The Coombe Cellars

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22 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Coombe Cellars in Newton Abbot is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’l
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BT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Beautiful setting, lovely atmosphere, fantastic service and really great food.

JP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was fine, lovely staff, good local feel, comfortable. Food was good. I will return.

L
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fabulous location to enjoy a meal on the estuary looking out at the passing sailing boats and kayaks....nothing to beat it on a beautiful summer day.....would definately recommend a visit here.

SB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Good view, shame about the food.

For the main course my wife had a lamb dish which she liked apart from the asparagus, which was chopped up stalk with no head, she followed with cheesecake which she also enjoyed.

For my main course I chose Lobster and crab fishcake, fries, pea puree and asparagus, the fishcakes were just bland mush, I wouldn't have known it was lobster and crab by the taste, and the fries looked straight out of the freezer, as did the fishcakes, the pea puree looked as if it had been spread over the plate for some time and dried out. To follow I wanted something sharp to compensate for the poor main, so I had blackcurrant mousse with crushed mango and fresh strawberries, when the waiter dropped it and walked away I realised there were no strawberries I tried the mousse and crushed mango and found them both to be bland, I was beginning to wonder about my taste buds maybe at fault, so my wife tried it and she also concluded that the blackcurrant flavour was the weakest she had ever tasted and the crushed mango tasted as if it came from a bottle.

I would only recommend it to a friend if they went with my wife and ate what she had.

The waiter was more interested in wiping empty tables than serving customers.

The muzak was so loud I had to sit alongside my wife to have a conversation.

P
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and pleasant setting on the river. Great food and service and a view to die for. Can't fault it.

CE
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal with husband and our son who's 9, there was plenty of choice on the menu and we were lucky enough to have a window seat with stunning views, ask for this when booking if you can it's worth it. Good wine list and they encouraged us to take our half a bottle home that we didn't drink! waiters were attentive and informed and gave good advice on portion sizes, have booked again to return.

PS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Coombe Cellars has always been a favourite place of ours to eat. It has a wonderful view over the Teign estuary and is great at all times of the year.
The staff are usually welcoming, polite and helpful.
The menu is varied and the meals we chose on this visit were really good. We also chose a starter from the specials board which was scallops. They were cooked to perfection and just melted in the mouth.
When you have been to Combe Cellars, you will want to go back. It's a great place for family and they are happy to accommodate large groups.

HM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening, great food, great service, awesome food - we went for the cosy couples menu - fantastic value - I personally had the fish cakes which were fishy and not potatoey !! Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently had Sunday lunch with our friends. Was offered a window table looking down the estuary which wasn’t expected. Amazing views. Food was brilliant as was the service. We all had a great time. Thank you to everyone for making our visit so pleasurable.

KB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As anticipated an interesting drive to the Coombe Cellars. Lovely view of the estuary, giving a good start to our booking. Table was as required, by the window with no muzak.
Drinks and food orders were taken with friendly, knowledgeable efficiency. All went well until we finished our starter - there was an incredibly long wait for our main courses. The food was delicious and hot, but why the wait? Our waiter, Matt, was very apologetic about the wait, explaining the issues surrounding orders being submitted to the kitchen from a number of stations, and unfortunately, not having enough staff available. All quite understandable, but it would have been useful if we could have been kept more up-to-date on the progress of the food.

SR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The evening started by us not getting a table with a view. Fair enough I suppose but we did say it was an anniversary and not much effort was made to accommodate. After that, a total of six items that we ordered we ‘sold out’ leaving to my wife not having a main course at all. It was a Friday evening and the venue wasn’t even that busy. Service was slow, thankfully our waitress was ace and couldn’t apologise enough. By end of evening, manager had to apologise personally and provided a 25% discount to total bill.

MF
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely spot with fantastic views. A very creative menu and I fully recommend this place to anyone wanting a good meal but you need to book in advance and preferably not through Opentable as its not a guaranteed table if you do book through here!

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch.food was delicious.my only criticism was the coffee was not very good .

LW
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, really friendly staff and atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the location, decor, and food. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the pub was lovely and warm. Definitely be returning.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable
Good service
Excellent food

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really nice. Staff are friendly. Lovely location. Will definitely go there again.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First visited this pub in the 1960s it has vastly improved since then . A really pleasant place to go.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Stunning scenery, but food a little disappointing, particularly the "roasts" as we were expecting traditional carved roast pork, chicken and beef and instead were served belly pork, chicken on the bone and steak. The twice cooked chipswere soggy and unappetising.The staff were pleasant but more accurate menu information would have been helpful.

Lovely weather and good company made for a pleasant evening but not the best culinary experience.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After a few bad reviews, we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very attentive and the food came in a reasonable time and was hot and well presented. The setting is fantastic. I just hope they can keep it up.

G
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not looking forward to going as have had too many bad experiences in the past. My granddaughter wanted to go so reluctantly agreed. I am glad I did as I couldn't fault the food, the waitress was extremely friendly, we did not wait long between courses and we had a window seat. Perfect evening. Hope this is the norm now as frightened to recommend it to anyone. Will come again and see if it is still as good.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The seats was dirty , the wine we had to ask for twice when it arrived the waitress didn't even undo the bottle she just plonked on the table no tasting it before hand , my meal was sent back twice so I didn't eat after that , and the gentlemen toilet was smelly I was told they had trouble with the drains at the weekend even so this was the Thursday after and not a air freshener in site , this was the final straw , I think you should definitely not be recommending this establishment at all and it's the first time I've been served by a waitress with a dirty black tea shirt on and wearing jeans so no I will not be going back or recommending it to any friends at all