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The Monks Retreat


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Friendly village pub serving a good range of home cooked food, with several different special options served daily
US$8 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

My partner and I stayed here for an overnight trip to visit Totnes. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. The room was a good size with a TV and ensuite bathroom, and the bed was extrememly comfy. The included breakfast was delicious as well....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Made me smile as soon as I walked in Jail Ale my favorit.The meal was lovely, some thing a bit different Pork Belly with a mash that had bits of Black Pudding mixed in it (Forgotten the posh name for it) with a cider gravy....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

In our goal to try 2 or 3 country pubs a week in Devon this ticks all the boxes. Despite arriving at 1.45 (they close at 2) the lovely and friendly bar lady was happy to take our lunch order. Paul, the chef obliged and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 473ianb
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Arrived at the Monks Retreat for an overnight stay, on route to a music festival, we were thrilled with our choice! The room was spacious and modern with a rustic twist. The pub itself was a gem, oldy worldly with a modern extension which works...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lausy1984
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We don't live that far away so we've often overlooked this pub on family occasions in favour of "destination" type places further away by the sea or on the moor. We were in for a welcome surprise. I'm not a Camera member, but I do...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 508rodh
Hayley1974, Manager at The Monks Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, I'm glad you enjoyed your meals and hopefully we will see you again soon. Hayley & Dougal

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Took my daughter and her man out for a Sunday Roast and as I used to live e in the village I decided to pop in. The pub has been done up , but remains a "village pub" in character . We chose 3 roast...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank marksL2500SS
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visited this pub last night as a group of 14to celebrate a friends birthday. The food, atmosphere and service was fantastic. The menu was varied including restaurant style specials board and standard bar meals. The drinks menu was good.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a hotel / country pub where the food is heaven on a plate. Wonderful food, beautifully presented and cooked. Local produce and absolutely delicious. The bed was cosy and so comfortable. Loved the quirky room which was a great size and the friendliness...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mfdavis2018
Dougal M, Manager at The Monks Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, hopefully see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

We rented in Broadhempston for a number of months , and we were delighted with this village pub...what a find!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank YoungatheartBrighton
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We have now been for dinner 3 times and each time has been excellent. Good quality food, freshly cooked to order and nice varied menu. Great wine list too for a village pub and knowing that is is Community owned makes it more special. Cant...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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