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The Black Venus

€€ - €€€, British,
Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
+44 1598 763251
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (25 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Challacombe, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just visited this afternoon with my wife after a recommendation. Staff were really nice, good range of local beer, excellent range of food. Service was very good indeed and it was probably the nicest gourmet burger I have had and my wife loved her beef...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another visit to Challacombe staying local to the Black Venus As per previous visits food is fantastic, great hosts, nothing is too much trouble Great local produce notably the seafood menu Just one request, please can you relocate 220 north to where we live please?...More

Thank nigel c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a a most attractive pub with welcoming staff & very tasty food. I would recommend The Black Venus most highly for a perfect luncheon spot,close to lovely walks.

Thank Granmarge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up here for tea as holidaying in the area. Great find, shame it's our last day here or we'd have certainly gone back again. Lovely atmosphere, staff and food. The dogs were no problem at all and got a pet on arrival. Very popular...More

Thank SuzieQ2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Evening meal after a quick lunch the day before. Very accommodating staff, friendly and caring. Beer excellent , food no complaints at all, very well cooked, good extensive menu. Would certainly come back.

Thank rod w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for a lunchtime meal. A glass of wine and a beer went with our main meals, which is all we needed. Portions are exactly what they should be and the quality of cooking and presentation was top notch. On our visit the restaurant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is worth a visit , we stayed in Lynmouth and would only eat here when we come back . Very extensive menu , food delicious, I had a wonderful lamb curry , my husband had gammon . Would never get board of the...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Arrived about 1.30 lunch time, with our dog, asked if we could bring the dog inside and told this was not a problem, shown to a table in an area of the pub that dogs were allowed and we had a delicious meal, and our...More

Thank lizdave361
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Easy to see why this inn's food is rated so highly. Had a most enjoyable lunch. Very difficult to find any fault: the welcome was warm; the service attentive; the meal delicious; and the beer tasty. I opted for sausage with mash and onion gravy....More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We've driven past here a few times when in the area, but either too early (not yet open) or too late (open and packed full), so very pleased to finally get chance to eat here for dinner. Good choice of food, well cooked and served,...More

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Questions & Answers
28 October 2016|
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Response from nigel c | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have their own area
28 October 2016|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
They are very welcome in the bar (not in the restaurant ). They even have a jar of biscuits on the bar!
12 August 2015|
Response from nigel c | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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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