakes and pastries, and the morning papers naturally.  And if you get really comfortable, you can always stay for lunch!

Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy our Brasserie Menu in the elegant yet welcoming surroundings of our historic Woburn Restaurant, or in our informal bar and lounges.

We are proud to celebrate local producers, farmers and fishermen in our menus - and we think you will notice the difference.

Something to nibble on

Mixed marinated olives  – parmesan cheese  £4.00 (V)

Salt & pepper whitebait – devilled mayonnaise  £4.50

Thai crab cakes – saffron mayonnaise, confit lemon  £4.75

Black pudding croquettes – jalapeño mayonnaise, apple  £4.75

The Bedford bread board – hummus, homemade butter, pesto  £4.50 (V)

Onion bhaji – mango chutney, nigella  £4.00 (V)

Chicken satay – crispy shallots, peanut  £4.75

Beetroot & walnut hummus – pitta bread, coriander  £4.00 (V)


Chicken & ham hock terrine – Jail Ale pickled quail egg, piccalilli, walnut  £7.00

Thyme roasted butternut squash salad –  smoked honey, feta, pomegranate, salted pistachio  £7.00 (V)

Thai crab cakes – lime curd, chilli, coriander, peanut, coconut foam  £8.00

Smoked Plymouth haddock rarebit – shrimp butter, avocado, fennel escabeche, preserved lemon  £7.50

Potted Devon pork – black mustard seed, sourdough, pork scratchings, Indian tomato chutney  £7.50

Goat’s cheese mousse – onion ash, pistachio biscotti, figs  £6.50 (V)

Poached Williams Farm duck egg – Parma ham, salsa verde, Somerset pecorino, black pudding crumb  £7.50


Confit Creedy Carver duck leg – chorizo & puy lentil cassoulet, roast shallots, hazelnut, watercress  £13.50

Howells’ sirloin steak – triple cooked chips, confit tomato, field mushroom, onion rings  £22.50

Beetroot spelt risotto – poached hen’s egg, Pecorino, nasturtium  £11.50 (V)

Jail Ale sausages – garlic mash, onion marmalade, pancetta, scratchings, jus  £12.95

The Bedford cottage pie – oxtail, Jail Ale carrots, bone marrow & herb crumb  £14.50

Honey roasted smoked Cornish bacon – black pudding croquette, poached egg, béarnaise, fondant potato  £13.95

Dartmoor beef and Jail Ale pie – Cornish new potatoes, this season’s best vegetables  £14.50

Good old fish and chips – Jail Ale battered sustainable local fish with minted mushy peas, triple cooked chips and The Bedford’s tartare sauce  £14.00

The Bedford lamb burger – Moroccan spiced pulled shoulder, burnt onion & nigella seed focaccia bun, Harissa mayonnaise, baba Ghanoush, Okehampton gruyere, pickled red cabbage, sweet potato chips  £14.00

Falafel burger – burnt onion & nigella seed focaccia bun, hummus, tomato pickle, beetroot slaw, sweet potato chips  £12.50 (V)

Lamb Massaman curry – fragrant rice, smoked peanuts, roti bread, green mango chutney  £14.50

Dartmoor venison haunch  – wellington, wild mushrooms, glazed turnips, sage, juniper salt  £17.50

Caesar salad – our own smoked chicken, olives, anchovies, pancetta, Parmesan  £11.95

The Bedford platter – sliced meat, pickled onion, boiled egg, bread, candied walnuts, olives, dressed leaves, Devon Blue cheese & Sharpham Brie  £13.00

( Vegetarian platter also available  £12.00 )


The Bedford tiramisu – amaretti biscuit ice cream, chocolate soil  £7.00 (V)

Lemon posset – curd, honey granola, vanilla foam, candied lemon  £7.00 (V)

White chocolate Panna cotta – dark chocolate ganache, honeycomb, orange sorbet  £6.50

Affogato – griottine cherries, espresso coffee, mascarpone ice cream, pistachio & rosemary biscotti  £7.50 (V)

Dartmoor Ale & chocolate cake – malt ice cream, hazelnut praline  £7.00 (V)

Selection of The Bedford’s ice creams (V) & sorbets – honeycomb  £6.00

West Country cheeses – quince paste, grapes, oatcakes £8.00

Afternoon Tea at The Bedford

Afternoon Tea at The Bedford is a treat not to be missed. Enjoy a classic Devon Cream Tea, complete with local strawberry jam and rich clotted cream, or push the boat out and order our full Afternoon Tea (with a glass of Prosecco perhaps?).

Sunday Lunch at The Bedford Hotel

Sundays are always special at The Bedford. Join us for a traditional and relaxed Sunday Lunch in the comfort of our restaurant, and treat yourself to delicious choices featuring top-notch local, seasonal produce.

Two courses:  £18  (children £10.50)  /  Three courses:  £22  (children £14.50)

Celebration Dining

From an intimate family gathering to a grand celebration dinner, we offer a range of Celebration Dining options at The Bedford Hotel.

We can arrange private dining for you and your guests, and a delicious menu to suit your occasion. Our historic oak-panelled Tavistock Room is ideal for a private lunch or dinner for between 10 and 24, whilst our stylish Gallery 26 suite can comfortably seat 100.

Special Offers: 
A Leisurely Lunch Two courses £20 including coffee Enjoy a Leisurely Lunch, prepared using the finest Devon produce and served in the very comfortable and welcoming surroundings of The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock. The constantly-changing menu is designed to reflect the season, and includes Bedford favourites as well as new dishes from our talented team of chefs. Alternatively, our full Brasserie Menu is always available, for everything from a bowl of home-made soup to a full three course lunch. We look forward to welcoming you for a Leisurely Lunch, available daily except Sunday.
The Bedford Hotel
Plymouth Road
PL19 8BB
Special Offer Ends: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017