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The Thatched Tavern

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Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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81 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! We were staying at Lily Cottage next door and didn't fancy cooking when we arrived so we popped into this pub, literally metres away. And we were so glad we did! Good pints and food. Thanks to the pub, the cottage, beach and local area... we completely forgot our worries and had a wonderfully relaxing time!

Thank Wayne A
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself ,Wife and three others from our family ,had lunch yesterday 24th November . The staff were very nice , and helpful . All in our party enjoyed the food , I had the braised steak and ale with a piece of suet , and it was so tender and nice ,I could very soon visit again , very tasty... More 

Thank winstongraham6
Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smashing meal a lovely atmosphere beautiful setting a real little gem! The staff were friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be going back on my next trip to Devon

Thank 1205VCJ
Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to The Thatched Tavern for lunch yesterday and what a gem! Gorgeous pub with the most amazing food and service. The new landlord has extensive industry experience including owning one of my favourite's The Ley Arms at Kenn (also, well worth a visit!!) and he brings this with him to The Thatch. At first glance, from the outside... More 

Thank Kate J
Torquay, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After some poor experiences in the past we haven't visited The Thatched Tavern for a year. So pleased we gave the new landlord a chance. We were given a very warm welcome. Glad Zac the smiley waiter is still there. The new menu and specials board has so much choice we took ages to decide. Our food was quick to... More 

Thank Helen Y
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat it was to eat at the Thatched Tavern, it sits in a stunning location with beautiful views. The vibe inside the restaurant is very pleasing with exactly the kind of greeting you'd expect from a place such as this. All the staff were exceptionally warm and welcoming and service was prompt! The food was excellent and clearly... More 

1 Thank lukem2810
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends had eaten here during earlier in the week of our stay in the area and following this and reviews we booked for Sunday lunch. Arriving on time, we were taken to our table. 15 minutes later we went back to the bar to ask for menus and some drinks. Our starters arrived almost 50 minutes later followed by main... More 

Thank Geoff B
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treated by friends as a 'thank you' for a days work doing what I enjoy doing anyway! This has recently changed hands and the menu reflects a significant shift up market. Fewer dishes but terrific quality of food. Friends had the Devon Blue cheese salad (HUGE portion, masses of proper content rather than salad filler which lead to a happily... More 

Thank Jonathon C
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the The Thatched Tavern in early September. We made an advance booking since we have a little dog. When we arrived our table was ready and we were given menu's and drinks. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the menu had a lot of choice, good home cooked food. The service was great and the staff were... More 

Thank smd3103
Epping, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful location in close proximity to a secluded small / rocky beach. Nice local ales on offer, friendly and helpful staff. Definitely a nice location and pub to visit. A good variation of food on offer although I had Ham egg & chips which was nice but the Ham did not appear to be tasteful and off the bone -... More 

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?