We left home mid morning and decided to stop off for lunch on the way! We checked the faithful 'Doggie Pubs' website for a dog friendly venue near where we were and decided to go for the Prince of Wales am Ham Hill which said it was situated in a country park and had great reviews.
We followed the sat nav which took us up a very narrow lane and a fairly steep hill! It was a little scary with parked cars on the side but Ian did a marvellous job as always! It was very busy - I had forgotten that it was Sunday and was wondering why there were so many people about!
There is a large car park and several other parking areas for the country park. The pub is great - it is quite rustic but has a restaurant where no dogs are allowed and a busy bar where they are. Luckily the weather was quite nice so we were able to sit outside. It is a really popular spot for families and dog walkers! If we are in the area again we will definitely go back and hopefully have time for a nice walk as well! It's worth knowing that you can book tables in the bar as well as the restaurant!
We carried on down to Tavistock and arrived just as the sun was going downk. We checked in and found our pitch - it was really quiet! We plugged in, put the roof up and that was us set up. We stepped outside to take the dogs for a short walk and wow, what a view! A beautiful sunset over Dartmoor!
The following day we woke up to torrential rain - thankfully Tubby proved to be completely watertight! We went into Tavistock for a wonder round the shops and a coffee, and eventually the rain stopped! Late lunch at another dog friendly pub and then back to the campsite to get settled for the night!
We had a lovely time for our entire trip! It was great cooking in Tubby and watching programmes on the iPad and DVD's on the laptop! It's good to know that we can enjoy trips like this in the winter!
Here are links to the campsite we stayed at and the pub at Ham Hill: