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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SX, England
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Ranked #32 of 49 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toni M Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic sunday carvery, we went on a sunday evening. The first time they had tried on an evening. would deffinetly recommed booking though. Especially if you wanted to eat early, after about 8 o'clock it did quieten down. Very reasonably priced as well. You don't have to have a carvery do a wide range of meals including childrens meals.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our return journey from St Ives we booked a one night stopover at The Sawmill Inn, Ilfracombe. The room was very comfortable with plenty of space with adequate storage room for clothes etc. the wife's only complaint, no hair dryer though I would think one was available on request. The hotel is a couple of miles out of the... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

very pleasantly surprised by thjs lovely olde worlde inn wewere met by a very genial host and quickly booked inn the service in the inn was second to none desplte the recession they went out of the way to make us to feel welcome we were not in town but a ten minute drive from ilfracombe but pretty much all... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We recently visited the Sawmill for dinner while staying in the area and we're very disappointed by the whole experience. On entering the pub you get a distinct musty smell that would seem to indicate that a deep clean is needed. The upholstery items were really tatty and dirty and I was reluctant to sit on them! We ordered the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We camped next door to the Sawmill Inn and ate here on the first night of our stay (31 August). After reading negative comments on Trip Adviser we thought we'd give the place a chance and were pleasantly surprised. The Inn wasn't very busy and from our arrival at the bar we found the staff to be very polite and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Went here last night for dinner with a group of 15 (+dog). All the food was very good with all the meals coming at the same time. Kids portions were also quite sizeable. Would recommend to family and friends.

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We spent two nights here before visiting Lundy. The B&B is absolutely fine and we found it a good spot for a stop over on the way to Lundy. Our room was large, clean and well kept, the bed was very comfortable, the water pressure in the shower was quite low so it was difficult to shower and and the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I wouldn't go back. Charming setting outside gives way to a tired interior. Staff were pleasant but the food was average. Choice was quite limited. With so much choice in and around ilfracombe there are nicer places to go. Also had a hair in the desert but they did change it without question.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After returning home from devon after our break. We ate here a table of 4 people. We came up on a sunny afternoon and ordered drinks and a sandwich and sat in the sun buy the stream. The pub was quiet which didnt matter cause we was served quick and enjoyed our own company bye the beautiful stream. We will... More

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Limited menu mainly sandwiches and burgers. Tired interior. Food was ok but nothing special - un exciting specials and dull selection one fish option. £20 for two meals with soft drinks so not pricey. This is a big place so plenty of space in the restaurant area. Friendly clientele but the nearby Ye Olde Globe in Berrynarbor is a better... More

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Address: Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawmill Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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