Valentine's Dining in Okehampton 2013
By ExeCellent | Friday, February 08, 2013, 13:47
WITH VALENTINE'S Day fast approaching, a question is being asked all over Okehampton – where to dine with your sweetheart?
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style! Image © GRW Photography
For a truly romantic evening, you'll want to make the most of Okehampton's lovely setting, so why not consider a cosy country inn to canoodle in over the champagne? The renowned Harris Arms gastropub at Lewdown is offering a 'St Valentine's Supper' menu featuring tempting mains such as roasted loin of Devon venison and indulgent desserts including orange pannacotta served with Cointreau cream and blood orange sorbet. Two courses cost just £21.95 per person, but it's a special occasion, so why not go all the way and enjoy three courses for £27.95?
And at Sourton, The Bearslake Inn is offering a mouthwatering three-course Valentine's Menu on both the 14th February and – for any chaps who forgot the date – the 16th. With mains including roast saddle of West Country lamb and pan-cooked rump steak, plus desserts like dark cherry souffle with clotted cream and dark chocolate sauce, forgiveness is guaranteed! As if that weren't enough, the price of £29.50 includes a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival!
Another wonderful romantic venue for a Valentine's meal is the Oxenham Arms at South Zeal. On the 14th of February, the restaurant in the original 12th-century monastery will be serving a two-course Valentine's Dinner including a starter and main course for £18. All the food will be prepared by their Head Chef Adam McPhillips and choices will include pan fried scallops on a bed of cauliflower and saffron puree topped with crispy chorizo and pea shoots and port, juniper and rosemary marinated venison steak with dauphinois potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli and a sloe gin and blackberry sauce.
If tripping the light fantastic is what makes your heart beat faster, the Crossway Inn at Folly Gate is hosting a Valentine's dinner with dancing. The Tors Inn at Belstone is another popular choice: Duckaroo says it's 'always excellent' and mrpink6 adds: 'The Tors Inn is an English classic, great food, great service and great beer, you can't go wrong!'
An evening to remember
If you're staying in town to celebrate, the White Hart promises 'a romantic evening' with a delicious three-course Valentines Day Menu on offer for £19.95 per person. sea_cider praises the White Hart as a 'friendly hotel' with 'great prices and delicious food'. And if your sweetheart's a chocoholic, they'll just melt over the sharing plate of chocolate tart served with white chocolate mousse and triple chocolate parfait!
With all that choice, we know you and your beloved will have a special evening to remember! We love a romantic story here at Okehampton People, so do tell us about it – especially if you propose this Valentine's and your sweetheart accepts!
Happy Valentine's Day!