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The Copper Penny Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chipshop, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8NT, England (Formerly Chipshop Pub)
+44 1822 833288
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We booked here for a Sunday lunch time for a family members birthday treat, we have 3 very small children and we were made very welcome. The food was very good with huge portions highly recommend

Thank Dubrovnik2010
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visits in the past for evening dinners have been great. We've had really good traditional pub food, particularly dishes with game. Today we popped in for a quiet lunch. There were only 2 other diners. We waited a long time for food that was only just average. Disappointing, maybe service & meals are a better standard when the place is... More 

1 Thank The2urers
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good pub grub in a good atmosphere. I can recommend the burger - absolutely delicious. Tucked out of the way - but if you're on your way to Brentor or out for a walk - then I its well worth a visit. And the history of why its is called the Copper Penny is interesting - and the owner has... More 

Thank Cheshire71
Dorset, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We walked from Woodovis Camping Park (about 15 mins) for Sunday lunch. There was a good choice of traditional Sunday roast, or other main courses. I enjoyed roast lamb, which was served with roasted vegetables, plus an additional dish of vegetables. There was a tempting selection of sweets, my golden syrup sponge with custard was just right. My wife wrapped... More 

Thank Brian H
Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband's meal was reasonable, but my Hunters chicken was terrible! The chicken was very thin, impossible to cut, stringy and hard. After leaving it and complaint to the waitress, we at least expected some refund. We were charged full price and no apology from the chef!

3 Thank Angela L
York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Whilst staying a the nearby Woodovis holiday park my husband and I enjoyed a hearty bar meal at the Copper Penny. The portions were a good size, service pleasant and quick and the food quality was good. I would eat here again

1 Thank jo4090
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

On holiday locally. Second time been here and each time impressed. First ordered Mushroom Stroganoff with rice. Lovely, a good portion and really tasty. Tonight ordered Salmon with Prawns. Again a good portion and tasty. This came with salad and new potatoes. Scrummy. My husband, first time the Beef Stroganoff & rice and this time Lambs liver with peas and... More 

1 Thank pat187047
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Generous portions and reasonable prices. Great homemade pie and whale and chips. This is not one of those gourmet pub bistro style places. However, there is always a warm welcome and plenty of choice on the menu. Traditional pub grub from local sources.

Thank Kathryn L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great local pub, good wholesome food reasonably priced. Dog friendly! Close to Woodovis Park where we stayed.

Thank Tracy N
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times over the years and it hasn't really changed much - the food this time was very well cooked, far too generous portions - I had mackerel salad and two large whole mackerel appeared with a side dressing of salad - chips were fairly good - really nicely cooked but one would have been... More 

Thank Helen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chipshop, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8NT, England (Formerly Chipshop Pub)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 833288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?