As with most Devon towns you'll find all the help and info you need at the Tourist Information Centre here in Tavi. Here they'll assist with booking accommodation, offer ideas about things to do and have all the public transport timetables for getting out and about.
The staff are local, knowledgeable and friendly. There's plenty of freebie maps and brochures and also a little gift/souvenir shop.
This is located in at the back of the Town Hall, where the Pannier Market is.
The website for the TIC doesn't seem to exist but this independent one does the job just as well- tavistock-devon. It is however contactable by phone on 01822 612938
If you've been out hiking the moor or staying in the area without access to a washing machine then Tavi is the place to go to the bagwash.
This is an excellent, reasonably-priced, little laundrette with modern machines. It's clean and comfortable and perfectly safe to leave your washing in and go for a beer whilst the machines do their work.
If you dont want to do it yourself they also offer a service-wash where you can drop your dirties off and pick them up later - clean, dry and even ironed (if you pay a little extra). They also do Dry-Cleaning.
This is located just behind the Pannier Market and is open 7.30 am to 7.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.
...you'll find this handy orientation guide in the middle of Bedford Square.
However, if you're travelling on the moor bring your own compass!
Favorite thing: I like Tavistock! Yes, I do. It's a great shopping town, and an historic centre too. More text and pics to follow.