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Nigel Tabb
 Sleeping Policeman
Used to love going in here back in the day with my daddy Ray when he was still in the force
Friday, June 1, 2018Rating: rosettes

Graham Saffin
 Morchard Rd
Popped in for sunday lunch
the beef was cooked to perfection as always.
Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: rosettes

Lita Woolaway
 👻 Haunted
My Mummy drinks in here and swears it’s Haunted
Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: rosettes

Alan Devonshire
Uses to be full of locals now Grockles have moved in and ruined the pub.
Saturday, April 28, 2018Rating: No rosettes

Margaret Cappetta
 Chips? More like- Crispy empty shells. Disgusting!
Monday, April 3, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Eric Searle
With reference to me playing the organ in the Brass Monkey or the Half moon. Never played either of them. Only Played two seasons in the TALBOT INN. And I can't visualize Mr Fred Medland in a Tu tu. I think I have only had a drink about twice in the moon. And never been in the Brass Monkey. The Blue Anchor was my local. Be interested to know who the captain is ?? Cheers Eric Searle now retired professional musician. Organist/Band leader. 😎🐶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎹🎹🎹🎵.
Saturday, March 25, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Shirley collins
Just stayed in a lodge with my mum and sisters near this pub what a find great service .food was fab plenty of it Sunday roast a must all freshly cooked will definitely visit when down that way again Shirley from w.s.m
Tuesday, October 4, 2016Rating: rosettes

 I drank here back in the early to mid 1990's
I drank in this pub when I stayed in Seaton way back in the early to mid 1990's.

The beer was good, it had a nice relaxed atmosphere and there was a local guy back then who was a double of Lee Marvin apart from his English accent.

He would have been about 60 to 65 years of age back then and he lived in Seaton.

He drank at this pub several times a week.

I am from Australia.

I will be coming back for a holiday in the area in 2017 so I will drop in for a few pints of the local beer.

Good luck to the new managers.

All the very best.
Saturday, March 19, 2016Rating: rosettes

 “Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars on Trip Advisor
After coming here a few weeks ago for a sunday lunch, that was delicious and excellent value for money, we decided to try the pie and pint which is on every Thursday! I have to say it was amazing, everything homemade and brilliant portion sizes! Everyone is so friendly, will definitely be returning! Highly recommend to everyone!
Thursday, January 7, 2016Rating: rosettes

John Scotter
 Formerly known as The Hunters Inn
This Pub has changed it's name from The Hunters Inn to the Cavalier. Still great beers and atmosphere.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015Rating: rosettes

Sarah Robinson
 We will return !
Visited this pub with friends while on holidays, what can I say! It's like walking into someone's living room, a bit of a strange smell, very quirky with chamber pots and jugs hanging from the ceiling. George the dog rolled over for me to tickle his belly then promptly tried to take my arm off. The landlady found this as amusing as we did and was heard to say bloody tourists, they think he's ok until he has a piece of them. The parrot was wandering freely but we were warned not to touch him by a fellow drinker as he too bites, I think it's possible that the landlady does too. The drinks were flat and we soon discovered that the strange smell was George peeing everywhere at will. We only stayed for one drink but would we go back? YES! We laughed so much and will talk about it for ages. It will be one of our first stops if we are ever back in brixham lol!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015Rating: rosettes

 Phone number 01363 777873 is correct

01363 777873 is the correct phone number
Tuesday, July 14, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Yvonne and Peter Heath
 Fantastic Pub
Came back to Brixham after many years,and found The best pub ever.Landlady Pat what a great lady,she played all the old songs for us,great conversation and as for George and Mr Tibbs what can we say. Worth the walk up. The hill to. Get there,( taxi back)you just have to make it a must while staying in Brixham.
Sunday, June 28, 2015Rating: rosettes

Charlie C
 Fantastic carvery,excellent and friendly service.
We've been coming to the Bowd Inn for many years with varying degrees of satisfaction but I have to say the current management team are doing a fantastic job. The pub is vibrant again with an outstanding carvery on offer every day and a level of service and quality to match,well done to all concerned! Great experience.
Sunday, January 11, 2015Rating: rosettes

Went in on a Monday Afternoon with a friend and my children. As we walked in half the electrics weren't turnt on in the pub but due to the kids being hungry we decided to sit down. On tying to order a Fosters I was told the pump was off. I asked what selection of bottled beer they had, we were told the fridges weren't working, the lady behind the bar then tried to pour me a Carling which was just pure froth so I settled for a glass of coke. We ordered our food(which was 80% cremated and terribly presented) at the bar and chose what we thought was a nice table in the beer garden. Not realising at the time they had very recently painted these tables with no signs stating not to sit on them, ruining my sons and my clothes. When we confronted the staff they just didn't care, the only thing I was offered was a filthy tea towel to attempt to clean ourselves up, no apology or even a sniff of a refund. After speaking with the staff we realised that we weren't actually the first people to have sat in the wet paint and I can only assume they got the same response we did! So as well as ruining our day, our clothes and serving us shit food they were not polite or at all hospitable. I strongly recommend anyone thinking of going and eating here to turn around, walk to Tesco and buy yourself a sandwich and sit on the beach because you will enjoy it a lot more and have alot less hassle!
Monday, April 14, 2014Rating: No rosettes

 A visit here is a must
Visited this pub new years day and then again the next day whilst spending new year in Brixham.. Love this pub and can't wait to go back in a few weeks. Pat is a fantastic landlady and George the dog and Mr Tibbs the parrot are great.
Saturday, April 12, 2014Rating: rosettes

Does it have wifi? I have spent ages here when I was younger, eating, drinking and bowling! (They have a skittles alley and book corner in the basement!)
Saturday, April 12, 2014Rating: rosettes

Jo binstead
 Fantastic lunch
We visited the PIg on the Hill for lunch last week and had the most amazing food.
The staff were really friendly and welcoming although they were clearly rushed off their feet, we were made to feel really welcome. Thankyou for a lovely meal.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014Rating: rosettes

Tracy Sutton
 What a great pub
Oh Pat what can I say, except you made our stay in brixham fantastic, you made us feel at home( I think George liked me aswell) and ebony our Labrador fitted in just perfectly.Garry my husband enjoyed a few good life chats with everyone, we even booked 2 extra nights.Mr Tibbs is adorable.We will certainly be visiting again.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014Rating: rosettes

Pete smith
 Best pub
I have been using this pub since 2003 when i started to come to Seaton for my holidays.The pub is clean and has very good bar staff the management are also very cheerful.As for the food it is excellent it is made from local produce the portions are plentiful and all served with a cheerful smile the beer is also kept well with a good selection.I would recommend this pub if you are in seaton
Sunday, August 25, 2013Rating: rosettes

Brian Williams
 Maritime Inn Brixham
Travelled to Brixham this week, as my holiday in Paris had been cancelled by Travel Agents. Best thing that could have happened. I spent some time at the Maritime Inn, and it lived up to all expectations. George the dog only bit four people, Mr. Tibbs the parrot bit only one (but made it hurt !). Pat the landlady bit no-one, but you sensed it was only a matter of time ! She runs a wonderful REAL pub, with lovely friendly people. I will be booking to stay at the Maritime later in the year. Thank goodness for life's eccentrics ! And Paris ? Forget it ! Travel Agents did me a favour ! It'll be Brixham from now on.
Sunday, August 18, 2013Rating: rosettes

Paula Davies
The ‘Pig on the Hill’ near Westward Ho!, has reopened its doors after seven months of work to re-fashion the venue. Matt Samuels has launched the new look pub with a vision to build a reputation for fine food .
Wednesday, July 3, 2013Rating: rosettes

 A fantastic traditional pub
This is a jewel of a local pub with friendly landlord/landlady and staff; you can always enjoy a good home cooked meal; live good music every week and good friendly atmosphere with everyone who frequents the pub. the prices are good too. what more can you ask for!
Saturday, April 13, 2013Rating: rosettes

Jacalyn brown
 A real pub
The kings arms seaton is one of the only pubs where you can still practice the art of conversation.A good local pub ,family owned ,employing local people and dishing up good honest food all from local suppliers well done angie,Kevin and all the staff keep up the good work!,,
Saturday, March 9, 2013Rating: rosettes

Mary Lowles
 Pub restaurant
Excellent meals, both lunchtime and evening. Sunday carvery meat and vegetables suberb.
Many compliments to the chef and staff!
Wondeful to have our 'local' back up and running so well - what fantastic new management!
Sunday, December 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Friday, October 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Friday, October 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

David Tabb Brixham
 Fish Supper
Nice fish supper with mother last night.
Thursday, October 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dennis Ash
 happy days
I remember when i used to have this pub it was called the Half Moon
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

The Beeton Family
 Castanet Nights
Last Thursdays Spanish theme night was brilliant
Everybody dressed up
I went as Francisco Franco the former Spanish leader my wife dressed up as Arantxa Sanchez the tennis player my youngest daughter dressed up as Catherine of Aragon my eldest daughter went as Queen Isabella and my middle daughter went dressed as Miram Clegg (Nick Cleggs wife) My Son went dressed as Sir Francis Drake and my son in law dressed up as Fernando Torres and my daughter in law dressed up as a Nun .
Even the landlord was dressed up as King Phillip.
We all had Paella to start with then i went for the Cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig) my son had the same. which was very tender and very nice and filling.
My wife went for the Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician Occtopus) with Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns) She ate the lor didnt even give me a prawn.
My Eldest daughter and my son in law went for the Jamon Iberico and chorizo (Iberian ham and spicey sausage) which they loved.
My other two daughters had the Pescado frito (fried fish) with chips the greedy little tinkers. and finally my son had Patatas Bravas that's fried potatoes in spicey sauce to you gourmet philistines. it was a lovely evening we all were up dancing the Flamenco with the Spanish dancers must of the pub had a dance with our Spanish visitors. one of them even serenaded my wife with Spanish eyes it was a great night and am looking forward to next months Serbian And Croatian Night.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dennis Cornish Stoke Gabriel
Nice pub with a nice Garden
with some chilled out views.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

The landlady is a great laugh and looks like a young Prunella Scales.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stuart Hughes
 Very Nice Evening
Had a fantastic meal saturday night.
My wife managed to get us in because someone cancelled lovely atmosphere and the place was packed, we both went for the spaghetti bolognese on the two for one offer washed down with a Dow's 2007 vintage.
perfect will call again if they can fit us in.
Monday, September 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Brian Pitney
 Never Again
This place has gone down hill big time. We visited a few days ago for lunch. Bearing in mind that this is still the holiday season, the place was almost empty.Maybe that should have been enough of a reason to have turned around and walked out, but we decided to stay. What follows is an honest review of our experience.
Firstly, we chose a window seat, as we've done on previous visits - the window which presumably leaks was patched up with black gaffer tape! Now, bearing in mind my earlier comment that the place was almost empty, we were still able to tell what the previous diners had eaten, because most of it was still on the carpet. The Barman, who had as much charisma as a piece of wood and wasn't rushed off his feet could have picked up a dustpan and brush and cleaned the floor. This place takes self service to a new level - you have to get your own cutlery from trays, it is a lottery as to whether the cutlery has actually been through the dishwasher! We placed our food order with the bored out of his skull barman, who hasn't been taught to say please or thank you, or as you will read later sorry. Our order arrived and was wrong, the chef (who doubles as a waiter) blamed the barman for the mix up, however the barman had taken down the order correctly, we can therefore only assume the chef / waiter couldn't actually read. To add insult to injury some of the desserts we ordered weren't available, we did get a refund for that and a kind of mumbled apology from the barman.
My advice to anyone dining in Seaton is to find somewhere else to eat. I will never visit this place again.
Saturday, September 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Hook & Parrott
 N. Booth
Yes you are right in what you say..
........................ you are simply someone.
as in simple like a brainless sheep who follows the cronies.

A word of advice
try taking youur head from outside your mates bottom .you might see things a bit clearer.

Saturday, September 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Saturday, September 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

N Booth
 Not very happy
I am simply someone who visited a long time ago and visted again recently who has shared an opinion of dismay here. I am not part of any grudge match or drug dealing, thank you.
Friday, September 21, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Hook & Parrot-Seaton
 Grudge ?
My staff are not lazy and are very happy.
Please ignore some of the previous comments from people i had to ban for Drug dealing
i am nit going to mention names but
no more lies please and let me try and make a go of my buissness.
Friday, September 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

N Booth
This pub used to be run by Richard and Shirley Greenacre and it was one of the best pubs in what used to be a busy and prosperous Seaton!!

The food was fantastic, the staff were well trained and friendly and it held its own in its prime location on the seafront and was always busy!! A real home from home!

Now, it is a complete dive and the landlord/lady should be ashamed. The staff are lazy and miserable, the food shows a complete lack of interest and the beer is over priced without cause. I wouldn't recommend this pub to a raving alcoholic who knew no better than drinking in a gutter. It is rank and is not at all contributing to the community.

Please, if you are part of this pub, help to make a change for the community, for Richard and Shirley who worked so hard in the past to make it what it once was and for your own good!
Friday, September 21, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Paul Brewer
We visited this pub because it used to be splendid, my partners uncle and aunty were looking forward to visiting it again after having lovely meals in previous visits, but the food was pretty poor, my steak was over done, my partners brothers burger was brought out with cheese when he specifically asked for no cheese, fish and chips were brought out with peas not beans. The décor was horrible, big stains on the furniture, tears in the fabric, dirt on the carpet. Then they ran out of deserts, the chef and barmen had a row about who mucked up our order, would definitely not be visiting again.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lyn is no longer the landlady the very sexy Jan is now in charge and she keeps us boys on our toes.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dennis Cornish Stoke Gabriel
 nice boys
Dunnno me ansome but ive been coming in here for years, nice bunch of boys do anything for you.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

William L. Kopsch
 How long has the Queens Arms been in operation?
I was told by my late mother that her grandmother (my great grandmother) Alexina E. Hutchings lived in Totnes until her death in 1939. My mother told me that Alexina (also called Plexina) and her family ran the Queens Arms until sometime around her death. My grandmother Biddy Louise Hutchings Robjohns was Alexina's daughter. Biddy emigrated to the USA wih her husband in 1911 and left her mother and five siblings in England. Is it possible that this is the Queens Arms that Alexina Hutchings and her family ran? Alexina's husband (my great grandfather) was in the Royal Navy and died at the age of 36 (1893) while diving in (deep sea diving gear) to accomplish repairs on his ship.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tracey White
 Memorial night
Sister and me went in friday night to see a band
had a memorial night,even got chatted up by the gorgeous guy behind the counter.
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

This public house use to be good. We decided to visit for a meal on Sunday. Ordered food got two drinks .The windows were dirty, table stickie, Finished our drinks still no food ,went to bar and ordered two more drinks,Asked how long for food , soon. Over hour later no food still came out. Asked for our money back. I will say that they need to bleach the mugs for hot drinks , as there were dirty. I will be honest and say i was please the food did not come out. As the whole pub needs a good clean and refurbishemnet,
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dennis Cornish(Stoke Gabriel)
 Sexy Boy x
Had a really nice afternoon yesterday.
And the strapping young lad behind the bar as well as being cute was very chatty and helpfull worth going in just to see him flex his biceps.
Monday, September 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

James Carthy
 value for money
Had a delightful brunch and for £3.00 i thought the food was tasty and value for money.
And the girl who erved u was very polite and very pretty
dhe is my niece and works very hard. she will soon be going to university.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Why do they not try to do something with this pub.It used to be a friendly clean pub with brilliant bar staff.Now dead as a you know what,dirty sticky tables and food that you wouldn't give to a dog.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Disgraceful customer service, I was with friends, have servere allergies so couldn't eat anything from the menu, the next thing I know the owner's telling me I should buy something if i'm sitting in the pub as he has to 'pay bills' 10 other paying customers were there so its not as if i'm going to be using half the national grid sat in a seat drinking a glass of water!! was appauled.
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Nick Bye
 Proper landlady
When i used to live in the area this was always one of my favourite pubs and Pat is the saltof the earth
a proper landlady.
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

ken Warrington
Where to start...taste the beer but don't dare complain....smell the carpet, dog wee... listen to the foul mouth of Pat.landlady...suffer her smoking behind the bar.
Upside! play find the locals ...speaks for it's self.
Sunday, September 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

the dartmoor quaffer
Great Real Ale Pub, ever changing guest ales, all kept and served well, but dont expect the ales to be cheap.
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Hip Hip Hooray 4 Jan
 Queen Jan
great landlady great pub
Jan is like a grand mother to me and long make she reign.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Lisa Buley
Fantastic pub with a great atmosphere .
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

David Tabb
 nice tits
landlady had rather huge nipples poking through her jumper
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Steve (local not a crockle)
Lyn is a very sexy lady and is a lot younger than that and a gream girl and a honey.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Len Davey Exeter
 La Da Dee
As someone who has been in hundreds of pubs in the Westcountry i must agree This pub is down to earth and Pat is a lovely women who reminds me of my mum.
Monday, August 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

mrs congerton
Best pub iv ever had the pleasure to be served in.Very nice lady lots of fun a must to visit
Sunday, August 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr P Congerton
After seeing the programme fish town,We decided that while on holiday in Brixham we would check out the Maritime,Where Pat the landlady made us VERY WELCOME in what is a traditional pub set back in time like walking into your front room.So much atmosphere created by one special lady who put's the GREAT back into Britain. A Pleasure to meet and A MUST TO VISIT.
Sunday, August 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

absolutely disgusting. Microwaved food with grubby tables and an awful rude fat bloke who just sat there the whole time. Take this advice. AVOID AVOID AVOID!
Saturday, July 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Food was awful, if you like Tesco Value microwave food you may enjoy it as it tasted just the same.
Saturday, July 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Debbie Moore-Taylor
 What more do you want ?
always eat here at least twice a week,
the sea food is always fresh daily from down the road at Brixham the cellar beer is kept well with great views over the river dart
give it a try.
Thursday, July 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Thursday, July 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Alan Luxton
Everybody is related they all have the same head and you can hear a pin drop if you are a stranger as you walk in but the food is top notch and cheap so i eat here every night.
Thursday, July 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Brian---Morgans Quay
 Lancashire Lyn
Oh give over you misery's
You are talkin about the lovely and funny Lyn
This is a local's pub and Lyn joins in with the banter.
Infact her specialaty is
Lancashire Lyn and her amazing flying fanny farts
she's a great laugh and we all love her.
Thursday, July 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Not very lady- like.
After playing golf at near by Shaldon
Had some time to kill
so me and my mate went in for a quickie.
Pub was busy and will give the Brass Monkey their due they keep a good pint and it's cheap.
All of a sudden the elderly northern lady with glasses working behind the bar shouted listen everybody
so the whole pub turned round to face her.
Then she lifted up her leg and let out a huge man - like fart
It stunk so we drank up and left.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Malcolm In Northwich
It's the same with surf boards, i went to Newquay last year by train
took mt surf board no problem.
on the return journey me and my girlfriened were told the train did not have any insurance to take our boards back on.
what is it with Wurzle Rail.
Monday, July 16, 2012Rating: No rosettes

The Scott Family (Dudley )
 Sad End to Holiday
Had a great Weekend staying at the Teignmouth inn at Dawlish
only ruined when told my father in law could not take his mobility scooter back on the train.
we had travelled from Birmingham on the train with and was told it wouldnt be a problem.
but no The Devon Railworkers must have their own lawes. totaly ruined our holiday. love Devon and Cornwall sadly will not be returning.
Monday, July 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Joe king
The bloke behind the bar at this place is a complete asshole. He was rude, moody and just shit at his job. Never once said please or thanks. In fact I don't think he even spoke to serve me, he just starred at me like a complete mong. Food was awful. Ordered a6 ounce burger that was no more than 3. sauce was not put in burger. Mayo and bbq missing.tea spoon size of coleslaw. I really cannot believe this place. I would only go back for one reason......To give the asshole behind the bar a slap!
Sunday, July 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Brass Monkey
Full of Chavs and Chavettes from the nearby councill estate who have more blackeyes than brain cells.
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dave Bloomfield
 If i had the money
If I Had the money i would buy the Sturt club as it is a top venue for darts.
also i would bring back the strippers on the sunday lunch time as this was alwats popular amongst the young farm hands.
could be a little gold mine.
Saturday, June 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr Vine
 Get on the shoties
had a top night out in Exmouth at the Heavitree.
Banging music and loads of clunge.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bob Bunton
 Filthy Mouth Spoilt my day
Took my elderly parents in for a quick pint while waiting for the train.
embbarassed by the land lady who talkd none stop about sex didnt care who was listining and making crude remarks about men and womens genetils and men's bits was shocked as she must have been about 60.
wont ever go back in the Brass Monkey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tricia McCosker

I went to eat in the Kings Arms last night 25th April and to listen to the duet who were playing. I had heard good things about the food, ambience and entertainment. Hence I was really looking forward to a great evening. The food was good and people were friendly.
However during the time the musicians were playing, when a member of the audience decided to dance...along with my husband(whom I have been separated from for 5 years..this was our 1st holiday together since and was also his birthday) the singer showed obvious anger, by his demeanour, for the fact they had deigned to get up and dance.He made more than one comment to show his disagreement with their actions, at times swearing off mike but loud enough for me to hear, sitting 10 feet away, and literally telling them to sit down.
In turn this caused me to feel anxious and concerned about what may happen if they didn't obey him!
In my opinion the happy atmosphere in the pub changed and I felt a tension, resulting in my evening being spoilt.
I feel so strongly about this that it has prompted this message.
I suggest that the singer should be spoken to by management about his attitude to customers and the fact pointed out that people visit your establishment to relax and have an enjoyable evening and not to be bullied into submission when they are not sitting in the manner he wants them to.
Otherwise it should be made clear to customers that no dancing is allowed. My husband said that last year there were several people dancing without a problem.
The duet were really good but unfortunately, this marred their performance and resulted in me not purchasing a CD, which I had fully intended to do.
Kind regards
An unhappy Nurse.
Thursday, April 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

julie kosmala
 lovely traditional pub
stayed for three days,bedroom and bathroom spotlessly clean.pat was absolutely charming.neither pat or her pets tried to bite my head off.had a fantastc time.l
Friday, April 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

david chilcott
 good time had by all
having seen the maratime on fish town and reading some of the bad feedback,the wife and i decided to go all hog and say at the maratime for the weekend and i can say its the best time we have had for a long time. pat the landlady was great along with the dog and parrot neither of which bit us i would recommend this old world pub to anyone
Friday, April 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

 From someone who lives in Brixham.
What to say? Well there is a foul-mouthed, drunken hag of a landlady who keeps a scruffy pub that the locals ( yes, I am a local who lives on Windmill Hill, Brixham) steer clear of. I recommend that, if you are bold enough to venture in, to check your change as she is usually so full of whiskey she will possibly get it wrong, (but always in her favor.) The scruffy old dog George that has free range of the pub is known to bite so be wary of it. As for the parrot, well, it is a feathered version of the landlady. Unless you won`t complain about the shoddy service, foul beer & language that would make a fisherman cringe, or you are a family member, you won`t feel too welcome here.
Thursday, March 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Excellent Food 20/02/12
Stayed in the area for a short break weekend just gone Food was lovely and friendly staff great pub will go back when in the area.
Monday, February 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tony Wood
 What a shock
Visited because of the mixed reviews and I wanted to see for myself.
Oh yes! and I did. Dirty glasses, monkey beer and doubtful origin wines, out of date crisps. Landlady you think at first is fun but she ain't...see her when someone gives her apint back because it ain;t good stuff and see her face, here her mouth and keep low. The dog bits if you touch his back without any warning and the land lady gives you a mouthful for trying out a bit of kindness on the dog. The truth is in the game 'spot a local' because there are not any.
Funny thing with the good reviews most have the name Sedden, I found this to be the landlady's name. Not exactly Smith or Jones is it. Sorry not for me after a day on the loo. Rating 1 just for the experience.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Pig on the Hill
This wedding was not offically confirmed in writing and emails were returned when we tried to make contact, please see our website www.pigonthehill.com for our lastest news!
Sunday, January 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Beautiful Meal and Excellent Serice
I have been to the bowd now on many different occasions. Some with small groups some as much larger functions and on all occasions the food and service has been excellent. Yes the portions are a bit small but when having a three course meal they are the perfect size and feel you up with out making you feel sluggish. It beats all other Sidmouth pubs and restaurants hands down!
Monday, January 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Terrible Christmas Lunch 25/12/11
Booked for Christmas Lunch and reserved a window table. On arrival tables were occupied so had to sit down on another table. Had to get your own drinks. Starters came out relatively quick (bought out by a dirty apron wearing chef) in a huge wine glass which was packed with prawns and little lettuce and no lemon. Then main course came out over 45 minutes later another couple were waiting as well. when it came out it was cold and uninspiring and when we asked for cranberry was told oh no we don't have that?? errr its traditonal. Left most of it as a large proportion was unedible. The chef came back in and took the plates closely followed by a rather drunk and beer swiging lady barmaid who was off her face, who kept asking if we had ordered christmas pud. When it finally arrived all i can say was Asda childs size microwave pudding and surrounded by a whole tin of custard which was way too hot and again inedible. Would not go back. Disgusting food, rude barmaid and dirty scruffy chef.
Saturday, December 31, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 As seen on German TV
Your Pub/Restaurant was featured on ZDF TV , Saturday Nov 26,as I was watching the German station on satellite. A Rosamunde Pilcher film was showing.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Steve Linham
 What a find.
Saw the maritime on skys fish town,we live in ashburton and have been by it loads of time,decided we had to go in,and so glad we did,its the best pub ive been in in a long time,the landlady was fantastic,the dog was mad,and the parrot fantastic,the atmosphere second to none,a real gem,if we lived in brixham,which is on the cards ,this would be our local,bloody fantastic,
Wednesday, November 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

conniu anws
good food but waiter is rude and so is the woman bar staff so unfriendly and cold just like her son
Saturday, November 12, 2011Rating: rosettes

After having are wedding booked with the pig on the hill for 8 month, we have been cancelled on. Waited 2month for menu, which never got. Staff kept saying they lost my number, wrote it down for them more then 4 times including email, which they had a could have contacted me on. USELESS!

6 months (1 month before invites to go out, and still waiting on menu) before the wedding got this email- Thank you for your email.

As I am sure you know, your wedding is taking place on the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. This will be an extremely busy time for the pub and
we have therefore decided that we cannot host your wedding. I am sure you will find a more suitable venue and we should like to wish you good luck on your big day.

Best regards

The Pig on the Hill

Wedding booked BEFORE the Jubliee date come out!, now having to run around trying to find a venue for Jubliee weekend (impossible) and may even have to cancel wedding all together! NIGHTMARE! STAY AWAY!
Saturday, November 12, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Liz B
 We did go back - oh dear!
Went back for another jazz evening and this time it was a lot busier and a lot less efficient. Long delays for the food to come out, apparently complicated because one of had a starter and hadn't told the waitress we had finished!
Food was nicely cooked & presented but it wasn't a relaxed evening - such a shame after a promising beginning.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Ron Miles
 Exelent Pub, great food.
New phone number: 01404 813704
Monday, September 5, 2011Rating: rosettes

Liz B
 More recent review
Visited the Bowd a few weeks ago when there was a jazz event on. Four of us sat down to a very well priced and well presented meal, beautifully cooked and served by friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The jazz was fantastic although the pub wasn't very busy as it was the start of the Sidmouth Folk Frstival but we will certainly be back.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

James Woods
 Surly and basic
A quirky and unusual building/pub that initially evokes a warm South Devon welcome to anyone crossing its threshold. However, book a room for the night and that illusion very quickly disappears in a puff of wooden galleon gun smoke. The rooms are basic and actually quite clean but the service and other usual nice to haves, that one expects of a B&B, are shocking. A curmudgeonly and surly scouse land lady, when not nursing a hangover, puts you at ill ease and makes the simplest request seem herculean. All in all a very poor experience in a such an otherwise lovely part of South Devon.
Sunday, July 24, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jonathan Stott
 Excellent Food
Visited here 23rd June 2011, had Garlic Mushrooms to start, which came quickly and hot and tasted fantastic, then choose the Lamb on creamy mash and this was even better, came hot and with red cabbage with green beans, lamb was succulent and virtually fat free and was in my opinion the best I have tasted, the kids had home cooked chicken goujons and home cooked style chips and they were equally excellent, don’t be put off by dining area being bland the food is by far the best I have had in ages and I eat out quite a lot and to get everything just right was a great achievement and this place need the recognition it deserves and prices are very reasonable for such great quality food.
Friday, June 24, 2011Rating: rosettes

 New refurbishment
The ring o bells westalvington Kingsbridge tq73pg 01548 857227 has had a a full refurbishment with 4 letting rooms available June the bar and restaurant is open all day 7 days a week the new management Vicky and Jon bell with there family are pleased to reopened on the 28th of may 2011 and are taking bookings
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

 New refurbishment
The ring o bells westalvington Kingsbridge tq73pg 01548 857227 has had a a full refurbishment with 4 letting rooms available June the bar and restaurant is open all day 7 days a week the new management Vicky and Jon bell with there family are pleased to reopened on the 28th of may 2011 and are taking bookings
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

William Sanders
 Ghastly Experience
Went to this Pub in December with friends. Ordered a meal which arrived in good time on a plate which looked like an inverted sunhat. Very deep centre section where the food sat all cramped in the centre of the plate surrounded by the edge of the plate which was few inches wide and totally unsuitable to put food on. I was very disappointed with this whole meal (quantity) and presentation. I let this experience go and put it down to a one off bad experience.
I had forgotten the above and went again this last week. The same thing happened again. Terrible plates, poor presentation, quantity of food for the price very poor.
Observation: Very Expensive....
Observed a group of people 60+ Who came in and sat down looked at the menu for a few minutes. They must have seen the silly prices so they got up and left. I should have done this also but unfortunately I had already ordered my meal. Never Again...
The Blue Ball wins hands down....
Thursday, April 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

shelley and kev
what a lovely down to earth landlady and a great old fashioned pub, i recommend a stay here if your visiting devon, meet the famous mr tibbs the parrot and enjoy the great atmos
Sunday, April 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

Miranda & Ben
 Value for money
We are travelling from Penzance to Lyme Regis camping, we visited the Bowd last night on our way to setting up camp,
this has been the best meal we have had on our trip, home cooked, huge portions and very reasonably priced, will certainly be visiting the Bowd again and recommending it to our friends.
Huge play area for the children and dog friendly!!

Thank you and good luck to the new proprietors who we found friendly and very welcoming.

Saturday, August 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Laura Simpson
 Thank you
We have a very similar destination pub in Bristol and came away for a few days with the family, we had dinner at the Bowd and found it exceptional, we all had steak, it was cooked to perfection, thank you for an enjoyable evening!!! The Eton Mess was amazing, we have certainly picked up a few tips! Will be visiting again in March.

Laura & Mark
Saturday, August 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Phil and Mel
 Happy staff happy customers
The atmosphere at The Bowd is lovely. The staff are bright and sunny and the decor is welcoming. The food has improved so much over the last few months, I had the best steak ever!! At last they have brought us quality local food at decent prices. The new staff members are charming, a GREAT improvement all round, the new owners deserve a big thumbs up!!!
Friday, August 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

 The New Owners Have Made a Big Difference
Visited the Bowd Inn in Sidmouth last week and was very pleasantly surprised. New Decor which is warm and inviting, new menus which are great and the whole place is so much more inviting. I had the steak which was spot on! Definitely recommended!
Thursday, August 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

We visited the Bowd Inn today and had a fantastic meal we all loved the choice of food for adults and children.The bar and waiting staff were all very welcoming polite and helpful. We also met the owner’s who have Lhasa apso dogs they brought down their puppy and the children fell in love instantly, they were a very friendly couple. After lunch the children let off steam in the great play area We will be going back again very soon.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Denise Brown
 Lovely evening at the charming Bowd Inn
As it was my mum's 80th birthday we decided to take her out for dinner to the Bowd Inn. We haven't been to the Bowd since Mother's day and must say we were pleasantly surprised with the new decor,menu and excellent service we received. We had the exmoor rump steak which was very tender, I must say was one of the best steaks I have ever had and Mum was delighted with her Lyme bay crab cakes, we loved the fact that they now use fresh local produce and reasonably priced we will certainly be going back there again.

Denise & Dave Brown
Monday, August 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Bowd Inn, Sidmouth
We have been going to the Bowd Inn for many years, but will not be returning. The attitude of the male bar person - Neil maybe his name, is to say the least appalling. We had a problem with the food we ordered and pleasantly asked to see the manager. A woman, who I believe is the proprietor's wife was very wishy-washy with my complaint, so I asked to speak to the chef. He appeared with an air of utter arrogance and rudeness. It turned out he WAS the proprietor and the woman prevoiusly mentioned was his wife. The bar lady who was there has always been so polite and helpful, but the barman, on this occassion - so rude. I just wonder when so many businesses are trying to survive in this day and age that people who take these type of businesses on, cannot stop and look at where they are going so wrong with their attitude to the GBP and holiday visitors. I will never come back again to a pub that I have known and been to for many years, it has not been the same lovely olde worlde pub for the past few months, maybe a year since these arrogant, non-professional people took on the place. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
Saturday, August 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

I am a local to the town of Sidmouth, and I have personally been going to the Bowd Inn for quite some years now. The previous owners had the Bowd just right with a fast efficent menu which was good value for money, and the service was excellant. However since the new owners have arrived, I feel that the menu is fussy and NOT in keeping with the age of the pub, and would be better suited in a small bistro place. As a local, over the summer months I have noticed it was alot quiter within the pub and it's large garden area compared to other years where it was always so packed it was a huge struggle to even locate a table, which proves to me that something has gone badly wrong with the place. However some changes I do agree with, which is the decor, yes it is warm and welcoming, but would be extremely nice if the owners matched and adopted the same attitude. I wiill not be visiting this public house again. Very disappointed.
Saturday, August 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Been going to the ship for some years and the location is great the place is great the service & Food is going down hill burnt. Only interested in serving the drunks who hang about swearing. Make up your mind Family Pub or a Boozer. Bring back the smile & service.
Friday, August 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

Belinda Jane Coe
As the new proprietors of the Bowd Inn we were very concerned about the last comment that was added on Sunday 25th July 2010.

We can assure you that over the last 6 months we have really turned this pub around, by decorating adding warmth and charm. The menu has been changed using all local productts and most of our dishes are prepared and cooked to order which is proving to be very popular with our customers.

After investigating Sunday evening we are sorry that we did not meet her expectations on this occassion. However, after our staff meeting we found that this lady was served spaghetti instead of penne, which we do apolgise as the waitress was not aware that we had sold out of penne and was substituted by spaghetti.

It was my evening off and I had committments with my children and although I briefly went ito the bar and over heard this lady talking to 2 members of staff, I felt they were dealing with her appropriately, giving her apologies and complimentary drink, therefore did not find it necessary to interrupt.

I am aware that this lady demanded to speak to the head chef, who is not the proprietor, and that his attitude may have been a little short which we do apologiise, unfortunately he had been working under a lot of pressure after a very busy evening and as we all know chefs can be rather strerssful!

We do respect everyones feedback, so if you have any comments please let us know.

email: thebowdinn@live.co.uk

Wednesday, July 28, 2010Rating: rosettes

mrs rider
 what a sad end to a good day
me and my family visted the bowd inn today with some friends and placed an order for food. we have been coming to this pub for 8 years and we will never go back here again . when our food come out we was told that they had ran out of the type of pasta we was ment to have and gave us a different type and the rest of the food was cold we did say at the time but nothing was done apart from they heated the kids food up,i went in to talk to the girl behind the bar who was very nice and there was a lady there too, when the lady left i asked to see the manager to be told that lady stood there was the manager i was in shock !!!!!!! and the girl said the lady has just drove off out ummmmmmmmmmm so i asked to see the chef who was the rudest man you could ever meet he didnt even say sorry all he said was well i had 75 checks on at the time your order come in and when i said i would never come back he said good and that if people like me want to complain then he would more than happy for then never to come bk i also said you cant say that to customers and told him to go bk to his kitchen and i would take it up with the boss later and he told me to leave the pub . all i can say is i would be glad to leave this pub as its clear there are new people running this pub and its a dear shame as it was once a fantastic place to go. i was told by one of the girls that the chef is the new owner so be aware that the new people dont care about what the customers want or how they feel this is the worst i have ever come across avoid this pub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Waited nearly an hour and the pub was empty.Had half a chicken which was burnt to a cinder.There was absolutely no meat left to eat.Complained and was told the chef had ordered incorrectly and had got quarter portions.Offered to do another portion but I had already waited long enough.Was given a couple of drinks which I suppose equated to the meal cost.Just reminded me of Fawltyu Towers with the landlord/barman going out to the kitchen and complaining to the chef which we sussed was his wife !!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Waited nearly an hour and the pub was empty.Had half a chicken which was burnt to a cinder.There was absolutely no meat left to eat.Complained and was told the chef had ordered incorrectly and had got quarter portions.Offered to do another portion but I had already waited long enough.Was given a couple of drinks which I suppose equated to the meal cost.Just reminded me of Fawltyu Towers with the landlord/barman going out to the kitchen and complaining to the chef which we sussed was his wife !!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

J Currie
Went there this week with a friend. As a student it was in our price range, and we both really enjoyed our meals.
We ordered what we thought would be enough for 2, but it was enough for 3-4 people and shows the great value of money in this place.
The staff and the atmosphere were really friendly- would deffiantly go again!
Saturday, June 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

The new management have arrived. A new start for both pub, Land Lord & Land Lady. I'm sure both regulars and visitors will not feel let down in anyway by either service, food or beer.

A big welcome to Bob & Sara
Tuesday, June 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

M & N Short
 Poor Attitude
Waited over 40 mins for 2 Sunday Lunches - it was not even busy !
When we complained we were told the wait was because the food had been cooked on the Saturday !!!
Got our money back with no apology. Would not recommend to anyone with that sort of attitude.
Monday, June 7, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 cold food
my family went to the ship inn and i had a sunday roast and the dinner was cold sent it back and all they did was put hot gravy on it.
Saturday, June 5, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Rob Nicholson
Bril time stayed there in 1961,1962 - proper English holiday. Owners were Mr and Mrs Bovey
Friday, May 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

bloody awesome pub. pat is such a gd land lady, and mr tims is the best parrot eva, as for george lol
Saturday, February 20, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Amanda & Steve
My Partner and I can not fault this pub whilst i would visit for the beer and the chat with the land lady Pat my partner prefers the parrot oh well ladies no wories there then for any one vsiitng this superb location pop in and see pat you wont regret it
Tuesday, January 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mike & Beryl
 Great Home cooked food
Recently we had a lovely lunch at the Bowd Inn near Sidmouth. I understand this is now under new management! Paul & Belinda's hospitality was exceptional and very welcoming, the menu was very good value for money. This is a very interesting pub with a log fire and the cheeky parrot. I must mention the food which was wonderful. A great find wish we lived locally but will look them up next time we are visiting Bowd/Sidmouth
Sunday, January 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Was very pleased when we visited the bowd inn recently as now it is under new management, the new menu is great, Food was very good. Jill & Ian
Tuesday, December 29, 2009Rating: rosettes

Graham Roberts
 Great find
This place was recommended to us and we left most impressed. Good food, friendly staff and they welcome dogs which was great.
Will be back
Saturday, December 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

Erin Hughes
 great food great beer great view
This is a real find in the middle of knowhere, in the Blackdown Hills. Lovely setting with a wonderful view. A proper pub, with well above average food and really decent wine. When we visited, there was a mini beer festival going on and a great atmosphere. We tried loads of new ales. Not far from J26 of M5 so easy to do on route to many places
Wednesday, September 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

Colin Atkinson
 Fine English Pub
Visited this pub in October 2008 while staying at the Harbour View Guest House. After visiting other pubs in the Town we decided that next time we visit Brixham the Maritime Inn will be the only one for us!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

great pint of real ale best pint i have tasted in a long time
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

excellent food, friendly reception, great family atmosphere.
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

sue matthews
Great sunday roast,real ale ,log fire what more could you want on a sunday
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

Tan King
It was a lovley homely pub. The staff were wonderful until it was taken over by the last landlord then it seemed to go downhill fast. Never knew when it was going to be open or closed, very strange!! Always gave the impression he didn't care about it or his customers. It went from being a very vibrant pub to an almost empty one. Very sad.
Monday, January 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

Under new management, Well worth a visit. Excellent food & drink. Good atmosphere. Real log fire.
Saturday, December 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

Saturday, December 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Tuesday, November 18, 2008Rating: No rosettes

avoid poor food sour staff and a great letdown for Devon Pubs and Inns
Monday, October 13, 2008Rating: No rosettes

steven bates
since being redec'd the layout, food ,service is well above the price, which is very rare.
the staff are friendly and my family and friends have never sent a meal back. great place to go....
Friday, October 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Beautiful pub/hotel
A beautiful pub/hotel in a beautiful location with beautiful food. I just stayed there and will be going back ASAP
Thursday, September 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

a shermer
 sadly it now looks cosed :-(
Having eaten at the Smugglers Inn, located at Steamer Quay, Totnes, for several years I am a great fan of the steak pie. Unfortunatley the inn now appears to be closed! Anyone with any knowledge about the Smugglers demise I would be interested to know.
Thursday, August 28, 2008Rating: rosettes

adele ruddock
 fantastic all round!
we holiday in the area every june and come here for a meal and few drinks with my husband and 3 kids, we cant fault it as everything from the service to the food etc is spot on, we will be there next week cant wait! mmmmmm!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Great food, lovely beer garden and friendly staff!
Thursday, June 5, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Emma Seddon
The Best Pub In Brixham And The Land Lady Is Fabulous. You Can Not Go To Brixham With Going To This Pub.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007Rating: rosettes

old market is the best pub i have ever worked in the staff are freindly and the customers. the customers go to the old market to chill out relax and to be with friends, to enjoy the atmousphere and the drinking. its good all round x mike lee pat dave cath are all brilliant to work with. the food is of the best quality, the chef is brilliant.
Friday, February 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Gorgeous food
This place has the best chefs in Seaton, Ive never tasted pub food so delicious, and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back!
Thursday, February 15, 2007Rating: rosettes

This pub made our holiday (we rented the cottage almost next door) Very friendly staff, decent ale, good food, nice garden, very family friendly.
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Sunday Carvery in Holsworthy ......
We were told of this new and wonderful pub that had just opened in Holsworthy, and we should go down and try the carvery. We travelled from Bude, and realised when we got there that the pub was the Old Market Inn. My first thoughts were, I've been here before and did not enjoy it one bit. However I was convinced by my partner to carry on with our plans. We met up with our friends inside the pub and wow what a difference. The welcome was warm and friendly, and the atmosphere was fantastic. We sat on the leather sofas reading the complementary papers until it was time to go through. We walked through to what was a busy yet very well organised restaurant and shown to our table by the courteous and bubbly waitress, and then up to the carvery. With a choice of three meats and endless veg and roast pots, it was hard to make my mind up. After eating what seemed to be a mountain of food we retired back to the bar for coffee and other refreshments. We would like to say a big thank you to the new owners for looking after us so well, and look forward to seeing them very soon. More than likely next Sunday.
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

Jane Swain
Pub went under new management in August - we stayed there for a few nights and had great food, the new managers did everything they could for us were friendly and helpful/ We ate there every night of our stay and had delicious food every night - couldnt fault it! No hesitation recommending it Breakfast was great too.
Friday, February 9, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Good food, great value
My mum and I have holidayed in Sidmouth for the past couple of years and the Black Horse became a regular venue for evening meals. The food has always been excellent and very good value for money and the specials change daily. My only criticism is that it gets very hot in the restaurant in the summer and can do with some proper air conditioning.
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

Sue Readman
 Very disappointing
Customer for many years and previously enjoyed the food, and often recommended friends to visit.
Recent visit, change of management??
Food extremely poor/inedible - refused to pay, management etremely rude
Wednesday, January 10, 2007Rating: No rosettes

jacqui mansell
 Great food and nice atmosphere
This pub was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The food is fresh, well presented and cooked and has some surprising items on the menu. Good value; simple decor but stylish.
Friday, January 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

 New Look of an Old Pub
The old Market Inn has changed hands,and is now one of the best pubs in the area. Fully refurbished with a non-smoking seating area with leather seats, a completely refitted restaurant and main bar. Its nice to see Real Ales back in Holsworthy, and well kept too. The food is wonderful and atmosphere is great. Its the place to be seen in North Devon !!
Friday, December 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve Windsor
 New management
This pub is now under new management and the food is vastly improved.
Thursday, December 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Heather Smith
My husband & I have regularly met my Uncle & Aunt @ The Rising Sun for many years. It is a halfway ideal meeting pojnt for us from Mortehoe & then from Crediton. We have always had great food there with a real atmosphere. However on our last visit we were really disappointed. The interior & menu had changed. It seemed to have new owners, there was no atmosphere, pub was empty, food was overpriced and more of a restaurant feel to it. The menu was not only very limited and expensive, but at least three of the items were not available, leaving us with a choice of 4 meals in total!. It needs to decide whther it is a pub or a restaurant!!!!!!
Thursday, November 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Excellent food
I Live in Sidmouth & eat in the black horse once a month or so & the food is always consistently good, the staff are cheery & the service is fairly fast (slower at peak times but only 20 mins max), the menu could be a bit bigger & the specials more varied, but the place is always busy, so thats a good sign!
Tuesday, October 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mrs B
 best steak pie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
relaxed, beautiful pub.
Lovely Food and as i said the best steak pie ever!
Monday, September 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

mrs B
 good atmosphere and a friendly welcome
recently under new management.
Very welcomming family pub.....excellent atmosphere and Karaoke nights Wednesday, Friday And Sunday.
Function Room Availiablity, and Soon to be Resturant....Lovely Food Served daily.
Relaxed and boosts some stunning views.
Monday, September 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Margaret Nicholls
 Disappointing carvery
We visited the Bowd Inn today (12th Sept) about 12.30p.m. My husband's steak and ale pie with veg was excellent but whatever went wrong with the carvery? The beef was superb but the cauli and leeks had been overcooked goodness knows what time (I know the leeks were fresh because the grit was still in them). Most disappointing of all was that after waiting for a new batch of roast potatoes, they were not even cooked through, never mind roasted. The fresh batch of parsnips were ok but the gravy resembled wallpaper paste in texture. I would have said something at the time, but by the time the problem became apparant, the dark lady I took to be in charge was busy behind the bar.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 From The Boss
Judging by the comments below, two guests have had a bad experience, it's sad when this happens and we do our best to put things right, we also run a mystery customer program, and the Ship is in First place out of 250 other pubs we have. All staff receive a full training program, and are very good at their Jobs. The food is very good value and are the drink prices. All are very welcome.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Quality service, great food, welcoming staff....!! 5*
Monday, September 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

emma mills
 well fun family pub
this cosey little pub is a what i'd call a typical village pub. the friendly and helpful staff were charming and so were the locals. well enjoyed my time there and teh food was excellent
Monday, August 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Friendly nicely kept pub
We visited here on 16-Aug-2006 and the food has been the best we have eaten this week. The staff are very welcoming and the pub itself is very clean. This is indeed one to visit if you are passing, they also have accomodation and I would not hesitate to stay here if the rooms are as good/clean as the pub which the Bar manager said they were.
Friday, August 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Martin and Karina
 Very hands-on manager
Stopped off for a meal on Sunday night. Despite it being one of their busiest days of the year, they still managed to serve a decent meal with a smile. Congratulations to the manager Ruth who obviously runs a tight ship.
Monday, July 31, 2006Rating: rosettes

Felix da housecat
 sorry, no longer trading.
closed since jan 2000. now raising rugrats!!*
Monday, July 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike T
 a true pub
The Duke of Cornwall is a truly friendly, welcoming pub, as pubs should be. Regardless of who or what you are, you are made very welcome by a most friendly and jovial host. The food, beer, staff and service are all superb. This is highly recommended.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Adam Hawkins
 i love it
god the place is great but i must say COME BACK CAIN
Thursday, June 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

 nice and friendly
Nice & friendly had a good night will go back next time we are visiting Ottery St Mary.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

 truly a great pub
pat the landlady is truly the best you will ever find, she is warm and welcoming and full of charector. visit the pub, you wont be dissopointed.
Friday, May 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

kevin seddon
 the best pub in the world
The personality of a pub is synonomous with its landlady. and, if your looking for a warm oldfashioned, honest and welcoming experience to devon and life ! then you will not be dissopointed, un touched by the passege of time this 17th century inn boasts pat the landlady who will make your holiday full and more. I can only tell u the way, you yourself should go. also there are rooms to rent .
Friday, May 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

pauline Day
 overpriced food, rude &aggressive service!
We asked for extra bread to supplement the tiny roll served with Ploughmans(£7!)- recieved additional tiny bread rolls- with a bill, £1.80 for 2!!
When we queried politely, barman/owner became immediately aggressive and shouted You're OUT OF ORDER!- big show of tearing up the bill for everyone in bar area to witness!!
Nasty geezer it seemed!!
Monday, April 17, 2006Rating: No rosettes

john hodgson
We recently visited the bowd inn were extremely impressed with the quality of food and especially the courtesy of the staff, As a result have made a booking for my parents golden wedding anniversary on easter saturday. A very special place. As for the detrimental comments listed by some sad people here I suggest you pay them a visit and make up your own mind.
Thursday, April 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Rosemary Haffridge
 Popularity Speaks for itself
The fact the Bowd Inn is completely jam packed every time we visit speaks for iteslf on the quality of the food and overall experience! If you're thinking of giving it a try phone up and book or you may go hungry!
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Quality Pub Lover
Since recently being taken over by new managment the Bowd has improved dramatically with friendly, welcoming staff, a high standard of service and excellent food. Also serve delicious authentic carvery every day and provide QUALITY real Ales. I think the writer of the previous comment may have got the Bowd mistaken with another pub!
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Keep it up!
 Getting better all the time
Due to the pubs stigma there are not a lot of younger people in the pub, which makes it perect if you just want to have a quiet drink and relax. Nice atmosphere and lovely staff.
Thursday, March 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Wanting back the older days
 No Thank you
Rude and obnoxious staff make this pub my 2nd least favourite in the Sidmouth area. The Food is dredful as the carvery unit does not even keep it warm, let alone hot. Really dissapointed, it used to be a nice place to pass an odd afternoon but not anymore.
Thursday, March 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ian Woolger
 Stunning food/nice Bass
Just tried the Dog and Donkey at Knowle, now with new landlords, Richard and Bea Steer. Superb change now they are at the helm,ex Royal marine Chef Richard has produced some top notch home made food and a varied menu, complemented by Bea's choice of wines and currently well kept Bass and Otter
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

 friendly place
We was down Ottery visiting family and used the Lamb And Flag during our visit.The regulars gave us a warm welcome.Had a goodtime.
Friday, March 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Bad Management
If visiting this pub, don't go by any displayed opening hours, they close when they like. Whilst I uphold any venue to choose its closing time, all must display and keep to it. It is a little annoying to arrive and find it closed early, more so if you arrive by taxi. The management show little concern as to the inconvenience caused.
Monday, February 27, 2006Rating: No rosettes

gwen & jim
 a quality eating house
a very well presented welcoming family run pub, the service is excellent very busy so booking advised but no matter how busy the wait for food is what you would expect and the quality is first class. i would recommend this pub to anyone i will be revisiting
Sunday, February 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

mick mcdermott
 in my eyes the best pub ive been to
This is a fantastic place to eat and dine with a great range of activities the locals are very friendly and polite all in all its a great place to go to socialise the landlord carrys out his duties in a very dilligent manner
Tuesday, February 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Stewart Fletcher
Great pub, good atmosphere and ales. Barmaid has great sense of humour and made our evening.
Karaoke night recommended...
Friday, February 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Good food and Good hosts
Excelent ever welcoming hosts Maureen and PeterJones. Good range of quality food
Thursday, February 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

bob & marie
 well worth a visit
a lovelly well presented pub with a warm hearty welcome and real fire, great atmosphere and altough it was VERY busy, the food was excellent and the carvery second to none. worth the short wait
Sunday, January 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

a local
 great truely great
having been to most of the pubs around this area for a town centre pub the black horse far exceeds any other pub in town for both quality, and service, and for the best pub around period i agree with the first comment that the bowd is fantastic, its real fire and great food combined with friendly staff make it a great dining experience, it seems to be improving constantly this may be due to the fact that its under new managment,
Wednesday, January 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

barry and carol
 great pub
a very friendly and welcoming pub with great food at a good price helpfull and profesional staff a must if youre in the area
Thursday, December 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

 best of the best
this is the best pub in town. and the landlord and landlady r great. very friendly place to be good beer and great atmosphere. would recommend to all!!!
Friday, December 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Amy & Emz
 soz to see you go
I will really miss morne scheepers who was the best guy ever, and i know I won't be the only one.
Good luck going back to South Africa morne! You'll be deeply missed x!!
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

 The best pub ever!!!!!
The most fantastic atmosphere, you always feel welcome by all the mebers of staff. Just brilliant!
All the staff are willing to have fun and they always make you laugh.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

G Cornwall
 Great Food & Bed/Breakfast
Excellent home cooking. All freshly cooked. Friendly staff.
No Credit cards
Excellent B&B Facilities available
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Britannia Inn
Now re-named as The Dog and Donkey, a very friendly traditional local with cask ales and Bass a speciality
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

bill smith
 the best pub in torbay
has a great atmosphere
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Smith
 Food and Beer is excellent
This pub does one of the best home cooked Sunday Roasts . The cauliflower cheese was mouthwatering.
And they sell Doombar.The best ale in the southwest
Monday, November 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 the strand public house
very welcoming place to have a drink or two with very good food or just sit & relax & watch the world go by
Tuesday, October 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

 quaint and secluded with a genuine atmosphere
excellent food and beer, warm and friendly with a lovelly area to explore including beaches and woods
Sunday, October 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Brin Richards
 Best pub food in Devon
100% recommended. unique 13th centiry pub with no mains electrity which produces food as good as you can get even when full !!. V. good service in a family run establishment. Excellent beers . The last mouthful of food is as good as the first. Most of the time booking essential, it took us three occasions to get in.
Saturday, October 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

 winwdsor arms
Good beer good food good night!
Tuesday, August 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Locals - clicky, unfriendly. The whole pub stops and watches you when you walk in, enough to say NOT LOCAL BUGGER OFF
Saturday, August 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Simon Smith
 Big Dissappointment
Fully agree with previous comments, a place to avoid at all costs
Saturday, August 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Brenda London
 Quaint Village Astomphere
The lovelest pub I have discovered in Devon, the food is excellent and increadibly cheap, the sunday lunch is amazing, good selection of beers and wonderful views from the beer garden
Saturday, August 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Small traditional pub
Chrisyboy was a diamond
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Rory L
 What a Dump
Full of young, very young if you know what I mean drinkers - kids running around everywhere - everywhere feels dirtry. My opinion Keep Clear.
Sunday, August 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 golden lion now closed
This pub has now been closed since early July 2005
Monday, August 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 best pub in budleagh
Tuesday, July 26, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Mr J Jones
 excellent, well worth a look
A fantastic well-run inn by the Bell family it has a brilliant restaurant with excellent food and dining also with bar meals available. A definite recommendation!!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

 excellent good quality food, real ales & wines
The Old Smithy Inn is in a village called Welcombe on the beatiful North Devon coast below Hartland point. It is now owned by Lee & Chrissy Robertson. They reopened it Easter 2004 after it was closed for over 2 years. They serve wonderful food, sourcing as much as possible locally, including fish, meats cheeses and vegetables. They have both Sharps and St Austell ales and a good range of wines. The Inn is thatched with a roaring fire in an inglenook fireplace in the winter. There is a very pretty garden with tables to eat or drink out.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Julie Mackay
 Celebrations at The Watermans Arms
A 30th deserves the best. And this place meets the challenge. The food was amazing, so well presented and delicious. The location is breathtaking. Gurgling river, friendly ducks and plenty of benches to enjoy your time at this magical place. The staff are attentive and the landlord very friendly! I can recommend the champagne breakfast to add that little extra to any celebration. I can't wait to go back. We stayed two nights and it wasn't enough! You need to visit the Watermans Arms to see for yourself. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Monday, June 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Trevor Watson
 Fantastic atmosphere
You have not been to a Devon Pub if you have not visited the Maritime. Full of local atmosphere good beers a talkative parrot and wired up wrong dof called George. Run by Pat the friendly warm welcoming landlady. If you visit brixham you must visit the maritime.
Friday, June 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

 The Traditional Devon Pub !
The traditional Devon country pub (used to Devonish might still be - I'm not sure) which i frequented many times in the past and have great memories of!

If you visit O-S-M, give it a go!
Friday, June 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Maurice & Pam Avery
 A welcome thats as warm as toast.
Nothing seems to be too much trouble at the Kings Arms. The atmosphere is as warm as the crackling logs in the inglenook fireplace, and the bar and restaurant staff afford all visitors a warm and friendly welcome. You can always rely on either a bar meal or a special celebration meal that is second to none and is cooked to perfection.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

 lousy all round service
We live locally and as a family have been here a number of times, today we've been here, had a number of drinks and then ordered food - which took, in total over 10 minutes for 5 adult and 1 childs meal to arrive. When we complained, and we have seriously dead fish fingers to prove it - that a, the service was bad, and b, 3 out of the five meals, including the childs, were unedible, we were completely ignored. 2 members of our party complained and came up against a brick wall - the lady who was supposedly in charge chose then to stay out of our way. We showed the entire ground floor restaurant area the fish fingers and asked if they would feed them to a four year old and they all agreed they wouldnt. Even one of the waiters agreed, and tried his best, but I can honestly say they did'nt give a monkeys. All I can recommend is don't eat there!!!
Sunday, May 22, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Sarah Free
 A wonderful pub!!!
A very happy welcoming environment, gorgous beer garden for the family also acts as a sun trap good beer all year round excellent service.
Thursday, May 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Beautiful pub
This is a gorgeous pub, with a lovely garden and a nice sofa by a real fire inside, I don't know what the other reviewer was thinking - except he must own the other pub!
Thursday, May 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Leslie Cartern
 what a good welcome.
I stayed at the waverley, the evening meal was more than I could eat.
The Land-lord and Land -lady were more than accommodating.
In the price range there is nothing to compare, last month I paid more than three times the price and it was awfull, but I won't give names. At the Waverley I had a comfy bed and very good food that made my weekend.
Sunday, May 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Lovely traditional English pub!
Lovely, atmospheric, historical pub. Low beamed ceilings & brasses. Probably changed little over the centuries. Good selection of real ales. Food is excellent. Their stilton ploughmans lunch is worth the 600 mile round trip we make to the area every year.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

 great pub
easily the best pub in crediton, great atmosphere, great staff, best rugby pub in devon!
Tuesday, April 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave the Dog man
 The Otter Inn
Is located on the main road which runs thru COLATON RALEIGH about 4.5 miles (9km) from Sidmouth - April 2005 under new ownership (John) - fine foods and REAL ALE -
Thursday, April 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

The landlord Bricktop is just quality. We will be going back next new year if not before.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Bar advice
To make an imopresion ask the bar man (Stu) for a pint on Nellie!!, If he says pardon, reply Nellie says SQWONK.

Sunday, April 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Love It
I visit croyde quite often now, and billy budds is the first place i go to. It has a great atmosphere, nice cheerful members of staff, and the locals take pride, and respect the pub. Never seen a scary drunk, they all are too friendly and talkative.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Graham Voisey
 Good Food
Food is excellent. The local butcher drinks there and supplies the meat
Friday, March 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Darren McElhinney
 Coming to Brixham, dont miss The Maritime!
The Maritime is situated overlooking the Inner harbour, about 2 minutes walk from the main town. The maritime has a warm friendly atmosphere with George the dog and Mr Tibbs the parrot to add to the pleasure. The Landlady Pat is very friendly, dont forget she loves a shot of Famous Grouse! The Interior of the pub is unique a proper old fashioned pub untouched by modernisation, with plenty to look at from the bed pans hung on the ceilings to the local history documents and old photos on the walls. Children are welcome along with pets. The Maritime also provides a room only board, with access to the main Kitchen and help yourself to Tea and Coffee. Behind the Bar is a Massive selection of whiskeys and Spirits, not for the faint hearted. This is the best pub i have ever been in.
Sunday, March 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Very Nice Local
Very welcoming. www.devilsstoneinn.com
Monday, February 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great Village pub
Nice food, nice staff, nice pub
Monday, February 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Not to my liking
This place is not to my liking and I am advising people to go to the pub I prefer which is the Old Ship Inn in Sidmouth town centre
Tuesday, February 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Best pub in braunton
A large pub with a lovely atmosphere and great food and the beer and ales are top notch too. Also very friendly barstaff.
I will definately be going back
Wednesday, January 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

ian haselden
This pub is possibly the best in Devon. Very friendly staff and owners are very helpfull. Very good beer and excellent food is served, children and your dog will be welcomed.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004Rating: rosettes

nigel turner
 locals local
good beer, great hosts,friendly atmosphere, skittles,darts and shove ha'penny
Sunday, March 17, 2002Rating: rosettes

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