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“Great home cooked food”
Review of Elephants Nest Inn

Elephants Nest Inn
Ranked #14 of 67 Restaurants in Tavistock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality food from the finest ingredients - beef, from local herds that has had a minimum of 21 days maturing; lamb and pork also from local farms; fish that is delivered fresh - never frozen - from St Ives daily; marvellous and varied English cheeses from Tavistock and fruit and vegetables from Helston. All our food is prepared and cooked from these fresh ingredients in our kitchen; no bought-in already prepared frozen food is ever used. Our menu and specials are ever changing and offer a wide selection to choose from including a number of vegetarian dishes. On Sunday lunchtimes we have a choice of two roasts (one of which is always sirloin of South Devon beef), steak and kidney pudding, haddock and chips together with a selection of dishes from the specials board.
London
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great home cooked food”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We booked in here for lunch to follow up an hours riding at Cholwell Farm nearby and it is a lovely place, cosy with fires and stone walls. There were a lot of other groups in for lunch so the service was quite slow and we were all ready for the food when it eventually arrived. As there were seven of us we managed to try a lot of what was on the menu and I can recommend the king prawn starter and the fish pie was excellent. I also tried a bit of the onion tart and smoked mackerel with Welsh rarebit on top and I would definitely pick one of those on another day. The bread and butter pudding with the marmalade sauce is wonderful. My husband was less impressed as he had the duck and asparagus spring rolls to start and claimed that there was no duck or no asparagus inside, his steak was not as well done as he would have liked but what topped it off for him was the fact that when eating the chocolate mousse the glass it was served in actually broke and a chunk of glass came off. I would still go back as it was fine for the rest of us!!

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English first
Launceston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Foodie Heaven”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Virtually everything is 'home cooked'.
I don't normally eat beefburgers, but I would recommend theirs - as they are made to a family recipe, and contain only good quality beef. When served up with caramelised red onion they are heaven on a plate !!

Visited March 2012
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Midlands
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Cosy and inviting gastro pub”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

My husband and I booked in for dinner a couple of weeks ago. The pub is tucked away along a narrow, winding, country lane on the edge of dartmoor which may account for the fact it was fairly empty on the saturday night we visited. The food however is excellent and as good as any gastro pub we have eaten in. I had duck and asparagus spring rolls followed by chicken wrapped in palma ham and my husband had an homemade pate and a steak. Its a lovely cosy pub inside with a log fire and blackened stone walls. The service is efficient and friendly and we will certainly go back and recommend to others.

  • Visited October 2012
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cornwall
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little pub”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

After a ride out on the moor what could be nicer than lunch at the Elephant's Nest. We had a lovely family lunch.

Visited June 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food and beer in a lovely location”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

After a bracing walk on the western edge of Dartmoor, this is a lovely place to relax over a pint of local real ale and decent food. It wasn't the weather for sitting outside but the garden looks inviting with views out over the moors.

  • Visited October 2012
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