The Barn Owl

133 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do


Date of travel

July, 2017

Product name

The Barn Owl

Product country

Newton Abbot

Product city

Newton Abbot

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Reasons for trip

We recently had Sunday lunch here with a group from the local U3A – about a dozen people in total. The range of drinks on offer is very good, including a choice of real ales which suited me very well! The menu also has some interesting variations on the norm (see website), but being Sunday, most of us opted for the roast dinner and this seemed to please everyone who chose it.

There’s a big “however” – because, having arrived before 1pm and then ordered shortly afterwards, we didn’t get our lunch until nearly 2pm! This was partly ( but not wholly) caused by a delay on the part of some of our group in making choices, but as I have said in restaurant reviews previously, you’d think that, if they knew they had a group coming in, they’d be prepared in advance. This applies especially to roast dinners, which people are highly likely to order being Sunday, and which you might think would be more or less ready to go. The service on the dessert orders was little better, and this was a pity because the pub is an attractive old building which deserves a visit but on this occasion let itself down.

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