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The Thatched Tavern

££ - £££, British,
Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Been coming to this picture postcard pub for more than 30 years. Very little changes. If anything it gets slightly better each year. Off the beaten track but well worth finding. Well stocked ales and great food. On a nice day the beer garden is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carl H
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Booked this pub for a birthday celebration meal with family, as we entered the pub it had a cold empty feeling about the place. Been November & as it’s cold outside we would be expecting the log fire to be burning, unfortunately it wasn’t, (but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank GrandTour10148782389
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Place lovely, service very good, my meal poor, I had hunters’ chicken, unfortunately my chicken was very tough, I couldn’t make out if it was pre-cooked or just cooked to long, I did not raise this issue with the staff as with past experience they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank steveredvan
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Just returned home from a lovely evening at The Thatched Tavern . Food excellent . Staff incredibly friendly couldn’t do enough to make our evening enjoyable . Will be visiting again soon .

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JackieM390
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Been here a few times; this visit just for Saturday dinner. As ever, great food, great drink and great atmosphere (especially in the snug!).

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

we visited Fri 12 Oct, and have to say that the meal was disappointing, two of the meals I wanted were off the menu so I opted for a starter meal and I asked for extra salad. The mackeral was lovely but the salad was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LesleyMattWheeldon
Reviewed 8 October 2018

found this lovely little gem whilst on holiday in Babbacombe, it is such a quaint and characteristic place. The meals we had were lovely, hot and delicious... not your run of the meal chain restaurant...[chips with everything] Not a chip in sight, well not on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Marion N
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We walked along the coastal road from Babbacombe to Maidencombe and arrived at the Thatched Tavern for a light lunch . The service was excellent and in a short time was served a delicious tuna bake with spring onions , hot crispy chips and relish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CVExxx
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We walked to the tavern on a quiet Tuesday night for a meal. Good choice of menu and atmosphere. the food was good. Would go again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Seeing the outside if this pub I was looking forward to an olde worlde inside and good food. The food was ok but nothing to set the world alight. Service was friendly and attentive . Mistakes were made but we did get free tea and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nessief
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16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 329155
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