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King William IV Hotel

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45, Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5HN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Group of Friends from S.Staffordshire, Stratford upon Avon and The Cotswolds decided to meet in Totnes before joining the Dartmouth Music Fstival. We discovered this Superb Restaurant/Hotel on a corner of Fore Street. It looked newly refurbished so we stepped inside. We were greeted with a very warm welcome by 3 members of staff who proceeded to show us... More 

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Rochester
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed here from 15th May to the 18th May 2015. Phil and Ester made us feel so welcome. Alex and Callum behind the bar were amazing. Couldn't do enough for us. We had a fantastic time with them. The room we stayed in (room 2) was clean and comfortable and the food was some of the... More 

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Farnham, Surrey, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying for one night while visiting a friend nearby. The first thing that struck me was how clean the property was throughout. The staff were friendly, quirky and obviously familiar with the locals and regulars. Saturday evening was busy, with plenty of locals coming in to eat and the bulk of the tables reserved in advance. The bulk... More 

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our house keeper prides herself on maintaining high standards and I will be sure to pass on your very kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the beer, the Landlord loves his cellar and the cask ales are his pride and... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here, 24th - 26th April 2015, whilst visiting family.... Would highly recommend it, place is perfectly located, right in the town centre... Room was really nice clean,modern.... Restaurant was outstanding to had 2 meals here.. Would recommend the Ribeye-Steak followed by Strawberry & Apple Crumble... or a mouth watering,BBQ Chicken, with potato wedges... . Staff were really friendly,welcoming to....... More 

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a great review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again. You mentioned the rib eye steak, we only use local butchers and they are well known for the wonderful quality of their produce so i shall certainly pass on your comments to them. I... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Average pub , though very noisy position on a corner of the main street. Chef does well with cheap meat quality and small menu. Can be quite a boozy place in the evenings the landlord obviously enjoys the beer! Outside looks nice, though don't be fooled! Lots of nicer places very close by.

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a town centre pub, as are most of the pubs nearby and consequently we do all suffer with some road noise. Our local butchers right across the road from us, may take some offence at your remark about cheap quality meat however, as they are rnowned in the... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were staying in Torquay and decided to visit Totnes for the day. On entering the King William I can truthfully say we received one of the warmist welcomes I can remember on entering a pub/hotel.All the staff were so pleasant. Being Camra members we were ready for some real ale and we were not disappointed. The beer was great,... More 

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a kind review! Phil the owner loves his Real Ales and keeps a good cellar, and Claire is well known as a great chef in Totnes. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us More 

UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After a harrowing trip to Torquay (I used to live there had not been back for 20 odd years and found it seemed to have rather a large drug problem.... hypodermic needles in the gutters-nice!)- this was a welcome place. We tried a few places on the hill, but fully booked on a bank hol, so chanced on this place.... More 

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a lovely review. I'm very plaesed that you found such a warm welcome after your disappointing visit to Torquay. Ishter and Amy are famous for the blonde hair and huge smiles! Thankyou once again for taking the time to post a review More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Brewery owned pub run by old couple, small menu, pricey drinks much better places close by to eat , drink and enjoy a good atmosphere...Dartmouth Inn does great breakfasts, Seven Stars is a wonderful all day great place to go...or Rumours wine Bar for fantastic pizzas

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

I normally start by thanking people for taking the time to post a review. I struggled a little to understand this one. Taking you comments in reverse order, we don't do pizzas, mainly because everyone else does, but we do amazing Tapas amd Mezzes instead. but if you had wanted to compare maybe choose steaks next time. Ours are reputedly... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went here for first time. Outside looks like reasonably presented high street pub, inside though is much nicer, contemporary look with background music. Menu not large, but built around platters, snacking, burgers and specials. Drink selection good. Fiancé had a very nice Cornish Gin and I had Heineken, closely followed by Tiger on draught. Polite service from barman. We chose... More 

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very helpful and kind review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We do often change our chowder and the price accordingly depending on content. As you suggested we often offer the option of smoked salmon and prawns, often mussel chowder. The day you visited our till "went down" and we... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited today as a table of ten, we had the most delicious roast dinner and desert! There was a lovely friendly atmosphere in the pub and light and airy decor. Excellent staff. We will definitely visit again, please open another in Plymouth so we can visit more often!

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Esther Y, Owner at King William IV Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves. I especially recall the charming little girl who entertained us with her recorder, and bigger brother who "rapped" brilliantly. It was a pleasure to serve such a lovely family, from little ones to great grandparents! Yesterday was... More 

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