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The Highwayman Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Sourton EX20 8HN, England
The Highwayman Inn
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is of my experience of lunch at the inn, not the inn itself It's clear the owners put a lot of time and effort into the inn. It's friendly, quirky and interesting, and a real place to visit for the experience. Unfortunately, our experience of lunch was not great. We both ordered pie and chips. Chips were home... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience. Next time you intend to come in do contact me in advance on info@thehighwaymaninn.net so that we can rectify our shortcomings. Sometinmes we dont get it right even with the best will in the world but we can always make ammends. In appreciation of you frankness. Sallyx More 

Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most exciting and intriguing pub I have ever visited, full of surprises round every corner, made to feel most welcome. if you are in the area you must visit. its hard to explain, just the most eccentric place full of nooks and crannies food excellent

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Say hi when you come in again. So important to us when you are pleased with our little unusual inn and what we do in it. Sally, the landlady. More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here on many occasions its a gem of a find and a real experience if its your first visit. .i took along my fiancee Gill and she was wowed by the place and freindliness of bruce and sally. The rooms are all individuelly furnished with lovely big comfy beds Bruce has now introduced a evening menu which is... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Love to see you again. Sally More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I have just returned from an excellent overnight stay at the Highwayman. What a brilliant place to stay. The accommodation really surpassed our expectations, and the breakfast this morning in the ships dining room was tremendous. Thank you to our hosts, Sally and Bruce, you really made our stay a special one. Great company, and a super... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Jane and Brian. We loved having you at the inn. the Highwayman's kind of people. See you again I hope. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place blows you away! I recommend everyone to visit and see for yourself. So friendly, food superb, and very clean. The owner cooked me a risotto which wasn't on the menu and he'd never cooked before. It was fab and made my birthday more special with the effort they made.

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you y lovely for your kind words. We love having you at the inn and look forward to seeing you with your Mum and Dad. More 

Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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311 reviews 311 reviews
40 hotel reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is one of England's strangest inn's in my opinion and one can stay or eat. Whilst I would not personally choose to stay it is worth a visit even if only for a quick snack and drink just to experience the quirky nature of this Inn. It does have a large car park and the small house at the... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for coming inn and finding us curious. I know we are not everybodys cup of tea as it were but we do try to offer something different. Do say hello to me, Sally, if you come in again so that I may thank you in person. More 

Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was the 5th time we were here, and it was never be boring for us. The landlady and the landlord are just amazing. The pub itself is ancient-looking and fantastic, if it were in another world... The menu is great, the chef, who is the landlord himself is brilliant. Their lobster thermidor is uniquely prepared and cooked, it really... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you my lovelies, Lynda and Tibor. Looking forward to the next time. Hope you have a brillant 2015. More 

Redhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Called in on our way home following celebrating the winter solstice on Dartmoor. What a find!! Lovey friendly welcome and a wealth of local knowledge. I am defiantly going back to stay. Looking forward to it very much :)

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our little inn and look forward to seeing you again in 2015 probably during one of the 'alternative', celebration times would be nice. Do make yourself known to me. Merry meet, merry part, merry meet again. Sally More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We deliberately drove out of our way to visit this pub after seeing their website, but were sadly underwhelmed. It looked quaint and quirky from the outside, spoilt a little by the mound of earth, rubbish and a knackered old caravan round the back. Inside it was very tiny and incredibly dark. There was an eclectic collection of items on... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you were not happy with your experience at our inn. What we provide is obviously not to your taste. Some people like it and some dont. It is a question of personal preference. I have been at the inn most of my life and am disappointed to think that you feel that not enough effort has been... More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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305 reviews 305 reviews
39 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We spotted The Highwayman during a holiday in Cornwall. As soon as we saw it, we knew we had to go back and have a drink there as the place looked so weird. Well, if we thought the outside was weird, the inside was bonkers. Supposedly haunted, with very wacky but lovely hosts, we loved the place!! Our kids enjoyed... More 

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Sally T, Owner at The Highwayman Inn, responded to this review

So gladyou had a good time. It is important to us that you and your family have a good experience. The inn is decked out OTT with Xmas decorations now and the dragon is on the roof at the back but not quite ready to vreath smoke. Hope to see you again. Have a good Xmas. Sally More 

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