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Sawmill Inn

Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SX, England
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Ranked #34 of 50 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You get what you pay for as far as accommodation is concerned. We booked one night, last minute for £50. Basic but very clean and a lovely comfy bed. Staff in the pub very friendly, excellent service. Very good breakfast which we paid £6 each for - worth every penny.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good job too as it was lovely, we read a review that said "don't go on the fact that it doesn't look much from the outside" So we didn't, the girls behind the bar were great, really friendly. The food tastes great, I would recommend the steak, mushroom and onion pie it was so yum we went back and I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location but that's where it ends, inside is dreary and unloved, service is non existent, it smells awful, and the food was disgusting. Actually inedible and looked like someone else had had a go first! Poor old place needs some TLC.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I do not want to be too down on the Sawmill Inn, but it just has a gloomy feel to it. Really it needs a huge refurb job to make it an enticing place to keep returning. I am not usually out of step with other Tripadvisors, but I did not really find much to like about the Sawmill Inn.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Imagine a hotel where nothing is too much trouble, that has a very good basic menu accompanied by real ales, that is within 5 minutes walk of breathtaking scenery and which costs around half the price of budget chain hotels such as Travelodge. At the Sawmill you don't have to imagine - you've found it. Family owned and run, the... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Pub was closed when we got there and was not exactly clear where we should book in...sorted in the end. The room was a good size and spotlessly clean with lovely bedding. The fridge was very helpful and the bottle of milk and 4 bottles of water was a nice touch. The shower room is snug and a little dated... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is a little hidden ge,. the accomodation was brill and the food was excelent. A very friendly atomophere too. If you need free wfi there is none and phone signal not briliant,The prices for the food are very good value for money too. was also nice to have a fridge in our room with fresh milk for our... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went away for a few days with my lovely guy, and we were not disappointed! What a lovely place, and Karl the owner was so friendly and welcoming! Our room was warm and cosy, spacious with a compact ensuite. If you want to explore North Devon this is the place to come, located so close to the coast, lovely... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped off, on spec, at this attractive inn and immediately noticed the musty damp smell inside although the old world decor was attractive and there were no visible signs of damp. Numerous beer bottles of many varieties adorned the shelves. We were short on time so decided to stay and order anyway as the restaurant closed at 2:00pm it... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We ate at this very attractive inn whilst holidaying in Watermouth. Delightful setting and easy access from road. Family with two children and two dogs were catered for readily. Food was very good and service prompt despite the fact that they were busy in the holiday period.

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