Choose according to your mood; tables in the pub make for a sociable and relaxed setting, the sitting room is the place for a DVD-dinner, and the conservatory is bright and airy, with its pale wood panelling, gilt-framed mirrors and garden views.
Blend in with the locals by sporting shooting-chic: tweed, wools and russet hues, accessorised with Hunter wellies.
The Beckford has a menu of old favourites. Making headlines in its homemade fare is the local produce, the house burger, Brixham fish 'n' chips, and suckling pig on the open fire. Fans of brunch can pounce on eggs Benedict, waffles and Bloody Marys, and those feeling like a family-style Sunday roast can order a chicken to carve at the table. Breakfast is served in the conservatory; however, if you're staying in the Lodges you can ask to have the fridge stocked with breakfast goodies.
Loyal locals head here for the ales and bitters, the cosy country pub atmosphere and the relaxed setting – wooden beams, parquet flooring and roaring fire. There is a large oval table by the bay window, perfect for a group of friends, and every Sunday, the bar hosts a cinema night (check the blackboard by the fire to see what’s showing). Look out for the collection of antique silver teapots.
Breakfast is served in the conservatory from 8am to 9.30am, lunch is 12–3pm, and dinner is dished up between 6pm and 9pm.
No room service, but you can plunder in-room nibbles such as pork pies and crisps from the bar.