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The Abbey Inn

30 Buckfast Road | TQ11 OEA, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Description: an unexpected find with good food. Has accomodation and is within a few hundred yards of Buckfast Abbey, lying alongside the river.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: an unexpected find with good food. Has accomodation and is within a few hundred yards of Buckfast Abbey, lying alongside the river.
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English first
Caylus, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting next to river, with outdoor seating overlooking. Friendly welcome and locals, excellent beer from St Austell Brewery. And now that burger...called The Ultimate it was as good as a burger gets. Quality steak mince with cheese and bacon, fresh salad, homemade onion rings. The BBQ sauce was bit overpowering, but that's just my view. . The menu was... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were camping in the local area and had walked passed this pub whilst walking up to the Abbey and thought it looked very inviting. We called in for a drink on our way back to camp. After looking at the menu we decided to order some food. The service was quick and the food was lovely. Good value for... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a most pleasant meal here, unpretentious, efficient service, tasty food and prices which are sensible, please note other places that rip off customers. Despite the restaurant being full we were not disturbed by excessive noise, and thankfully there was no background music, another point other places could take note of. Couple all this with their riverside position and the... More

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Hoylake
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A friendly pub serving a good varied menu,and very local to Kilbury Manor.Food is served from 6.pm and reservations available.

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Newton Abbot, Devon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband booked this as a quiet birthday meal for the two of us, having been recommened. How very disappointing this turned out to be and certainlty not quiet. The one young waitress was doing the work of three people and had no time to do anything properly, but she was pleasant and tried, but rushed off her feet. We... More

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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Greeted by a nice Patio area overlooking the river. Entered the pub and asked the young girl behind the bar about eating arrangements who replied "The menus are over there and you can sit wherever you want" I think this was a lack off training on how to greet your guest as the young lady was very polite and helpful... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went for a Sunday lunch. The carvery was £7.50 or £9.50 with desert. The roast was excellent, decent portions and well cooked. Nice deserts too. The staff were friendly and helpful. We did have young children with us and they supplied a high chair but it was an older customer base and didn't feel as though children were particularly... More

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have visited this pub on various occasions and each time I have been very warmly welcomed by the members of staff and the owners. The menu and specials board covers a good range of meals and I have always been looked after exceptionally well. The portions are very generous and you can always ask to change an item if... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Myself and my husband recently stayed for a night in the 'Dart' room at the Abbey Inn. The landlord and landlady were both extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. A short walk from the historic and quiet town of Buckfast and situated by a fantastic fast running river, it was nice to watch the scenery and wildlife whilst... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We called in yesterday for lunch and will certainly return again next time we are in the area. Beautiful spot right beside the river where there were ducks and a heron on the water. We sat outside in the sun. Only wanted a light lunch and the 'light bites' were just what we wanted. The prawns in a lemon chili... More

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