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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

We come to Broadhempston on holiday each year and every time we visit the Monks Retreat for dinner. Sadly this experience was not a good one. We had a lovely waitress and ordered our meal, I ordered the sirloin steak as it was the last...steak available and it was inedible. This was not the issue, why ask your staff to check if our food is ok, if when told no the steak is not ok, they do nothing? We were then left without being asked if we would like dessert and not even an apology offered. Such a shame that the staff seem to spend all their time sat on their phones rather than caring for their customers.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

A friendly local pub, with excellent food and a great range of drinks. They were more than happy to put the rugby on for us.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

This amazing place was recommended by a friend and is a perfect rural pub. We knew as soon as we were greeted by the smiling staff that we were in for a treat. The menu was an interesting mix of pub classics and some more...unusual dishes; ours were expertly cooked by a talented chef. The hake in tomato sauce was delicious, while my wife loved her gammon, which was served with fresh pineapple and egg. There is a choice of desserts, all of which are made on the premises. The selection is not huge, but is appropriate for a modest country inn. The atmosphere was friendly and clearly popular with the locals. This was our first visit, and definitely not our last, although it is a considerable distance from home. Many thanks to the staff for giving us a memorable evening.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Pretty place, lovely staff and a fantastic chef. Been twice - partner claimed best pie ever - and he has sampled a few! Lamb rump beautiful. Went back for Sunday roast and it was delicious - meat spot on gorgeous (beef pink and tender -...pork belly melting and crispy) roasties and parsnips fab with a lovely selection of veg and proper cauliflower cheese and all very reasonable. We will definitely be going back - an absolute gem 😁😍More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

We cycled here from home and thought we would stop for a drink. The food looked good so we ordered a roast dinner. The lady who served us was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Really great food and Dartmoor Beer. Who could...ask for more. Thanks so much. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

The new landlady at the Monks and her team are very friendly and welcoming, the food is fantastic and great value for money. She has also put on live music events and is getting it back to being a pub, where the locals can enjoy...a chat and drink in a great environmentMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

New owners have turned this into a really good pub for eating out. But still a really good local drinking pub as well. We’ll done!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Had an awesome time with friends last night at this beautiful, friendly pub. The landlord was truly warming, looking after us and ensuring we had a great evening. The Monks Retreat is most definitely one of the best pubs I’ve ever been too in the...South West, with great food and service. We will be back asap to try more great dishes and wine. You truly went above and beyond ❤️ Thanks for a great evening. @paulthompsonofficial xMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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anthony m, Owner at The Monks Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2022

Thank you very much for your kind review, it was our pleasure to have you in our little pub. We are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Tony & Candy

Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

Great location, great staff and an all round great pub. Well worth a visit with good food and it’s dog friendly too

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Really lovely pub in Broadhempston. Good food, great service, dog-friendly, comfortable and cozy. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

We spent a few days away in Broadhempston and visited the Monks Retreat a couple of times for drinks and for an evening meal. Each time we visited, we were made to feel extremely welcome. The pub is dog friendly which is a massive bonus...as well. The menu is small but provides a good selection, there is also a specials board that has a great variety. The food we had was really well prepared and delicious, I had a burger which was cooked to perfection and my wife had a thai inspired baked cod dish, which was fabulous. We cannot recommend the Monks Retreat highly enough, if you are in the area a visit is a must.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Visited for a meal in mid week and what a busy pub we came across. But I could see why after eating here. The service and food both excellent. I would recommend eating here if your in the area really welcoming host and super food...what more can I say. Only to say I returned for the next couple of evenings for more of the same and we had the same warm welcome each evening thx .More

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

Had a wonderful meal at this hidden gem of a pub. Food and wine were first class. Very welcoming and helpful landlord. Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

Just have a fabulous meal with my sister. The food was excellent and a good price. The landlord made us feel very welcome. Will recommend to family and friends.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

Amazing popped in for a pint did not want to go best welcome I've had in a pub for years dogs welcome friendly owners couldn't do enough me and my tribe can't wait to go back for food and more drinks, kids park opposite lovely...family evening! Keep up the great work! 👍More

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Monks Retreat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4