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The Burrator Inn is a grand country pub located on the edge of Dartmoor, in Dousland. This £444,000 investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co has created an idyllic hideaway for locals, lovers of the outdoors and visitors to the South West.

The Burrator Inn, lovingly known as ‘The Burrie’, has recently been unveiled following an extensive renovation. This magnificent old hunting lodge oozes a cosy pub feel while retaining its original charm and character.

Guests should expect an authentic pub experience, surrounded by open fires, cosy corners, quirky artwork and eclectic pub accents.

The Burrator Inn is ideally positioned just a stone’s throw from the Burrator reservoir. With seven newly refurbished ensuite bedrooms, The Burrie provides the perfect home from home for walkers and cyclers to put their feet up after a tiring day exploring the moors. There is even a drying room for storing those muddy boots and bikes after a good stomp on the moors.

Featuring a multitude of picturesque outdoor dining and drinking spots, including shepherd’s huts, extensive beer garden and festoon lit terrace allowing guests to truly relish in the spectacular setting of Dartmoor.

Local Management Partners Mike and Zoe Cekalla are taking the helm alongside their son Spencer. The couple are true locals and having spent a few years away from Dartmoor, Mike and Zoe have returned to the place they call home to run their dream pub, The Burrie.

When speaking about the investment, the pair say, “Opening The Burrie is a dream come true, and we’re incredibly proud to be unveiling the pub following this huge investment. This pub holds a special place in our hearts, and it has truly been restored to its former glory whilst also bringing something brand new to the area.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible reaction from our guests already, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from further afield, especially as we move more into the holiday season. This is an exciting time, and we are really looking forward to the months and years ahead.”

The Burrator reopened with a brand-new menu, with an array of delicious dishes and locally sourced fresh seafood specials. Good, honest home-cooked food, coupled with an extensive drinks menu, including a choice of local beers on tap, an expertly selected wine list and a selection of local gins, the Burrie has something for everyone.

Sundays at the Burrator Inn are not ones to miss, with its exclusive menu featuring hand-raised steaks, slow-cooked lamb shanks and mouth-watering buttered vegetables.

Punch’s operations director Robin Belither says, “We are really proud to see the Burrator Inn reopen its doors and resurrect this iconic pub after being closed. This is a significant investment by Punch that has instilled a new lease of life into the pub whilst ensuring the preservation of its iconic character that locals know and love.

“The investment has created the perfect place for guests to unwind after a busy day exploring all the incredible scenery around the pub. The local reception has been brilliant and I am totally confident that Mike, Zoe and Spencer will continue to build a legacy at The Burrie!”

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