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The Birdcage

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The Square | Chagford, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8AA, England
01647 433883
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best scones ever

Such a pretty cafe, great menu, good prices, really friendly and welcoming. best cream tea I ever had and they let my muddy dog in, love this place will definitely be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
acetrace01
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a pretty cafe, great menu, good prices, really friendly and welcoming. best cream tea I ever had and they let my muddy dog in, love this place will definitely be back

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Thank acetrace01
Swansea
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in a cottage on the outskirts of Chagford and we were recommended to visit The Birdcage on the Friday night by friends.The exterior of the restaurant is smart and instantly draws you in. Although small, there were quite a few people in and this created a friendly, buzzy atmosphere. A lot of the customers seemed to... More 

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3 Thank FRODO13
Surrey
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 of us and a dog had been walking and en route back to our rental cottage in Drewsteighton detoured to Chagford. What a lovely village. We had a cream tea in the bird cage. Staff delightful and the cream tea delicious. A very welcome pit stop out of the rain. Thank you

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1 Thank GNUSurrey
par
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We are staying in the area for several months and this has become a favourite drop in both for coffee but also the homemade pizzas. We love the ambiance and decor.

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1 Thank klaity
Cobham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great place for coffee, brunch and lunch! We love the dark hot chocolates, Zinger drinks, picnic on a plank and quiches.

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Thank SamKt11
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Dropped in for a coffee a few weeks ago. this time we sat down for food and cocktails. Really nice, especially the picante pizza

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Thank mupton2765
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Really struggled to find anywhere open on New Year's Day. We found The Birdcage on trip advisor and had a great lunch, pizzas and stew were amazing. Really nice and busy as well!

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1 Thank Niall M
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Visited for tea and cakes after a walk. Quite small and cramped, the chocolate cake was not good dry and mass produced ( in my opinion). The Etonian mess dessert was well received by my friend.

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Thank Jane P
Chichester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were directed here from Gidleigh Park (who were too busy in the kitchen to make tea!) We're grateful for the recommendation. This is a small, pretty little tea room, perfectly positioned in the middle of Chagford. We sat on a bench seat looking out of the window. We enjoyed a thick and tasty stew "special" and while relatively "safe"... More 

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3 Thank wwsinging
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I was invited to have lunch with a friend who had already booked a table. She choose the chicken pie (I think new on the specials that day) and I decided on the mozzarella, tomato and pesto panini. Wow! The panini was very tasty and nice and hot. Often they come out lukewarm when I have had them at other... More 

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2 Thank Rachel W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square | Chagford, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Chagford
  • Phone Number: 01647 433883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: British, Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?