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The Thatched Tavern

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Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Thatched Tavern is the most exquisite English country pub, just minutes from Torquay at the bottom of a country lane. You walk through the door and step back in time over 300 years. The atmosphere is cosy, the staff are very friendly and the food and drink are excellent. If you are staying near Torquay, don't miss the opportunity... More 

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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch on New Years Day at the Thatched Tavern. There were 6 of us for lunch, including two children. The food was amazing and the service was great. It's a very cosy pub in the winter and very spacious. It was difficult to choose from the menu as there were so many delicious dishes. The puddings,... More 

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Thank Rebecca G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, friendly service, with a good range of beers. The risottos we had to start and the liver and pork mains (both specials) were superb. The member of staff who served us was very receptive to our request for two risottos to be split between the three of us. The charges were very reasonable for the quality and quantity... More 

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Thank Graham M
Studley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

9 of us had a fabulous lunch in a lovely setting. The restaurant was spotless, the service excellent and the food lovely and piping hot. I had my first ever Sprat fillets as starter and can't wait to return and have them again.

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Thank Bluegranny
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite being fully booked the staff at the rsaurant greeted us warmly and managed to fit four of us in flor lunch. The service was friendly and the food was good. There was a wide choice from sandwiches, soups, and light lunches to a good variety of main meal options.

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Changed hands since my last visit, wondered what it would be like. New Years Day and we hadn't booked, there was a sign saying it was fully booked but they squeezed us in. Service was good and the decor was pleasant. Sandwiches arrive with chips, what's not to like. My husband had ham, egg and chips which was tasty and... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here a few years ago loved it then loved it even more tonight such a beautiful pub in stunning gardens lovely ambience still looked incredibly festive and so inviting the service was excellent hats off to the chef who's food was to die for highly recommend the risotto and chicken supreme which was sublime empty plates all round only... More 

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Thank 190731Debs1972
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service, exceptional food, beautiful country pub/restaurant, great atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend.

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Thank Az h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

. We knew that the pub/restaurant had just been taken over by new management and thought we would give it a try. The staff were very friendly helpful and accommodating with some of our "fussy" members of the family! Food was gorgeous and great service and the lovely lady serving us was very attentive. Very much recommend this establishment for... More 

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Torquay
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended on a Saturday evening in a party of 14. Had the Xmas pre-set meal. Pretty average food, rather bland and not too much of it (which I guess was a blessing!) One stand out item was the bread that was served with the soup, must have been in the microwave for 5 minutes, it was red hot when I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 329155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?