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30 Buckfast Road | TQ11 OEA, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Description: an unexpected find with good food. Has accomodation and is within a few...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, lovely setting

We had pre-dinner drinks outside by the river in a lovely setting then moved inside to dine as it was getting cooler. I had Hunter's Chicken and chips with salad, which was delicious, and my partner had a huge steak and ale pie with mash and veges. The meals were excellent and the traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Penkridge, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

From looking at other reviews, the food is probably nice, but unfortunately we did not stay to find out after being made to feel very uncomfortable by the more senior staff. Myself and my father-in-law initially went into the pub to enquire if dogs were allowed in. We were greeted by a very pleasant young lady behind the bar who... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I took my friend here for a birthday lunch and what a delight it was. Lovely sunny day so we sat outside looking down to the River Dart below. Service was fabulous, food great and all together a real joy, will be recommending to all my friends

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great for sitting outside on a hot summers day. I really should go there more often and try all the food.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had pre-dinner drinks outside by the river in a lovely setting then moved inside to dine as it was getting cooler. I had Hunter's Chicken and chips with salad, which was delicious, and my partner had a huge steak and ale pie with mash and veges. The meals were excellent and the traditional decor charming. Recommended.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A proper pub lunch. Quality real ale, delicious meal for two of us and all for under £25 Extremely friendly Young lady behind the bar immediately made us feel welcome,

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I visited recently to meet friends, at their suggestion. Weather was poor initially but cleared up during our meal, making the scenic situation at the riverside more appreciated. We had the Sunday carvery, which was a choice of beef, turkey or gammon and a good choice of tasty vegetables, which was delicious and well priced, with a... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Down in Devon for a long weekend and staying near Tiverton we looked for somewhere to meet two friends who live in Brixham and happened upon this place which seemed about halfway between the two. Having seen some good reviews we booked a table for lunch and we're glad we'd done so since the place was packed and every table... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lovely meal, friendly service... very generous portions too! Great place to get a good fill up after a long journey :)

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Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The staff is super nice, the place is very lovely and the food is really good. Just really cozy place and I'll be back if I can.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a lovely unspoilt place. Beautiful setting with a river running beside it. Lovely food, we had evening meal and breakfast (the sausages were gorgeous). The room was very clean and had lots of little extras to, hot chocolate, bottles of water, tissues to name a few. For me the little details mean a lot. Comfy, quiet room with lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Buckfast Road | TQ11 OEA, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Buckfastleigh

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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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