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June 2012


Sorry we didn't get to pop in to see you today, but we were running a bit late and needed to get home for the kiddiewinks!

Gidleigh Park was all that we dreamed of and more. I'm already planning my 40th!!! Thank you once again for a perfect start to our perfect break. Your food is sublime and your hospitality and kindness made our stay so very special.

We will see you again and will definitely recommend your hotel to all.

In the meantime we wish you both all the very best of luck for your future, and look forward to our invitation at your first michelin star restaurant!!!

Love & hugs,

Emma & Dan Baylis

18th May 2012

Thank You for an excellent meal in pleasant surroundings with wonderful hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good luck for your future together both in business and as a family.

Thanks again David Williams

15th March 2012


Thank you for our first class meal last night.
My wife cannot remember the last time she had a Dessert taste that good the Banana tarte tatin, maple and pecan beignet, salt caramel, popcorn ice cream was just haven (my wife words).
it was Just perfect.

Good luck for the future

J Meilhan

15th February 2012

We wanted to put a comment on your website as a way of saying thank you for such a wonderful time last night. I couldn't see how to do it so I would be grateful if you would use the paragraph below. We are happy for you to include our names.

Thank you  for a fantastic Valentines Day dinner, we had a wonderful evening. 22 Mill Street looked superb, the service was warm and friendly, the atmosphere was perfectly romantic and the food was out of this world. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your lovely restaurant to any of our family or friends and we look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Kind regards,

Melissa Reeves and Steve Gosnay.

11th February 2012

Just wanted to write and say thank you for a fabulous night last night, the food was excellent and the welcome was superb.
A great idea to offer the Tasting Menu which we enjoyed immensely and it made our Anniversary feel very special, we are certainly looking forward to our Boxing Day meal, especially as our son Luke will have returned from his World Trip on Christmas Eve surviving mainly on varieties of Pot Noodles – he is a bit of a Gourmet and for long periods of his journey he has struggled to find even mediocre food.
Once again thank you both for being so welcoming.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Leslie and Jeannette Ritson.

2nd February 2012


Just a few lines to thank you both so much for making my husband's birthday memorable. The food was excellent and you will know by our ages we have eaten a lot of meals all over the World - you are up there with the talented chefs. I am sure you are making a great success of your restaurant, and I hope we might visit you again when we are next in Devon.
We found our friend's glove - he had dropped it by their car in the car park. Morris is in his 80's but is very young at heart.
Best wishes, Judith Stubley
p.s. Liked the art work in the restaurant too!

25th January 2012

Dear Helena , we would just like to say how enjoyable our stay was with you and the wonderful meal on new years eve. you made our honeymoon at 22 mill street a real treat nothing was too much trouble. we look forward to seeing you again in the year at one of your events. yours sincerly lisa and jason searle x

19th December 2011

We had the most wonderful, memorable meal at your restaurant on Tuesday. Thank you so much for making my birthday so special. The food was spectacular, amazing flavours and great attention to detail. Everything was perfect, even down to the homemade butter and rolls. The setting is delightful, cosy lounge, superb restaurant and beautifully laid table, with a view of the moor thrown in for good measure. We took pictures of all the dishes we had and have shown them to everyone at home; they were much admired so you may get some more visitors from Kent if they are in the area.

Helena, you were delightful as front of house and I would especially like to thank you for being so lovely to my son when he made the booking. He can't stop talking about you and we will certainly bring him in for a visit next time we are in Devon.

We wish you all the best for the future and will be back again soon, hopefully to stay in one of your lovely bedrooms as well.

Thanks again.

Maggi & Martin Hill

17th December 2011

Just wanted to write and say thank you for a fabulous night last night, the food was excellent and the welcome was superb.
A great idea to offer the Tasting Menu which we enjoyed immensely and it made our Anniversary feel very special, we are certainly looking forward to our Boxing Day meal, especially as our son Luke will have returned from his World Trip on Christmas Eve surviving mainly on varieties of Pot Noodles – he is a bit of a Gourmet and for long periods of his journey he has struggled to find even mediocre food.
Once again thank you both for being so welcoming.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Leslie and Jeannette Ritson.


Click on thepicture to read about our chefs Pumpkin tart with chestnut sorbet & candied walnuts


6th November 2011


just wanted to email you to say that we had an amazing experince yesterday and you made Daisys birthday :))).... have been waxing lyrical about you on FB and Trip advisor and will follow the other links on you web page as well to write other reviews... we will be back and my parents want to book for end january so will pop into see you to arrange

Thank You

3rd October 2011

"Fantastic place, a real jewel in the South West, can't wait to come back!"
22 Mill Street is one of the best experiences I have had in any hotel. 
The accommodation is unreservedly clean with cosy, well stocked rooms. A lot of big hotels could learn a lot from coming to stay here for a night both around the little touches in the room (loose leaf tea etc) and just how to make people feel welcome and comfortable.
The real icing on the cake is the food, the chef is an extremely talented chef and his food is amazing! If you want a real gastronomic experience take the money you would spend on many "top tier" eateries and get yourself to Mill Street!
For the cost of a meal in a one of London's celebrity eateries you can get a far better meal and a great night sleep, I know what I will be doing from now on when good food is needed.. and that is going Chagford Bound!
I genuinely cant recommend this place enough and both my partner and I cant wait to be able to slip away again to hide from the world in such a completely brilliant place!

20th September 2011

"Fantastic Weekend Break"
My pregnant partner ans I desperately needed a weekend away to escape house renovations and baby preparations. 22 Mill Street was the perfect solution. We were greeted by friendly staff, served excellent food and made to feel like welcome residents. The room was great and we both had a great nights sleep... batteries fully recharged!
Very personal, with a limited number of dining tables and rooms available the staff gave us star treatment. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they made us feel like it was our home.

29th June 2011

Facebook wall post

"Just had the most amazing night...Such relaxing & friendly service..And the food was sublime,I feel like I have found something really special here."

July 2011 “Carming intimate setting”

We had a lovely time staying at 22 Mill Street, due especially to the resident manager, Sara Lock, who handled her various tasks with skill, charm and efficiency. The town of Chagford was quaint and a fine place to begin hikes throughout Dartmoor National Park and to tour Castle Drogo. We were able to park for free on the street.

June 2011 "This is a real gem! Highly reccommended!"

Really friendly and helpful staff, a lovely room with excellent tea and coffee making facilities and a truly wonderful evening meal and cooked breakfast. I'm definately going back!

June 2011 “First class service matched by food and accommodation”

Lovely welcoming staff. Room was very spacious and had lots of special touches (bath robes, Molton Brown toiletries, proper coffee and teas, DVD player and dvds). The food was lovely if rather rich and the service was superb. Great night's sleep followed by a lovely light breakfast. Only negatives were the traffic noise in the morning and noisy plumbing, but would definitely go again.

27th May 2011 "the hostess was a big asset to the restaurant"

Having read all the reviews this was a 'must visit' restaurant and a booking was made a week in advance for a Friday evening over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. The restaurant is in Chagford, a very picturesque little place on Dartmoor.

The restaurant itself is attractive and has a relatively small number of covers. On arrival we were greeted warmly by the hostess and seated in a waiting area and served with drinks whilst we looked over the menus'. The place was very relaxed and we were made to feel very welcome and the hostess was a big asset to the restaurant.

June 2011 "Very welcoming and would definitely come back"

High quality restaurant with good accommodation
Excellent gormet dinner and good quality room, Very welcoming and would definitely come back.

06/06/11 "Dining par excellance"

Chagford is a small place so it's all the more surprising to find such a noteworthy restaurant there.
The food was really good, well presented and with a good wine list too. The staff were knowlegeable, enthusiastic and polite.
Highly recommended.

April 2011 "Warm and Friendly place to stay"

We stayed for one night, would definately visit again,very friendly staff couldn`t do enough for you,very good food in a relaxed atmosphere, would recommend a visit.

 28/05/11 "A delightful experience"

A charming but small restaurant, we were quickly seated and served the aperitifs of our choice. All 3-courses were excellent as was the wine and the service. We had a delightful evening and look forward to returning in the future.

 16/05/11  “A really enjoyable Easter break”

We arrived late evening on the 21st April to be greeted by a lovely smile and that set the tone for the weekend, our room was a tad on the small side but it had all the mod cons including a good shower, sometimes difficult to find in country locations, the plumbing was a bit noisy, but to us thats country living, and it certainly didn't affect our stay.
Dinner both nights was excellent, great choice of menu, superbly cooked and delightfully served, the continental breakfast, plenty of fresh and innovative produce, enough to keep you going until lunch, and if you asked for a little more it was provided immediately. We enjoyed 3 lovely nights at 22 Mill Street and would have no hesitation in recommending this little gem.

15/05/11 "elegant, thoughtful, with original touches and full of flavour"

A friendly welcome even though we arrived a day early. Luckily one of their two rooms was available. The young woman who acted as receptionist, barman, waitress and room service was delightful. Excellent bar; the receptionist/waitress/bary mixed a good Martini, and the Prosecco was delicious. Very few other guests in the dining room that night, but cannot think why since the food was elegant, thoughtful, with original touches and full of flavour. Lovely amuse bouche, homemade bread and butter. Good chats with the enthusiastic young chef. Worth a detour. It is a bit off the beaten track but it well situated for walks in the area and for touring. Everything was just quirky enough to be interesting.

05/05/11 - "I Loved 22 Mill St Restaurant"

 30/04/11 -"Great little find- would recommend"

Great B&B, great location, really nice food and very welcoming. The service here was great, as was the food and wine. Probably the best accomodation in Chagford. The food, service and wine selections rival Gidleigh Park.

23/04/11 - "A fabulous short stay"

Staying only for one night on a Late Rooms deal we were made to feel both so welcome and so comfortable. Sarah (the Manager) is extremely attentive and settled us quickly into this very homely yet stylish restaurant/hotel.

There are only two bedrooms and we were the only guests but the rooms are plush and contemporary. The decor throughout exudes class and 22 Mill Street clearly does very well on the food...it was too rich for us (£36 for two courses) but if you're planning something special then No.22 would be ideal. My wife and I are going back in August to stay there and also at the sister hotel, Brown's in Tavistock, on a deal organised through Sarah. Brown's is larger and cater's for accommodation far more than Mill Street. The breakfast although very nice, could be more varied. Museli only on the continental option and as others' have stated £12 for a full English is crazy...sometimes you can get ahead of yourself where breakfast is concerned, Tetley tea and Frosties needs to be an option too! Our Late Rooms deal was £69 including the continental breakfast so be aware the prices do vary and I'm sure if you rang direct No.22 would be able to price match.

A fabulous short stay in superb surroundings, the village is quaint with some great pubs (four? to be exact within two minutes walk from No.22) and an ideal romantic get-away. The parking isn't good (on the road outside) but we managed to park easily. As I've said we're already booked to go back in August-I suppose that's recommendation enough...

21/04/11 - Wonderful Hospitality

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality both yesterday and today. You helped to make a short stay a really memorable one!

 16/04/11 - "Such a lovely meal"

I would like to extend our thanks, for such a lovely meal. What a beautiful restaurant and excellent service.

15/04/11 - "A perfect evening!"

 Such a tremendous welcome and the food was of course absolutely scrummy! (We started with a lovely sunny one hour walk around Chagford under Sarah’s guidance.) Altogether a perfect evening!

 08/12/10 - Caroline & George Norrie

Thank you for a sensational meal- Flowers and Card from Flying Flowers

November, 2010 - E Floyd, Laterooms

"A great find"

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here, the staff and owners were so friendly and gave us a free upgrade which wasn't necessary but a lovely treat! The food was amazing and I would reccomend a stop here overnight and if you can't stay overnight definatly have dinner. The chef is great and we met him as well! I do hope to return again.

14/11/20 - Anonymous, Toptable

22 Mill Street, Chagford We had a very enjoyable meal there. The food was top quality, and the service was very friendly.

07/11/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review

29/10/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review

We have been going to 22 Mill Street in Chagford since it was bought by Browns Hotel Tavistock. The food is original, well cooked and perfectly presented. The atmosphere depends to large extent on who else is eating there as the small dining area can be a bit noisy as there are no curtains or carpets. 
It is a welcome addition to the area.

29/10/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Sophisticated cooking, friendly service"

Charming small restaurant with very good, delicate cooking, and friendly efficient service. Dinner last week was seared scallops with oriental spices, followed by local venison, spiced red cabbage and parsnips, all excellent

21/10/10 - Ashley, Booking.com

Our stay at 22 Mill Street was just wonderful, the staff where so nice and couldn't do enough to help. The food was out of this world I recommend it to everyone, it's an experience you shouldn't miss!

10/10/10 - Anonymous, Toptable

22 Mill Street is a great venue for a Saturday night for two. The food was exceedingly tasty and very well presented and the service attentive without being intrusive. We will definately book again when we next visit Devon.

9/10/10 - FL, Toptable

Couldn't fault our lunch at 22 Mill Street Chagford. Pleasant cosy surroundings with friendly service and very good value for excellent 3 courses costing £21.95 per head. Can definitely recommend. Will return.

21/09/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Food Fantastic, Service Even Better"

The start of our stay couldn't really have got off to a worse start as the shower in our room was broken and emitting all sorts of foul substances but the way in which we were treated was absolutely first class. Obviously something like this is out of the control of the hotel and when there are only a couple of rooms, you can't really just shift the guests into a new one!
However, the owners could not have been more accomodating if they tried - allowing us to use their own flat while the shower got fixed and generally going out of their way to look after us and make up for the shower problem. 
The main reason we initially booked the hotel was for the food and we weren't disappointed - we had a fantastic evening meal in a beautiful dining room. Food and ambience were spot on and likewise, the continental breakfast was lovely aswell. It's a shame that we only stayed a night but we had to hurry off to a wedding the next morning.  The shower, I am glad to say is now fixed so there is no reason for you not to check out this gem!!

September, 2010 - Timothy, 22millst.com
"Lovely place with sensational food."

Fantastic place. Small and intimate without being intrusive. Stylish and smart

1/09/10 - Anonymous (France) , Booking.com

Lovely hotel/restaurant located in a lovely village. The staff is very friendly. If you want to discover this part of England or English countryside, if you enjoy nice food, this is definitely the place to stay

23/08/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Just fabulous"

I went recently with my partner and two friends having first looked at trip advisor reviews of this and the other noted restaurants in the area. I eat out a lot and have to say that this was best meal I have had in years. All of us were delighted with everything we ate. On top of the spectacular food, the service was informal but efficient and charming - exactly as I would want it. A meal at 22 Mill Street will not be cheap but the overall experience makes it unquestionably good value. I could not recommend it highly enough.

August, 2010 - Claire E, Laterooms

I had a lovely stay at the hotel. I can't fault it. The owner was lovely and helpful and the room was very comfortable

19/08/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Beautiful place"

We stayed on the strength of the restaurant and were not disappointed. The food was absolutely lovely and with the room very good value. The rooms are a decent size and beautifully kitted out with DVDs, magazines etc. Bedding was fabulous quality as were the toiletries. It's a tiny hotel which I normally would feel like I was imposing however we were made to feel so very welcome by fabulous hosts. The breakfast was one of the best that I can remember. It's worth a trip to Chagford just for the restaurant. The only downside is that the plumbing in the en suite is very loud.

03/08/10 - Rachel Healey

As we didn't see you when we left yesterday, I wanted to write to say how much Jon and I enjoyed our stay at 22 Mill St. If it wasn't for the distance we would certainly be back to your restaurant on a regular basis!
The food was excellent, including the continental breakfast which was just perfect to set us up for our days walking, and the bedroom and en-suite were more than comfortable, with everything we needed.
You front of house and  kitchen are a great team and we wish you success for the future.

Kind regards,

2/08/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Excellent food and attentive service"

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights last week. We were looking for somewhere special to use as base while spending a few days walking in the surrounding area, and we definitely found it!
The food was excellent, including the continental breakfast, the service was friendly and attentive at all times. The restaurant was smart but cosy, the bedroom and en suite were comfortable and had everything we needed as well as some little extra touches. The plumbing is a little noisy.
The current chef and his wife, who does the front of house,  deserve to make a real success of the place. We would definitely recommend this place.

28/07/10 - Colin B, Laterooms

Stayed for 2 nights. We enjoyed our stay in Chagford. 22 Mill Street was very welcomimg with friendly and helpful staff. Our room was up to expectations, the only exception being the slightly noisy pump in the shower room.
We ate in the restaurant on the first night and the food was excellent.
Overall we would certainly recommend it as a place to stay.

23/07/10 - Lady Gibbs

 26/07/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Intimate and elegant fine dining"

A very elegant, smart and impressive restaurant tucked away in the main highstreet. I booked a table here for my partner's birthday as we were staying locally over the weekend. We were greeted by the front of house manager who was extremely professional and couldn't do enough for us. After being shown to a small seating area/lounge we were given menu's and brought our drinks and pre dinner h'orderves. The menu is somewhat limited but the quality and thinking behind each individual dish is immediately obvious. Both my partner and I chose the Taster menu, which was very good. Produce was fresh, full of flavour and cooked brilliantly. Service was sharp and the restaurant had a fantastic intimate feel - just six tables. Dinner was brilliant although expensive, but I think you most definitely get what you pay for. The staff really know the menu and can answer any questions, from where every ingredient has been sourced to the best wines and ports to accompany every course of your meal. A brilliant restaurant for a special occassion. One of the nicest places I have eaten at for a long time.

8/07/10 - Victoria Carter-Johnson

Thanks for a lovely meal again last night, I really love your restaurant experience and have been raving again about what a lovely time we have had. Your restaurant is a little known gem and I am telling anyone who will listen how great a dining experience it is.

See you again soon no doubt

28/06/10 - Nicholas Shaw

The room was good, only the plumbing was noisy, the hotel was very friendly and the food was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble, easy and very professional. Chagford is a beautiful town, with great pubs and walks and the organic food cafe is worth a visit. 22 Mill Street is ideally located and a lovely place. Will go back again without doubt.

20/06/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"The food is good"

22, its back on form , its happy and the food is good.

12/06/10 - Steve & Mary Jane

"The food was excellant"

 11/06/10 - Elizabeth
"Such a pleasant environment"

Just stayed for one night, it was such a pleasant environment, really cosy and friendly owners.

15/05/10 - Ashley Walsh & Danielle Martin 
"The tasting menus are a must!"

I am not in the habit of writing reviews, but after spending a long-weekend in both Browns Tavistock and 22 Mill Street Chagford, I've felt compelled to do so! Both hotels manage to combine the extremely rare ability to be able to provide exceptional food, accommodation, with the best service imaginable. Always friendly, obliging and professional. The tasting menus are a must! The signature venison dish is worth traveling many-a-mile for, and we have. Its exceptional value too..............
I'd urge anyone looking for somewhere for a weekend retreat to visit either hotels, but be warned - you will not want to leave, and keep coming back!
This is a unreserved and unconditional recommendation for an outstanding boutique hotel, with some of the finest food available!
A special thanks to John for the magic he creates in his kitchen, to Steve and Matt for there attention to detail and local knowledge!
Thanks again,

26/05/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"A Wonderful Birthday Surprise"

I found out on the morning of my birthday my other half had arranged for dinner and to stay over at 22, Mill Street. We had a lovely time the food was just out of this world, the breakfast was delicious especially the fruits with yoghurt. The Green Room was very comfortable. It made an excellent birthday treat.

25/05/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review
"Relaxing, excellent quality, wonderful people delivering great customer service”

Despite the unusual plumbing this has to be the best small hotel I have ever stayed in; overlooking the village green, you wake up feeling refreshed and very chilled. The food is fantastic and definately worth paying a bit extra for the cooked breakfast! The manager and chef are sincere, welcoming and very professional. Lovely area for walking - looking forward to going back!

11/05/10 - John Portas

Back again – it’s that good!

08/05/10 - Sarah Banks

Exceptional Food

30/04/10 - Tripadvisor.co.uk review

Following an amazing dinner with friends, relaxing, comfortable overnight stay and a beautiful breakfast, I felt driven to write this review!
The evening meal was exquisite, we had the taster menu which I would most definitely recommend and definitely will not forget! Having eaten at the nearby Michelin starred restaurant recently, I would say that the food is on a par if not better (and certainly less expensive!). The dining experience was very relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable. 

19/04/10 - John Portas, Booking.com

Great hospitality and food to die for - outstanding.

19/04/10 - Anonymous

Excellent in all respects. Restaurant particularly good.

16/04/10 - Mr G Blundell


15/04/10 - Martin Woodhouse, Booking.com

We stayed on the bed, breakfast and evening meal package which is exceptional value. The service was very good and personal and the rooms are comfortable and modern. What truly stands out though is the quality of the food which made our short stay feel like a real gourmet treat.

07/04/2010 - Hans Jorg, Corinne & Valerie, Switzerland

21/02/10 - Sue and Bruce

Superb food. Friendly unpretentious service. Highly Recommended. Ate in the restaurant and stayed overnight as a package deal to include three course dinner and continental breakfast. The chef and his wife , were both charming and although they had only been on-site for a couple of weeks seemed very organised and the fact they lived on the premises made it more welcoming.

06/02/10 - Jen Snelham and Karen Dunford

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for making us feel so welcome when we came to stay on Saturday night. The room was exceptionally warm and cosy and the food was really something else, so much so that now everything we eat pales in comparison! The atmosphere that you have created at 22 Mill St is really amazing and it has become a special place to us.

Thank you so much, we will definitely be back again.

22/12/09 - Chagford Dental Practice

October 2009 - Chris Chapman

I just wanted to write and say how much we all enjoyed my birthday dinner at your restaurant last Thursday - the food was excellent.

21/08/09 - Donna Merriman

The attention that we received from everyone was excellent and the breakfasts were divine. The room was wonderful with quality extras. We were able to have a wonderful meal when we arrived and the weekend will be one that will stay with us for a long time. Thanks to all of the staff that made the stay truly pleasurable.

July 2009 - H Roy

Relaxing - We were made to feel very welcome at 22 Mill Street and would like to thank both John for making it such a pleasent stay. The food was excellent! It was so relaxing after our hectic wedding week. The room was well decorated and "spacious" as it was advertised as and had a wonderful plasma screen TV and view over the bowling green. We booked our break with meals included which made it a reasonable price for a treat . As this is a restaurant "With Rooms" there is no public bar but the staff are only too happy to provide what you need. Try their sister restaurant, Brown's at Tavistock.

May 2009 - Mcdonald Sadie

What a wonderful experience. We had the warmest of welcomes, the room was simple but very stylish (large flatscreen TV, Molton Brown toiletries, top class bed linen) and the evening meal was out of this world - huge compliments to the young but very talented chef.
Want to go again- soon!

The Rt. Hon. Bishop of Exeter

Debbie & Paul

20/07/09 - Peter Fieliding

May I take the opportunity to thank you and all of your staff for making my daughters stay at the weekend very enjoyable. We will sometime in the future be revisiting the area and when we do we will be contacting you again. We will also give your details to our friends and family.
Best regards

20/05/09 - Sandra and Ashley Peet

We would like to thank you for a great stay on Saturday 20th. We were very well looked after the staff were great and Josh could not have done more for us.
Thank you.

09/06/09 - Paul Carter

Dear Sir / Madam
On 27 March my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by lunching at No 22. It is most remiss of me not to have written sooner (as intended) as our meal was quite simply one of the best either of us have ever had. That it was prepared by a gifted yet modest young chef and served by a most charming and attentive (but not intrussive) waitress merely enhanced our dining experience. We have some friends coming to stay in Chagford circa 11 July for a week and I wanted to check that the chef has not been poached (or promoted) as we would like to visit both them and No 22...

I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely

RR8 - 27/03/09 - 22 Mill St

01/03/09 - Richard

Thank you both so very much for the truly wonderful meal and evening that we had at 22 Mills Street last night!! My chocolate pudding was literally the best that I have ever tasted!

Your staff were truly delightful and gave us a tremendous welcome. Many, many more thanks and more congratulations on all that you have achieved there.

With every good wish from us both

Julia Searight - 28/02/09

Thank you all SO much for our wonderful meal at Mill Street last night “ what a treat! Delicious food, lovely restaurant and delightful staff!

Chagford looks sweet and I shall look forward to going there again in daylight. Drive back over the moor was fun “ quite hairy at times with sudden narrow bridges and sheep on the road, eyes glinting in the headlights: all part of a memorable evening!

Thank you again. All good wishes,

Paul and Trish 02/01/09

Have just stopped over at 22 Mill street for one night after spending New Year in Cornwall. I had read a few reviews before booking and on the basis of these my expectations were high. After a brief tour around the perfect little village of Chagford my wife and I were looking forward to some fine food as promised by the reviews we had read. My wife, being vegetarian, has not always had the best of luck while dining out, even at some of the more reputable restaurants in the country. No such problem here. The whole meal, from start to finish, was a delight to our tastebuds and along with a very reasonably priced bottle of Pinot Noir from the wine list we had one of the best restaurant experiences of recent times.

The staff were friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was relaxed. After a good nights sleep in one of the two rooms above the restaurant we arose refreshed to a hearty continental breakfast before we took a brisk walk on the frost covered common above Chagford. All in all, a perfect stopover.

We will be returning in the near future.

Ashley Battye 25/11/08

10 out of 10 - Food both traditional and vegertarian - outstanding.
Staff extremley friendly, considerate and helpful

Charlotte Landeau 02/11/08

We really enjoyed our stay - Fantastic Food - We cant wait to go back

Debbie and Paul, Billington and Thomas 10/11/2008

To John and all the staff at 22 Mill Street.

A big thank you for all your efforts in making our extended celebrations with our family a great success. Everyone had a fantastic evening, the food was superb and the service impeccable. Many thanks Debbie and Paul, Billington and Thomas 10/11/2008

Andy and Ali Caff - 17th October 2008

Dear Josh, we wanted to write and thank you for making our stay last night so enjoyable. You made it clear that if we were in need of anything we were to contact you and our stay was a very relaxed and comfortable one. I had mentioned to you that following several visits to Browns we were expecting a lot of you in the food department and you did not disappoint, both our dinner last night and breakfast this morning were perfect. Thank you again Josh, you are an asset to the company you work for.
Yours sincerely - Andy and Ali Caff - 17th October 2008

Devontoday October 2008

From old favourites to continental cuisine with a modern influence, produced by award-winning chefs, there is plenty to please the palate at Browns Hotel in Tavistock, writes Becky Moran.
Pictures: Kevin Clifford.

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Via Tripadviser - 01/10/08

Fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere, fabulous chef/maitre de. Well worth the travelling

F S Copperthwaite 20th Sep 08.

Excellent food and a very friendly and efficient service. We stayed for 4 nights and would certainly stay again. Parking in Chagford is limited but this is to be expected in Devon. The town car park is close and safe. The room was spacious and this hotel is to be highly recommended.

18 August 2008 Chris and Joy

A one night stop over at 22 Mill Street was the highlight of our holiday. It was hard to fault either the room or the menu and it was certainly one of the best meals we have had for a very long time and we loved the little surprises which came along as well. If we were to try hard to suggest improvement it would be to take a look at the starters. As we avoid foie gras it was disappointing to find that not just one but two of the options included it. This somewhat rather limited our choices.

29 July 2008 - Sarah Larkins

A wonderful boutique hotel. All of the staff were genuinely friendly and the food was exceptional.

23 April 2008 - Mr A Lever

Just to say "thank you" and complement Joshy on his food and how well he cooked and coped in the absence of the head chef John Hooker. Josh is very good. I have been a regular at 22 Mill Street Restaurant for a number of years and my visit at the weekend was at least my tenth and also the best. The food was some of the best I have eaten in years. Please send me a copy of the menus as I want to write a review to the good food guide.

c/o - Bill Roper April 2008

This Restaurant with rooms was tucked away in a very unassuming spot off the high street in Chagford. Nestling in the foothills of the Dartmoor National Park, this place is beautifully located with far reaching views up to the North East Side of the moor. On the day we were there the rain was steady but you could not help but get outside to admire the rusty tint of the moorland as it climbed up towards the torrs.

On entry to 22 Mill Street it becomes evident that the owners have clearly made this place functional, clean and classy. We were staying in one of the 2 rooms and it, like the dining room, was full of natural textures like wooden floors, thick set furniture and design led (but functional) fixtures and fittings. Splashes of colour and a reasonable, if bijou, bathroom completed the picture. Very nice indeed.

Josh eagerly waited on us for anything we required. Although he was the Sous Chef he also performed the front of house role amply and added to the relaxed feel of the place.

The evening meal was excellent. We were surprised by a very nice apperatif and the food to follow did not disappoint. Starters included belly pork and prawn ravioli, both of which were delicious, and mains included duck (superb) and lamb (beautifully cooked and tender). All round a very nice meal topped off with some great local cheeses and a coffee.

Klazina 12 Feb 08

This restaurant always was good. The previous correspondent should have gone to a buffet where he/she could have mixed and matched to their heart's content.

The previous owner, Duncan Walker, was extremely good and attracted custom from far and wide, but has now sold up and left. My husband and I booked a table for lunch not knowing this but the new owners (apparently from Brown's Hotel in Tavistock) have given their sous shef there his chance and what a success he's making. His name is John Hooker and he is exceptional beyond his years. We spoke to him after our meal and he is is very pleasant and easy going. We were at Gordon Ramsey's in Hospital Road in January and I'd say that in culinary terms 22 Mill Street is not that far away. Our lunch was truly excellent and at a reasonable price - three courses for two including a bottle of wine was under £80. Certainly worth making a detour for.

Ashley Leah

Jan 2008 Outstanding service and outstanding food. This young chef and his small team are definately working towards their first 'star' and will go far. Excellent room and decor.

The Observer, 16 December 2007
Jay Rayner visits 22 Mill Street, Chagford, Devon

Everthing had that reassuring competence. The Pasta on a single raviolo of langoustine flavoured with basil was light and silky, the seafood reassuringly fresh. Seared Foie Gras, one of those things every cook thinks they can do but often can't, was cooked with precision and accompanied by soft cubes of Sauternes jelly. A main course of Venison, fresh off Exmoor, showed the same quiet skill: solid slices, a velvet red at their heart,draped across roasted cepes and a crisp rosti. It spoke of someone cooking with their appetite rather than their head. The Observer review in full


Dear John,
Just a short note to say a BIG THANK YOU for Sues birthday party on Tuesday night. All of your help and suggestions were spot on and the food and service was superb “ to say the least. Please convey to all concerned how much we all enjoyed the evening. Both Sue and I are looking forward to when we will dine at No22 again.
A very happy Christmas to you all.
Very best regards, Bruce Grant


My friend and I had a stunning lunch today and we just wanted to say thank you to the talented chef and wish you well in the future. We are certainly looking forward to coming back!
Best wishes,
Meryl Chetwood




June 2011
"Such relaxing and friendly service"
Just had the most amazing night...Such relaxing & friendly service..And the food was sublime,I feel like I have found something really special here.

 June 2011

This is a real gem! Highly recommended!

Really friendly and helpful staff, a lovely room with excellent tea and coffee making facilities and a truly wonderful evening meal and cooked breakfast. I'm definitely going back!


June 2011
"Such relaxing and friendly service"
Just had the most amazing night...Such relaxing & friendly service..And the food was sublime,I feel like I have found something really special here.


June 2011

This is a real gem! Highly recommended!

Really friendly and helpful staff, a lovely room with excellent tea and coffee making facilities and a truly wonderful evening meal and cooked breakfast. I'm definitely going back!



June 2011

"Such relaxing and friendly service"

Just had the most amazing night...Such relaxing & friendly service..And the food was sublime,I feel like I have found something really special here.


June 2011

This is a real gem! Highly recommended!

Really friendly and helpful staff, a lovely room with excellent tea and coffee making facilities and a truly wonderful evening meal and cooked breakfast. I'm definitely going back!


June 2011

"This is a real gem! Highly recommended!"

Really friendly and helpful staff, a lovely room with excellent tea and coffee making facilities and a truly wonderful evening meal and cooked breakfast. I'm definitely going back!

June 2011

Just had the most amazing night...Such relaxing & friendly service..And the food was sublime,I feel like I have found something really special here.

The attention that we received from everyone was excellent and the breakfasts were divine. The room was wonderful with quality extras. We were able to have a wonderful meal when we arrived and the weekend will be one that will stay with us for a long time. Thanks to all of the staff that made the stay truly pleasurable.