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California Country Inn

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California Cross, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0SG, England
01548 821449
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well worth a try

Great pub, good beer, good food & good friendly staff, Specials board could be changed a bit more frequently but it's well worth stopping on your way to Kingsbridge there's not much there that's better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Tightfart
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Great pub, good beer, good food & good friendly staff, Specials board could be changed a bit more frequently but it's well worth stopping on your way to Kingsbridge there's not much there that's better.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had Sunday lunch here for Mother's Day! We experienced Very welcoming, friendly staff, food was very nice and generally very good service, lovely country pub with nice fire

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of my daughters treated the family to Mothering Sunday lunch here and it was superb! They catered for carnivores, vegetarians and kids who don't eat big helpings. The service was swift, efficient and came with a smile. Many thanks!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food here was to die for, and the service was fantastic. We had so much bad luck on our holiday in Devon and to finally find somewhere with great customer service, welcoming and great food - it was just fantastic. Only issue would be that they're open all day, but not for food. We first pulled up at 3pm... More 

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Have had good and less good times here. The mood of the place and the attitude of the staff, particularly a man I perceived to be the manager, can be brusque. Food not quite as good as I had expected. Not bad on a summer evening on the drive back from the coast.

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Devon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On Saturday 14th Feb I booked a table for my wife and I for a Valentine's meal at the California Inn. We were greeted by a very pleasant waitress and shown to our table. The menu which I feel was very competitively priced was interesting and offered a good choice. When our food arrived it was to the California inn... More 

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devon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Been before and very good, went for Sunday lunch and the beef looked liked it had come straight out of a pre prepared packet bland and no taste and as a result won't be going back what a shame.

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

Firstly can I apologise for not meeting ours (& your) high standards. We pride on ourselves on our Sunday Lunch using only local Westcountry meats roasted & hand carved. All our gravy is homemade & usually packed full of flavour with the best Yorkshire puddings you will find in the area! It is only through our kitchen teams' pride &... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a family we have visited The California many times, never to be disappointed. Lovely relaxed setting and friendly and welcoming staff. The food is always the very best, over the years we have never had a bad meal, full of flavor and quality and always something on the menu suitable for all tastes. This is a really special venue... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

An old roadside country pub. Visited on New Years Day for lunch, booked ahead and glad we did as all tables occupied by the time we arrived at 13:30! Serving a good range of beers and wines. Meal service was only bar meals but the extensive menu along with the 'specials board' should cater for most palates. We has a... More 

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great restaurant, expensive but worth it for a special occasion. My husband & I have been several times for our wedding anniversary.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: California Cross, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Ivybridge
  • Phone Number: 01548 821449

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

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