Things to do in Tavistock and on Dartmoor

Welcome to the Horn of Plenty's blog. Here you can read about the best things to do and explore surrounding our luxury hotel in Tavistock, on the edge of Dartmoor. 

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Benefits of a Devon Weekend Break in Autumn

Monday 30th October 2023

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a reinvigorating Devon weekend break. Before the snow and frost strike, there’s still plenty of time for an autumn adventure with a Devon weekend break. Get a taste of the scenic splendour and foodie feasts that Devon offers over a jam-packed weekend away.

So, what are the benefits of a Devon weekend break? And what can I get up to during my getaway?

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2024 Wedding Trends for Your Big Day

Tuesday 12th September 2023

2024 is just around the corner and we’re taking a look at some of the best wedding trends for your big day. Helping you to plan your special day, these tips and trends can be perfectly tailored to you and provide unveiled inspiration for ceremonies and celebrations to cherish forever. From the top colour trends in 2024 to the best wedding games, we’ve put together the ultimate 2024 wedding guide blending timeless traditions with contemporary twists.

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Top Wildlife on Dartmoor

Friday 09th June 2023 / Author: Alice Beresford

Planning a trip to Dartmoor? What’s on your packing checklist? Hiking boots, warm socks, raincoat, maybe even a picnic. But have you thought about a pair of binoculars? As well as Dartmoor’s famous hiking routes, tors and natural landscapes, you should expect to bump into some of the National Park’s residents during your visit. 

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Spring Wedding Flowers

Tuesday 25th April 2023 / Author: Hannah Bushby

Let us help you to check something off your wedding list with our guide to Spring wedding flowers. In a time where we are ever conscious of the environment and reducing our own carbon footprint, buying seasonal flowers is far greener than shipping in flowers from overseas. There are so many questions when it comes to wedding flowers, we will help to answer some of them and give some suggestions of beautiful Spring wedding flowers.

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Why Visit a Countryside Hotel in 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023 / Author: Oliver Pyper

Romantic poets had the right idea. To Wordsworth, Shelley and their ilk, the countryside was an expression of the sublime – a natural haven, far from the thrum and bustle of the city. But that's ancient history. Is it still worth visiting a countryside hotel in 2023? We think so – and here's why.


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Spring Walks With the Best Pubs on Dartmoor

Thursday 23rd February 2023 / Author: Oliver Pyper

There are loads of excellent pubs on Dartmoor – and plenty of rewarding walking routes too.

Put the two together and you have a recipe for a great day out. You'll see some stirring views, get a bit of exercise and – to cap it all off – enjoy the best of our local hostelries. After all, what's a walk without a pint or some hearty grub waiting for you at the finish line?

Get your OS Maps ready. Here are five walks that either pass a pub or take you directly to the bar.


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Why should I stay in Devon in 2023?

Monday 16th January 2023 / Author: Alice Beresford

Devon, home to two National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, some of the most scenic sections of the South West Coat Path and surf sports to rival neighbouring Cornwall. From exploring rockpools one day to conquering Tors the next, Devon spoils locals and visitors alike with its varied landscape and many many year-round activities.  

If you’re still asking why should I stay in Devon in 2023, read on… 

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The couples’ guide to romantic walks on Dartmoor

Friday 28th October 2022 / Author: James Matthews

All you need for a romantic walk is the company of the person you love and the willingness for adventure. And while this is true, exploring a stunning location at the same time certainly doesn’t hurt.

Between the sweeping river valleys, ancient woodland and iconic stone tors, you won’t find a setting like Dartmoor National Park anywhere else in the world. There’s a reason it’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

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3 AA Rosettes for The Horn of Plenty Hotel in Devon

Wednesday 21st September 2022 / Author: The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty Hotel near Tavistock has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. It is one of only a dozen destinations in Devon and Cornwall to achieve the accolade. The luxury manor house adds the 3 AA Rosette award to an impressive list of regional and national achievements in recent years...

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Why The Horn of Plenty Is One of the Best Restaurants in Devon

Thursday 15th September 2022 / Author: Oliver Pyper

Are we being so bold as to declare ourselves one of the best restaurants in Devon?

Yes and no. Naturally, we take enormous pride in the quality of our food and service – but it’s our reviews and accolades that really seal the deal.

In other words, we don’t have to sing our own praises. We have plenty of customers and connoisseurs who are happy to lead the choir.

Here are a few words from our biggest fans.

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