The Sandy Park Inn was thought to be built some time in the 17th century, but possibly even earlier. The thatched-roof inn, set on the edge of Dartmoor, is 1.1 miles from Castle Drogo and 3 miles from the 17th century Fingle Bridge. The building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act for its special architectural or historic interest.
The Sandy Park Inn forms part of an attractive group of listed buildings on the crossroads of the main A382 and two other minor country lanes. The Old Forge (now residential) which lies opposite, was once a part of the inn, possibly where the brewing was done.