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The Thatched Tavern

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Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb food in a wonderful setting

Superb food, top quality cooked excellently. Head chef, Kenny Coventry, is to be congratulated for the top notch food he serves up, especially his home made pies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Martyn H
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stunning pies. Yes you get the standard oval pie dish with the puff pastry baked on top, but what a filling...........FABULOUS. The chicken ham and leek was one of the best I've ever had, the steak and ale was equally good. The portion size was generous too! Vegetables; al dente and bloody good chips rounded off a sure fire winner.... More 

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abingdon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Thatched Tavern on several occasions and have never been disappointed yet! Beautiful setting and food to match! Cent definitely recommend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I think this was the third time of visiting this restaurant over the years, and once again all three of us had excellent meals. There are new and old parts to this pub, but all have a very pleasant atmosphere. It's worth making a short detour off the main road, or even better if you're spending the day on the... More 

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had an evening meal here whilst on Holiday in Torquay. The food was lovely and the setting of the put was beautiful. The food was great value and service brilliant. I would definitely recommend this pub.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited The Thatched Tavern on Saturday the 11th of July. The staff were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately the white wine was served warm. My wife's creamy fish pie was dry and where was the smoked haddock?. But the best was yet to come, the lemon tart was tiny, if I was at home I would have been able to... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Superb food, top quality cooked excellently. Head chef, Kenny Coventry, is to be congratulated for the top notch food he serves up, especially his home made pies.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Arrived without booking at 8.00pm to be warned by a friendly member of staff that there may be an hour's waiting time for food. Having been before I knew the wait would be worth it. Luckily the food arrived shortly after we had ordered. Both the food and service were excellent. The staff were very attentive and friendly. So, the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went to the thatch at 7-10 informed meals were fully booked, in a off the cuff manner, no apology given,as I didn't book I blame myself, as a local I wonder if they would have the same tone of voice in mid January, I have been many times before and the food is excellent, I will give them a miss... More 

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thethatchedtavern, Owner at The Thatched Tavern, responded to this review

Dear John H This is hardly a review! Sorry we were fully booked, which is happening more and more these days, as we get busier and busier, for some reason. We do advise that it is wise to book to avoid disappointment, but always do our best to seat walk-in customers if it is at all possible. Just a reminder,... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Looking at the pictures, I expected the perfect pub with lovely food and fine ales. However, not all inside as cosy as you would hope for judging by the outside. Plus the food is very average. Family of 4 with drinks and one steak...no starters and 3 desserts between 4, just under £100. All in all just not as special... More 

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A quaint thatched property, the staff were friendly and the service very good. There was a good variety of choices on the menu. The meals were reasonably priced and good value for money.

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Additional Information about The Thatched Tavern

Address: Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 329155
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 329155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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