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Ye Olde George and Dragon

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Castle Street | EX340HX, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0HX, England
+44 1271 882282
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68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prime time on a Saturday night and the restaurant was totally empty. A young child enquired if we were there to eat as if it was an event. Our group knew immediately that things were not quite right and we should have left then and there. However we were out for a meal and our options were limited as The... More 

2 Thank PairfromThornbury
Tanya K, Owner at Ye Olde George and Dragon, responded to this review

Snobbery at its best! So sad that you prejudged your meal even before it had been cooked! I remember you as you spoke to all the staff as if we were something you had just stepped in. (Our group knew that something wasn"t quite right and we decided to skip the starters) - even if Marco Pierre White had been... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the day down the beach and having 3 children desperately wanting a hot dinner, we were looking for a place that were still serving a carvery at 5pm on a Sunday, we searched on trip advisor and found this place. We called ahead of time to be told by Tanya (owner) that we were welcome. We arrived to... More 

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Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the pub yesterday, after just arriving in Combe Martin. The restaurant was completely empty, but the staff opened up the kitchen just for us. The staff were incredible and the food was very good. We had the Mushroom stroganoff and the Steak and Ale pie (gravy was particularly nice). A quick game of table tennis... More 

1 Thank TJGL
Rutland, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment has been known locally as "The Bottom George" for as long as I can remember. Last time we went, in late 2015 I think, it served the finest Sunday lunches in Ilfracombe or Barnstaple, with a professional catering team and good food. People raved about it & its only local rival, the Pack O' Cards, had some real... More 

1 Thank pamela h
St Helier, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited Ye Olde George and Dragon in Combe Martin, very relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and ordered a steak. I was a bit disconcerted to hear that someone was complaining about the steak they had been served and, the waiting time. My steak was served to me within fifteen minutes, was cooked beautifully and, had obviously been rested properly because it... More 

1 Thank NevPrend
Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I fancied a bite to eat in the wonderfully decorated restaurant, with its' fantastic glass dome ceiling, and were really pleased with our meals. The restaurant, and pub, were lovely and warm and the owners, Tanya and Steve together with the staff, were very welcoming. The menu offers plenty of choice and everything was cooked fresh to... More 

Thank 007Molly
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It seems that we had the complete opposite experience to everyone else who has posted a review here. I would liken it to the worst kind of Tinder dating. Full of promise and anticipation in that the place looks nice, but the food turns up an hour later after ordering and bears no resemblance to what's written on the menu.

1 Thank JulieW688
Tanya K, Owner at Ye Olde George and Dragon, responded to this review

I am so sorry that our usually very high standard was a disappointment. That evening was an extremely busy service and unfortunately we had only one chef on that night (with a broken thumb) as 2 of our kitchen staff were off ill that evening too. I do apologise profusely that your experience wasn't up to our normal high standards. More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Delicious food,nice friendly service with a great local atmosphere. Thanks to Steve Tanya & their staff.xx

Thank mickeyt465
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Staying locally and fancied a meal out. Fantastic welcome in beautifully clean pub. Meal was fantastic. Polite friendly service Highly recommended

Thank Helene c
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Staying in Coombe Martin for half term also coincided with my wife's 50th birthday. I was looking for a pub in the town offering something other than Sunday Lunch. Although the George normally only offers this too, Tanya very kindly allowed me to book in advance from the main menu. Tanya and her staff were very attentive and the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | EX340HX, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Combe Martin
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 882282
North Devon EX34 0HX

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