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The Thatched Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
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1 - 10 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant Sunday Lunch. The food was great as was the service. The only down side was the time it took for our mains to come.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for dinner Saturday 28th October. The pub is a little challenging to find in the dark, but we are so please we persevered! The welcome was warm and the food was excellent. We had a very enjoyable meal and evening. There were so...More

Thank 16RichieB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from having a meal in this quiet little place and felt the need to let others know about this fantastic little (although a bit like the "Tardis"...looks small from the outside but surprisingly large inside) pub/restaurant. A very warm welcome when I went...More

1  Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful tender steak with crisp chunky chips; 2 minutes walk from the beach. Simple food, done very well.

Thank alwyncooper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a "round Robin" trip while daughter was sleeping we found this very quaint establishment! Staff very welcoming (including our 18 month old) food was promptly served and very tasty, probably best chips in Devon and certainly the best bubble n squeak I've tasted since...More

1  Thank MarvelousHankMarvin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here four times in one week in parties made up of 2, 4, 6 and 15 people sometimes with children, sometimes with a dog. Without exception we were made to feel very welcome when we arrived, bar service was friendly and efficient, the food...More

Thank tnyfrrngtn
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Tucked out of the way - and the address is Steep Hill for a reason! Car essential as its a major climb afterwards. Been here 3 times this year when in Torquay and every time, food and service is fantastic. Reasonably priced

Thank anthonyk322
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Lovely, old fashioned pub, beautiful location close to beach; friendly, welcoming staff; great menu, delicious food.

Thank Mi H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I first visited this tavern in 1966 (as an 18 year old) and haven't been back to Torquay for over 40 years, so when I visited the place with my wife, it was something of a sentimental journey. The beer garden looked just about the...More

1  Thank Jackwil123
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had a lovely meal here mid-week. We shared a started and each had something off the specials board. We reserved a table but when we arrived we asked to move to a move private spot. Our waitress said we can sit any where we...More

Thank Ant354
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17 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from mrspotdorchester | Reviewed this property |
7 October 2016|
Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry being a tourist myself in that neck of the woods for a short break I am not able to answer that question.
Aiden W
3 March 2016|
Response from Fiona B | Property representative |
Hi Aiden, we sell traditional pub food, sometimes with a little twist,, and plated roasts on a Sunday. All food is fresh and cooked to order. You can view our menu and sample specials on our website. We will be offering... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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