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The Valiant Soldier

79/80 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0BS, England
+44 1364 644522
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step back in time

A super little museum. Run by staff who clearly care about the place, who are full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gypsygallisa
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
What an unexpected little cracker this place is

This was a working pub that has been closed down and basically left as it was. It gripped us from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lindkaa
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South Brent, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the pub” (20 reviews)
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79/80 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0BS, England
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+44 1364 644522
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A super little museum. Run by staff who clearly care about the place, who are full of interesting snippets of information. Abandoned at the end of a working day in the 60s and left untouched until the 90s you can feel (and smell) the atmosphere...More

Thank gypsygallisa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a working pub that has been closed down and basically left as it was. It gripped us from the minute we entered. As you move about from one place to another you hear different voices from another time. The radio announcement that the...More

1  Thank lindkaa
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is such a beautiful well kept little museum that will literally make you feel like you have stepped back in time, from the smells, audio recordings and the furnishings. Most of the furnishings and clothes in the house are genuine that have been kept,...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

It was quiet whrn we got there and we were able to wander about on our own.It is interesting to hear the various tales from the loudspeakers in the different rooms.A pleasant visit.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum and so much information available helpful staff explaining the history delightful trip back to another era

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Valiant Soldier is a unique place to visit - somewhere I would recommend for people who are into things that are out of the ordinary, or for people wishing to revisit a piece of history. Looking around the pub is a surreal experience -...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We caught the stream train from Totnes. The valient soldier is an easy five minute walk from the station. The museum is quirky, the undisturbed pub bit being the most interesting part. Children might find it a bit boring but we loved it. Signage not...More

Thank Carolyn Y
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

When told a tale of this place in a fine Yorkshire Dales Hostelry I thought my companion was pulling my leg. But no - it exists. It really is a gem of a place and well worth spending a coupe of hours looking round, I...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable presentation of a traditional pub and its living accommodation in the 50s or 60s using the original fixtures and fittings as left by the last tenants. Also provides a exhibitions in the museum areas relating to the local town and area. Good for an...More

Thank Dermot L
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

I was staying in Devon and looking for places to visit that were a tad out of the ordinary and came upon The Valiant Soldier. Wow what a find, this was like stepping back in time as soon as you step inside the Pub.Almost everything...More

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morph2625
February 1, 2018|
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Response from bigfootfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Try the website but also call ahead to make sure. The volunteers do a great job but sometimes things occur beyond their control so worth giving them a ring. enjoy
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