The Three Crowns

4.4
70 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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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
70 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
53%
Very Good
40%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
58 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
126 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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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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a
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visits food and staff excellent great value

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FB
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great surroundings and exceptional service. Even though we booked a Sunday dinner everything was available and superbly cooked and presented. Fabulous evening.

I have many photos but the opentable says they are too large. Me thinks opentable need to get an IT engineer to sort things.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really special place. I found the pub on line and booked a night stay for my wife and I to celebrate my birthday. The village of Chagford is beautiful but also surprisingly lively with a number of shops, cafes not to mention several pubs, within the Dartmoor National Park. There are lovely walks from the pub door. The room we stayed in was beautiful with a super king size bed, well furnished, and with a large, well appointed en suite. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we walked in. When we returned to the pub after a 4 hour walk, we had tea and cakes by a huge open fire. The evening meal was quite simply the best pub meal I have ever had. We had steaks, which were served with glazed onions, dauphinoise potato, pea puree and gravy. This was followed by Eton Mess and Baileys pannacotta with home made ice cream. The food was exceptional but the attentive yet friendly service and the atmosphere within the restaurant really added something to the experience. The pub has an extensive winelist and a large choice of gins. Compared to other places that we have stayed at in the west country the price was good value. We will be going back at the earliest opportunity.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely stay with the three crowns. The staff are really friendly and helpful nothing is any trouble. It's very cosy and the decor is amazing . Our room was so clean and warm and beautifully decorated with a very comfortable bed . I will definitely stay again thank you .

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D
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service providing very good which is well presented

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Charming, well refurbished 16th century (?) pub. Works perfectly in the 21st century too! Great service and good food. Will be back!

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We decided to return to the 3 Crowns for lunch having stayed there for the first time in Feb 1999 for Valentines weekend with my now husband. We then stayed there in 2000 and 2001 and so it was nice to return and see how it had changed. Although we didnt stay the night this time it was lovely to be back.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous, very well organised, lovely food , made our day very special. Highly recommended.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our stay. Would be coming back again as we enjoyed so much. Food was excellent as was the service.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two days away for a great relaxing time, we knew we would have here. Staff so friendly and helpful, nothing to much trouble.

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DC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Our experience was a good one, the only negative was at 8:30 to start clearing the evening table settings for breakfast when there were still three tables occupied and eating.

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K
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, lovely authentic, comfortable surroundings, very dog friendly, great staff, log fires...one of my favourite places to eat. Cream tea to die for!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Table service was friendly and helpful. The restaurant atmosphere was pleasant and not overpowering. Disappointed that the only vegetarian option was a salad and the roast dinner was only an option for those who are happy to eat red/pink meat. The children's meal was adequate but did not come with any vegetables. The meal was a little disappointing as we were taking my parents out for a thank you meal.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful
Great menu, beautiful place decorated so tastefully. Great selection of local gins, highly recommended

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, staff attentive but not intrusive. The ability to purchase a reasonably priced wine flight with the meal was a good idea.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Well worth the drive! Great service and superb food.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional and cosy, the rooms were comfortable, the decor was stylish and there was great attention to detail, a very enjoyable stay.

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