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Devon: The Who'd Have Thought It

Milton Combe, Yelverton , Phone: 01822 853313
www.whodhavethoughtitdevon.co.uk/index.php

Reviewed by: Panda from UK, review #3434

When: 2010

Very pretty and popular pub restaurant in charming Devon village, serving locally sourced seasonal food.

Directions: From Plymouth - Follow signs out of Plymouth on the A386 towards Tavistock. At Yelverton, continue to follow brown tourist signage for Buckland Abbey. Milton Combe is located 200yds beyond the entrance to the Abbey on the left. From Tavistock - Follow A386 out of Tavistock towards plymouth. At Yelverton, continue to follow brown tourist signage for Buckland Abbey. Milton Combe is located 200yds beyond the entrance to the Abbey on the left.

The strange name of the pub is not unique there are others with the name in other parts of the country! I used to know this as a pub rather than a restaurant, but it now seems to be mainly food oriented in the evening very popular with locals, you should book if planning for the weekend or during the summer season especially as it is not very large. The car park is around the back of the building, to the right (could do with better signposting)

The menu is not very long and changes seasonally a friend and I we were there for the beginning of the spring menu and (rather unhelpfully for the purposes of a review!) both chose the same dishes. We had the crabcakes on a wasabi sauce for a starter: three strange dome shapes in a line but delicious. Taking in to account the large main course portions, we should have shared the starter. We then had excellent, fully flavoured steaks, with roasted tomatoes, chunky chips and onion rings. The wine list is good, with a reasonable selection of wines available by the glass. Beware the large glass is very large! Im not sure Id go out of my way to go there just for the cooking good but not exceptional but the setting is absolutely lovely, in a beautiful village. The ambience is charming and friendly, as is the service. The website has sample menus to give a better idea of the range of foods available together with prices.

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