The Three Crowns

4.3
87 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Welcome to the Three Crowns, a beautiful, part-thatched 5-star inn set in the heart of the pretty Dartmoor town of Chagford.

Behind its imposing granite facade, the Three Crowns is a magical mix of 13th century features and contemporary comfort and style. From beamed ceiling and huge inglenook fireplaces, to a glass atrium and stunning courtyard garden, the Three Crowns is a delightful place to enjoy great food and a comfortable stay.

We offer a delicious menu featuring fresh, local seasonal produce, cooked to order by our talented team. We also offer an extensive wine list and a great selection of soft drinks. We have a policy of ‘keeping it local’ and use local ingredients in our dishes and stock local wines and juices. Whether you choose to eat in the cosy, traditional front bar with its log fire and mullioned windows or the stunning light and open glass atrium we are sure you will enjoy your meal.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Daily 08:00–10:00
Lunch
Daily 12:00–14:30
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00
Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30
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Phone number
01647 433444
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 87 People Are Saying
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the first time I'd been to the Three Crowns, and the first time I'd been to the lovely Chagford. Everything about my experience was perfect - easy online booking, varied menu to suit all tastes (although I didn't look with a vegan/vegetarian perspective but imagine they are catered for.) The staff were very friendly and efficient and my husband says his draught beer was excellent. There was a good choice of gins for the ladies (and gents too, of course!) The prices were very reasonable and the portions were very good too - my burger was delicious and my companions were very pleased with their meals, sausage and mash, and fish and chips. All the meals were very well-presented and looked appetising. Sadly we had no room for desserts :-( . The coffee was excellent too (my decaf was very good considering some decaf coffees I've had elsewhere). Will definitely recommend and return.

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KJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved our evening here. The pub and restaurant has a lovely ambience and our room was lovely. We have booked for December as we liked it so much.

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C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, it’s was delicious. I recommend the duck and salmon...cooked to perfection. Great choice of wine and spirits. Something for everyone on the menu.

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HA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were made to wait 45 minutes for our meals. We arrived at 12.45 and food was received at 1.30pm and after later arrives received theirs. We think somebody forgot us or food was not acceptable but seemed disorganised. Nearly complained and walked out and neatly dpoilt the day out.

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OT
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyer the relaxed evening, thank u. We missed the cottage pie on there menu😀

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DA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant meal, well served and a comfortable location

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful old Devon Inn with modern amenity. Staff very friendly and helpful, food good and well priced, Sunday Lunch very nice but the evening menu is just as good. Cozy and warm in foul weather but lots of space. Dog friendly.

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JF
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service in a cosy bar environment

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S
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed our delicious meal at the Three Crowns.Wonderful atmospheric place with polite and attentive service.

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife's hamberger meat was tough but my steak was good

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SD
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My rump steak was absolutely awful. Over priced and three quarters inedible.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for Sunday Lunch... Chagford is a very pretty, sophisticated Dartmoor village and the pub itself reflects that. Traditional but stylish. We sat in the glass atrium area... (this would not have been my first preference as I prefer intimate, characterful spaces with low lighting - of which there were also many - but my fellow diners loved it. Three of us ate the vegetarian Sunday Lunch (beetroot, nut roast) which was excellent with perfectly executed vegetables. One of the party ordered a Caesar salad (a regular favourite choice) and declared that it was the best he had eaten anywhere... Having moved to mid Devon this year from South Cheshire (where we were spoilt for choice with gastro type pubs) The Three Crowns is a very welcome find and now set to be our local (even if we do have to drive 12 miles :) The staff were charming.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We booked the restaurant for our anniversary as we were staying at the inn. The menu was quite limited, and very British. We both ended up ordering burgers, which came without the Bacon we had asked to be added to them (despite being charged on the bill for this). The burgers were very plain and not very easy to eat as they were dry and came with only a small amount of relish, rather than a sauce. They were also overpriced as the cheese and bacon were an additional £1 each. My husband's starter was nice but I didn't like any of the three choices on offer. I instead ordered the selection of breads at £2. What came were two bread rolls with a slab of butter. Although nice, these should have been offered complimentary as most other places will do, especially when charging so much for the rest of the menu. The other diners were dressed very casually and were quite loud, making me feel overdressed, and I felt that for the prices charged, a dress code should have been stipulated to improve the overall ambience.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding: fantastic food served by delightful staff in beautiful surroundings , and lovely accommodation: We will most defiantly be back.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant restaurant with reliable excellent food. Been back a few times.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A delicious Sunday lunch with imaginative starters - the Scotch egg was first class. It was extremely busy and the team was under pressure, but the inevitable delays between courses were a godsend to us as the prtions were very generous and a break was needed. All in all an excellent experience on our fourth visit and we'll assuredly return.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere in the atrium, beautifully light and airy. Staff were all charming and food is lovely. Will certainly go again.

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff at the Three Crowns are lovely, can't do enough to make your evening enjoyable. The food was very good and also the choice of wines and gins. Had a lovely evening and will definitely be back.

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S
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great feature pub and outdoor dining available, good food and excellent staff, will return.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found the noise levels excessive, but this outweighed the welcome, service and quality of food.
First time visited, will visit again soon.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was nice not amazing and actually quite pricey, good not great.

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R
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This lovely English pub is on Rick Steves list of must go to eating places and we’re glad we listened

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JG
London
132 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good, friendly and attentive. Food was good, not large portions but presented nicely and were tasty.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food well cooked, parking is a problem but that goes for anything in Chagford

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CB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here a few times and the food is always excellent. The staff are all friendly and make you feel at home. There is a great mix of dishes from standard pub food (but of a high quality!) to more upmarket kind of dishes - all tasty. We've not had a bad dish here between us in several trips. Atmosphere is lovely too.

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AC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this hotel/meal in fact the whole experience was excellent! dog friendly room was just that! perfect access & smart/clean etc. evening meal was delicious & beautifully presented. breakfast was delicious & a lovely NON greasy 'fry-up'. we will be back!

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JO
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lovely welcoming place with a good choice on the lunch menu. My 10 month old granddaughter loved it and the facilities for babies was good. Can highly recommend

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TH
Berkshire
16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual excellent attentive service by Tim and his team matched by excellent choice and quality of food. There is a wide choice for all from bar snacks to fine dining and don’t miss out on the deserts!! The beer garden is a lovely place for lunch in the Summer months..

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely hotel, friendly staff and gorgeous venue to eat in.
Excellant choice of drinks and wines.
Our starters were delicious,Ham hock and Goats cheese pannacotta but the main was a litlle dissapointing.
Wild mushroom risotto could of been a lot hotter and the hake portion was very small.
The cheese board was delicious.
Will return for lunch.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

It's a nice place, but the food was very poor for the price. Worst burger I have had in a long time and it cost £13!

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GP
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent dinner for a group of 7 plus dog (another option to recommend theThree Crowns)

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AT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Two main courses were poor. Others were poor value. Service was disappointing - staff forgot some requests. Horrible muzak - whay have any at all?

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TS
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My partner and I visited The Three Crowns for our anniversary meal.
The service was superb: very diligent and friendly without being in your face. The atmosphere is almost spot on for that type of restaurant which is largely down to the staff but also the quality of the building and it's furnishings which all felt right.
Starters were lovely - I had the soup, my partner the pannacotta (from memory).
My main (hake) was enjoyable but if I'm nit-picking I felt it didn't quite live up to the menu description and it was lacking some flavour, perhaps too watery?
My partner had the lamb, which upon tasting a small bit myself, was cooked to absolute perfection; the potato accompaniment was incredibly delicious also.
The wine selection was wide and varied but not, what it can be in some cases, overwhelmingly so.
In summary a superb meal and we will definitely be returning for occasions in the future.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked lunch for 6 people and enjoyed a good meal in a warm setting with friends .The fires in the lounge and the bar added to the welcomeing comfortable of the the setting and the wine was very enjoyable .Thanks to the staff for there friendly service.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening here food great staff lovely and efficient will come again next time we stay in chagford

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P
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent meal from an imaginative menu, food beautifully presented by attentive staff.

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AQ
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and a suoerb setting. What more could you ask for?

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RS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely! Food was so good and the staff were friendly! Will definitely be going back!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Not at all as was expected from the descriptions from advertising. The food is better in most fast food chains! The shared seafood platter was certainly not locally sourced but tasted like any items bought in any supermarket although edible. Main course of rump steak was appalling. Dauphenais potatoes were actually fondant potatoes and the steak was tough, pummeled and very overcooked, inedible! I could not bear to have anything else, especially as we had to wait a long time before service and even shouting across the room to get attention. I have already told many people not to go there!!!

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OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal. Good service. The staff were very attentive. I had the vegetarian goat's cheese and pasta. It was delicious. Could have done with a bit more goat's cheese though. My partner enjoyed his meal very much and the larger too.
On the down side, although the surroundings and service were excellent I did feel that where we were seated there was too much echo , making it a little noisy. Also, our table for two was lovely but we were seated opposite each other at a distance which made quiet conversation a little difficult.
Lovely meal though and I hope to go back for more.
Review written by Diane Davies

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