Dartmoor Lodge Hotel

Ashburton, Devon

Situated midway between Exeter and Plymouth, nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and the town of Ashburton, enjoy a visit or a stay at The Dartmoor Lodge. This friendly and comfortable hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore this breathtaking part of the country.

The Dartmoor Lodge is an ideal place to go to, whether it’s for a refreshing drink, a brunch lunch, or a three-course treat from our extensive dinner menu. The comfy leather sofas in the lounge area provide the perfect resting-place from the sightseeing, walks on the Moors or the shopping. A roaring log fire creates just the right ambience. The beamed restaurant and bar offers an excellent range of meals at great value prices, as well as a selection of fine wines, lagers, real ales and speciality coffees.

Dartmoor Lodge have been looking after guests in hotels throughout Devon for many years, and they pride themselves on going that extra mile to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable, with their friendly and warm welcoming team.

Hotel Details

A combination of the stunning scenery and the welcoming hospitality, Dartmoor Lodge has all the right ingredients for that perfect getaway. Stay a while in one of their 22 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, which are tastefully furnished and equipped with the modern amenities. 

All 22 en-suite rooms are well appointed and have Telephone, TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities Hairdryer & iron and board. 

They have a good mix of Twin, Double & Single bedded rooms, four family rooms; each able to accommodate families of 3 or 4 people together with Four Poster Rooms for that extra bit of Romance!  

They are an ideal base for walkers & cyclists as well as canoeists wishing to enjoy the white water in the area .

Dartmoor Lodge is a dog friendly hotel, and actively encourage you to bring your four legged friends to explore Dartmoor and the South Devon coast.

Please note that for your comfort, all the rooms are strictly non-smoking. 

Dartmoor Lodge are also a wedding venue and as such during the "wedding Season" (usually March - October) have music playing on most Saturdays until midnight. If you feel this may spoil your stay with them please enquire if they have a function when booking.

Dartmoor Lodge Hotel Restaurant

Dartmoor Lodge welcomes you to the comfort of The Dartmoor Lodge Bar and Restaurant. The spacious beamed restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu packed with a mouth-watering selection of modern, traditional and international dishes, at great value prices. So whether you’re popping in for a quick snack, a welcome rest bite or a candle-lit delight, the Chefs will ensure you’re served the very best.

Don’t forget to check out the ever-changing seasonal specials board. Their well renowned carvery is available every Wednesday between noon until 2pm, Friday Nights 6pm - 9pm and all day Sunday.

Serving food all day, each day of the week, they have created a great reputation with locals, guests and residents.

Come and relax, enjoy, and be their guest.


The planning of your wedding should be an enjoyable experience and Dartmoor Lodge like to invite you to see the facilities available to you, as they believe that they have the perfect Devon Wedding Venue, on the edge of Dartmoor.

They pride themselves on offering you a professional, friendly service with a personal touch. You can choose a menu to suit your tastes and budget and they will help you to arrange the details of your wedding day to ensure it will be a day to cherish forever. They have a full range of drinks packages available to include arrival drinks with canapes, drinks to complement the wedding breakfast and drinks for the toast. All the packages include centrepieces, chair covers and sashes & table runners 

At Dartmoor Lodge, the team cater for all your celebration needs for both you and your guests in this superb Dartmoor setting, perfect for your Devon wedding. 

Please note they also have a civil marriage licence and they also work with wedding celebrants ideal if you are a mixed religion couple or just want a bespoke wedding celebration.

Dartmoor Lodge like to meet you many times to build a strong relationship from which you will trust them completely. They will deliver a professional, efficient, friendly, personal service to make your dreams come true!  Dartmoor Lodge loves a good wedding and they promise to do you proud!


The Dartmoor Lodge has excellent meetings and banqueting facilities, with two varying sizes of rooms, enabling them to cater for all occasions from business meetings, conferences, weddings, family celebrations and private dining. They are equipped with all the modern facilities and attentive service to ensure that your event runs like clockwork. The Dartmoor Lodge offers two function facilities; The Foxtor Suite can accommodate up to 40 guests and the Haytor Suite can accommodate up to 100 guests, depending on your room layout requirements.
Both of the function rooms provide the perfect setting for business meetings, private parties and business entertaining. The team is on hand to put together any tailor-made packages you are looking for and ensure your event runs smoothly from beginning to end. Dartmoor Lodge are happy to provide customised menus to suit your tastes and budget.

The manager or the conference organiser of Dartmoor Lodge will be delighted to discuss your Meetings and Events needs and can assist with the planning. 

Along with:

  • Excellent food
  • Free WiFi access
  • Flip charts
  • Projector's & screens, 
  • TV and DVD player

Additional items available (some items may incur a charge) 


Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor in the heart of the South Devon countryside, just down the hill from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, which hosts its famous Fair every September.  Flanked by the Devon Expressway that extends the M5 to the historic naval port of Plymouth, Ashburton is situated roughly halfway between Plymouth and Exeter.  Two and a half hours train journey from London Paddington and 2 hours drive from Bristol.

The Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles - the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England.  Made up of heather-covered moorland and deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers, thriving market towns and villages, patchwork farmland and craggy granite tors.  Dartmoor is full of nature reserves and sites of Specific Scientific Interest, endangered birds and rare plants, and thousands of archaeological sites including burial chambers, stone circles and menhirs housing mystery, legend and folklore.  Amongst the stunning countryside are the remains of mines and quarries, ruined castles, medieval abbeys, ancient churches and bridges - so much to explore!.  

Ashburton is also home to the Ashburton Cookery School, voted 'Best Cookery School for Skills' by BBC Good Food Magazine, which offers over 40 exciting cookery courses.