Established as an Inn in 1752, the house then consisted of a Bar, Tap Room,
Dining Room, Larder, Kitchen, a Drawing Room and seven good Bedrooms.
There were four large Underground Cellars, a Courtlage,
two Pig Houses and Stables for 30 Horses with Lofts over.
There was also a good Bowling Alley adjoining the Courtlage.
The house now provides a homely Bed & Breakfast with a public Drawing Room,
Breakfast Kitchen, four well appointed Bedrooms and a Courtyard Garden.
There is an old scullery and stables in the lower ground floor available for bicycle storage.
Our bedrooms are individually decorated with comfort and cleanliness our priority.
All of our bedrooms offer full length mirrors, radios and fresh coffee & tea trays.
One Drake Road is located a two minute walk from the Tavistock Town Hall
and famous pannier market and a short walk to the picturesque Dartmoor National Park.
There are eight on-street parking spaces in front of the house available for free from
5pm to 10am and all day Sunday plus one hour of free parking during the day.
(Subject to availability)
The infamous naval City of Plymouth is 12 miles away where main line trains
from Paddington London stop alongside regular coaches from London Victoria.
Torquay on the English Riviera is a mere 28 miles from Tavistock.
Tavistock also has very good road links to Exeter International Airport.
Some recent reviews...
“The hosts made us feel so welcome. It was a delight to spend some time in the lounge with
an open fire. Furnished to a very high standard with an excellent breakfast. Ideal base for
spending time in Tavistock and surrounding area”
“A warm and friendly home from home. Delicious freshly cooked breakfast, complete with homemade mince pies (still warm from the oven). Fab location - really close to the centre of Tavistock”
"We only stayed for one night but if we come back to Tavistock again, we would definitely
stay here again. The owners, Iain and Jack, made us very welcome. The bedrooms were comfortable,
the lounge is stunning and the breakfast was fantastic"
“We were made most welcome by Iain and Jack. They told us of local events and where to go.
Breakfast was a delight in a most warm atmosphere."
"Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so at home. The little touches also
show how much Iain & Jack love what they do. For example chocolate bunnies left on our bed
on arrival was just one. The quality of everything is clear to see, from the bedding used through
to the bread used at breakfast. This place is one of my favourite places to stay, we both loved it
and cannot wait for an excuse to go back."
19th May 2019 | via Booking.com
With the kind permision of the author and local historian Alex Mettler, we are proud to display on our website a twelve-page overview of the history of our house that is included in a soon to be published book detailing the history of the local inns and breweries in and around Tavistock.