The Three Crowns

4.2
112 reviews
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
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.
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M
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was wonderful, very fresh and full of taste. Apart from one waitress, the waiting team weren't the happiest or most helpful which is a shame. The place itself is lovely, the dining room is light, spacious and private while the bar area is cosy and it's especially nice if you can get the fireplace seats!

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully located, beautiful building. The service was excellent and one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time. Definitely coming again soon. Highly recommended

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We all had roast lunch which was excellent, just the right amount of meat & veg .

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MR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food in a lovely restaurant that was clean and ambient. The food tasted outstanding although there could have been more on the plate for the prices paid. Can't fault the staff who were friendly and good humoured.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The building is amazing. The sunday roast is not to be recommended. I had to get a steak knife to cut my roast beef and all the vegetables were not cooked.

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BD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and competitive price too. Staff are friendly and the place itself is beautiful. Will definitely go back again!!!

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant experience, nice welcome and surrounding, four of us had a nice mixture from the menu, my lamb was slightly undercook but didn't want to cause a fuss as we were enjoying ourselves. Desserts were excellent. Would visit again without hesitation.

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MA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Delicious beef burger and a totally beautiful building. Let down by unfriendl service .

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OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food, good size portions. We were celebrating a birthday and all the staff went out of their way to make it really special. Beautiful day, beautiful walk and beautiful meal.

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Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely location and building. Very cosy, and plenty of well trained staff on duty. All working together for the benefit of their clients.

Food was very good indeed. The Desert course a little late, but not the end of the world. It was a busy Saturday night but they coped well.

We will definitely be going back. Thanks to all.

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As regular visitors we are used to the high standards of food and service that is a feature of the Three Crowns. A very pleasant environment with friendly, helpful staff.

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SF
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Second time visiting, as the place comes recommended as one of the best restaurants in the area and we’d forgotten that we thought the food was overrated the first time around. Also the last time we were drinking so it was easier to enjoy the night as a whole, whereas this time i was pregnant so the emphasis was all on the meal.

Very nice setting, food is beautifully served, but tastes very average. We had steak, but was not the best cut, and the desserts bought us no joy at all, the fruit crumble is the worst, served with a stingy dollop of ice cream and thin layer of non-traditional crumble, the stewed fruit is so sharp it becomes unpleasant and impossible to eat. Very disappointed.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good, food was good pub food. Service could have been a bit sharper. Some staff seemed a little unenthusiastic about serving.

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LM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely place to stay and eat. This was the first time we have eaten in the bar and we actually preferred it to the main restaurant . It has a more intimate and cosy feel. The food was good and the selection of wine excellent

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AC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly staff and easy parking

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DK
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place to eat at lunch-time. Although the menu is limited this is more than compensated for by the quality of the food which was hot, beautifully presented and very tasty - what more do you need? While not cheap the values is good.

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AR
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed overnight and ate in the restaurant for my birthday earlier this week. What a find! Everything about the stay, the food, service and ambiance was impeccable.

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CS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating my daughter’s engagement and everything could not have been better! The steak was amazing. Thank you.

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AK
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Shame about the service had to go up the bar to ask several times for drinks.
Also sat waiting along time to pay the bill.
Hopefully next time will be a better experience.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food. Also great treat. The team were really helpful and Kevin went out of his way to cater for a vegan in the group

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MS
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was fab, try it with the Shiraz , highly recommended👍

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GI
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed the night and had a delicious evening meal.
Very nice staff made us feel very special

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K
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate on a Saturday night as staying at the hotel. Very good fillet steak but a bit disappointed there were not many main course options as I would have liked duck. Service good and staff cheerful and friendly. Nice atmosphere both in the bar and eating area. Nicely decorated for Christmas.

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OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, reaĺy nice ambience and lovely food.
Perfect

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L
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We have eaten here many times before and had excellant meals, however this time it wasn't up to the previous standards. The meal itself was good as they always use good quality local ingredients however we waited quite a long time for our meals to arrive and then had further waits for condiments and vegetables/side dishes which were part of the meal so the food became quickly cold which rather spoiled the overall enjoyment of the meal. We also had to wait for the wine to be served and would have expected that to be served in good time especially as we had to wait for the meals to be cooked, we did remind them we had ordered it. I had prebooked a table reservation there but when we were shown to our table it was positioned in direct line to the front door making it very draughty and uncomfortable as it was a cold day...i had to put my coat back on shortly after sitting down.....eventually we were relocated after asking twice at the reception desk if we could move to one of the other empty tables in the restaurant area, none of which had reservations on them....when we did move the waitress bringing our food to us said that table was never popular for exactly the same reasons we did not want to remain there and in her words "everyone complains about the draught there" so it wasn't just us moaning unnessesarily....not sure why they don't just rearrange the layout really as there seemed enough room to do that? The restaurant itself wasn't overly busy for a Sunday....so not sure why our experience this time wasn't as good as usual there.

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V
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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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
4 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
5 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
2 reviews
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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w
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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