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“Excellent high quality pub food in wonderful location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tarr Farm Restaurant

Tarr Farm Restaurant
Tarr Steps, Exmoor National Park, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park TA22 9PY, England
+44 (0)1643 851507
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Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Dulverton
Price range: $82 - $82
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Newbury, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent high quality pub food in wonderful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ate here at lunch time having to select a table inside as rain was threatening. It was surprisingly busy including a party of 14 ramblers. Service was a little slow and we did begin to wonder when we heard several people complaining about dry bread and luke warm soup. We had chosen fish and chips and roast guinea fowl. Both dishes were amazingly presented and good value for money. The guinea fowl came with leak bubble and squeak and field mushrooms in a creamy sauce along with baby carrots and sugar snap peas. The dish was finished with colourful edible flowers so looked very impressive. The fish and chips was presented on a wooden board and my husband the mushy peas were really tasty.

The characterful inn is in a wonderful location overlooking the clapper bridge of Tarr Steps. In sunny weather it would be a great place to eat outside. However in the height of season I expect it gets very very busy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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48 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely setting makes up for other shortcomings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Great walk down the River Barle to the Tarr Steps. Just called in for a drink and a snack. Not the busiest day but still took a while to get served and there was a mix up with our order. Cheesy chips had non melted cheese and ice was in short supply. Ham ciabatta was tasty though and the view from the garden in the sun made up for most shortcomings. Not a bad place to stop on a walk but not sure if I'd make a special trip to eat here.

Visited May 2014
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cream tea but we nearly missed it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We decided early in the day that we would have our cream at Tarr Steps Farm. The cream tea was lovely and lived upto our expectations. Unfortunately we nearly missed the experience - despite the signs saying they served until 5pm, when we tried to order at 4.50 we were told we were too late and they were getting ready for the evening. If it hadn't been for some walkers who complained, the staff reluctantly changed their minds and served them and then us. Once served we then had to listen to the staff hoovering. Perhaps the signs should be changed to 4.30 to give them more time to prepare for evening service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire, UK
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“If eating at the restaurant you can take your car all the way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stopped here for Tea and scones whilst visiting Tarr steps (which the garden overlooks)
It's not clear at the main car park as you approach Tarr steps that you can drive down the narrow lane to the farm where there is limited parking, as the sign says "Farm only" with no mention of the restaurant. Its worth knowing, if as we did, members of your party are daunted by the walk from the main car park to the steps.
Tea comes with 2 very large scones, so if you only want a light snack get one between the two of you and order an extra drink. Pork scratchings are served by the 1/2 pt which is amusing

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, England
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cosy dining experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've visited the Tarr Steps a number of times, and had tea and cakes here afterwards, but this was the first time for dinner. There is an excellent wine list, with their own recommendations and opinions included which really helped our selection of a very good value Rioja. Dinner was traditional Exmoor fare with duck, lamb etc on offer, all of which was of a very good quality and prepared in a haute cuisine style. The atmosphere is very cosy as is typical of Exmoor pubs, but this restaurant is also very modern in terms of excellent service and very low key friendly atmosphere. Can certainly recommend a visit here!

Visited April 2014
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