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“Set in a nice location”

California Country Inn
Ranked #7 of 36 Restaurants in Ivybridge
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
ontario
Level 6 Contributor
941 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Set in a nice location”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

A very nice country pub but the food was nothing special. The location is fantastic and the building itself is very interesting but I would not drive too far to have the food. The menu was large and varied and I have to say that the desserts were great but the main courses were pretty bland. A great local bar.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ericon991
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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for your review.

I so glad to think the pub is so nice with its cosy country appeal. Plus you liked our locals!!!
I hope we can see you again - next time might I suggest you dine in our award winning dining room restaurant with seasonal a la carte menu. It has just won the Taste of the West Silver award for its local seasonal sourcing and high standards to quality cooking.

Thank you again for your review, and I hope too personally look forward to seeing you dine with us again.

Jonathan Bell
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nothing Hostile”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have just returned from 7 nights at the lovely Moor View caravan and camping site at California Cross and ate out each night at The California Inn. We had our dog Alfie with us so had checked that we could take him in with us but were a little bit worried by a previous review. As soon as we walked in on the first night the locals directed us and Alfie into the Snug Bar and one showed us to a table and then offered us the menus.The food and service was excellent all week and the locals were friendly and entertaining. The only thing missing was cobwebs, dust and grumpy people! Thank you all for an enjoyable week.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Malcy2014
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jonjames2802, Owner at California Country Inn, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for your review.
I am so glad both yourselves and Alfie enjoyed the nights you spent in our Snug bar. The locals are always friendly and entertaining and I am so pleased your week was an enjoyable stay.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Jonathan
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Mamhead
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Easter Monday eve meal”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a very good meal in the restaurant - just called in as we were passing. The staff were excellent - very attentive and friendly and the food well cooked, locally sourced fish and meat, interesting menu and reasonable price. We will return. They regularly have fresh (Hope Cove?) lobster at the weekend, prepared Thermidor- style - £25 inc veg etc.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Tanzey K
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Ivybridge
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful place”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food here is outstanding whether in the restaurant or bar. The staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble.
Also an interesting historic building.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ChristineIvybridge
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Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It's in Devon”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We used the bar menu as the restaurant was a bit pricey for me.
Had the notion it was cooked in the same kitchen though.
Food was great so was pleased with that and saved a few quid though.
Does get busy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank 230463
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