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The Copper Penny Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chipshop, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8NT, England (Formerly Chipshop Pub)
+44 1822 833288
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub and food. Friendly folk and hosts. Not far from Tavistock and Plymouth. Wifi only available in the pub Recommend the steak ... marvellous.

Thank TheEldridge
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited here some years back with my late father and the place was buzzing and the food excellent - I seem to remember we had to book. Took my daughter whilst staying in the area this weekend on the off chance. Sadly shocked by the decline. Certainly no need to book now - place was almost empty - and by... More 

1 Thank Kevin C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Ten of us booked and visited this pub . The girl at the bar was very welcoming but told us the chef was away!! We chose from a limited menu, service was good but the chips were over cooked and in old oil I suspect. Scampi soggy. Afraid I for one won't be back.

1 Thank Sylvi M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We booked here for a Sunday lunch time for a family members birthday treat, we have 3 very small children and we were made very welcome. The food was very good with huge portions highly recommend

Thank Dubrovnik2010
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visits in the past for evening dinners have been great. We've had really good traditional pub food, particularly dishes with game. Today we popped in for a quiet lunch. There were only 2 other diners. We waited a long time for food that was only just average. Disappointing, maybe service & meals are a better standard when the place is... More 

1 Thank The2urers
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good pub grub in a good atmosphere. I can recommend the burger - absolutely delicious. Tucked out of the way - but if you're on your way to Brentor or out for a walk - then I its well worth a visit. And the history of why its is called the Copper Penny is interesting - and the owner has... More 

Thank Cheshire71
Dorset, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We walked from Woodovis Camping Park (about 15 mins) for Sunday lunch. There was a good choice of traditional Sunday roast, or other main courses. I enjoyed roast lamb, which was served with roasted vegetables, plus an additional dish of vegetables. There was a tempting selection of sweets, my golden syrup sponge with custard was just right. My wife wrapped... More 

Thank Brian H
Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband's meal was reasonable, but my Hunters chicken was terrible! The chicken was very thin, impossible to cut, stringy and hard. After leaving it and complaint to the waitress, we at least expected some refund. We were charged full price and no apology from the chef!

3 Thank Angela L
York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Whilst staying a the nearby Woodovis holiday park my husband and I enjoyed a hearty bar meal at the Copper Penny. The portions were a good size, service pleasant and quick and the food quality was good. I would eat here again

1 Thank jo4090
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

On holiday locally. Second time been here and each time impressed. First ordered Mushroom Stroganoff with rice. Lovely, a good portion and really tasty. Tonight ordered Salmon with Prawns. Again a good portion and tasty. This came with salad and new potatoes. Scrummy. My husband, first time the Beef Stroganoff & rice and this time Lambs liver with peas and... More 

1 Thank pat187047

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chipshop, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8NT, England (Formerly Chipshop Pub)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 833288

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