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The Horse and Groom

££ - £££, British,
Bittaford | Near Ivybridge, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0EL, England
+44 1752 892358
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“beer festival” (2 reviews)
“the pub” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Bittaford | Near Ivybridge, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0EL, England
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

A locals pub, but friendly. The food is always hot and cooked well, and not too expensive. Ollie cooks a really great steak, just as you want it, and there is take away availed too.

Thank kazstiven
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The worst meal I have had in a very log time. I ordered a mix grill cooked medium. It arrived so over cooked and dried out,, the chicken was so burnt and dry and the sausages were the cheapest and not fit to eat. I...More

Thank paulbeahan
Horse-groom-Team, Owner at The Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us and as you said we did offer to cook you another fresh chicken breast for you but you declined unfortunately. All orders for food and drinks are taken at the bar and paid for at...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went to a Beer and Cider Festival held regularly in aid of local charities. Good Beers and Ciders not to mention the ylocal sausages and live music. Greta afternoon and evening.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A mix between a really tatty pub and a great restaurant is an odd combination. Placed right next to an A road the noise is usually unbearably loud and interrupting. They put on a good sausage and cider festival each year which is their best...More

Thank limezest101
Horse-groom-Team, Owner at The Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi thank you for your review, just a bit confused on your comments, we are actually situated on a B Road (B3213 between Wrangaton and Ivybridge) but yes sometimes when there is roadworks or accidents on the A38 unfortunately traffic gets deviated this way through...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been here many times en route to and from the West Country. Family run; friendly and popular with locals too. Simple dining area tacked onto the bar and well suited to kids and pooches (if under good control). Reasinably priced menu for little people. Two...More

Thank Avenger185
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I went to the Horse & Groom to meet an old friend and previous Boss who lives nearby. Very cosy and welcoming, the H&G is a proper Country Pub with a real log fire and all the facilities required in the modern world of public...More

Thank Brianngog
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A must visit pub if in the area. The Horse and Groom serve fabulous ale and food. If you're lucky enough to visit on a Cider and Sausage Sizzle or beer festival weekend, you'll be in for a real treat. There is also a live...More

1  Thank J1653SQpaulp
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Dropped in at this pub as I had passed it a few times, the decor was nice relaxed and cosy, just like an old country pub, The beer choice was good as was the service, a good choice on the main menu and there was...More

2  Thank Terry A
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here today for a friends birthday. Beer smelt and tasted funny, even after being changed. The food was absolutely horrific! Completely inedible. When we asked for a refund it took forever and the bar man refused to refund for drinks, as he said he...More

Thank chan2701
Horse-groom-Team, Owner at The Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Some people will go to greats lenghts to get free meals and drinks. We happily offered replacement drinks after half of them were consumed, we also refunded the meals even so they already ate their starters. these customers were very rude and impatient (once they...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Having come down to help me with some diy, we took he out to the H&G for some dinner. After two beef curries and a surf and turf plus drinks we left well fed and happy. 😃 The pub is a bit dated, but the...More

1  Thank Dam1985
Horse-groom-Team, Owner at The Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Delighted you had a enjoyable experience with us. See you again soon.

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23 October 2015|
Response from Bunsen_x | Reviewed this property |
WiFi Yes just ask at the bar for the code. They do FB : HORSE.AND.GROOM.BITTAFORD Hope this helps Great pub get yourselves down there
13 September 2015|
Response from Bunsen_x | Reviewed this property |
YES and YES, In fact there is an adventure play area with a climbing tree next to the pub. Plenty of families go there on a regular basis so feel welcome to stop by anytime.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bittaford | Near Ivybridge, Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Ivybridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 892358
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