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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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Today
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Picture Postcard Pub!

The Thatched Tavern offers beautiful surroundings and excellent dining. It's everything you want a quaint Devonshire Tavern to be and more. The gardens are award winning and through Spring and Summer are full to the brim with blossoming colourful flowers. All of this is only a 5 minute walk to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Kate563
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Thatched Tavern offers beautiful surroundings and excellent dining. It's everything you want a quaint Devonshire Tavern to be and more. The gardens are award winning and through Spring and Summer are full to the brim with blossoming colourful flowers. All of this is only a 5 minute walk to the beach too. I love this picture postcard pub!

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We attended this attractive pub in a group of 12. The staff were fantastic and couldn't have been more attentive. The food was also top quality. I ordered in advanced so our food all arrived at the same time and contact with Fiona was easy by email. I'd like to thank everyone there for making our meal an enjoy and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Wow what a gem of a find we visit Torquay about 3 times a year and have done for quite a few years and have only just stumbled on the thatched tavern. We have eaten here twice this week (a lunchtime and evening ) and on both occasions we have received exceptional service and exceptional food we will definitely be... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and I decided to pop to the thatched tavern for and evening meal as a recommendation from a friend who had her wedding reception here. From start to finish the experience was outstanding. The building was beautiful and both inside and out side were really clean. We were greeted by two very lovely ladies Laura and Fiona who... More 

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Minchinhampton, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want filling, healthy and delicious food eat here! If you want posh nosh and tiny portions then don't. Lovely setting and helpful attentive staff. Would definately recomend.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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89 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We came across the Thatched Tavern by chance and we were very glad we did. Parking on the very narrow road is difficult but there is a car park close by which gives reductions for pub customers. The pub has a pretty little garden with outside tables for good weather and inside there is a 'proper pub' bar etc and... More 

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The lanes to the tavern are small but well worth negotiating as the food and service are great. Ten years ago we found it good but then there was a period of poor food and cold attitudes (the first time I have ever walked out on a meal), followed by a return to excellence.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited on a cold Tuesday evening in February. We were seated by a delightful log fire in the newly refurbished bar area and took advantage of the special pies galore menu which was in addition to the fulll menu. The pies were delicious with very generous portions and selection of vegetables. Service was good. We will return with our... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you want an idyllic setting then go. If you want top cuisine then don't. The food and service was very average but acceptable. The gardens were lovely. So go in the summer and sit outside.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My hubby and I had our Christmas dinner here we broke our traditional 30 years of Xmas dinner and went out it was brilliant the food was excellent the staff were very nice everything was spot on thanks for a lovely time :-)

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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: English
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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