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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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived all the tables were occupied no doubt for their Sunday roast but it did not take long for a table to become free.The food was excellent and the portions large I had the chilly which they say is hot and it certainly is. The staff were friendly and the service efficient. Will definitely go again.

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Thank 656edwina
Bath
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited here on a Saturday evening arriving early as we were unable to book a table and were told it was popular. There were two tables vacant when we arrived at 6.15 but the pub soon filled up and a queue waited at the bar (the pub says they will not turn anyone away if they... More 

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Thank Helen H
Denham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came across this pub on our way home, lovely country pub with welcoming staff. Great food, highly recommended. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came across this pub and thought we would give it a try and glad we did. Got a warm welcome and great food very helpful making a veggie meal into a vegan meal for me and a great steak for the hubbie. Well worth a visit, will return next time we are down there.

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Thank lb12353
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Black Venus three times during our stay a few miles away last week. Although very busy a table was always found, or worth waiting for with a drink in hand. The owners are very friendly and the menu has something to suit every taste, with the fresh fish options recommended. It's all very reasonably priced.

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Thank Cobby59
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really wonderful food; friendly, accommodating staff. No booking so arrive early to get a table in the restaurant area (we arrived 8.30 pm and were allowed to eat in the bar area, which was fine too.)

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Thank ZenDog73
Leeds
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food , very friendly staff and great beer. Whilst Devon isn't Yorkshire , it comes bloody close and this pub is one of the best 😀

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Thank daz2310
Chippenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere of The Black Venus is what every good country pub should aspire to. Always a lively atmosphere combining 'locals' with hungry travellers. A good choice of local ales (and gin) and a wide/various menu.

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Thank paulviner01
Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this pub by doing a search on the Internet. All a bit last minute but such a good choice. We had a lovely evening, great food and a lovely walk afterwards.

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Thank Flameraisin
sherfield
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food - homemade steak and ale pie was to die for! Followed by crumble and custard with cafetière coffee and chocolates. So enjoyed, great value delicious food ... bear in mind you can't book! Very popular - even on a Monday evening ...

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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 Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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?