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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
Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

So meeting up with an old school friend after 40 years and I need a decent hotel/restaurant in Buckfastleigh. The Abby Inn appealed to me especially after a conversation with the owner whilst booking my accommodation. Just off the A38 on the Buckfastleigh junction, The Abby Inn is on the way to the famous Buckfast Abby. Set on the river... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went with friends here and had a very pleasant drinks and snacks.... the service was good, the ambiance fine and the staff friendly.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The Sunday carvery was very good, usual choices, and cooked to our liking, and the side dishes were kept topped up with freshly cooked. There is a choice of "real" beers. We ate inside, as we hadn't booked, would have preferred outside with a wonderful view of the river. (Carvery only on Sundays) and only a short drive to the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Not much to say about this place apart from if your looking for boil in the bag food then this is the place for you!... Poor

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Have not frequented the establishment too often but did pay it a visit last week and had a truly excellent meal in a stunning location. Top marks for service by the young waitresses and superb food with no complaints from anyone in our party, good choice and reasonable prices, and good beer, what more does anyone want? The bar staff... More

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Ampleforth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely situation by the banks of the river dart this is a reasonable place to eat. The restaurant is a bit on the dark side and feels a bit tired so could do with a re-decoration but the food and service are above average. The meat was better than the fish.

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Booked a table at the Abbey Inn as we were impressed by the location and previous reviews. However upon arrival we discovered the pub can only be accessed via steep steps or a slope which is impossible for anyone who has problems walking. No alternative access was offered even though we later came across a locked door on the roadway... More

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Exeter
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This pub is set in a fantastic location and The Abbey Inn really does it justice. The atmosphere is just how it should be, big and airy yet old still has an old fashion pub atmosphere. The drinks are reasonably priced as is the food which is all home cooked with plentiful portions - our table of 4 adults were... More

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Small menu but quality food, good selection of beers and ciders. Love eating there, parking is ample and if you are sitting outside you have a spectacular view of the River Dart.

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Princetown, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our group stopped here for a light lunch and a glass or two to quench our thirsts. What a delightful spot, fortunately the weather was fair so we sat outside and viewed the river and it's fauna while taking lunch. The food and ales were excellent and didn't break the bank. Well worth another visit, I'm definitely returning.

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