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“THIS IS IT!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Three Crowns

The Three Crowns
High Street, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ138AJ, England
01647 433444
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Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Chagford
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Three Crowns sits in the heart of the pretty and vibrant stannary town of Chagford in Devon. Following a magical renovation this beautiful thatched coaching Inn is warmly elegant with stone walls, Inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Noted for its impressive granite façade, The Three Crowns dates back to the 13th century and was a manor house before becoming an inn. In an idyllic spot on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, scenic walks are all around, from gentle strolls to serious hikes.Executive Head Chef, Peter Hingston and his brigade are dedicated to sourcing the very best of local produce. The cooking is classy yet simple, perfect for a special meal or relaxing Country lunch
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“THIS IS IT!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Three Crowns has recently had a major overhaul and is now a much better place to stay and to eat than either the famous swanky pile on the outskirts of Chagford or the other hotel by the mill (I have stayed and eaten in both). Whilst retaining the charm of the historic inn, the makeover has produced a small hotel of style and comfort with delightful, smiling staff. My bedroom was comfortable and well appointed, although the en-suite shower-room rather tight! We had a family dinner one evening and were all impressed by the freshness and taste of the food, excellent presentation and service, and the good selection of wines. If you want to stay in the area, this is the place to go.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Food in a very nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The Three Crowns was easy to find, and we followed sign for the car park through a very narrow gap between two buildings, we have an average sized car and the wing mirrors only just fit through, if you drive anything large to not attempt to get through or it will be an expensive evening! There is another way to the carpark if you go past the The Crowns and take a right turn shortly after. However, unless you have already arranged reserved parking it is probably not worth entering the car park as it is very small, and there were already no spaces left when we arrived at 6.30pm. There is plenty of parking on the road outside, or in a very close public car park.

The bar area is lovely, nice and warm, tastefully decorated, and very well kept. The welcome in the bar was ok, but the welcome from the bubbly young lady in the restaurant was exceptionally warm and friendly. We were shown to our table and offered drinks immediately.

We visited the Three Cowns on a midweek evening, and had booked a table. On arrival the restaurant was fairly quiet, but our booking was early. The restaurant had filled up by about 8ish, so we were glad we had booked.

The restaurant area is really pleasant, lots of glass, but yet still nice and warm.

We ordered the rustic breads to share, three differennt kinds of bread were served, came with oil, balsamic, & pesto, and were lovely!

I had the mushroom starter which was devine and my husband had soup, which was also good. For our mains I had the buger, which was presented well, but a fraction overcooked and a little dry. My husband had beef, ale, & blue cheese pie and it was very lovely. There was plenty of food, so much we couldn't manage a pudding.

We were pleasantly surprised when the bill came, and I thought it was good value considering the quality and quantity of food, and excellent service in such a nice setting. I wished we were staying the night!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Exceptional place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We have just had a lovely overnight stay here. We found the pub on the Internet and couldn't fault the service or the room or the food. The new refurbishment has been done with attention to detail and good imagination. The only slight disappointment was that they weren't allowed to light the fire yet which would have been nice on a November evening. I loved the fact you could make real coffee and tea in your room as there was a cafetiere and a tea infuser..details which make a difference.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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“Recently Refurbished”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was always a good place to eat. It has now reopened under new ownership. The bars have been modernised without losing their original charm. A new conservatory restaurant has been built and offers a modern open space with views to a garden area. All round well conceived and excecuted upgrade.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“A Little Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Ate dinner here one evening whilst staying in Chagford recently. The meal started well, with lovely homemade bread and oils/vinegar and the most delicious pesto I've ever tasted. But sadly, the main course was a real let down. Three of our party of six ordered pork belly which was not cooked well and was very chewy. I ended up leaving a large portion of mine and so did the other two in the party. We told the waiter of our disappointment and he seemed completely taken aback, almost as though nobody had ever complained before. With much hand wringing, he did apologise and, whilst we were not looking to have free food, a complimentary coffee or 10% discount would have made us feel a little better. However, nothing was forthcoming. What a shame!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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