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The Old Police Station Cafe

Tavistock Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QF, England
+44 1822 890407
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (25 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Tavistock Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After dropping in to the cafe opposite... to be told they didn't sell pasties???... We crossed over the road and found this delightful cafe which did sell pasties, they were delicious! ! We also had a cream tea which was equally as tasty!!

1  Thank froggie2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, delicious handmade scons, tasty clotted cream, great location for a hiking starting point, dogs allowed inside the cafe

Thank Gabriele M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seating was quite tight...difficult to squeeze between the fixed tables and chairs. The food had a stale oil taste. Not the best sorry 🙁

1  Thank Andyherts1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always make a point to stop in here if I'm out on the moors, either for takeaway or to sit in if I'm with the family. The food is great either way, but if you sit in for a meal the service from the...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quick review of our scones, five us stopped for a devon cream tea. Scones were very small, jam just came in service station type foil pots and we had one pot of cream between five. Not great. We also asked for some table waters...More

1  Thank chiefdocster
Reviewed 14 July 2018

When you are in Dartmoor National Park looking for a nice wee place for you lunch, then the place that I am about to review is the place for you, and that place is The Old Police Station Café located in Princetown. I visited the...More

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Large portions of freshly cooked food that arrived really quickly with a friendly waitress. Children friendly and parking no problem. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Lin F
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped here just off the main road for a baguette and coffee. Very nice food and choice on the menus. Popular with tourists and lovely setting. Reasonably priced also

Thank Nestor C
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We called in here for a spot of lunch. Nice choice of menu, freshly cooked, tasty food. Reasonable prices, good value for money. Access not bad, available parking.

Thank Jetroll
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Although the menu is extensive , but very choice for vegan is very limited for lunch .My guest ended up having chips only . The chips were over cooked . The ham was cold in ham egg & chips. Quite expensive for the portion served.

Thank Cheers142
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Access ok, but its cramped
9 February 2017|
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Response from Des F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we went up anyway it's a nice place, traditional cafe style food. Soups, sandwiches and bowls of chips. You will be sure to find something that suits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tavistock Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Princetown
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 890407
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