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£7 - £22
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

We visited here on a Friday night after we had an unexpected child free evening and having not visited for a long while, we though we would give it a try. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely young lady at the bar, were...served our drinks and shown to our table. Accepting of the cost of living crisis and that most things have gone up, we were still quite surprised by the cost of the menu items (over £20 for a curry with naan breads or poppadoms as payable extras!!), but we were happy to pay and looked forward to what we would receive for the cost. The garlic bread starter was nice and served quickly. We had a fish & chips £19.95 and the hake & tiger prawn meal £25. The fish and chips was nice but was it worth £19.95... no, not really and the waiter clumsily stretched over to put it down, half the food slid on to the table, but no offer to replace. We just had to scoop it back onto the plate! The hake was nicely cooked, tiger prawns were overcooked and served whole in the shells. This isn't a problem but should have been accompanied by a finger bowl and somewhere to put the shells. Saffron sauce and baby potatoes were lovely but I would have expected a little more in the way of vegetables than a little spoonful of greens for £25. Sticky toffee pudding was ok, slightly lacking in flavour but the cheeseboard was delicious! A lovely selection of westcountry cheeses. Sadly, if businesses would like to charge these high end prices, they must ensure that the quality of food and service matches as I believe that this is the reason for the recent reviews from dissatisfied customers at this establishment. Would I return? No, I'm afraid not.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

Avoid this place if you want a vegetarian roast, "No meat roast" on the menu comes with meat gravy in a jug and potatoes cooked in meat juices.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Absolutely brilliant, food amazing, staff great and attentive would highly recommend, only down side are the very narrow roads to get there.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

We spent almost £500 on a family sunday lunch. But when one of our party requested a little more cauliflower because he had only received one piece they added it to the bill without warning. When this was noticed, and POLITELY commented upon, the staff...were incredibly unpleasant and unyielding about it. A ridiculous way to throw away a lot of future income.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Went for a late lunch for to celebrate my Fathers birthday. The place looks lovely and very friendly and patient staff. That’s where the enjoyment ends for this place. The food is incredible expensive for what it is, £19.95 for a roast turkey dinner. All...the veg is served on the side, which isn’t a bad thing, but they did not serve enough for the size of the party we had. Upon asking how the meal was I asked for more cauliflower cheese and the waitress was lovely enough to get me some. At no point was I told this was going to cost me £4.90. The rest of the veg was edible, nothing special, certainly not for the price. We decided to join the others in our party (12 people) to get some dessert, expensive but little complaints. Upon going to pay the bill I was then told I had to pay for the cauliflower, I expressed how I was not happy to pay for it as I was only given one clove of cauliflower cheese to start with and that I was not told it was chargeable. The waitress agreed that I didn’t have to pay. As we tried to leave I was then informed that I did have to pay. So I asked to talk to the manager, I have never met such a rude person in hospitality, I grew up in hospitality and it has been the majority of my life. I tried to express where I was with this situation, I had one piece of cauliflower and if I was told I had to pay then there’s no way I’d order it. I was met with nothing but condescending remarks back. “If you order extra food you pay for it”, “you should distribute better between your party” (not enough cauliflower served to for each person to have 2 cloves). My brother stepped in to try and mediate the situation and it wasn’t long until he was being condescended and called aggressive. He kept complimenting the place but insisted that she didn’t need to talk to us in this way, he’s a General Manager himself, and he wouldn’t treat the customer the same way. She then persisted to try to gain the information to where he worked, only way I could see her needing that information is to react to this review. Of course that information was not given and she questioned that decision, a customer shouldn’t need to tell you where they work. Now the price has nothing to do with the situation, it was the fact we had to pay, for what should have been delivered in the first place. The money was paid to defuse the situation but will certainly not return or recommend to any body. I have never in my life given a bad review online or even complained in a restaurant, as I know the impact it can give and that it could be a one off. But the way we were treated and spoken to by the Manager is nothing short then disgraceful.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

Food disappointing. Have been many times and always very nice. Messaged them via Facebook and email about issues and had no reply on either. Won’t be going again

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

All staff were welcoming and efficient. Difficult to just mention a single member of staff but Effie was a delight and very helpful. Located in a small village the Elizabethan is clearly a focus for the community and every one made us very welcome and...part of the village. All of the food we had on the two evenings we visited was of a very high standard. I believe they change their menu monthly. We will certainly revisit if we are in the area in the future.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Neing on a family trip I reviewed the local pubs for the highest rated food only to be disappointed having ordered the best main on the menu at around £32. I asked for medium rare to be presented with a very dry and over cooked...fillet, it was accompanied by a small pot of peas, a mushroom, and a bowl of chips. I returned the dry steak and advised it was over cooked, felt awkward as the staff seem amazed. I was advised a new steak would take approximately 25 minutes thinking to myself that's how long the last one was obviously cooked for. Sure enough the steak arrived this time cooked medium rare and re fried returned chips that tasted simply of cooking oil, dry and crispy, none of the family liked them commenting they were reheats. We paid in full and left. For £32 for a steak it was disappointing and awkward. On a positive note the mash, and my wife's duck was very nice, sausage to. Would I go again...........no it was not value for money and frankly disappointing. Sorry.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Lovely Sunday lunch with family. Food was delicious and the service was good. Nice friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

What a lovely little pub. Staff so friendly & found us a table even though they were so busy!!! Food was fantastic & we have booked again for Wednesday I think that says it all!!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

I'd heard good things about this place, but to be blunt, I was very unimpressed. The roast was awful, the meat chewy and dry. Had a small plate of veg for us to share, nothing remarkable about any of it. For dessert I decided to...have the coffee with home made fudge. It sounded nice, and I was hoping for a few chunks of fudge. To my disappointment I was served the thinnest slice of fudge I've ever seen! I had to order another dessert, and when I mentioned it to the staff nobody seemed bothered that I felt mislead, and there was no adjustment to the bill. And to be honest, it wasn't cheap there. I've eaten at a lot better places for less money, so won't be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Went to Ashcombe Activity Centre for a Clay Shoot and wanted to get lunch afterwards so booked up Sunday Lunch and it didn’t disappoint. Great service and the food yet again filled more than the hole we had! Starters of one dish King Prawns and...the other Sautéed Chestnut Mushrooms, both finishing with Fish and Chips for a change from their delightful roasts they do (which we already knew were lush) and it was just as satisfying! Our new favourite place for when we visit Ashcombe again, and probably again…More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Food excellent,service excellent, made Easter Sunday a day to remember. Only minor problem is the entranceway to the car park is very tight in a large car

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

As with our previous visits to The Elizabethan, we left feeling full, relaxed and delighted. A wonderful atmosphere, very attentive and friendly staff and absolutely delicious food. It’s the perfect place to go for a special meal and we will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

Ate here with my partner not too long ago. Food was amazing! The service was great, they seemed to be busy at the bar but that didn’t slow the restaurant’s service. Perfect date night for me and my partner. Definitely will be returning

Date of visit: October 2022
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you would have to call them about Christmas opening times. Yes, they are child-friendly.
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Sorry for delay ...dog friendly in garden and bar area ( where you can eat )... Noticed you from Blackburn ...loads of dog friendly pubs and venues in Devon as nearly everyone has a dog !!! Cheers
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The Elizabethan Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5