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California Country Inn

California Cross, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0SG, England
01548 821449
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Ranked #6 of 26 restaurants in Ivybridge
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
devon uk
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed across the road in the Camping & Caravan site and after reading reviews and finding that the pub was dog friendly (in the small snug bar only) we decided to have a meal. My wife went for the pulled pork burger which was really tasty & I went for the home made lasagne. The prices were a bit steep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had the most wonderful gluten free meal today. Congratulations to all involved especially the chef and wonderful bar staff who looked after us all so well.

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Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Staying nearby at Moor View Campsite, we were delighted to find this gorgeous pub/restaurant on our doorstep. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful garden areas and friendly, welcoming staff. The beer is well-kept and plenty of choices of wine. We ate in the bar one night and had the special of loin of pork in garlic, mushroom and bacon sauce and it was... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Sat 31st May Eve called with three other family members.As my Brother in law has cancer very bad and my Wife has had a large stomach operation we all wanted smaller meals we were told that we could not have childrens meals but could have small appetite meals.We were charged the childrens price ??.On going back on Sun 1st June... More

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Devon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to visit,lovely food with large varied menu. My family and friends all love it here as it is value for money, has good beers and extensive menu and we have never been disappointed with our meals. What makes it a very special place is the very friendly welcoming staff who always go that extra mile. It is also... More

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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the staff and I endeavour to make your visit a pleasant one and I am so glad you felt welcomed into our lovely dining pub. Jonathan More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Just come back from a lovely Sunday lunch at the California Country Inn. We have quite high standards when eating out; this was one of the rare occasions when we had absolutely nothing to complain about! Four adults, four children had two courses each, plus large drinks (it's a sunny day!) for a tad over £100. Not the cheapest, but... More

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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your excellent Sunday Lunch with us. We look forward to seeing you all again, when you're in our neck of the woods. The Cali Team More

Nailsea, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice pub, local beer was excellent, Steak Pie was one of the best I have tasted in years. We are staying local and had this pub recommended to us by a neighbour. It was quiet, but we went on a Tuesday in May so not unusual. The food was hot and very tasty. The service was good and the price... More

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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review

A great visit and a lovely review - thank you. It always pays to go where the local recommend! Thanks again Jonathan More

ontario
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424 reviews 424 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A very nice country pub but the food was nothing special. The location is fantastic and the building itself is very interesting but I would not drive too far to have the food. The menu was large and varied and I have to say that the desserts were great but the main courses were pretty bland. A great local bar.

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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I so glad to think the pub is so nice with its cosy country appeal. Plus you liked our locals!!! I hope we can see you again - next time might I suggest you dine in our award winning dining room restaurant with seasonal a la carte menu. It has just won the Taste of... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have just returned from 7 nights at the lovely Moor View caravan and camping site at California Cross and ate out each night at The California Inn. We had our dog Alfie with us so had checked that we could take him in with us but were a little bit worried by a previous review. As soon as we... More

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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad both yourselves and Alfie enjoyed the nights you spent in our Snug bar. The locals are always friendly and entertaining and I am so pleased your week was an enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Jonathan More

Mamhead
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a very good meal in the restaurant - just called in as we were passing. The staff were excellent - very attentive and friendly and the food well cooked, locally sourced fish and meat, interesting menu and reasonable price. We will return. They regularly have fresh (Hope Cove?) lobster at the weekend, prepared Thermidor- style - £25 inc... More

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