We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Village Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Thurlestone | Opposite Parkfield, Thurlestone TQ7 3NN, England
+44 1548 563525
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
“ham” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Thurlestone | Opposite Parkfield, Thurlestone TQ7 3NN, England
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (339)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best pubs I have seen here in England so far. Very clean. Nicely done up. Friendly staff and very good food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank romerosabine0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent dinner at this cosy village inn. Good service and good fresh food with lovely vegetables. Dogs made to feel very welcome.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D H
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting we go every year food very good. Was a bit disappointed this year by the small menu choices would be nice to have more of a choice. Staff very friendly.!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laura L
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here twice in the last couple of days and can’t fault it. The staff are really really good, the food is excellent, although I would say the kids main portions are quite big, so if you have small kids, you could ask to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GrantA253
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Great service, superb food, decor is good and the selection of drinks is fabulous. If you are in the area - do drop-in

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mikeseabs
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We were well pleased with our latest trip to the village inn. As in the past, the welcome has been warm and our dog was made to feel at home. The menu offers a wide choice with plenty of offerings which are a little different...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roger E
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We were very lucky to get the last table here on a busy Tuesday night. Overall the food was delicious, although my lamb was a bit too salty for me, it was cooked well. The food is expensive for a pub, but it isn't normal...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Yvonne2706
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The pub has to close at 1030 because of issues with residents, so to compensate they have increased the prices....massively. We Live in the area and have used the VI regularly for many years, but to pay £8 for a very small bowl of ice...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We decided to eat out of the Thurlestone Hotel in their inn which is also run by the hotel. The food and service were both excellent. It can get busy so book early to avoid disappointment. We had a booth so were able to talk...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PeterSchmoo
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Tried venison for the first time at the Village Inn. It was probably the best meal I have eaten in a long time. Very impressed with the food and service was of very good quality. Will look forward to eating here again!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rachel P
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Thurlestone Hotel
866 reviews
.05 km away
Henley Hotel
94 reviews
2.25 km away
Lantern Lodge
180 reviews
2.62 km away
Burgh Island Hotel
1,316 reviews
2.86 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Beach House Cafe
771 reviews
1.39 km away
Cream Teas
10 reviews
.50 km away
Gastrobus Bantham Beach
209 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bantham Beach
217 reviews
1.40 km away
Bigbury-on-Sea Beach
420 reviews
2.69 km away
Hope Cove Beach
562 reviews
2.89 km away
Challaborough Beach
404 reviews
3.74 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
2 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Caz E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Village Inn is a dog friendly place. There are often a few dogs in there when I've visited, with and without my pet!
Alan W
2 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from UkPeely | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, we asked for a table to make sure ours wasn't in the way and actually had a bench like sit for one person so the dog could curl up under the chair and table and was very comfortable.
Patricia H
7 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Patricia H | Reviewed this property |
They certainly cater for dietary requirements within the hotel but unsure re the inn
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 24
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thurlestone | Opposite Parkfield, Thurlestone TQ7 3NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Thurlestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 563525
  • E-mail
The 16th Century Village Inn, complete with beams salvaged from Spanish Armada ships wrecked on the nearby coast, is a popular free house owned by the Grose family for more than a century and is where they first offered hospitality to visitors. Recently extendEd and refurbished, it incorporates stylish modern décor with traditional influences and whether sat outside in the sunshine or inside by the cosy log burner it is a relaxed venue to enjoy a real ale or glass of wine and something to eat. Scott Woodall and his team make The Village Inn popular with guests and locals alike and it is a favoured stop off for walkers on the South West Coastal Footpath. The menu offers freshly prepared meals, signature dishes and daily blackboard specials. There is live entertainment throughout the year. Children and Dogs are very welcome.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing