Dining Out in Lewdown, Devon
The Harris Arms, Lewdown
When you roar into the car park, hot off the A30, the first thing you'll see is the fantastic view - rolling Devon borders countryside with Brentor and its church in the distance - you may even catch a glimpse of Reg, the strawberry blonde monster-sized cat (the legendary beast of Portgate...) and Jerry the cockerel and his lovely hens.
The aim at the Award Winning Harris Arms is to serve 'Honest Food' - food with substance and style - which has been sourced locally and cooked by the team in the kitchen. They have a great, regularly changing 'Specials Board' with exciting meat, game, poultry, fish and shellfish creations.
The beef, lamb and pork are supplied by Phillip Warren of Launceston & Howells of Tavistock, local farmers, foragers and hunters and represents the best quality available locally. The poultry comes from Creedy Carvers of Cullompton. The fresh fish comes from Dennis Knights of Port Isaac who are renowned for the quality of their produce, the lobster, when available, comes fresh landed by Boscastle Seafood - plus the occasional 'catch' from Andy on his day off! The cheeses are artisanal and generally West Country in origin and represent the best available from Country Cheeses of Tavistock.
The great wine list, which has won awards too, is pretty cool, with wines sourced from a network of merchants, small growers, or made by modern, ecologically sound wineries. Some wines are imported direct. All their wines are really good value for money.
The Harris Arms Portgate, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon. EX20 4PZ.
Tel. 01566 783331
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