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The Thatched Tavern

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Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Showing 343: English reviews
Torquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited this Tavern on several occasions over the past three years and found it to be consistently good value for money with a high standard of food and service. The homemade pie specials are particularly good value and of an excellent standard. Service is always good with friendly staff. There is a car park some 75 yds away... More 

Thank Vennwood
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for latish lunch (note food served 12-2 on weekdays - couple who came in few minutes were told that kitchen had finished) having walked the coastal path from Torquay. Very attractive pub. Friendly welcome. Delicious sandwiches. Would certainly seek this pub out again if in the Maidencombe area.

Thank Bruce E
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, welcoming staff. Great beer selection. The food was outstanding and the surroundings superb. Highly recommended to all, especially walkers. Excellent *****

Thank MrIncREDible333
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this pub during a walk on the south west coastal path and what a find it was. Everything about this pub was outstanding. The staff were very friendly, the decor was lovely and the food was the best we have had all holiday. We were so impressed that we went back the following evening

Thank Easy P
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend without booking and although they were quite busy and it was fairly late, they accommodated. This place is really beautiful and that is probably it's best asset. The food was nice, nothing too outstanding but pleasant enough. I ordered the fish cakes. The only disappointment, and what made me rate this place a 3... More 

Thank YuriUK
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before a few times and enjoyed the food but this is the first time we have been for Sunday lunch. It was disappointing- the meat seemed to have no flavour. The potatoes were hard and did not taste good and the stuffing uninteresting. Veg were ok but again lacking in flavour. I have had carveries in... More 

Thank GRP55
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem and we have stayed there three times now and are convinced nowhere could do it better. this pub is moments - literally 1-2 mins - from a sweet little cove where you can watch the sun rise. they sometimes have seals there. it's perfect. the actual pub combines a traditional cosy section with a larger restaurant... More 

Thank Louise H
Topsham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on our wedding anniversary for lunch. I had the roast, but the potatoes were awful, so hard I had a job to cut them, and I love crispy roast potatoes. My wife had a pasta dish and she said it was fabulous! Nice staff and lovely setting.

Thank david t
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Just pub grub, but well cooked and served with a smile. We had dinner here a couple of times when we were on holiday locally.

Thank janevdp
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

My lady and I hungry as usual spotted this pub and we managed a parking spot outside on the road, has no dedicated parking, the car park at the bottom of the hill charges. We had excellent baquettes completed with all the trimmings anbd a Peroni lager to wash it down. We ate this in very well tended grounds and... More 

Thank Ken G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 329155

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?