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California Country Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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California Cross, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0SG, England
01548 821449
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent pub food and good value, very large portions, and we presented. Friendly staff, and beautiful gardens, will visit again.

Thank Linda P
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on a whim and delighted we did. Well prepared fresh food in an out of the way corner of Devon. Great to see the history and appreciation of the pub on the walls. An interesting pub and welcoming team. Both had baguettes and enjoyed ample portion. Well impressed with meat and attention to detail on salad. Tasted great.... More 

Thank fneville1
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family living in Devon visit this pub restaurant frequently and have very good things to say about it. Indeed we have been here for Sunday lunch on previous occasions which was always delicious. On this particular evening, I chose a grilled item which was overcooked and tough. The waitress was very apologetic and took it away without fuss. She... More 

Thank Georgie T
Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely Sunday lunch, sat in the garden with friends. Food was very good and the staff very polite and jovial!!! Nice pint of Tribute to wash down the food, the Eton mess, yummy.

Thank PerryVal
Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go when visiting the area whether you want a pub meal (albeit posh pub nosh) or a restaurant meal. The food is outstanding and considering the quality not expensive. The ambience of the place is classic English pub and the friendliness and knowledge of the staff comes free with the boss always happy to advise about... More 

Thank morgueman1
Torquay, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marilyns birthday and she chose to eat here,good choice. Very friendly greeting,small but excellent range of food,quickly served on HOT plates (well done ). I had fish steamed in a paper bag !!! lovely Well worth the drive from Torquay

Thank Orbslos
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable prices, good food and good portions and friendly service. Definatly better than a typical pub meal.

Thank Amy K
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been several times. Good food, served in good time. Lovely staff and nice country pub atmosphere. This pub has to be good to survive in this location.

Thank Skerrybell
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very cold welcome, food okay but they got the order wrong, when we came to pay the bill they had addede 5 extra drinks to the bill, and argued with us. Never again.

1 Thank 98richie
Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Food was nice although slightly on the pricey side for what it was. Good pint of ale too. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only downside is that if you are planning to bring your dog, arrive early as the Snug Bar, which is the only bar dogs are allowed in, holds only about 12 people seated.

Thank Clovergro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: California Cross, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Ivybridge
  • Phone Number: 01548 821449

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