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The Black Venus

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Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
01598 763251
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here last Saturday evening, with our two young children whilst on holiday in the area. It was very busy, and we were warned that our food would take an hour or so to arrive. The children were very happy playing in the garden and so we didn't mind the wait. The food -fresh fish and a pie with... More 

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Thank Wyn567
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this pub following a recommendation from the holiday rental we were staying in... What a pleasant surprise! The staff were very attentive and accommodating and the food was delicious. Traditional pub food but excellent value for money and really tasty! The food arrived piping hot and shortly after we ordered. Well worth a visit.

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Thank AliceRose93
Midlands
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub, traditional decor. Great choice on the menu, particularly good homemade veggie burger. Reasonably priced and great service.

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Thank Lullabel86
Belper, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Should definitely eat here if you are in the area - really good pub grub though very busy place that unfortunately doesn't do reservations.

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Thank taylorfurniture
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have recently stayed in a nearby cottage in Challacoombe and decided to check out The Black Venus pub which we have to admit is a fantastic local pub, with lovely staff who were very welcoming and the food was outstanding and well priced. We would highly recommend if you are staying locally or if you fancy a drive out... More 

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Thank Yummie22
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, food was exquisite, I highly recommend the prawn and salmon tower, the Sunday roast impressed my grandmother (and that's not an easy task) 👍

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Thank jbest118
Taunton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed tonight, same dismal customer service, more attention given to locals then people from outside. Spent nearly £100 tonight just two people, no thanks or gratitude just told how much commission they have to pay on my credit card transaction....hello most of us pay by CC so what's your problems? Won't be coming back, lack lustre service, condesening manner... More 

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bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most impressive country pub with a warm welcome. On a cool July evening this was a welcome surprise ,crowded warm and Cosy . Suggest you book for dinner as on the night we were there we had to wait for a table. The menu offers no surprises but all the food we tasted came in large portions and was... More 

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Thank manchesterianBangkok
Tiverton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely welcoming pub with a great menu. All the pub classics, along with some more unusual offerings, plus lots of fresh fish. I was in the mood for steak which was served perfectly cooked and deliciously juicy along with some of the best chips I've had in many years. Brownie desert finished off a lovely meal.

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Thank Moonraker99
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place highly enough. 10 of us had a great meal with wonderful service in a friendly environment. The hand carved ham with duck eggs and home made chips was a treat as was the steak pie. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Challacombe
  • Phone Number: 01598 763251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?