February 2018: Luke Fearon leaves the Treby Arms after 11 months as head chef to pursue his own venture. The Devon restaurant is planning a shift to a more casual dining format. A replacement chef has not yet been confirmed, however senior sous chef Fletcher Andrews will take temporary responsibility of the kitchen.
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“Amusingly presented food, with fantastic flavours” won huge acclaim under Anton Piotrowski for this quality gastropub (originally built for workers on Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge). But he left just as our 2018 survey was getting underway, and one early report was very mixed, hence we’ve left it unrated until we receive more reviews on its cuisine under new chef Luke Fearon.
“Since winning MasterChef Anton Piotrowski has gone from strength to strength” at this “quality gastropub on the edge of Dartmoor” (originally built for workers on Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge). The odd reporter finds the food “over-fussy”, but such reports are overwhelmed by the vast majority applauding the “exquisite dishes, particularly fish” that “amuse the mind, eyes and taste buds with every course. Oh yes, and the charming and down-to-earth service was lovely too”.
“Much, much, more than a pub – a destination”; MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski “serves food prepared and cooked with skill, flare and passion” at this “relaxed and unstuffy” spot, originally built for workers on Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge; one minor downside is that service can be “patchy” at times.
MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski’s pub (originally built by Brunel to feed workers on his nearby Royal Albert Bridge) is, by all accounts, “well worth the journey”, not least for its “amazing” six- or eight- course tasting menus; on the downside, “tables can be hard to get” nowadays.
Sparkwell, PL7 5DD
Wed & Thurs: 12pm â€“ 3pm & 6pm â€“ 11pm, Fri, Sat & Sun: 12pm â€“ 11pm
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