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Elephants Nest Inn

) #13 of 48 Restaurants in Tavistock $$ - $$$ , British,
Horndon | Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 9NQ, England
+44 1822 810273
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Horndon | Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 9NQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late but very courteous staff The rack of lamb was excellent And so the steak and kidney pud Thouroughly recommended and a lovely pub Well done

Thank OscarVictor69
dartmoorman, Manager at Elephants Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great ! Thanks for the review and hope to see you again, we will have a new summer menu soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The potential of the pub is great but it all was a bit tired. It looks as if it isn't open and the atmosphere was a bit off-putting. Food was OK but expensive. The gardens are supposed to be an important feature of the place...More

1  Thank yvette a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner has many happy memories of visiting this pub in the Seventies. Obviously it has different owners now but he says it hasn't changed. Thank goodness that places like this still exist, characterful and quirky and serving good food too. Charming garden to the...More

1  Thank TishLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really super old pub doing very nice lunches. The oxtail and the cheese & biscuits are particularly good. M had the feta cheese and spinach filo pastry pie with a salad which was really good. Chocolate mousse was good as was the sticky toffee...More

Thank alc59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very wet day during our three days in Chagford, but we decided to go for a drive and picked out this place for a lunch stop from the good food in pubs guide. Bit out in the wilds but looked welcoming, when we arrived...More

1  Thank Peterhug27
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Best real ale and begets and pudding we had in a long time and staff so friendly will be back tomorrow

Thank paul401972
dartmoorman, Manager at Elephants Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Great thanks for the review! See you tomorrow.

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub again with family. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside. The garden is fantastic and so beautiful. They are dog friendly. The lunch menu was vast and service good. Jail Ale was on tap and a bonus for me as it's...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Could not fault the food at all - nice menu with a good range of options. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Will go back.

Thank cornwall-blue
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Bee here before, but I believe they have a new chef. Certainly, the food cannot be faulted. Service was good, and the dishes were well presented and the flavours excellent. This place is growing in popularity as the standard is raised, and most of the...More

Thank Chaddle
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This pub is always a must visit for us when we are on holiday in Devon. Good service, excellent choice and everything we had was delicious. We were made very welcome as was our dog again.

Thank Sophie B
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Do you have disabled access? Do you have free WiFi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs?
9 January 2016|
Response from dartmoorman | Property representative |
Yes we have ramps we use over the stairs, just let us know. And yes both children and dogs are welcome. Look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
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18:30 - 23:30
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18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
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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
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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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