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“Good Pub Food”

The Thatched Tavern
Ranked #31 of 353 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great location providing good pub food in the bar, restaurant or outside, menu not overstretching itself but dishes properly prepared with fresh foods and served by attentive staff. Good range of wines and ales, mid-range prices apart from one small gripe of bottled still water and a cordial at £1.75 + £0.80. Otherwise well worth a visit but be careful on the descent down the hill and the return to the main Torquay/Teignmouth road.

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Thank David B
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thethatchedtavern, Owner at The Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear David B
Glad you enjoyed your meal with us, and your comments with regard to the food and staff. We have a very comprehensive menu, which all types of dishes, but we would rather do what we do well than being too fancy and actually not delivering what is promised.

I take on your comments with regard to water and cordial overpriced, but believe this they are considerably less than similar establishments.

Would love you to visit us if you are in the area again.

Kindest regards

Fiona Bruckin

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

A late night sojourn into the countryside found us falling over the sign to this pub. Following a steep descent into the village we came upon this excellent hideaway. What a gem! The service was excellent with friendly staff and the food was superb. Great value for money there was an excellent choice of menu and the food tasted excellent. Well recommended to anyone in the area as opposed to some of the larger food chains. A pub with a genuine interest in what they do - excellent stuff.

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Thank Phil H
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thethatchedtavern, Owner at The Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear Phil H
Thank you for your lovely comments, and it is really great that you appreciated all the effort that the whole Thatched Tavern Team put in to ensuring that our customers enjoy every aspect of their visit to us.

Hope to see you again if you are in the area.

Kind regards
Fiona Bruckin

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just had Sunday lunch there, had heard their advert on local radio so decided to go there for a family lunch. Shouldn't have bothered. We elected not to have starters but went straight into the main course. Perhaps we should have brought starters with us as it took over an hour for the main courses to arrive. They were very busy but seemed not to be able to gear up for the numbers that day. The food was average, was expecting something a bit more special because of the prices charged. It is top end for Torquay and not value for money. It is a beautiful pub so would recommend going for the charm and ambiance, have a drink or too, but forget the menu.

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thethatchedtavern, Owner at The Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear Mike 1
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Our radio advert is for our Pies Galore Menu which is discounted Monday-Thursday and Friday Lunch, so what exactly you were expecting is beyond me (fine dining?)
This was the May Bank Holiday Sunday, the sun was shining and we were as expected very busy. It wouldn't be particularly unusual for someone to wait an hour under these circumstances but in fact no-one waited more than 45 minutes. We were totally geared up for the day, and every member of our team worked very hard to give the best service we could.
Our prices are a little dearer than pub chains, but all our meat is free range, local and organic, cooked from fresh, no frozen microwave meals here, so this is to be expected.
Others reviewers visited the same day and thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the garden taking in the atmosphere whilst waiting for their meals, but I see from your other reviews, that waiting is not something you like to do, so maybe that was your real issue.
Kind regards
Fiona Bruckin

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A lovely setting, beautiful gardens, and a fantastic pub building, in a little tiny hamlet just on the coast path. The barmaid even brought our drinks out into the garden for us, and our dogs had the benefit of doggie bowls outside.

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Thank Dave S
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thethatchedtavern, Owner at The Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Dear Dave S
Thank you for the lovely review. The Thatched Tavern Team endeavour to make every guests visit enjoyable and we are delighted that you enjoyed the little extras and our lovely pub and gardens of which we are very proud.
Fiona Bruckin

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Experienced lunch here on Sunday and was very impressed with it. The food was very tasty and the seating in the sun in a beautiful garden was outstanding. The staff were very attentive and smiled a lot (this really makes you feel better) Apple crumble was very tasty. A pub, yes, but with a twist! Have a walk to the beach next to it afterwards as its very quaint!

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Thank Bigbird1334
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thethatchedtavern, Owner at The Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Dear Bigbird334
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that despite being a very busy Bank Holiday Sunday when the whole Team were under pressure to ensure that a guests had an enjoyable experience, that Front of House kept their smiles and managed to be attentive, and that the food quality did not suffer. Yes we are a pub and do not give ourselves pretentious titles, but try go that little bit further to make ourselves a little bit different. Our award winning garden is a wonderful place to sit on a sunny day, and we totally agree the beach is very quaint.
Fiona Bruckin

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