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“Superb!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dartbridge Inn

Dartbridge Inn
Totnes Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0JR, England
+44 (0)1364 642214
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Price range: $15 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Having just travelled on the South Devon Railway, we thought it would be prudent to ask one of the staff to recommend a local eatery. A guard enthused about the Dartbridge Inn and so we acted on his advice. Being a Sunday we ordered from their "Roast" selection. I had half a roast chicken and my wife had roast pork. Whilst my meal was lovely, I couldn't help but cast a beady eye on my wife's roast pork dinner, which was accompanied by the crispiest and tastiest crackling that I have ever encountered! The Yorkshire Puddings were unbelievable. I speak as a weary veteran of many a pub "roast" where the Yorkshires are ALWAYS akin to a dried out, tasteless hollow ball that would crumble into dust if you were to crush it between both hands. These on the other hand were delicious, moist on the inside whilst pleasantly crisp on the outside! I would kill to find out the "Colonel's recipe" for these delights! We also had deserts and coffees which were both delightful. Alex, the waitress was more than accommodating. All in all, unusually, I am simply at a loss to express any complaint about this restaurant!

Visited September 2013
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English first
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Breath of fresh air....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

came for a meal, which was excellent and so was the service which is very rare these days. Keep it up girls especially Natalie who was exceptional and who should be training others. Watch out that Natalie doesn't get poached....

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“It was OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Been there before so arranged to meet relatives on site. The staff were very good and friendly and talked to you without using a memorized script. There was a reasonable selection on the menu but could have been more extensive on the main meals. The food was a bit of a time coming but don't mind that if it is good. It was good food when it came but portions were small, particularly mashed potato which at first was thought not to be there but was hidden under a small lamb shank.
The Gents toilet was in total darkness, and without toilet rolls. Male staff knew about it but didn't seem to treat it as important.
This is, I would go so far to say, is a beautiful well kept large country pub in a lovely part of the country with good accessible car park Shame those points mentioned reduced the experience for us.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Essex
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We actually stayed here as part of our mini break, we ate both evenings in the Inn. We booked tables on both evenings, staff excellent, could not fault the service. We really enjoyed our meals however felt the drinks were a little bit expensive. Kiron was excellent thank you

Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Just been here on a busy bank holiday and found the food to be excellent. Ok, gammon and chips and Hunters chicken are not the hardest dishes to cook but the gammon was the best I have had for quite some time. Staff were polite and courteous too. Would recommend if you're passing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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