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30 Buckfast Road | TQ11 OEA, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 14
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  • 7
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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
A thoroughly good family meal ot

In a nutshell ... Nice food nice people ... Great beer and good value. You do not need to know anything else.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Steve P
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

In a nutshell ... Nice food nice people ... Great beer and good value. You do not need to know anything else.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Average food (but with sizeable portions & good value) is made up for by river views and really good beer. Decor could do with a refresh.

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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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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