The Castle InnTavistock
Lydford Village
Devon EX20 4BH
Beside each other, right in the heart of Lydford Village, can be found three important buildings – the church, the castle and the rose-covered, pink washed 16th century Castle Inn.
Old and Charming with a Ghost
Conveniently situated on the western slopes of Dartmoor National Park this coaching Inn, built in 1550, is a great place to visit. It is old, charming and reputed to be haunted.
It has slate floors, stone walls and low bowed ceilings, high backed settles and a huge stone fireplace in the restaurant. The fireplace is said to be ‘Norman’ and came from the 12th century castle next door.
Lydford has a strong connection with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; he used to come and visit his old friend Mr T H Radford (generous donator of Lydford Gorge to the National Trust). Mr Radford lived in Bridge House, just over the bridge down from the church. It is more than likely they visited their local pub, the Castle Inn.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The pub and interiors were used as film locations for a 1980s version of the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’.
Plan Your Visit
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All year
Bar meals and restaurant. Local produce used; children's menu available
Local ales are available. There is a beer garden at the rear of the pub.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1822 820 241
Getting There
- By Car
From the A30 take A386 towards Tavistock. After 5 miles (8 km) turn right towards Lydford Gorge and about one mile (1.6 km) down the road on right hand side you will find the Castle Inn. There is a large car park opposite.
Google Map - The Castle Inn, Lydford


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