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Millbrook Inn, South Pool

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Recently voted no. 48 in The Morning Advertiser's Top 50 Gastro Pubs - one of only three in Devon to make the list.
grovetown - 31 Jan 2013 16:37
Recently voted no. 48 in The Morning Advertiser's Top 50 Gastro Pubs - one of only three in Devon to make the list.
grovetown - 31 Jan 2013 16:37
A simply excellent pub. It's quaint and cosy and has a lovely feel about it.

10 of us were walking through to East Prawle and stopped here for lunch. We pre-ordered the suckling pig and it was probably the best 'paid for' roast I/we have ever eaten and was very good value. Cost was 20 a head which for the quality and volume of food was superb. The meat was soft and moist and melted in the mouth. The veg was excellent and varied (carrots, brocolli, turnip, beetroot, red onion, potatoes, parsnip, cauliflower cheese)

We were all full to the point of bursting.

There were 2 ales on (Red Rock and Driftwood) and 2 ciders (Thatchers gold and Old Rosie). We tried the Driftwood and the Thatchers and they were spot on.

The brook outside the back is delightful and all the staff were not only very friendly but very welcoming too.

Can imagine it's very busy in the summer but that's ok, you can spill out onto the quiet street outside.

Hard to beat, highly recommended.

Dylarolla - 2 Apr 2012 13:05
Lovely pub, now only does posh food (ask for some brown sauce for a laugh) beer ok.
Tightfart - 28 Jul 2010 19:51
Visited this lovely little pub on a sunny afternoon while holidaying in South Devon.
Kids loved having the brook to play in and I enjoyed the Millbrook IPA (brewed by Red Rock I think).
Well worth seeking out.
wheatstraw - 25 Jul 2010 18:42
Sooo disappointed with our visit here last week. It's two years since we have eaten here - it used to be really good up-market pub food. It has now disappeared up it's own backside. If the chef is looking for a reputation then Chiswick or the West End might be a better market. The food was undeniably good, but the portion sizes and prices were unbelievable. Not what you want after a day on the beach, walking or sailing. Beer and surroundings still excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Don't think you'll get much repeat business. What a shame.
SouthHammer - 5 Jun 2010 20:58
Came here on the sunday of the bank holiday weekend. It got pretty busy, but me and my (new) fiancee were made to feel very welcome chatting with locals and staff.
The Millbrook beer is very good, and there was a BBQ on which was attracting a lot of attention, and not without reason! The burger was the best I've had (and I've had a few!) and the steaks looked and smelled fantastic.
We had a great night, and though we don't live anywhere near the place I'll certainly be visiting again.
Pin - 7 May 2010 16:54
Another pleasant afternoon in here last Saturday: food well up to scratch; and enjoyed the Teignworthy Neap Tide and Millbrook Pale Ale muchly.
grovetown - 29 Jul 2009 12:53
In response to Elli about the delayed Jazz, I found this on the pub website: "The nature of our pub means that we get swamped on high tides and have decided to "play to the audience" when high tides occur so it may well mean that our start times will sometimes change. So please do check in advance." - sounds reasonable.
elgorrion - 18 Jun 2009 17:43
We deliberately chose this pub because it advertised Jazz after Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday. It was a huge disappointment to discover that the jazz had been postponed until the evening. There was no announcement or apology - it just didn't happen.
The pub itself is was lovely, but we were amazed to discover that there was no vegetarian option. Indeed the landlord was less than obliging in sorting out an alternative to the standard roast,
The roast lunch was very nice, but rather expensive, which would have been ok if we had been entertained with jazz afterwards, but as we weren't, it wasn't.
queenelly - 17 Apr 2009 14:38
Always do a walk to this pub for lunch, getting the ferry across from Salcombe, and never dissapointed. They source most food locally and my opinion the food has got better. Had a great burger, which was streaks ahead of any I have had in other local pubs in the area. What could be better than sunning yourself by the brook at the rear, sampling one of their local ales.
npde - 21 Jun 2008 20:21
Pleasant if expensive for a lunchtime. The bulk of the meal was made up of potatoes and bread, garlic prawns were somewhat lacking in number. Salad a
brumbyl - 3 Jun 2008 16:16
Find Anthea's review amazing. We're far from local; and have always had a pleasant time in here - with a cheery chat from the bar staff. In twice in August; and very nice too - with some decent grub from the barbie too.
grovetown - 11 Sep 2007 18:36
This pub looks lovely from the outside but the service is terrible, the worst I've ever had in Devon! After an icy reception from the barmaid for no reason (unless it was that we weren't locals) we ordered our over priced food (6 for a distinctly average sandwich) and went to sit outside on the delapidated dirty wobbly tables. When the food came, the teenage boy who brought it managed to knock my boyfriend's pint all over me and my handbag. The boy's only response was 'ug' (teenage boy speak for sorry perhaps??) My boyfriend asked for a replacement pint which was greeted with another 'ug'. We did finally get a replacement and had to drink it while the teenager sat at the next table with other staff and locals and smoked (obviously no smoking ban in South Devon) and watched me mop up the soggy items from my handbag. I'd avoid this if I was you, there are plenty of nice pubs in Devon.
anthea.nelson - 3 Sep 2007 19:40
Very nice pub in a fantastic location - best approached by (small) boat from Salcombe at high tide.

You will hit your head on a beam/ door jam. Guaranteed.
grovetown - 20 Jun 2007 17:15

Enjoyable little pub in picturesque village with
friendly landlady and staff little terrace by the stream with ducks lovely spot.
SDE - 28 Jun 2005 08:07
Had a superb meal at the Millbrook this evening. Made very welcome by Sam the bar maid and also the cook who made a special effort as my husband is allergic to several foods. 10 out of 10 for service and quality. Will definately return next year.
anonymous - 27 Oct 2004 23:35
Nice little pub, food isn't anything to write home about but the beer is good. They DON'T TAKE PLASTIC of any kind and there is no cash machine in the village either.
anonymous - 31 Aug 2004 16:45
A wee beauty in the heart of a quaint village, Southpool, that often champions in funny awards like 'Best Kept Village in Britain' blah blah. Never mind that-the Brie and Stilton Ploughmans lunch is the best kept secret in Britain. Bass out of the cask and you're guaranteed to hit your head on the way in unless you're a dust mite!
Charlie - 26 Aug 2004 17:29

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