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The Thatched Tavern Maidencombe


Dating back to the 17th century, The Thatched Tavern is a traditional, cosy, welcoming Torquay pub and restaurant with outstanding food and extensive wine and drinks menu. Located within the picturesque village of Maidencombe on the outskirts of Torquay The Thatched Tavern is a beautiful, low-ceilinged picture postcard thatched building steeped in history.

On cooler days settle in the bar and snug by the roaring log fire and in warmer months enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the landscaped gardens. Whether you are popping to the village pub to relax, meeting friends or family for lunch or dinner, or simply stopping off on a Sunday stroll you will be welcomed by our friendly team – we look forward to meeting you.

The Thatched Tavern Maidencombe
The Thatched Tavern Maidencombe


We are a family run Torquay pub, baby and dog friendly with a fabulous bar, restaurant and gorgeous landscaped garden. We pride ourselves on offering an extensive wine and drinks menu, combined with fantastic locally sourced food makes the Thatched Tavern a friendly place to eat, drink and relax.

Dog walks and cosy pub days are perfect for the Thatched Tavern and Maidencombe beach is the perfect spot for winter strolls.

Our restaurant can accommodate up to 50 guests comfortably and with doors leading off to the beautiful gardens its the perfect setting to hosts weddings, parties and family get-togethers.

The Restaurant

The restaurant has been redesigned and refurbished creating a warm, cosy, stylish atmosphere enhancing the character and charm of the 17th century cottage – creating the ultimate Devon country pub experience.

Food & Drink

We believe in keeping it simple and that great ingredients are crucial. Serving ‘modern Devon’ food made primarily from locally-sourced seasonal ingredients we have strong relationships with producers to ensure the best possible produce for our guests.

Food is served from noon, so you can even stop by for lunch. Whether it’s a light bite, or a steak you’re after, our menu features all of the delicious pub classics that you’d expect including reworked English classics with creative and tasty touches. Daily specials allow the Chefs to take advantage of fresh fish, limited availability game and kitchen garden produce, as the seasons allow. Being family focused we understand the need to provide nutritious smaller meals for little ones. We believe that kids should be able to eat the same as the adults, so we offer most of our dishes at half the size for half the cost

We have a fantastic selection of local wines and beers – no matter what your tipple, there’ll be something for you; we serve smooth draught lagers, craft beers, ciders, wine, cocktails and soft drinks – the perfect Torquay Pub experience!

The Thatched Tavern Torquay Pub Garden


There is no better way to spend a sunny afternoon or early evening than sipping on a chilled drink in the surroundings of a picturesque English garden. Relax in the landscaped gardens and admire the colourful plants and flowers whilst our attentive staff bring you food and drinks. The garden is an ideal place to unwind after a coastal walk offering shade, water for dogs and a place to explore for little ones.


We are located in Maidencombe at the bottom of the hill opposite the village green. You can get to us by foot along the coastal path from Babbacombe, renowned for its beach, downs and famous cliff railway or in the opposite direction from Shaldon via Labrador Bay.

By road – follow the Torquay to Teignmouth road B3199 and turn down Steep Hill at the Maidencombe crossroads.
By public transport – the stagecoach bus route Number 22 between Torquay and Teignmouth runs through Maidencombe.



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