This information was correct in 2000.

The Peter Tavy Inn, West Dartmoor

Located on the edge of Peter Tavy village, down the lane past the church, the Peter Tavy Inn has a large dining room and pleasant and somewhat smaller public bar area. It has a good reputation for food and drink. During warm weather it is pleasant to sit outside and enjoy a beer in the garden.

Don't expect to see coach-loads of people, "kiss-me-quick" hats and such. What you may see are ducks waddling up the centre of the road, or Farmer Dodd's cows ambling along the lane on their own to the shippens to be milked! Certainly not the sort of atmosphere where alarm bells will ring at any moment and noisy traffic will disturb your relaxation.

view Have your pint - or two - and go for a gentle walk and explore! Its just a half an hours walk back to the caravan site at Harford Bridge.

Turn RIGHT as you leave, following the narrow lane away from the pub, will bring the foot traveller and horse rider into Mary Tavy via the clam foot bridge and the route will pass up by the parish church of St. Mary's.

Whilst in Peter Tavy ask directions for visiting Peter Tavy Coombe. There you will enjoy the beautiful views and sounds of the babbling Coly brook as it flows through the coombe and off the moor.
If you can't find anyone to ask then follow the narrow path up between the chapel and the Coley brook. After you come out of the short lane, branch away (L) towards the cottages to reach which you will cross the stream at Peter Tavy Mill - (just yards - not miles!) Follow the path past the cottages and then you will come to the coombe. If you do miss it then you'll still have a wonderful walk up towards the moors. Everywhere the views are great.