FAQ's - Frequantly Asked Questions

Do you have plenty of car parking space?

Our pub is blessed with plenty of off road parking. More than enough for the pubs needs providing all drivers are considerately parked.

Do you have bike storage?

Yes we do. At the pub we have bike rails for you to secure your bikes to or we have under cover lockable storage. Please ask at the bar for more details. Please bring bike locks in line with your insurance policy as bikes are stored at the owners risk and the management will not accept any liability for any accidents, damage or loss incurred

Do you have any outside space or a pub garden?

We have plenty of outside space. We may have one of the prettiest and best kept secret pub gardens in Devon and the Dartmoor National Park. We have seating outside for over 100 guests, a stream running through the garden and views over open farmland and the moors and tors to the distance. Don't forget the outside bar we have so there is no need to walk too far for your next drink!!!

Do you offer a roast option on a Sunday?

Indeed we do. We are very proud of our roast option at Bearslake Inn. Each week our chefs roast up to four joints of locally sourced meat. We also offer a vegetarian nut roast and a fish option alongside a few other menu choices.

Do you cater for allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements?

Our service and kitchen team are very knowledgeable when it comes to allergy and dietary controls. We can almost cater for every eventuality with pre notice. We do always recomend booking and where nothing on our seasonal menus suit, our chefs will happily try their best to prepare something extra to accomodate your requirements.

Do I need to book a table for food or can i just show up?

We always recommend booking a table when you intend to dine with us at Bearslake Inn. We can get extremely busy and always give priority to our booked tables. If booking is not an option or if your visit is a last minute descusion, we of course welcome you to come but will have no guarantee that a table can be found for you to eat.

Is the pub children friendly?

Our pub is children friendly and we have a separate childrens menu available at all times. However should your child prefer an option from our regular menu then please speak to a member of our team and they can advise if this dish can be made for a smaller appitite (most can).

Are you dog friendly in the pub and rooms?

Almost all of our pub is dog friendly however we do not allow dogs into our formal restaurant and into four of our bedrooms. We do ask that all dogs (much like their owners) are on best behaviour at all times. Management will always reserve the right to refuse entry to dogs at certain times, however as of yet we never have.

Is there a dress code when eating in the pub?

No certainly not. We do ask that guests remain covered up at all times (even in the garden) out of respect for our other guests. Other than that we have no strict rules for guests on what to wear.

What time is Check in and Check out for room guests?

Due to the enhanced level of cleaning necessary to keep our guests Covid secure we have temporarily had to alter our check in and out times. For Check in we ask that all guests do so between 5:00pm and 9.00pm. On Monday and Tuesday a time MUST be agreed with the Inn as the pub and restaurant are shut. For Check out we ask that guests do so between before 9:30am. Earlier and later check in's and out's may be arranged upon time of booking or check in but faliure to adhere to these times may result in additional charges being charged to the booking.

Are there lots of local attractions and things to do around Bearslake Inn?

Although we are situtated within the North-West corner of the Dartmoor National Park and surrounded by farmland and moorland we do have great links to the Market towns of Tavistock, Okehampton and Launceston (just a short drive accross the border into Cornwall). With three local towns so close and the centre of Exeter and Plymouth, both only fourty minutes away, there is plenty of shopping to be had should you incline. Behind the pub runs the Granite Way, popular with walkers and cyclists but if more countryside pursuits are your preference we can always point you in the direction of local gamekeepers and fishing spots.

What are your opening and food service times?

Bar: mon-tue closed

Bar: wed-sun 11am - close*

Food: wed-sun 12noon - 2.30pm | 5.30pm - 8.30pm*

*sunday 12noon - 4.00pm | 5.00pm - 8.00pm

What happens to my reservation or gift voucher expiry due to the Covid-19 Lockdown?

We understand that at present the whole country is going through a very uncertain time. We dont want to add any more stress to your already stressful lives. Anybody who has a reservation should contact our team on 01837 861 334 or email enquiries@bearslakeinn.com and we shall do our best to help you rearrange your booking with us. Anybody who has a gift voucher with us shall find that the date on the gift voucher shall automatically have another six months added to the expiry date(on top of the standard year that they come with). This should mean that nobody should be without pocket. If needs be we shall add more time for people to spend vouchers is we do not head out of the government Lockdown in the immediate future. If you would like any clarification on this and to discuss specific cases please contact our team directly.



Opening Hours

Bearslake Inn

Lake, Sourton,



EX20 4HQ

Tel: 01837 861 334

Email: enquiries@bearslakeinn.com



Open 7 days a week


Wednesday - Sunday 11 am - 3pm | 5pm - 10pm


Wednesday - Sunday 12 pm - 2.30 pm | 5.30 pm - 8 pm


Friday Takeaway Collection Only 5.30 pm - 8 pm

(pre-orders by 4pm)


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Tarrant Inns Ltd t/a Bearslake Inn