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The Library

West Street | Browns Hotel, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 8AQ, England
01822 618686
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Ranked #37 of 51 Restaurants in Tavistock
Price range: $74 - $125
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Showcasing classic and New British style cooking embracing traditional values and them complementing them with a modern twist. Maximising flavour through careful simplicity is the aim at Browns, being passionate about using the finest ingredients that Devon has to offer and presenting them in their best light. The finest South West food in the best local restaurant is what Browns strives for.
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Devon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Browns Hotel, restaurant etc was recently sold to the Wetherspoons group, and recently closed its doors.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I take my daughter to the sat storey times and she loves them, I also sit and read with her. Its easy to use and take books away with you as well as return them without a fuss as its self serve. the library is always kept clean and tidy

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I've only ever stopped here for coffee and cake but the surroundings are pleasant with nice comfy chairs. A good place to put your feet up and relax.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

When in Tavistock one name abounds Bedford in the past he owened the town and around. This has left some rather nice building, built from the local granite and well built one of these is the Library this is part of the Pannier Market/police station complex. It's a library and there is a Museum which is my best bit lots... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Lots of good book a childrens book track you have to read 100 books I love it i dont like the conputers as you have to pay

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We chose the two courses for £19.50. The main course took nearly an hour to be served and when we asked how much longer it would take we were told 'this is not a fast food restaurant the chef creates everything from scratch'. There were ten people in the restaurant at the time so not exactly busy. When it finally... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Went to Browns Hotel (not specified as the library) for lunch on Saturday. The menu we viewed outside looked good but inside we were given a much reduced selection.We waited almost an hour for main course which was 2 very small pieces of pork with 2 cold onions and some virtually raw kale. The sweet was even worse, a spoonful... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Our daughters wedding took place here in October, from 10.30am when some of day guests arrived right through to breakfast the next day. We had the most perfect time. Even though we were aware of the planned events for the weekend the day ran smoothly without the regimented feel. Nothing was any trouble for any member of staff, and we... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Browns Hotel was the perfect choice for our wedding day, the catered to our every need and nothing was too big a request, the food was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect. Everyone has said what a perfect day it was. Our room was even decorated with lots of heart shaped cushions, fairy lights and was filled with our gifts... More

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Horrabridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Easy to find, average menu with lots of choice, does feel wlecoming and traditional, food was good and people even better.

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