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The Malt Scoop Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Merton, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
01805603924
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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west
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a rented lodge close by and passed this pub by chance. We decided to stop for a roast Sunday Lunch as it was recommended in the lodge visitor's book we are both very glad we did. If you like good "home cooking" served by very friendly staff you will love it here. Probably one of the best... More 

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Thank Janet H
Louise R, Owner at The Malt Scoop Inn, responded to this review

Dear Janet Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is really appreciated and I am so happy that you enjoyed your lunch so much. It would be a pleasure to see you again if you are in the area. Many thanks, Louise More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The pub was recommended by the owner of our holiday let so we thought we would give it a try. We're so glad that we did. The owner was very welcoming and brought our greyhound a bowl of water as soon as we sat down. The food menu was amazing - so much choice. We didn't expect so much variety... More 

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Thank Tony C
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Although we only stopped for a drink at lunchtime (and a packet of crisps -after the breakfast we had had nothing more was needed!) we were made very welcome by the barman and the locals in there! A lady was eating and her meal looked super! If we hadn't had good food where we stayed we would have certainly eaten... More 

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Thank Marion M
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We are a couple who enjoy the countryside, together with our dog we stayed at the Malt Scoop and had a really good time. The inn is in a great location for the Tarka Trail, Dartmoor and the North Devon coast Landlady Louise and her brother Ed and staff ensured that we were very welcome, well fed (fantastic food and... More 

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Thank Nigel W
Louise R, Owner at The Malt Scoop Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Sally, Nigel and not forgetting Stan. It was a real pleasure having you stay and it makes Ed and I very happy that you had a good time. Stanley has also started himself a little fan club here! I look forward to the next time you stay. Many thanks Louise and Ed More 

Okehampton
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Perfect mix of locals and holiday makers. Friendly and helpful staff. Menu one of the largest I have seen. Great, home cooked food, sensible prices. Sizzlers were excellent and the Turkish delight cream amazing.

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Thank westden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a B&B just down the road from this pub and visited for an evening meal. It welcomes children and although there's no specific children's menu there were lighter bites and 'baskets' they could choose from. The food was tasty, nothing exceptional but just what we wanted after a long journey, the portions were rather large. The service... More 

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1 Thank Katy P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Huge portions, cozy and interesting rooms. Made very welcome when we arrived 15 minutes before opening, a relief with two hungry kids! Really friendly and accommodating owners, flexible about us eating on sofas and changes to kids meals. Really good and would not hesitate to recommend to all, quiet couples drink, single visitors and families.

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1 Thank Adam W
Expat Brit
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a lovely old pub with a warm ambiance. Staff were really friendly. Good food and an interesting menu.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

There were a number of positives of my stay in the Malt Scoop Inn, not least the delicious food which I had on my final night, the warm welcome and the proprietor going out of her way to provide breakfast for me very early in the morning. There were a couple of opportunities for the inn to improve which would... More 

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Thank Dpannell2013
Louise R, Owner at The Malt Scoop Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dan Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you found it so noisy. Normally weekdays are quiet and we only have the noisier nights at weekends, but being the summer holidays things are all different. On the first night of your stay we had a group of locals in late (I am licensed to 12am in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We accompanied friends to this pub for Sunday lunch. Excellent service, food was plentiful, lots of fresh vegetables and very large Yorkshire puddings. We only managed starter and main had to for go desert as we were full. Lovely pub, well worth the drive to get to it, will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merton, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Okehampton
  • Phone Number: 01805603924
Description
This is a newly refurbished and re opened traditional country inn in the heart of Devon offering top quality homemade food using locally sourced ingredients. A comprehensive range of drinks including real ales and good wines are available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?