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The Three Crowns

High Street, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ138AJ, England
01647 433444
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Ranked #6 of 15 restaurants in Chagford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Three Crowns sits in the heart of the pretty and vibrant stannary town of Chagford in Devon. Following a magical renovation this beautiful thatched coaching Inn is warmly elegant with stone walls, Inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Noted for its impressive granite façade, The Three Crowns dates back to the 13th century and was a manor house before becoming an inn. In an idyllic spot on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, scenic walks are all around, from gentle strolls to serious hikes.Executive Head Chef, Peter Hingston and his brigade are dedicated to sourcing the very best of local produce. The cooking is classy yet simple, perfect for a special meal or relaxing Country lunch
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place has had money spent on it and, clearly, the St Austell Brewery aims for it to be a bit special. We ordered lunch of crab sandwiches which were very tasty and on delicious bread, but smallish - no salad at all and six crisps on my plate. Six crisps, why bother? The plate looked mean for £10.95 per... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have now eaten here three times whilst on work visits. I am from London and a good cook so to find excellent, creative bar and restarant food here in such a setting is precious. Service is helpful and unobtrusive, food is elegant and tasty, pricing is good value. Visit if you are down this way..

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really good staff - efficient and friendly, food was very good quality. Menu a bit limited (no poultry and our preferred starter was unavailable) but the parma ham with figs and then 'posh' burger were top quality.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a lovely place. Very old yet beautifully refurbished and designed without being spoilt. The new wood work is a beauty to behold. The staff were charming, attentive and considerate. We had a small problem with one of our meals and it was no problem at all for them to change it and for us to choose another dish. Fantastic,... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took a chance on getting a table at The Three Crowns, walking in at 8:30 on a Saturday night without a booking and although they were packed to the rafters, were advised that if we were willing to wait for a while they could take our order in half an hour or so. Very grateful to be squeezed in,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The bar food in this establishment at lunchtime is really excellent. I can thoroughly recommend the crab open sandwich. The ale is also very good. I think my favourite was called Tribute. The restaurant is very bright and modern, and in line with the rest of the hotel, the staff are just superb. My preference is for fish, and in... More

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Chagford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As a local it is very confusing to work out what the three crowns hotel is trying to be, the rooms are fantastic and the food pretty good, but what have they done to the bar? sitting in the bar is a bit like sitting in a doctor's waiting room, it is pretty soul less and the character of the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been here a couple of times now as my parents have a holiday cottage in Chagford. I've been for both lunch and dinner (on different occasions!) and can highly recommend both. It is wonderful! Amazing food - especially the mussels and burgers - and a really nice ambience.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The restaurant is a combination of old building and modern add on. The service was efficient and friendly and the the food I had on the second night (mushroom burger) was good but the previous nights meal of fish n chips was mainly batter with a thin sliver of fish and my fellow guests suffered very tough lamb, so much... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Lovely decor and good size rooms. Friendly staff. Great bar. Fantastic food. Quaint village with art galleries and craft shops.

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