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“Fab trad pub”
Review of Warren House Inn

Warren House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Postbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fab trad pub”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a true Gem sitting on a hill in the middle of the national park, first thing you walk into a warm and friendly bar, the bar is very clean all the glass were is sparkling and the lady who was behind the bar was totally charming, and suggested a pint of Otter beer, dam good choice, one of the best pints on memory. So good In fact we went back the next day for lunch and another pint, Lunch was very good simple English pub food, hot and good value, I had the cottage pie, wife had the veg lasagna, also great. After that a good walk on the moor. All in all outstanding....

Visited December 2013
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Satisfying sausages but a poor crumble”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Tried out The Warren House recently as part of my quest to find good pubs to eat at in my local area (see other reviews).

I won't describe it's location, undoubtedly it's biggest pull, as many reviewers have already done that and I don't want to repeat what others have said so well. Also, my main reason for visiting was primarily to sample the food on offer.

This pub has a nice feel to it. Despite its age, inside its roomy yet cosy with two inviting log fires both ends of the public bar. All tables in this room give visitors the pleasure of sitting near one of the fireplaces which is rare.

The food. The menu looked promising, a good selection and a specials board too.
However, for my husband, the benchmark of a good pub is it's steak so he was disappointed to discover that The Warren House doesn't offer steak at lunchtimes unless it's in a baguette. Reluctantly he went for a jumbo sausage with baked beans and chips. The sausage certainly was of jumbo proportions - longer than the plate and redolent of a fish and chip shop sausage in flavour. The chips were good and plentiful. My 'Mediterranean' sausages in a pepper and cherry tomato sauce were very tasty and the sauce worked well with the accompanying mash.

I love a good dessert, don't eat them at home but when I eat out its a treat I always look forward to. I decided to risk the apple and raspberry crumble. I say risk because although a crumble sounds easy it's also easy to get it wrong. The Warren House Inn got it wrong. £5.50 for an extremely meagre and tasteless portion with an oat based topping that was claggy and heavy in texture, underneath a very thin, sad layer of fruit. I couldn't finish it. Very disappointing.

I can see that this pub would be a very welcome watering hole for walkers and the unpretentious hearty food appreciated. However, it's not the place for us.

  • Visited November 2013
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Cosy place on a bleak Winters day”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Like to stop here when visiting in winter as it's cosy and they sell mulled wine! Good food and views are excellent. Stopped for food and drink here several times. Sitting near the log burning fires is excellent.

Visited December 2012
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Silver Spring
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Don't' miss this English pub on Dartmoor”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This pub is located smack dab in the middle of Dartmoor, SW England on a high point overlooking the famous "Tor" outcroppings of rock, with a Bronze Age village site "Grimspound" visible from the front door! This is truly one of the world's unique locations and its history and ambience are to be savored and enjoyed as a rare traveler's find. Food is great: English pub food at its best. We had the chicken pie and blackberry apple crumble, -- wonderful fare after a walk on the blustery moor. Owner, servers and other guests were all friendly and conversational on an October evening. Be sure to buy the small brochure about the inn's history! It tells you the history of the moor from the activities at the inn.

  • Visited October 2013
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Maldon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The Best Old-Fashioned Pub”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The best route to and from the West Country is not by motorway. Take the leisurely alternative over Dartmoor - but best avoided in deepest winter because of the fog and snow - and enjoy the magnificent views, grazing cattle and sheep (wandering across the road), and take a rest at the Warren House Inn.

This Freehouse provides good ale, good pub-food, an open fire (burns continuously throughout the year) and the best welcome from the friendliest landlady and staff.

Remote Dartmoor at its best - drive slow or you might miss it!

  • Visited October 2013
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