Belstone Tea Rooms
Belstone, is a small village, picturesquely seated, 2 miles S.E. of Okehampton, at the northern extremity of Dartmoor Forest, between and near the sources of the rivers Taw and East Okement, where there are many rocky tors and highly interesting remains. Belstone is known as one of the beacon villages as it stands in the shadow of the Cosdon Beacon. The Tea Rooms were built sometime in the 1930s, and were demolished at some point during or shortly after World War II. Email from Shirley Cooper - "Belstone Tea Rooms and Grocery Shop were owned and run by the Kelly family (Bert and Mabel?) who lived in the thatched farmhouse behind the tea rooms (visible on photo da000488). In fact my mother and father (Marjorie Gratton and George Bevan) who were married in the nearby Methodist Chapel held their wedding reception there in June 1937"