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Village Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Thurlestone | Opposite Parkfield, Thurlestone TQ7 3NN, England
+44 1548 563525
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
“ham” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Thurlestone | Opposite Parkfield, Thurlestone TQ7 3NN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were well pleased with our latest trip to the village inn. As in the past, the welcome has been warm and our dog was made to feel at home. The menu offers a wide choice with plenty of offerings which are a little different...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to get the last table here on a busy Tuesday night. Overall the food was delicious, although my lamb was a bit too salty for me, it was cooked well. The food is expensive for a pub, but it isn't normal...More

Thank Yvonne2706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub has to close at 1030 because of issues with residents, so to compensate they have increased the prices....massively. We Live in the area and have used the VI regularly for many years, but to pay £8 for a very small bowl of ice...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat out of the Thurlestone Hotel in their inn which is also run by the hotel. The food and service were both excellent. It can get busy so book early to avoid disappointment. We had a booth so were able to talk...More

Thank PeterSchmoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried venison for the first time at the Village Inn. It was probably the best meal I have eaten in a long time. Very impressed with the food and service was of very good quality. Will look forward to eating here again!

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay in Thurlestone annually and always ensure we go for a pub meal at The Village Inn before we leave. The decor is lovely and the atmosphere is friendly. We all really enjoyed our meals and had a really nice evening. I hope you...More

Thank KimmyJ90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for dinner not having booked a table. Luckily the pub is dog friendly so both us and our Jack Russell were made welcome. Good choices on the menu along with a small selection of specials. Wine list was interesting and moderately priced....More

Thank SusannahT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just the place to go if:- 1. You think it’s right that they run out of the single choice of roast lunch on a Sunday at 1330. 2. You like small portions of vegetables with your main course. 3. You prefer the Staff...More

Thank pww02
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were very grateful to be squeezed in for an early dinner at the last minute. However a couple of things didn’t go well. The water glasses that were brought to our table whilst we were there were completely unwashed - one even still had...More

Thank rachmeister
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Lovely atmosphere with a great choice of food. I had crab followed by Mussels both delicious. All of the family enjoyed their meals and we have booked to go again. Highly recommended.

Thank Sunshine735230
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1 June 2018|
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Response from Caz E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Village Inn is a dog friendly place. There are often a few dogs in there when I've visited, with and without my pet!
Alan W
1 March 2016|
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Response from UkPeely | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, we asked for a table to make sure ours wasn't in the way and actually had a bench like sit for one person so the dog could curl up under the chair and table and was very comfortable.
Patricia H
7 October 2015|
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Response from Patricia H | Reviewed this property |
They certainly cater for dietary requirements within the hotel but unsure re the inn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thurlestone | Opposite Parkfield, Thurlestone TQ7 3NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Thurlestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 563525
  • E-mail
The 16th Century Village Inn, complete with beams salvaged from Spanish Armada ships wrecked on the nearby coast, is a popular free house owned by the Grose family for more than a century and is where they first offered hospitality to visitors. Recently extendEd and refurbished, it incorporates stylish modern décor with traditional influences and whether sat outside in the sunshine or inside by the cosy log burner it is a relaxed venue to enjoy a real ale or glass of wine and something to eat. Scott Woodall and his team make The Village Inn popular with guests and locals alike and it is a favoured stop off for walkers on the South West Coastal Footpath. The menu offers freshly prepared meals, signature dishes and daily blackboard specials. There is live entertainment throughout the year. Children and Dogs are very welcome.
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