Meet the Team

At Bearslake Inn our strength is in our team. Whether you are staying in one of our Dartmoor inspired rooms, dining in our restaurant or just popping in for a quick drink we always want to make you feel like the Inn is your Dartmoor home from home. Our team is always on hand to help, so, why not check out who you could be meeting?


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A long ambition to own a historic Inn and a passion for great cask ale resulted in Julian taking over the helm at Bearslake Inn three years ago. If you want to know more about the Inn's history or any local knowledge then Julian is the man (if you can catch him that is).


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As Julian's better half(as she is better know around the Inn), Lisa has a strong background in tourism and runs Dartmoor accommodation in her spare time. She always insists it was a natural progression for a gin and Dartmoor lover to run one of the national parks most picturesque Inn's.


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Our pub dog Poppy is the real boss at the Inn. She is a 15yo West Highland Terrier and likes nothing more than a good scruffle and a sleep. She even has her own Instagram page!


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As our General Manager, Luke oversees all of the day to day running of Bearslake Inn. A former development chef for a Michelin Starred pub means that Luke understands what is needed to deliver the consistently high standards expected at the Inn.


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Head Chef Chris has spent his whole career working in some of Devon's best known foodie destinations. Passionate about using local and seasonal produce he draws his inspiration for the menu from pub classics and the surround countryside.


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Our Restaurant Manager Nathan has been running food led businesses as a second nature since leaving school. A lover of good wine and a training in one and two Michelin star restaurants makes Nathan the perfect host for our Dartmoor Inn.


As Head of Housekeeping, Charlotte is resposible for ensure that your stay at the Inn is comfortable and cosy. She is a keen lover of crafts and maybe you will be able to spot a little bit of her influence around the Inn


Our restaurant supervisor Amy is the youngest member of our full time team. But dont let her age fool you, she is passionate, dedicated and as hard working as they come. Her knowledge for hospitality is already extensive and she cant wait to get to know you during your stay at the Inn.


Waiter Elliot works part-time with us at the Inn and balances hosting alongside his studies. A keen enthusiast for languages means that he is almost fluent in Japanese and cant wait to put is skills to good use at the pub one day.


As Head of our Under Water Ceramic Technician's, Jan spends most of her time at the Inn behind the doors of the kitchen. But should you every get to meet her you will understand why she is affectionately known as our pub mum. Kind, caring, hilariously funny and a stickler for details she keeps the whole team in line



Opening Hours 


Bearslake Inn

Lake, Sourton,



EX20 4HQ


Closed until further notice


Closed until further notice



Closed until further notice


Seasonal Offers

Tel: 01837 861 334


Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and changing of  Tiers, opening hours may be subject to last minute changes.  We encourage you to make table reservations at least 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment. Please check our social media which is always up to date with current changes or give us a call.

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Tarrant Inns Ltd t/a Bearslake Inn