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The Abbey Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
30 Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EA, England
+44 1364 642343
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“baguette” (5 reviews)
“liver” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
30 Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EA, England
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1 - 10 of 332 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

we both opted for the mussels, which were excellent. The portion of fries was a bit stingy in comparison, as we had finished them long before we got to the end of the mussels. The bread we ordered was fine, but I think it should...More

Thank frank806
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed the mussels. Sorry if the fire was not lit , it is usually at this time of year. We hope to see you again soon. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in when hungry and passing thorough the area. Nice welcoming dining area, looked recently refurbed. Log fire was on. Locals were in the bar. Good choice of beer. Menu was navigable, and not too long. Specials were offered. Partner had lambs liver, I had...More

Thank fimac121
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the experience. Our butchers are handmade by Luscombes Butchers in Totnes for which we pay a premium for a great product and they are gratefully received in the area, sorry that you did not like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for super slick accommodation with smart tv etc then this is not for you. However, if you are seeking somewhere that is warm,cosy with excellent food and service with the added star attraction of the sights and sounds of the glorious...More

Thank Sean K
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at The Abbey Inn on a cold but beautifully sunny weekend in October 2018. We were in the Dart room which has an amazing bay window overlooking the river Dart. The room was spacious and clean, but the view was what made it...More

Thank jamesjgill
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was extremely comfortable with plenty of extras. It was comfortable warm and welcoming from the start. The evening meal well worth the money beautiful well presented food cooked to my perfection. Yes I I would come back

Thank Kpb101
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant weekend of walking for a party of 10 (as the river was too scary to paddle!). The new owners of The Abbey offer a warm welcome, clean and presentable rooms and good food. Value for money by any standards. We will be...More

Thank rosg964
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, it was nice to meet you all and we are glad you enjoyed the Food, Service and Accommodation. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have visited this pub on a number of occasions for a drink. If the weather allows, sitting outside alongside the river is perfect. This weekend, however, we also had Sunday lunch. Many pubs do Sunday lunch, but most are mass-produced. This was clearly properly...More

1  Thank Casbeth
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind review, we hope to welcome you again soon. We have some exciting new changes happening with our desserts soon. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch for four. All home cooked with fresh vegetables and roast potatoes, beets and carrots. Good portion size and friendly staff.

Thank Casbeth2
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your lunch. Phil & Kellie

Reviewed 12 October 2018

We have eaten here 3 times this week and the food has been very good on all 3 occasions however if you want good service try somewhere else. On Tuesday evening the service was ok but on Thursday evening we waited nearly 25 minutes for...More

Thank Pennwolf
PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Firstly thank you for your patronage over the last few days and we are so glad that you enjoyed the food. In response to your comments. 1. I was cooking on Thursday evening and presumed that the bread and oils was to be served with...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This is a country pub with rooms. My room had seemingly been decorated recently and had a new carpet. The room was large, warm and clean. The bed was comfortable and there were nice touches like 2 bottles of water, biscuits and sweets in the...More

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PhilD2067, Owner at The Abbey Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Sadly the old nature of the building does not allow us to increase the size of the shower in that room, however not large it is very functional. There was carpet in the bathroom prior to the refit, having...More

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Response from Lindsay P | Reviewed this property |
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Yes I believe so. I was there yesterday and dogs are welcome in the bar area and in the lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the river.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Buckfastleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1364 642343
Description
an unexpected find with good food. Has accomodation and is within a few hundred yards of Buckfast Abbey, lying alongside the river.
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