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Lords Cafe Tavistock Road | PL20 6QE, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QE, England
+44 1822 890565
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

It appears as though this once popular eating establishment has closed unfortunately. Once a popular stop off for many coach trips to the area and a welcoming hot drink and snack after visiting the prison museum.

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Thank David M
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

So sorry the cafe is now closed ,it is time for us to retire and the Duchy are now looking for someone to lease it ,Thankyou and all our regular customers over the last few years will miss you all including the staff .... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We had lunch here when passing through Princetown. A very nice meal in rather stark surroundings. The menu was slightly restricted as the restaurant is closing shortly, the people running it are retiring and at the moment there is no-one taking over. Hopefully it will be open again next year as choice of cafes/restaurants is limited in Princetown.

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Thank nanni22
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review,we appreciate you taking time to write ,we have now retired and feel very sad that nobody has taken the business over but hopefully by next Easter someone will open again ,I will pass the message on to the staff and once again Thankyou ,. More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Used to really like this place however on the last couple of occasions the waiting staff were constantly interrupting which became annoying. There's a fine line between being attentive and being disruptive. Also the coffee used to be really good but now it's weak and tasteless. Not sure if they have opted for a cheaper brand!

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Thank Neil S
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Sorry you thought the staff were over attentive we do try but can't please everyone all the time no matter how we try we have used the same coffee for nearly 7 years so can't understand what went wrong the cafe has now closed until next year as we have retired .... More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We visited this cafe today whilst on Dartmoor. The weather was a bit pants so we was assuming the cafe would be very busy as it's wet and cold outside but it was very quite. We had a choice of seating and wasn't forced to sit somewhere we didn't want too. there was 4 adults and 1 under 2. The... More 

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Thank Charlie S
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thankyou for your very kind review,we appreciate all comments and I always show the staff the reviews as they are all part of pleasing our customers ,hope to see you again in the future ... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is an unpretentious cafe/restaurant. The food is simple, but delicious, the staff are great (they even gave our dog a treat), and the service is terrific, really friendly and efficient. Great value. We have eaten here several times on our visits to Dartmoor (the moor, not the prison) and no doubt will again.

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Thank Tangawizi_Sandan
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thankyou for your very kind review ,it is nice to hear that you keep coming back to us and I will pass your kind words on to the staff ,look forward to seeng you in the future .thankyou ... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped for quick lunch. Very friendly service. Waitress very knowledgeable about menu and specials. Had great sandwiches. Very fresh bread and ingredients. Other food coming out also looked very good.

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Thank Tricia M
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review ,we appreciate all reviews and we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to us ,I will pass your comment on to the staff as they have a lot to do with the smooth running of the cafe ,once again Thankyou and hope to see you again in the future .... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have just visited Lords for a family sunday lunch. The Roast was excellent with huge yorkshire puddings. We all had desert, the portions are very large. The sticky toffee pudding that I had was the best I have ever tasted, plenty of sauce with it too. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the service better than anywhere. Will definitely... More 

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Thank ANGELA C
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your excellent review we appreciate all reviews and I will pass this on to the waiting and kitchen staff looking forward to seeing you again in the future ..Thankyou More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Been going here for the last four years when down in Devon. Friendly owner, good service, freshly cooked real food (much of it home made), good prices and quantities. All with loads of space to sit so you don;t feel like you are sitting on top of someone else.

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Thank Paul C
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thankyou Paul for your excellent comment ,I see on your profile you are from Thirsk ,originally I am from Ripon ,glad you enjoyed your visit to us and I will pass it on to the waiting and kitchen staff once again Thankyou and hope to see you again next year .". More 

London
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stopped here on the way to Dartmoor Prison Museum and I have to admit we weren't sure about it as it looks a little retro and touristy as it has the gift shop attached to it, but when we went in we found it was full of locals and the food was really nice. Service was very friendly and... More 

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Thank JojaTheGreek
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review ,we appreciate all reviews and take note of everything in them glad you enjoyed your food and service I will pass this on to my staff ,from all of us at lords Thankyou and hope to see you again in the future More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We went for a meal on Sunday whilst out for a drive. Had a very good meal I had Ale & steak pie, my wife had Fish cakes and chips and our friend had Roast Beef. All very good helpings and tasted excellent , have been here before and still they serve good helpings. I had Sticky Toffee Pudding and... More 

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Thank alan h
Vera J, Manager at Lords, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your very kind review ,we appreciate you taking your time to do this I have told all the staff about your review and they were very pleased to hear this hope to see you again in the future ,Thankyou ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lords Cafe Tavistock Road | PL20 6QE, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Princetown
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 890565

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