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Burrator Inn, Dousland

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user reviews of The Burrator Inn, Dousland

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I was disappointed by this pub. It has a large interior and was quite busy. A few were eating. There is also a garden area with a children's play area. The ale selection does not change and consists of local staples - Dartmoor Jail Ale, Otter Amber, St Austell Tribute & Sharp's Doom Bar. I'm surprised this is in the 2018 Good Beer Guide.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Sep 2018 21:12
I used to love this pub years ago but it's gone way too modern and foody for me.
Ok for some, but not for me. We ended up sitting outside having a our beer.

montie49 - 15 Feb 2012 18:51
Have visited this pub a few times, and generally it has been OK.

I don't know if it's changed hands, because today was not a pleasant experience. Had to wait around 45 minutes for a vegetable lasagne. When it finally arrived it was lukewarm and looked like it had been poached rather than baked. Salad was dull and dry.

No specials were being served and the menu was a basic bar-meals type affair -- why it took so long I've no idea. Plenty of other tables were complaining about the long wait.

7.95 for the privilege. Ahhh that's the great british country pub for ya. To be honest I am starting to wonder what all the fuss is about. It seems every meal ordered in a 'pub' is a gamble these days and I'm not surprised the small pub is a dying breed. I can cook far superior food at home and not bother with all the agro and expensive beer. If you can find somewhere that justifies the price then good for you. I want good quality food and service – like the staff give a damn about what they’re doing. I don’t see this in Britiain. People should go and order a meal in America and you will see what I am talking about. Sorry if I’ve offended you sunday-country-walk-followed-by-expensive-lunch types but this nation needs a big reality check. Support local business? Yeah.... then get screwed over. I should have stayed in town and gone to a chain restaurant or pub... at least I'd have known what I was in for and wouldn't have to pay through the nose for it.

Summary: Good pint, dismally slow lukewarm food.

brentkrew - 13 Apr 2009 18:54
The Burrator Inn, we came across this place by chance whilst out walking on Dartmoor, we called in for lunch with our 2 children. The food and service was first class, the staff were very friendly(nothing was too much trouble) and the pub had a great feel to it, warm and inviting, especially on a cold winters day.
We look forward to returning and sampling the menu at the newly opened Badgers Restaurant.

I wish we had a pub like yours in our village!!
taffy66 - 31 Jan 2007 14:59
The burrator inn, had a wonderfull experience, my girlfriend and i were out walking on the spectacular moorland of dartmoor, when we got caught out by the weather, so we went into the burrator inn, the landlady and landlord made us feel very welcome, almost part of there family and when they saw that we were wet through they set up a table in front of there roaring fire for us, we ended up staying there for hours, we also had a fantastic meal in the new badgers restaurant, why cant more country pubs feel like this? a big thankyou
mcrt7 - 28 Jan 2007 00:27
Excellent new menu and a comfortable interior. It would have been more confortable if we could have sat near the fire on a chilly autumn evening, but the area was taken up by the people running the pub. When we called in a few weeks ago, similarly, the main bar area of focus was taken up by the ... people running the pub.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think to think that a traditional pub in the country retains its comfort for the customers. Cosmopolitan 'clubiness' doesn't bode well in rural life. Despite this (and being freezing cold) - the menu was good.
Radmoor - 19 Nov 2006 16:47

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