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The Abbey Inn

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30 Buckfast Road | TQ11 OEA, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Driving by the Abbey Inn you will see a front door in a wall! This might be off putting but the charm of the location is that this is more like the back door, with the main entrance being via a very pleasant looking patio overlooking the river. Being wet and dark we dined inside. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Driving by the Abbey Inn you will see a front door in a wall! This might be off putting but the charm of the location is that this is more like the back door, with the main entrance being via a very pleasant looking patio overlooking the river. Being wet and dark we dined inside. The food was overall of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Just got back from a 2 night stay at The Abbey Inn and had a fantastic time. Thank you Jake, Cellia and all of the staff for great service, food beer and too much wine. We will be back next year

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped at the Abbey on the way from the Butterfly Farm to Buckland Abbey and wished we hadn't. Ample free parking and lovely seating area outside if the weather is fine. Menu had a good selection, however the food was very poor, a small portion of lasagne was delivered with stale salad and a portion of home made coleslaw which... More 

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newport south wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed at this Inn many years ago and thought we would book it again for a weekend. We left it too late to book during August so as it was only about 1.1/2 hours away we thought we would go for sunday lunch and see if it still holds its charm. We were not disappointed. Very busy we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

I don't often get to visit this area, but the Abbey Inn is always my first choice, lovely riverside setting to die for, really decent Pub Grub, a great selection of beers and ales and a terrifically friendly combination of staff and locals!

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We came to Devon for a long weekend and ate here on a Thursday night. It's in a wonderful setting by the river and the food was fabulous. 3 of us had the steak and port and Stilton sauce and my sister in law had the blackened Cajun salmon. Everything was lovely. Definitely will return here . Unfortunately we couldn't... More 

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a very enjoyable meal at The Abbey Inn. i phoned to book a table and asked for a window table overlooking the river and that's what I got. The food was really good fresh, hot and well cooked. I had the specials, which were really good. Service was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Happened to stumble by here on a visit to Buckfast Abbey while on holiday. Staff were very friendly and quick. Ordered the steak and ale pie which was amazing! Lovely tender pieces of steak. Food was so good i had to return before my holiday was finished one of the best steak pies I've ever had! Well worth a visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Chose this hotel as close to Dartmouth ,exceptional value for money in a great setting. Will visit again

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good quality and value for money, restaurant was very busy. Had the burger which was fantastic and the service was attentive.

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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, Pub

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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