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The Old Church House Inn

££ - £££, British,
Torbryan Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UR, England
+44 1803 812372
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb hotpot” (2 reviews)
“roulade” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Torbryan Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent restaurant for a meal before the new year celebrations, 4 piece Jazz band played the night out and there was no fighting for space at the bar, relaxed atmosphere in the bar, good range of local beer and Gin. The rooms are very comfortable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Coolberryhawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful meal and great service, including a thoughtful approach to catering for the specific needs of one of our party. Lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting old inn in lovely countryside worth the long drive though windy country lanes. We were in the Badger room which had plenty of space for the 3 of us and the room was modern and clean with a lovely view out onto the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SandyDee360
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Excellent stay with another couple. Great food, room, friendly staff. Would stay again. Log fires../

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Winter12fiere
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We visited here as my dad used to chef here in the 70’s and we wanted him to revisit, he enjoyed himself!we had a fabulous 3 course freshly cooked meal, including garlic mushrooms, cheese cider and cheese soup, lamb hot pot, steak and ale pie,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank wedgie4
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Service here is very good. The food is okay, and the fish pie is noteworthy. Patrons would do well to stick to known beer and cider names, however, as the local brews being promoted here are undrinkable. The building is historic with interesting touches. Not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Lovely freshly prepared food, warm welcome, great beer, what’s not to love? Will be back! The menu seems much improved and better quality.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aunger W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Ticks all the boxes, great food and drink, barman John was great and a wonderful atmosphere. Such a wonderful stay only wish we could have stayed longer. So much history well worth the drive just to visit if not to stay.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Denise M
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here to celebrate my birthday, dog was welcome in the bar. Had the excellent garlic mushrooms followed by a fantastic steak can definitely recommend also very well priced

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Clapton45
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in for lunch 🍴 and was delighted how fast the service was, the quality of the food was superb, my steak tasted really beefy and cooked to medium at my request,other members of the family had belly of pork, all our food was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Deeshay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torbryan Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Abbot
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 812372
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South Devon's hidden gem! Beautiful 13th century inn nestled in the historic hamlet of Torbryan. Comfortable, individually styled rooms, great food and a cosy bar. Near Dartmoor and the South Devon coast.
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