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The Black Venus

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Challacombe $$ - $$$ , British,
Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
+44 1598 763251
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
3 days ago
“A great pub with great food”
5 days ago
“Fantastic duck dish”
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed a 10 minute stroll up the road in a rented cottage and visited the pub every night. Luckily we had amazing weather so made use of the beer garden every night bar our last. Due to our 8 month old son we were...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our fifth holiday visit to Challacombe and as previous years ate at the Black Venus every night. All the staff are to be praised on their friendly welcome serving excellent food and drink. No wonder the pub is so busy. I would like...More

Thank ManchesterRoger
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere in the old fashioned pub. Cracking food. Had the duck and Blackcherry sauce absoulty fantastic.

Thank Lizzy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great village pub, very friendly staff and a great menu with a choice of specials. Dog friendly and a nice garden.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here on a Friday evening and the place had a buzzing atmosphere. We sat at a table outside for food as it was still sunny. An informal style; choose your meal from the big blackboard and order at the bar. The food took...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely character pub. Menu was good and they had some specials on. Food was tasty and delicious and portions a good size even it was a bit basic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Can recommend and will go back.

Thank sammyh558686
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend made very welcome .Varied menu, Service excellent.Most comfortable setting. .Friendly and chatty

Thank alisoncox25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal here. A fantastic atmosphere and stunning food and desserts. A couple of good local Devon ales were available too. Highly recommended!

Thank Devonowl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning food, cooked to perfection. All local produce. Our steaks literally melted in our mouth. Lovely surroundings and our meal was served by a delightful and courteous young lady.

Thank Aligreg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here with family. The staff were very helpful when we arrived as there were 9 of us (toddlers included) and they put a couple of tables together. We decided to eat outside in the end which again wasn't a problem for the...More

Thank Matt K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed?
29 October 2016|
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Response from nigel c | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have their own area
Are dogs allowed?
29 October 2016|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
They are very welcome in the bar (not in the restaurant ). They even have a jar of biscuits on the bar!
Thinking of coming for Sunday lunch, can we book a table?
13 August 2015|
Response from nigel c | Reviewed this property |
No bookings are taken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Challacombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 763251
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