We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 3 Instow B&Bs / inns

The Wayfarer Inn

Lane End | Instow, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LB, England
Hotel amenities
The Wayfarer Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Instow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Instow
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

49 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
48 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lovely pub is up a side street from the beach. It is very friendly with accommodating staff. The beer was delicious and the lunch menu is typically British, hurrah!! We ordered Beef Chilli which was plentiful, the only downside was that it didn't taste of beef chilli, too much tomato and not enough beef flavour and very mild. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night during our recent South West Coast Path walk from Hartland Quay to Croyde. We had a double en-suite room at the front of the pub. You could just about see the estuary from the window! Bit concerned when we arrived and the barman had to go and check that the room had been cleaned... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

situated in popular Instow. The wayfarer gives great value for money be it for accomodation or excellent home cooked food. Try it, you won't be disappointed. A real family affair this one. Trust me, Vera will look after you proper job.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dartmouth, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We ate here today for my sons third bithday this is the second time we ate here and it was still just as good. We both had lasagne and my son had a childs meal portions are great. After we finished our meal my son received a complimentary ice cream as it was his birthday it made his day. Thankyou... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, England
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I grew up in the area and return once or twice a year and always have to make time for lunch here! Usually a burger, scampi or a ploughmans! Great portion sizes, good quality food and great staff. Don't miss out!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed for one night during our walk along the south-west coast path in the Wayfarer Inn and had dinner that night there as well. Staff was very friendly to us and our dog. The Wayfarer Inn is not located directly at the Waterfront, but a few yards away in the village. However, you can still get some views of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alcester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at the Wayfarer for one night on our return journey from St.Ives.From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome by the barman.The large room was clean and comfortable with a fantastic sea view.We noticed that most of the tables had been reserved for that evening but this wasn't a problem as they soon sorted... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our son recommended this to us as he had stayed in a cottage opposite a few times so we booked in for a couple of nights in August to join our family who were staying in the cottage nearby. We had a lovely room at the front and could see the sea at a side angle. The bed was comfortable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Appledore, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have visited this pub on a few occasions for a drink and have found it to have a nice atmosphere and the staff very friendly. We gave the Sunday roast dinner a try and we were not disappointed. The food was tasty, well cooked and with a plentiful and varied selection of vegetables. Our only gripe was that we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We only stayed one night as we were walking the Southwest Coast Path. The staff were most friendly and helpful. The double bed was nice and comfortable and the bathroom and shower were nice and clean. There was a large choice of food for the evening meal and the portions were more than ample, with a good selection of wine... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Wayfarer Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Wayfarer Inn

Also Known As:
The Wayfarer Inn Instow, Devon
Address: Lane End | Instow, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bideford > Instow
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Instow

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Wayfarer Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added The Wayfarer Inn to your Saves list