Monday, 25 May 2015

Devon Delights: The Beggars Roost Inn

*This post was inspired by EventBrite's 'Hometown Hunt' campaign, check out their website here, for events and hot spots in your local area.
I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post.
As always, all opinions are my own. 

Well hello there...

Devon Delights: An Introduction
I started this little blog in 2014, as a 'Beauty focused' blog. Fast forward just over a year later, and I've come to realise that beauty doesn't play as big a role in my blog any more.
I have been loving writing about my life, TV shows, food, travel, healthy living and weight loss, instead.
I still have a passion for beauty, and you will still see the odd beauty related post. 
But as my blog has evolved over the past year, so have I. 
So I am now coining myself as a 'Lifestyle blogger'.

With that in mind I thought I would start a new series called 'Devon Delights'.
I live in a small town in North Devon, called Lynton.
It's a beautiful place to live, with miles and miles of countryside, quaint tearooms and stunning views.
I hope that you will enjoy a peek in to my Devon life. From restaurant reviews, to my top recommendations, hot spots and everything in between. 

Myself and the boyfriend recently went on a long overdue date night, to a lovely pub called 
The Beggars Roost.
 I have been there a couple of times before for an afternoon tipple in the sun, but I had never tried the food. 
The pub has just been taken over by new owners, and had a menu overhaul from a new chef - so we thought we'd give it a try.
It's a lovely little pub that's only about a five minute drive from Lynton.
Upon arriving at the pub, you can see beautiful, rolling views of Lynton and Lynmouth, and the surrounding countryside. 

We booked a table in advance, and were greeted with a warm, friendly welcome. 
The interior décor is very rustic, with beautiful artwork of the Exmoor Stags, and a lovely, old wood-burning fireplace, in front of big squishy sofas.
 I can imagine myself curling up in front of the fire, with a hot chocolate, come winter time.

After ordering our drinks, we sat down at our reserved table to peruse the menu.
They offer a great selection of hearty, pub grub. From rump steaks and juicy burgers, to 18 hour roasted pork belly and pea and shallot tortellini. 
The starters sounded delicious too. Especially the chicken satay skewers, and the slow cooked brisket. 
They also have a large specials board full of fresh, locally sourced dishes. 
We both decided to go for the 'Beggars Burger', which is a 7oz steak burger, with smoked cheese, bacon, onion rings, lettuce, tomato and fries.
As we ordered, the waitress told us that the burger was fast becoming their most popular dish. 
After waiting for around thirty minutes, we were each presented with a large plate, containing a huge burger, with a steak knife stuck through the middle (to keep all the goodness together) a pile of french fries and salad garnish. Top marks for presentation!
After sitting there stunned for a few moments, wondering how on earth I was going to be able to fit this burger in to my mouth, and taking the obligatory instagram shot, we both began to tuck in to our burgers.
I hacked cut my burger in half, and dug in! (Thank god for the steak knife!) 
The burger was perfect. Juicy, tender and melt in your mouth good. The bacon was crispy, and the onion rings were amazing, you could definitely tell they were home-made. 
The soft, floured bun and the melted smoked cheese, complimented the tender steak perfectly, as did the special sauce that topped it, a type of creamy relish with a hint of pickles. 
The home-made fries was also amazing. Thin, crispy and slightly salted. 
I will go as far to say that the 'Beggars Burger' is definitely the best steak burger I have ever tasted.
 *homer simpson drool*

After finishing our meals, (I couldn't quite manage all of my fries, but I made a good effort!) we both sat back, absolutely stuffed, but very satisfied. 

They also have a fabulous variety of desserts, from a classic cheese board with local cheeses, to gooey chocolate fondant, lemon meringue mess and chocolate brownies. 
We were far too full to sample one ourselves, but they sounded delicious. 

If you like country pubs, huge burgers, indulgent desserts, and a quaint atmosphere. 
I would highly recommend giving the Beggars Roost a try.

I hope you enjoyed this 'Devon Delights' post, What are some of your favourite local spots?
Do you often visit the Devon area? What are your thoughts in my transition from beauty blogger, to lifestyle blogger? 

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below.

Want to connect?

Love Laurenx


  1. Oh my, that burger looks so good I am drooling now even though I only had dinner a few hours ago. You're so lucky to live in Devon, it's so picturesque there, I like to holiday in that part of England when I can get out of London haha :).

    I must have missed this update on your instagram, but all the food you post on your instagram looks delicious!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

    1. Hehe, it was delicious! I wish I could eat it all over again. I do love living in Devon, although it's very remote, 20 miles to the nearest town! It's a great place for a mini-break though!
      Aw thank you, I'm glad you enjoy my instagram food snaps :)

      Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment.

      Lauren xx

  2. Oh I love this post! I really like the idea of "Devon delight" Devon looks like a gorgeous place to visit/live in so I'll definitely be enjoying this series!! The burger though, oh my god! Looks amazing!!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

    1. Aw I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :) It's such a beautiful area, I can't wait to share more Devon Delights! Hehe it was so good, I could eat it all over again! :) xx

  3. This place looks amazing, and that! I'm so jealous that this place is close to you. I love countryside pubs like this. It's been a long time since I was in Devon, but if I'm ever back I'll definitely have to go check this out. Look forward to seeing more in this series.

    Sarah xx

    1. It's such a lovely pub, and yes that burger was just heaven! :) Aw, I'm so glad you like my new series, stay tuned for more Devon delights, coming soon! :)

      Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment.

      Lauren xx

  4. Hi Lauren,
    Thank you so much for using the Beggars Roost as subject for your blog. I came across your article by accident while googling images of the pub, what a lovely surprise. We love to hear customers feedback and were really touched by your comments.
    Would you mind if I put a link to your blog on our Facebook site?
    We hope to see you in the roost again soon.
    Many thanks and kind regards,
    The Denneys at The Beggars Roost and Exmoor Manor Hotel

    1. Hello Carrie,

      You are very welcome, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it! :) You are both doing a fantastic job with the Beggars, the food is amazing and I've already been back with my dad last week! Of course you are welcome to share my blog on your Facebook page.
      You will definitely be seeing me again soon! :)

      Lauren x

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