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Elephants Nest Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Horndon | Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 9NQ, England
+44 1822 810273
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much to say really, apart from there are much better places to go locally with better food, better beer, better atmosphere and at better prices! Nice building, but not sure about the oversized portrait of the Landlord on the wall...kind of sums it up really. Shame.

Thank randolfpaul65
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant staff, amazing food served on a Sunday, great location, the ideal Lazy Sunday Roast Pub on Dartmoor...just don't tell everyone as will get too busy!

Thank James B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

after a lovely walk on Dartmoor we popped into here as it is a square we need to collect, lovely old world feel, the food smelt heavenly, my pot of tea was great but oh dear, 16th century baby changing which consisted of a changing mat on the ladies loo floor

Thank 50socks
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely out of the way little gem. Accomodation superb, food very professional and well presented. Be aware of the cider , it's lethal. Only criticism that a dog friendly pub has a savage beast of a dog their own, be aware it will attack your dog without warning

2 Thank David N
Tavistock, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I thought it was about time I wrote a review about the food, service and general atmosphere at our local the Elephants Nest. We have lived in the area for 8 years and eat here at least once a month. We have never had a bad experience and the food is always consistently a high standard. Whenever we have friends... More 

1 Thank Lisa J
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We returned here after enjoying a couple of lovely meals during our last holiday. We were not disappointed, excellent choice and everything we had was delightful. We were made very welcome as was our dog.

Thank Sophie B
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had lunch at the pub, and had three different meals, all of which were first class.The steak and kidney pudding was awesome and the beer excellent so we will definately return.It was a little pricey, but worth it. The staff were excellent.

Thank Carolyn M
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really hearty food and not too expensive, very warm cosy atmosphere that's doggy friendly too, maybe not suitable for larger groups. Enjoy good beer and good food and you will leave very satisfied and ready to explore Dartmoor!

1 Thank Alexander M
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were really looking forward to this visit as had been recommended to us, plus the reviews were all great. We had booked a room overnight and dinner. The room was spacious and had a reasonable looking en suite. But around the bath the sealant was covered in mold which should have been replaced long ago. Plus the end of... More 

Thank chris_globetrotter60
Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely food from the new chef including the new pistachio cake. Meals were quick rich but very filling.

Thank Lisa S
dartmoorman, Manager at Elephants Nest Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad to see you had a nice meal. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horndon | Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 810273
We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality food from the finest ingredients - beef, from local herds that has had a minimum of 21 days maturing; lamb and pork also from local farms; fish that is delivered fresh - never frozen - from St Ives daily; marvellous and varied English cheeses from Tavistock and fruit and vegetables from Helston. All our food is prepared and cooked from these fresh ingredients in our kitchen; no bought-in already prepared frozen food is ever used. Our menu and specials are ever changing and offer a wide selection to choose from including a number of vegetarian dishes. On Sunday lunchtimes we have a choice of two roasts (one of which is always sirloin of South Devon beef), steak and kidney pudding, haddock and chips together with a selection of dishes from the specials board.

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