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“A fantastic find, we'd certainly return for such a warm welcome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn
Fore Street, Salcombe TQ8 8BU, England
+44 1548 842604
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Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $38
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Vegetarian, English, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Description: The Victoria Inn has been run by Tim & Liz Hore since 2008. We pride ourselves on being a 'Traditional Pub, with Traditional Values'. It has this year (2014) been awarded the Taste of the West Gold Award - awarded for locality of produce used, ambiance and high standards of service. We are the only pub in the South Hams to hold this prestigious award. National finalists In Licensee of the Year, finalists in Devon Life Family Friendly Dining Establishment as well as previous Fish & Chip award finalists. We welcome children with their own menu selection of home cooked food and dogs with their own Al a Bark menu! Bookings to eat with us are advised as we get extremely busy and hate to disappoint customers.
London, United Kingdom
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“A fantastic find, we'd certainly return for such a warm welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stumbled across this place after a long afternoon's walking looking for somewhere warm with great food - The Victoria Inn certainly did not disappoint.

Fantastic home made food - we had homemade soup and a cheese board and some desserts and coffee that was all wonderful.

A really warm welcome and a cosy atmosphere with the fire going and lovely staff.

Would certainly return again if we were in this part of the country again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear RachelT

Isn't it lovely to 'find' a place that lives up to your dream of what you hope it might be and doesn't disappoint?? Often, if you're in a strange town and with no local knowledge, then it's a real leap of faith finding a pub that gives you everything you're looking for - and we are delighted that we did just that for you! We hope you enjoyed Salcombe and that if you want to return another day, you'll remember that we have 2 letting rooms in a garden setting here at the Victoria Inn.

Warmest wishes

Liz Hore - Licensee
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“Never disappoints!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

For the past 6 years we've visited Cornwall a couple of times a year, and our regular lunch stop on our way home is the Victoria inn.

We've always been impressed by the choice on the menu, the quality of the food and the friendliness of the people who work there and the customers! Our last visit was on 9th December,my sister and I couldn't resist the twice baked Pork Belly - which was fantastic and my husband had a cod dish from the specials menu, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

We look forward to our next visit in May!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear JaniceS

How lovely to read that you like to visit us on a regular basis and that also we appear to get it just right for you! We have worked very hard in the 5 years we have been here to get it to the standard it currently is, and we look forward to the Vic being re-furbished in January 2014 and making customers experiences even more enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you next year - perhaps you'll stay a little longer..............??

Warmest wishes

Liz Hore - Licensee
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Preston
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Queen Victoria would be amused”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Victoria Inn commands the centre of Salcombe and is a traditional English pub which offers the best of food and drink but without the Salcombe Price Premium favoured by local hotels.
Good pub food is available throughout the afternoon and evening. Sunday's roast lunch is a particular favourite. Nothing is too much trouble for Liz and her team, Dogs are treated like royalty and well behaved children might even be allowed in.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear 5hourjourney

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and of course we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our lovely pub. Its always nice for our team to have their efforts recognised by great Trip Advisors, so thank you once again for your review,
We look forward to seeing you again in 2014,
Warmest wishes

Liz Hore - Licensee
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“The evening of the 19/11/2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a warm friendly old fashioned pub, it was a cold night and the warmth of the welcome from the host was matched but the real fire. The food was excellent good Pub Food, I had chicken curry and my partner Fish and Chips we both enjoyed the meal however just too much!! Will go back next time I am in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear KeithGCotswalds

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our pub and that the food you selected hit the right note for you. We are proud of ensuring that our customers get warmly looked after - and that we succeeded with you on your visit!

Do come back and see us again soon,

Warmest wishes

Liz Hore - Licensee
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“Great Atmosphere and Food to match!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Victoria Inn is a great little pub in the centre of Salcombe. My girlfriend and I found ourselves wandering around Salcombe in the cold and decided a pint and a pub lunch would be perfect.

On arrival we were greeted by the very friendly landlady who was a great character! We were taken to our table and both chose the Venison. The food was absolutely incredible and brilliantly presented. The prices were what you would expect for a restaurant in such prime positioning but the food was definitely worth it!

The food was a credit to the establishment and the owner's friendly character definitely added to the traditional pub!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Tevans21

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I remember you well as you were indeed the first people to taste the Venison that day! I was so pleased you enjoyed the dish and I was very proud of the way it looked when served. Our team of Chefs are very good at what they do, and we constantly look at serving different things to what you get in many standard pubs.

We very much hope you'll come back again another day.

Warmest wishes

Liz Hore - Licensee
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