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The Thatched Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
+44 1803 329155
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“game pie” (11 reviews)
“pies” (18 reviews)
“apple crumble” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Steep Hill | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS, England
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1 - 10 of 450 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked out of the way - and the address is Steep Hill for a reason! Car essential as its a major climb afterwards. Been here 3 times this year when in Torquay and every time, food and service is fantastic. Reasonably priced

Thank anthonyk322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, old fashioned pub, beautiful location close to beach; friendly, welcoming staff; great menu, delicious food.

Thank Mi H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited this tavern in 1966 (as an 18 year old) and haven't been back to Torquay for over 40 years, so when I visited the place with my wife, it was something of a sentimental journey. The beer garden looked just about the...More

Thank Jackwil123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here mid-week. We shared a started and each had something off the specials board. We reserved a table but when we arrived we asked to move to a move private spot. Our waitress said we can sit any where we...More

Thank Ant354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub serving great restaurant style food. Lovely outdoor area for a lazy afternoon or warm evening. Pet friendly bar area for dining or just relaxing with a cool beer . Menu has many specials and Wednesday is Steak Night. Highly recommend this for any...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The route to this pub/restaurant is via what must be the steepest, most wind-y, very-nearly-vertical road in Britain. Upon arrival, alcohol is needed just to calm the nerves! Seriously though; it's well worth a visit. The staff are friendly and accommodating; the food is beautiful;...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quintessential English Pub tucked away down a narrow Lane it really doesn't get better than this; can only recommend good food, good beer - friendly staff what more could you want!

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Arrived at this quaint thatched pub on a very wet and soggy Sunday hoping for a pint and a bite to eat without a reservation. Despite being very busy we were made very welcome and friendly staff managed to find us a spare table in...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We chose the Thatched Tavern for a stopover on the way to the far end of Cornwall. The staff were very welcoming and the room was exactly what you would expect in an old thatched pub: full of character and cosy. The noise from the...More

Thank MonCom
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went for a lovely meal with friends on a Wednesday for the steak meal deal night. £25 for two steaks but ended up have a chicken and mushroom patè for starter and chicken supreme with crushed garlic potatoes and veg and then salted caramel chocolate...More

Thank tannilou
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Questions & Answers
16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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