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The Old Church House Inn

££ - £££, British,
Torbryan Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UR, England
+44 1803 812372
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison steak” (3 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 weeks ago

Four of us decided upon The Old Church House Inn for dinner. Not sure just what to expect, we were delighted with the food, all four of us had different dishes and not one complaint. The meals surpassed all expectations. Service too was good. We...More

1  Thank edd724
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This ancient hostelry tucked away down the sunken lanes in South Hams draws us back time and time again. The locals (including the dogs!) around the bar greet us as if we live there and the comfortable bedroom and sparkling clean bathroom are a great...More

Thank FinnladyOxford
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Having been recommended by a family member of one of the staff we ventured into the deepest Devon country side to seek out this beautiful 14th century TARDIS. Unfortunately our unannounced arrival was met with a perfunctory 'you can't eat this evening' when we merely...More

Thank Bunsen_x
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We found the complicated dishes on offer disappointing but respect the fact it may have been personal taste and not enjoying the mix of ingredients/flavours. Although extremely busy when we visited, we felt a lack of atmosphere. On the expensive side for what was on...More

Thank Flosephine
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Was booked into here for four nights in May. Got a lovely welcome and booking in was very efficient. My room was up a steep flight of stairs (no lift). It was large, well appointed and very comfortable. Small but well fitted bathroom but everything...More

2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Enquired about a room for the night of our wedding and I'm absolutely disgusted with the service I received. The lady was rude and uninterested in helping us. We werent greated with how may i help, it was more like "what do you want" and...More

2  Thank katiesneap
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A 13th century inn with spacious and well appointed guest rooms. A nice touch is f rest milk being provided in a room fridge for your hot drinks. Great restaurant and we enjoyed some delicious pheasant last night. You awake, from our room, to a...More

1  Thank nitramh11
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Problems with the room I was initially allocated (Butterfly) were quickly resolved by moving me to Badger which is a family room on the ground floor. I say ground floor because this 13th century inn is full of character which includes twists and turns and...More

Thank dimmo69
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We stopped here for a spot of lunch. It was a cold, wet afternoon and we sat by the open fire and enjoyed a lovely glass of red wine and a pint of real ale. We ordered Cottage pie x2 followed by crumble and chocolate...More

1  Thank Pingate
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We booked for our Sunday roast here. Having been visiting for over 2 years, it’s a firm favourite and we travel from Torquay to eat here. The location, decor, food and of course owners make it a great time every time. What a shame to...More

1  Thank Lucy P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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