We have come to Thurlestone every year for the last 7, and eaten at The Village Inn at least twice during each stay. We booked a table for an evening meal on Sat 7th Sept 2013 and I am sorry to say were disappointed. The menu has been dumbed down from the previous high quality and varied dishes. The main menu now resembles a Brewers Fayre type offering, with many components probably bought in frozen. We ordered rib eye steaks medium rare. One was cooked perfectly, the other was well done. The replacement that eventually arrived was cooked correctly, but was sirloin. The answer was that there had probably been some confusion?!My wife had nearly finished her meal by the time the replacement arrived. The staff turnover including Pub managers has been pretty well yearly since we have visited, but always high calibre, friendly and professional. The staff last night were not. There was no feeling of welcome or engagement, and that was before the steak had gone back! We were given some reperation when we asked, the bill was reduced by £1 as this was the difference between sirloin and rib eye! The beers and wines were good.
- Also Known As:
- Thurlestone Hotel Devon