The Rugglestone Inn, run by Richard and Vicki Palmer, at Widecombe is a beautiful beamed cottage c1740. It was relocated from a building in the village, and you can still see the original site, which is in ruins. Rumour has it, that village wives burned the first Inn down because their husbands would spend all their wages there on a Friday night!
Inside, there is a cosy bar with a wood burner and two further rooms, one of which has an open log fire, together creating a wonderful ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Outside is a large sheltered garden with picnic tables accessible via a small bridge over a delightful moorland stream and from where you can enjoy fabulous views. Children and dogs are welcome (dogs kept on a lead please)
Their home cooked menu of locally sourced produce from suppliers such as The Dartmouth Smokehouse, Dartmoor Farmers Association, Poole Farm Pork and Gribbles Meat & Game is extensive and offers a broad range for all tastes. Examples might include filled jacket potatoes from £4.75 and fresh fish and meat dishes from £10.50
Our bar is well stocked with real ales, farm cider and a comprehensive wine list. The real ales are served straight from the barrel and include different guest beers mainly from the southwest.