How’s this for a Dartmoor pub with a curious feature...the fire at the Warren House Inn hasn’t been out since 1845? Don’t believe us? Visit and find out for yourselves – this historic inn is also said to be the country’s third highest, and it feels pretty isolated perched high up on the moor.
Where’s there’s a hill on Dartmoor there’s a view to remember, so when you’ve finished scrutinising the fire to try and disprove the legend turn your attention outside to the panoramic views across the moor. It goes without saying that children and dogs are more than welcome inside (this is Dartmoor after all) and if you’re looking for myths and legends you’ll find several based around the inn and the surrounding area that make walking nearby great fun.
Ask the staff about the legend of Jan Reynolds, who it was said sold the devil his own soul and lost his cards nearby...they’ll fill you in on one of Dartmoor’s most enduring tales while you enjoy taking the weight off your feet. If it’s food you’re after we hear the steak and ale pies are pretty impressive, and they’re a good excuse to taste the local beef while you’re there.