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The Thatched Tavern

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Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first encountered this pub whist walking the SW Coast Path a few years ago and came across it again when out for the day with the grandchildren, on a half-term weekend away. There are some fabulous circular walks around the area with stunning sea views and great countryside, along with a lovely little bay for paddling. Parking is free... More 

Thank Leisah C
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old fashioned pub by the coast which we visited before Xmas and came back having been impressed with the food quality. Had a well presented, finely cooked lamb shank. My son took advantage of the £10 for 2 course offer having steak and then we both had a very authentic sticky toffee pudding with caramel ice cream. Overall, a... More 

Thank Richard W
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the perfect place to stop for good food and drink after the walking trails. We had Sunday lunch and it was lovely. We finished with dessert which was divine, we had the chocolate brownie & treacle tart. We will be back soon!

Thank StaceyT17
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Thatched Tavern is the most exquisite English country pub, just minutes from Torquay at the bottom of a country lane. You walk through the door and step back in time over 300 years. The atmosphere is cosy, the staff are very friendly and the food and drink are excellent. If you are staying near Torquay, don't miss the opportunity... More 

Thank MelbourneMacca
Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch on New Years Day at the Thatched Tavern. There were 6 of us for lunch, including two children. The food was amazing and the service was great. It's a very cosy pub in the winter and very spacious. It was difficult to choose from the menu as there were so many delicious dishes. The puddings,... More 

Thank Rebecca G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fantastic food, friendly service, with a good range of beers. The risottos we had to start and the liver and pork mains (both specials) were superb. The member of staff who served us was very receptive to our request for two risottos to be split between the three of us. The charges were very reasonable for the quality and quantity... More 

Thank Graham M
Studley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

9 of us had a fabulous lunch in a lovely setting. The restaurant was spotless, the service excellent and the food lovely and piping hot. I had my first ever Sprat fillets as starter and can't wait to return and have them again.

Thank Bluegranny
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Despite being fully booked the staff at the rsaurant greeted us warmly and managed to fit four of us in flor lunch. The service was friendly and the food was good. There was a wide choice from sandwiches, soups, and light lunches to a good variety of main meal options.

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Changed hands since my last visit, wondered what it would be like. New Years Day and we hadn't booked, there was a sign saying it was fully booked but they squeezed us in. Service was good and the decor was pleasant. Sandwiches arrive with chips, what's not to like. My husband had ham, egg and chips which was tasty and... More 

Thank TOGsNotts
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came here a few years ago loved it then loved it even more tonight such a beautiful pub in stunning gardens lovely ambience still looked incredibly festive and so inviting the service was excellent hats off to the chef who's food was to die for highly recommend the risotto and chicken supreme which was sublime empty plates all round only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?