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The Tower Inn
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is the third visit to The Tower pre Spring. We come back as the whole experience is fantastic. We have a dog so the pub rules on canine companions,rooms and access are a massive positive.
Food is excellent,new set menu really works £20 for three courses,the specials are just that and the main menu makes deciding a real difficulty. Hogs pudding duck egg and venison were a real treat. The beer and wine range is superb.

Then the breakfast experience with Tweddy,an all round star and raconteur, full english and a discussion ranging from The Pink Floyd projectionists to David Bailey et al. Dads sauce anyone?
We return to The Tower because it is a real pub,real warmth from all the staff.Special thanks to Richard behind the bar,able to serve,converse and balance the table service which he did with aplomb this weekend, assisted by Jo.
Car park is always fun to negotiate. Have recommended this pub to friends who have also enjoyed the whole stay experience.
Will return again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Twillick
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We recently rented a cottage in the heard of Slapton and were thrilled to find this pub a very short walk away from where we were staying. Four of us dined and the standard of the food was much higher than I was expecting which was a pleasant suprise. All of our mains were cooked to perfection (the fresh Dover Sole was DELICIOUS!) and our deserts were to die for.

The decor is old school in and the service is relaxed and friendly. The pub was buzzing with both locals and tourists and the atmosphere was great all evening (it was a Saturday night so may be quieter duruing the week). Even though it was mid-November the pub was pretty busy so I imagine booking for a weekend is needed well in advance in busy periods. They also welcome dogs which is always nice!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank fashionflyer1
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

I've been going to Slapton for years, we usually break up camping trips to go to the Tower Inn as the selection of ales is outstanding, the service friendly, the food delicious and plentiful, and the log fires welcoming when it's a bit chilly.
With this in mind my partner and I decided to book a couple of nights.
Having watched the sunset over Slapton Sands we arrived at 4pm, as I had been before I new the parking entrance was tight and was assured by the owners there would be no problems, but there was no chance I was getting in the car park. Tight with a strategically place bollard made me chicken out. In the village of Slapton there is limited parking, so we parked on the road by the church.
We checked in a were disappointed with the room, pretty pokey and the bathroom was small dated and cold. Which was a shame as the rest of our stay didn't disappoint, the service friendly, the food brilliant both at breakfast and dinner, and it was always nice to pull up a chair by a roaring fire.
I would not hesitate to recommend this as a gastropub especially in this location, but as a hotel no, the cold and grubby bathroom will be etched in my mind for ever, and all for £85 per night.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Itchy306
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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. The mussels are amazing, I highly recommend them! A warm and inviting pub with lots of character and a lovely welcome. It's a great place to spend a relaxing time with lots of lovely walks nearby it's perfect for a hearty meal or a few drinks. The owners were fantastic with my children. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank Greyman101
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

On a cold November evening it was a delight to walk into this lovely pub lit mainly with candles and with an enormous welcoming log fire. The ambience is of bygone days with the very romantic lighting and unhurried but attentive service. We were a party of four and all selected different items from the menu. The slow cooked beef was still being praised the next day, the generous mound of mussels in cream broth was delicious, the vegetarian lentil option was much appreciated for its diverse flavours and my breast of duck was pink, tender and accompanied by the most wonderful jus. Hard to chose which dessert to recommend as again we all chose differently and none of us were disappointed. We were taken to the Tower Inn by local friends. It is a challenge to navigate the narrow lanes leading to the Inn but absolutely worthwhile to do so. Can't wait to go there again when we next visit Devon.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sally G
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