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Dating back to the 17th century, The Thatched Tavern is a traditional, cosy, welcoming Torquay pub and restaurant with outstanding food and extensive wine and drinks menu. Located within the picturesque village of Maidencombe on the outskirts of Torquay The Thatched Tavern is a beautiful, low-ceilinged picture postcard thatched building steeped in history. On cooler days settle in the bar and snug by the roaring log fire and in warmer months enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the landscaped gardens. Whether you are popping to the village pub to relax, meeting friends or family for lunch or dinner, or simply stopping off on a Sunday stroll you will be welcomed by our friendly team – we look forward
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

Five stars is not enough. How wonderful to see this lovely village pub reopen following fires and government fiat. Excellent food, perfectly cooked mussels, plump and moist. Chips as they should be, crispy outsides with fluffy centres. Attentive and attractive waiters and waitresses whilst our...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 29 October 2020

Came after coast steering for a light lunch with the kids. Frosty welcome and were told we had to wait an hour even though the place was pretty empty! The waiter made us wait exactly until the hour was up to order the sandwiches and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

A warm atmosphere, delicious, refined food... the dishes are rich and flavoursome, the portions just the right size so as to not overwhelm the senses. Excellent service. The fish pie was creamy and delicious, with perfectly buttered greens. The Teign estuary mussels were cooked to...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

I was really impressed by the quality of the food. Mussels for starters, fish pie for main and a delicious sticky pudding. Delicious. The staff were professional and cool, really friendly and quick to sort things out.. The thing I loved to eat was the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Such a beautiful cottage with very good service and amazing food locally sourced!! 😋 Totally recommended 👌 We will come back!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

Well worth the sort journey off of the main road. Really great food and great choice on the menu. We ate there twice and had a great meal both times.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful meal at The Thatched Tavern last night. The food was superb; the 4 of us all chose something different and everything was top notch - we'll all be going back to try something else. The new owners have transformed the place...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Well spaced tables. Pleasant atmosphere. The food was delicious and, importantly, they used very warm plates. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. Like other good restaurants in the area the fish is superb. The drive down Rockhouse Lane is not for...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped off at The Thatched Tavern following a five mile walk. Was created by a very nice barman. Beautiful decor very welcoming and good selection of ales & beers. Wish we had of booked for dinner as the menu looks fab. The garden is very...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, with plenty of local parking (down hill from pub). The pub has been done up to a high standard. Service was excellent and Covid-secure without being in your face.

Date of visit: September 2020
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16 August 2017|
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Response from mrspotdorchester | Reviewed this property |
6 October 2016|
Response from KenG927 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry being a tourist myself in that neck of the woods for a short break I am not able to answer that question.
Aiden W
3 March 2016|
Response from Fiona B | Property representative |
Hi Aiden, we sell traditional pub food, sometimes with a little twist,, and plated roasts on a Sunday. All food is fresh and cooked to order. You can view our menu and sample specials on our website. We will be offering... More
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  • The Thatched Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4