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The Black Venus

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Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
+44 1598 763251
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying B&B nearby and this place was recommended to us - very fortunate to have come across such a great place! Great food, excellent value, and if you get a chance, go and have a look around the village through the ford (there is a bridge!) and say hello to the ducks.....their eggs are available at the bar!... More 

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Thank David H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had two visits here whilst staying nearby. The first visit was a Sunday evening and unfortunately the pub was packed and very noisey with people that had been to the Bratton Down races. We were found a table and had some great food but were very dissapointed that the management failed to / or just appeared unwilling to attempt... More 

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Thank Dazzling-darren
Alresford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pub is very welcoming and serves excellent food.The only negative is they don't take bookings, so make sure you get there early, so you don't miss out.

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Thank Anne B
Winscombe
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An old village inn with plenty of character. When we visited it was fairly quiet (maybe busier in the evenings), so no problem getting a table (choice of many). Comprehensive menu at not exhorbitent prices. Food came quickly, looked good and was very tasty. Staff pleasant and friendly but not 'in your face'. Large car park opposite. Recommended.

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Thank David P
Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited several times, food always good, nice atmosphere always look forward to lunch here - only downside is you cannot book

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Thank devontrip2017
Hersonissos, Greece
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We was just driving around Exmoor enjoying the scenery when came across the Black Venus pub , perfect timing as we were all hungry including the dog . A nice warm welcome from the landlord and staff, its one of those village pubs you can spend years looking for . We all had wonderful food , it was delicious ,... More 

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Thank Freddie G
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular eating establishment, does not take bookings so best to arrive early or late to secure a table. excellent food

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Thank Ken P
south west UK
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super pub, they don't take bookings, but we managed to get a table for 4 without too much wait on a Friday evening . A great deal of choice on the menu and some good fish/seafood choices, the chips are DELICIOUS - dog friendly too. A lovely welcoming pub with nice atmosphere! What's not to like!

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Thank shortieB
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic pub great staff woderfull service amazing food very good prices can't wait untill we are down there next

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Thank Andrew T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting, delicious home cooked food with good sized portions, a happy atmoshere created by the lovely welcoming, friendly owners and staff. I had lamb shank followed by a plum crumble, and a great Chilean Merlot. My partner had a tandoori balti followed by three different ice cream scoops. We were extremely satisfied when we left. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Challacombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 763251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?