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The Black Venus

Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
01598 763251
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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English first
Devon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were disappointed the last time we went here, so had not been back for sometime, but this time it was excellent. Well worth the drive out. Despite being a Thursday, the place was very busy, but we managed to secure the last table available, so recommend that you get there early, as they don't do reservations. Would highly recommend... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Lovely cosy, friendly atmosphere. When you walk in you don't receive the typical frosty stares from locals that you get in quite a few country pubs at this end of the country. The restaurant area was delightfully informal. You have to order at the bar, which is nice as it gives you some privacy as waiters aren't badgering you. The... More 

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somerset
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited the Black Venus during our weekend away.It was the nearest place to eat from our bed and breakfast at Lower Loxhore seven miles away.And it was well worth the drive through the country lanes.We arrived early as we were told the pub didn't take bookings.We had out two Dachsunds with us and were told they were also welcome,but in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Always a warm welcome with some of the best cooked pub food a place you just have to try. Get there early as you will have a wait because it's just too popular.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Was worth finding on a cold night in Exmoor. The food was lovely and the bar staff very friendly and welcoming.

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Rugby
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

we ate here a couple of times during our stay and each time the food was great. Enjoyed the steak pie. Didn't have to wait too long for the food which was made with fresh vegetables. Prices not overly expensive. Would have liked a light in the carpark!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had some great reviews. Disapointe to find fish and chips. Sausage and Mash. Nothing special. Nicely cooked, bit rushed, busy and not what I was expecting.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Spotted this inn en route to our nearby b+b, and after a poor meal at the b+b decided to try it out. What a great place ! Had two evening meals here, both of which were superb - first night duck and second night cod fillet. We could tell it is popular because people were queuing in the bar for... More 

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cornwall
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were staying just down the road from this village pub so looked forward to walking to it for a meal during our weekend stay. My friend uses a powered wheelchair (she is able to walk only very short distances) and we had noted earlier in the day, that there was a concrete ramp to one of the entrances, albeit... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Black Venus never disappoints. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and efficient. We have eaten here before and the whole experience can only be described as of the best quality and very civilised.

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Additional Information about The Black Venus

Address: Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
Phone Number: 01598 763251
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Challacombe
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Pub

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