By: Blonde Two
Despite sitting right on the B3212 Mortonhampstead Road, the Warren House Inn can feel very isolated on a cold winter’s day. It’s location at 434m above sea level means that you get the full force of whatever weather happens to be around that day. I have visited many times and it has always been windy enough to blow the froth off a pint.
Inside, the pub is cosy and friendly. They have two fireplaces, even in the summer one of them is always lit. The claim is that this fire has been burning since 1845.
There is an interesting circular walk across Challacombe Down and Headland Warren from the Inn which takes in some old tin mine workings and rabbit enclosures. If you venture a bit further, you can visit the impressive Bronze Age huts at Grimspound.
Walkers beware – the name Grim crops up a lot on Dartmoor and one school of thought is that it means “Devil”. If I was you, I would make sure that you are safely back at the Warren House Inn enjoying a pint of local ale and the everlasting fire, well before dark.