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Whiddons Eatery

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4 - 6 High Street, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8AJ, England
01647 433406
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Description: 16th century thatched eatery. Unlicensed, operates B.Y.O. no corkage...
16th century thatched eatery. Unlicensed, operates B.Y.O. no corkage charged. Located between Globe Hotel and Three Crowns Hotel in High Street Chagford. Operating in the same hands since August '10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What an absolute GEM of a place!

Whiddons Eatery was an absolute breath of fresh air... food was SUPERB. Truly home-cooked, delicious and everything went with everything. Anyone who visits Chagford without eating here has missed out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Andrew B
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Shaftesbury
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Shaftesbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Whiddons Eatery was an absolute breath of fresh air... food was SUPERB. Truly home-cooked, delicious and everything went with everything. Anyone who visits Chagford without eating here has missed out!

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ate here the Saturday evening of the back holiday, the place was fully booked when arrived and was seated by the window overlooking the church; the place is tiny from the outside looks like an olde English tea room. The menu is small, as it’s only a husband and wife team really understand. I put the wine and beer on... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very friendly restaurant in Chagford with great food. The restaurant is BYOB - the ambience slightly quirky and like being in someones living room .. but the food and the service is excellent.I hardpan fried pigeon breast to start followed by a traditional Roast Beef dinner - beautifully cooke. Particularly enjoyed the beetroot and cheese bake as a side dish.... More 

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Eastham, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A small place to eat, not many tables means and the service is very good, which also applies to the food. A good selection to choose from for a small place, we weren't dissapointed in any aspect of the place. As it's unlicensed, you can bring your own selection of drinks.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Was so impressed with this tiny unlicensed place. I had roast lamb which was amazingly tender and delicious. Served with parsnip chips, various potatoes all cooked to perfection and smooth celeriac cheese. Bread and butter pudding was also divine. A lovely place.

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4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you get the chance, eat here. The food is delicious and brilliantly cooked. The fact it feels like someone’s front room may put some people off but if that doesn’t bother you, you’ll be in for a real treat. The service is very friendly and intimate and as it’s unlicensed you get to bring your own.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our first visit to Chagford, which is lovely. Whiddons was warm and friendly and the service was excellent. We both had lunch which was freshly cooked and very good indeed.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We eat here regularly and are never disappointed. Good value freshly cooked food with good service - who can ask for more?

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W.Sussex
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Had lunch there recently and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cooking and the menu. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxed. It is surprising but very welcome that they do BYO which should be the policy in most other eateries around the country. We are told that restaurants make their profit from the... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We have eaten here many times and generally book our next visit as we are leaving. We have never had a bad meal, in fact every meal has been exemplary and it's always a pleasure to return to such a warm and welcoming ambience. An absolute must for all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 - 6 High Street, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Chagford
  • Phone Number: 01647 433406

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
  • Cuisine: English

Description

16th century thatched eatery. Unlicensed, operates B.Y.O. no corkage charged. Located between Globe Hotel and Three Crowns Hotel in High Street Chagford. Operating in the same hands since August '10

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