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 descison, 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 3pm - 9pm. For Check out we ask that guests do so between 9.30am - 10am. Any check in's on a Monday and Tusday must be prior arranged Earlier, later and contactless check in's and out's may be arranged upon time of booking or check in but failure 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?


All of our latest opening times can be found at the bottom of any web page. Should we need to close the pub for any reason we will always contact you if you have booking but will make these announcements through our social media channels.




What happens to my reservation or gift voucher expiry due to the COVID restrictions?


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. Please note that non-refundable room rates may not be able to be moved and may incur full or part loss of payment. Anybody who has a standard 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 out of pocket. If you would like any clarification on this and to discuss specific cases please contact our team directly.




What COVID restrictions are in place when visiting Bearslake Inn?


At present (MAY 2021) Guests will need to adhere to all social distancing measure we have i place inline with government guidance and provide track and trace details as this is now the Law. With regards to eating and drinking at the pub we will only be able to seat people inside in parties of two households or following the rule of six and outside we will be able to serve parties of upto 30 people. However we will not have seating for upto 30 people in one areas as all of our tables are socially distanced and we ask that they are not to be moved. For rooms we will only be able to allow guests from two households or following the rule of six to share a room. For more details on what a Bearslake experience will be like during COVID restrictions please visit our COVID updates page and for more up to date information on restrictions and guidance please visit the gov.uk webpage.