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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As locals we often eat at this lovely pub and often walk from Watcombe over to Maidencombe to end up there for hot chocolate! Recently we had a Mothers Day Sunday roast which was lovely - the staff are friendly and very helpful advising my...More

Thank buckinghamlodge
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Yet another incredible meal. Whoever cooks it, is a star. The staff are friendly, welcoming, and have that knack of being amazing waitresses.. The meal was top quality, really tip top. We were served very professionally, and it all helped to allow us to have...More

1  Thank dianemweedon
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Having not been to the Thatched Tavern for years, my wife and I dropped in for lunch early in January. Given that there were only eight people in the pub at the time we initially doubted our choice of venue. However we proceeded to chose...More

1  Thank Willsy13
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We booked for Boxing Day and sat downstairs the food and team were first class and we really enjoyed it tricky to find but so worth it. Only slight downside was really cold where we sat but the food and team made up for that.

Thank Wal23
Reviewed 28 December 2017

More than we are used to paying, but boy what a meal we all had. Fantastic, well cooked, and presented. Served brilliantly. Service was top shelf. We were allowed to take our dog in there also. Such a wonderful, friendly enviroment as well. It is...More

Thank dianemweedon
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Visited The Thatched Tavern for an evening staff Christmas meal. Being a vegetarian I chose their nut roast option. This was one of the best I have had. The accompanying vegetables too were spot on and the portion generous. So, complements to the chef(s). The...More

1  Thank Keith W
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The title is how this family run tavern describes itself, and that is exactly what is like, wonderful, I loved it. To me, it has all the good things you would expect to find in a little gem, just off the beach in Maidencombe, Devon....More

Thank jwtheo
Reviewed 5 November 2017 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 31 October 2017

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 27 October 2017 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
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16 August 2017|
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Response from mrspotdorchester | Reviewed this property |
6 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, 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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