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Elephants Nest Inn

Horndon | Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 9NQ, England
+44 1822 810273
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location and tasty food, but extremely expensive for what you get. Three main courses plus one pudding and three soft drink £75! Steak only had chips with little else. Very disappointing

Thank Huw1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this pub once a year when my touring Cricket team play in Tavistock. And I have to say every year we get a warm welcome and some very good food. The menu is more gastro pub than pub grub and caters for all...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, great food, supuerb views from a lovely well kept garden area. Helpful and courteous staff ..and mine host is a mine of local information. Well worth a visit and is dog friendly.

Thank ecossegeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been to this pub for a while and was disappointed to see it had been 'Gastromised' with an expensive menu, but no cheaper alternative bar menu. Beer was not great either, but I wonder whether the owners actually care about the quality of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here three nights. Breakfast was delicious and room had all we needed, and spotlessly clean. The 16th century pub has oodles of character, and it’s own cricket team. We’d certainly recommend it.

Thank GlynisD_12
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Whilst away on a walking weekend staying in Tavistock, we found this small rural pub for our evening tea. The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. The food was very good and much needed after our long days walking Bodmin moors.

Thank misscelliott
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a wonderful "slightly quirky" Pub with rooms.Our room was superbly clean with everything we needed.I enjoyed a couple of pints in the bar before my wife came down for dinner..which was magnificent..terrific,friendly hospitality and a superb breakfast in the morning..only problem was..one night...More

Thank CharlesAlexander
Reviewed 30 June 2018

called in whilst on holiday, beautiful old pub and wonderful garden area and views. worth a visit if your near

Thank suehearn2018
Reviewed 29 June 2018

After reading reviews and speaking to people about this place, we were really excited to go and try it out. We arrived to an empty bar/restaurant. The menu is pricey but if the quality is good, we don't mind paying for it. The veg for...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch, totally different experience then the last time, manager was friendly and served behind the bar a few times, food was lovely, garden so peaceful even the birds seemed happy

Thank Happytouristsbristol
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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

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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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