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“Friendly and good quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Victoria Inn has been run by Tim & Liz Hore since 2008. We pride ourselves on being a 'Traditional Pub, with Traditional Values'. It has this year (2014) been awarded the Taste of the West Gold Award - awarded for locality of produce used, ambiance and high standards of service. We are the only pub in the South Hams to hold this prestigious award. National finalists In Licensee of the Year, finalists in Devon Life Family Friendly Dining Establishment as well as previous Fish & Chip award finalists. We welcome children with their own menu selection of home cooked food and dogs with their own Al a Bark menu! Bookings to eat with us are advised as we get extremely busy and hate to disappoint customers.
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly and good quality”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We last went here a couple of years ago and thought it was nice enough but nothing particularly special. But it has had quite a makeover. The décor has been significantly freshened up, the food is good and the service levels are very high.

We had a drink in the garden before our meal and ate at a table upstairs with a wonderful view over the harbour as the sun set. The staff there are very friendly and make everyone really welcome. We ended up in here 3 times during our week's holiday, twice for meals and once for an evening drink in the garden (Liquid Sunshine guest ale highly recommended!).

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Steve_L1503
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Dear Steve_l1503

Thank you for your review and we are of course thrilled that you enjoyed this most recent visit to our award winning pub.

We underwent a huge re-furbishment in January of this year and it has been very favourably received by everyone who knew us before and to new vistors alike.

I think as we have grown into our pub over the last few years we now know & understand what our guests like and what they don't like - so we now major on fresh food served simply and speedily, great customer service and the best ambience we can possibly offer. It's proving to be a winning combination as you so kindly acknowledge.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Victoria Inn in the future

Warmest wishes to you

Liz, Tim and all the Victoria Inn team
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very impressed”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We visited here on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend and although it was very busy the food was with us quickly and was delicious. We sat outside in the spacious beer garden which also has a children's play area. The pub is very welcoming of children and dogs which I think is great. I would recommend a visit and would definitely return.

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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Dear Ningy9

Thank you for your review and despite it being one of the busiest weekends in our year we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and made good use of the garden. We shall look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion,

Warmest wishes to you

Liz, Tim and all the Victoria Inn team
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Essex, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great place, great food, great staff”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We- my wife and I, our son and his wife and 5 year old - ate here on the last night of a very happy week in Salcombe. Our son and his wife had booked there the night before and were so impressed that they immediately booked an upstairs table for us all .They booked this particular table so that their son could go outside safely to the play area which is off that floor. The table was occupied when we arrived because someone had covered up the reservation sign - not a great start but the staff handled it well and quickly found us a table but downstairs. Our grandson spent most of the time going upstairs to the play area which was perfectly safe because it is fully enclosed. Being downstairs meant we could experience more of the relaxed and happy atmosphere of the place alongside the bar area.
All of us were very impressed with the quality of the food, including a special of whole plaice on the bone at £15 which was really fresh and superb.
The staff helped to make this a very happy experience on which to finish our holiday.

  • Visited August 2014
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Dear Geordieboy60

Thank you do mush for taking the time to write a detailed and very complimentary review.

We are pleased that despite the initial hiccup we recovered the situation well for you. We invest greatly in our training and it's always a pleasure to see it pays off. The play area is a valuable asset for visitors with family, being the only pub in Salcombe with such an area. It gets VERY well used!

I do hope it won't be too long before another trip to beautiful Salcombe beckons and we shall look forward to welcoming you back,

Warmest wishes to you

Liz, Tim and all the Victoria Inn team
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great start to the holiday!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited the Victoria Inn on Saturday 9th August and despite it being extremely busy ( even Liz the landlady was serving meals!) it being the first day of the town Regatta week, the service was second to none and the food the same. It was a return visit to check out the new refurbishment and we weren't disappointed! A fantastic job and attention to detail faultless. Even the canine customers were well looked after with their own menu and doggie blankets to make them feel at home. The staff were working non-stop to make sure the customers had an enjoyable evening and nothing was too much trouble. Liz was ever present, checking that things were running smoothly and that no-one had to wait too long. The night we were there The Old Gaffers, a sea shanty group, were performing in the garden which all added to the already fantastic atmosphere! We thoroughly recommend a visit but make sure you book ahead so as not to be disappointed and we can't wait to visit again next year! Carry on the good work Liz, Tim and your team.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Judith P
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Dear JudithP

Thank you so much for your amazingly good review and also the pictures with it!

Salcombe regatta week was certainly a hugely busy time for us and yes, I was indeed delivering food to guests - not something I tend to do too much of due to my inate clumsiness and inability to get the right table often!! Our team are so much better at it than me!

It's always a pleasure to know that guests had a great time when they visit us and I know this was not your first visit. We shall look forward to welcoming you and your Husband again soon,

Warmest wishes to you

Liz, Tim and all the Victoria Inn team
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great atmosphere, good food, friendly service”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Turned up without a reservation on a bank holiday weekend. Staff were friendly and fitted us in for an excellent meal. Great atmosphere, good for families but not over-run with children so fine for adults too. We've overlooked this place before but will be returning. Surprisingly large garden at the back.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Mark C
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hampshirelillibet, Licensee at The Victoria Inn, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear MarkC

Thank you for your review and we are really pleased you 'found' us and better still - liked us!! We have worked incredibly hard in the 6 years we have been here to bring the Vic up to the standard it is - and reviews like yours help make it worthwhile!

We all look forward to seeing you again very soon,

Warmest wishes

Liz & Tim Hore, Licensees and all the Victoria Inn team
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