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Dear Friends & Customers, The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff is our top priority. Given what we know today about COVID-19, we feel it is right to temporarily close until further notice. We hope to come back to you with an offering in the near future. Thank you all for your support. Stay safe and stay well, Steve & Oliver
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

We booked for lunch at The Stag. Unfortunately the outside is in need of some loving, compared to the old pictures, but the inside is lovely and rustic. It is only a small place with big tables, so we recommend booking. The food was lovely....We’re both vegetarians, but one of us doesn’t have dairy either and this place catered for us. In fact they went out of their way to double check or offer something else, for the more awkward of us.. everything was cooked to perfection and tasted lovely. I had the sherry trifle (it definitely had sherry in). This place also allows dogs. The staff were friendly and even offered to run us somewhere, if we couldn’t get a taxi. We would return here, if we’re ever in the area again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Popped into the Stag on the off chance of some lunch, unfortunately on arrival were informed they were fully booked for the afternoon, so we decided to sit at the bar and stay for a drink, the pub itself is beautiful inside, friendly staff, just...as we were thinking of leaving we were told if we still wanted lunch they could fit us in, well all I can is was well worth it, the best roast dinner I've ever had, all cooked beautifully and well presented, will definitely be going back 😍More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

The best Sunday lunch I’ve had. I had the beef and my friend had the lamb, both were moist and melt in the mouth. Cooked to perfection! All the accompaniments cooked wonderfully as well. The pub itself has a lovely interior and is in a...great little village although it’s a little deceiving from the outside. Really good value for money and would definitely visit againMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

Booked at last minute a table at The Stagg for sunday lunch. It was an absolutely beautiful roast. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022

A rare review, but The Stag deserve it. We visited on the 6th and had an impeccable Sunday lunch and dessert. The Beef was cooked to perfection and the accompaniments were too, shout out in particular for the Cauliflower cheese!! Hosts Steve and Oliver were...super friendly and even put up some bunting as we were celebrating my Mum’s birthday. Keep up the good work chaps, we will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022

A group of friends and I were staying nearby, so booked in for Sunday lunch. Don’t be deceived by the slightly worn exterior of the place, the inside of the pub is welcoming, traditional styled inn with a modern twist and they are currently undergoing...some renovations, which will no doubt improve on an already fab place. We were welcomed by the chef & the manager/owner who recommended a lovely walk to us as we were a bit early. Once inside, there’s a crackling fire and lovely wooden furnishings, the staff couldn’t be more friendly and accommodating. But most of all the food was superb! I had the beef roast and every bit of the meal was delicious, including the raspberry roulade for dessert, my friends all had the sticky toffee pudding which I’m told was divine. We left very full and content. Lovely experience from start to finish. The chef even popped out at the end to wish us goodbye! Would definitely return if ever in the area again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

We made a fantastic discovery in north Devon. After trying to find a suitable eating establishment on a late Sunday afternoon in May. We fell upon the The Stag in Rackenford. As we didn’t book in advance’ we wasn’t sure we’d get a table. But...to our delight we were offered a lovely table in this 11th century pub restaurant’ near a open fire. We both ordered the pork Sunday roast’. The cracking was truly the best I’ve ever tasted’ And the meat perfectly cook’ with ample of vegetables on the side. We were also offered Yorkshire puddings at no extra cost. I can’t fault the main courses. It was superb cooking. So we decided to try the desserts too. I had the raspberry triffle ’ and my wife had a sticky toffee pudding. We are used to fine dinning’. And can only complement the chef on a superb mouth spa experience’. We will definitely be making a return visit one day. Congratulations to everyone concerned’. It’s a truly amazing pub restaurantMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2021

My 2 sons, doggo and I enjoyed probably the best Sunday lunch EVER today at the Stag. The food was fantastic, we all cleared our plates and managed a spectacular dessert as well. Brilliant value, fantastic, unhurried service and a really warm welcome from owner...Oliver. The Stag is a real hidden gem, under renovation outside, would love to visit again to see the end result. If the refurbished interior is anything to go by, this lovely pub is going to be stunning. Cannot recommend highly enough. Picture shows children's portion.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

We visited this pub during our stay in Devon as had already read good reviews - Decided to come on a Sunday to enjoy a roast which was absolutely amazing!!! Probably one of the best we have had in a long time, the gravy was...incredible, so much so we had to order more! The outside of the pub is clearly undergoing some renovation works but the inside is lovely, renovated to a very good standard and the staff were very attentive. Our 4 legged friend was also made very welcome! We would highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely ambience glorious old pub ( under renovation) good landlord with excellent locally sourced food .

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

Sunday lunch on a recommendation from a friend. Quaint setting, outstanding food and service. Home cooked delights from start to finish. Excellent communication, pristine restaurant, excellent attention to detail re: COVID precautions. Thank you, we will be back and I highly recommend this restaurant, Eleanor,...Kay and Alysha.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 15 May 2020 via mobile

Ok. So we have lockdown and social distancing but hats off to Steve and Oliver for offering take away food and refreshments in this time of need. But shhhh 🤫 don’t tell everyone because they might run out. The pizza we had tonight was probably...the best pizza I have tasted, apart from the one I had in Como once. But it was fantastic.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

We haven't visited the Stag Inn for a few years and we were in for a surprise. The new owners clearly love the place and it has been tastefully refurbished whilst staying true to its ancient origins. We were greeted by friendly staff, offered a...drink and shown to our table. The sunday lunch was delicious. Everything was served piping hot and locally sourced. The sticky toffee pudding is a definite hit. We will be back to sample more soon. Thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Really helpful staff and really enjoyed the local produce in a traditional atmospheric traditional environment.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

We were invited to Sunday lunch at short notice. I had not visited here for quite a few years, but was pleasantly surprised at the refurbishment. Very nicely done, keeping the character of such an old established inn. The food was excellent, and the service...attentive. Nothing hurried. Very good value, I would not hesitate to return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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