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“Good Value Varied Menu” 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
Taunton, Somerset
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good Value Varied Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Ate here for tow nights when staying at the hotel - the menu was varied with a large choice of specials each night as well as the regular menu. The food was fresh, interesting and good sized portions which were good value - the dining area in the conservatory is intimate and warm and would be lovely in the summer too. The staff were attentive and friendly and it was a good experience. We felt the atmosphere was just right - not too noisy but warm and cosy and relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I booked a table on New Year's eve lunchtime to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Over the phone I mentioned this and asked a for a few things to be organised and after giving a few details, the Three Crowns did the rest.

On arrival, prosecco glasses were ready and the cork was popped quickly. The food we ordered (the chateaubriand for two) was absolutely sublime. There were 4 of us in total and not a crumb from any course was left on the plates!

After the food, the staff delivered a personalised (delicious!) birthday cake and sang Happy Birthday.

Thanks so much to the staff and chefs for going to the trouble - it transformed a birthday meal into something very special and personal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“same old .. same old....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stay in chagford every year for our autumn break. We tried the Three crowns, as we have seen the renovations in progress, for a change. The food was nice and well cooked but if you are looking for the ambience of a traditional local community pub then go to the Ring of Bells, nearby. The three crowns unfortunately resembles the branded large corporate establishments of this kind - like walking into a Premier Inn. Which we can't stand or tolorate .... Nothing like the good old fashioned pubs, with character..

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Drewsteignton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Having visited this place just after the renovation, I was surprised to see how much it had changed. A friend and I visited on a weekday during lunchtime where it was not overly busy, however the staff seemed distracted and more interested in each other than the customers. However I must say that the manager was most polite and helpful. Putting this aside, we ordered a steak with all the trimmings and I had ham, egg and chips. The steak was slightly over cooked but still delicious, however my ham, egg and chips was slightly disappointing. This was on the specials menu (the price certainly showed it) however I was surprised to have only three very small slices of ham, a handful of chips, and only one fried egg. I know it's a minor glitch but I'm just hoping its not the start of a downward spiral for this place, like so many other local pubs have done.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Noisy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

When we entered it was more like a kindergarten than a pub/restaurant with screaming children running out of control everywhere...so we left without sampling the, probably, nice food. Plus, the recent renovations are a 2000's version of a 1970's makeover that bear no resemblance, and cares even less, for the age of the building.

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