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The Floating Bridge Inn

Coombe Road, Dartmouth, England
01803 832354
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Ranked #23 of 73 restaurants in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Bistro, Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set alongside the beautiful river dart in the estuary at Dartmouth, The Floating Bridge is the latest addition to the Quality Inns portfolio. When on your Devon holiday, be sure to visit this quaint old fashioned pub. Enjoy the warm atmosphere in the bar or restaurant, or why not sit by the river and watch the boats in the Marina or the Higher Ferry transporting the cars to Kingswear. Relax with a glass of wine or Pimm's, why not try the fresh crab salad!
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visited The floating Bridge Inn for a mid week family meal. The food was divine however, the general service and atmosphere were poor. No one checked that our meals were ok, no one thanked us for coming. We had deliberately gone early and booked because we had two young children but no one made any effort at all. Such a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Dinner on the banks of the river in the evening sunshine, watching the Higher Ferry going back and forth couldn't be better. Great food, great beer, great location.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed in Dartmouth all week and this pub/ restaurant has quickly become our family favourite. Age ranges from 4 to 41, we all had plenty of variety to choose from, both on the child's menu and adult menu, along with the specials. Fabulous fish (as you'd expect) alongside pub classics, all served to a high quality standard with fresh ingredients.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I've visited twice this week. Each time finding a restaurant almost entirely empty - except for "reserved" signs. On the latest visit (to celebrate my partners birthday) there were a number of empty unreserved tables and a few other prospective diners queuing to place food orders. Having sat and reviewed the menu, made our choices and joined a very slow... More

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Totnes
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37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had passed this inn on many an occasion, but always in our car on the way to the ferry. Today we decided, rather than eating within the town, we'd visit The Floating Bridge. So in we went. Chose a table by the window, overlooking the road to the higher ferry. Decorated in rustic style, heavy curtains in greens and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate in the bar, both meals arrived quickly and we're well cooked and tasty. Staff were very friendly and helpful, Otter ale was very nice indeed. All in all, well worth a visit and I would go back again.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The bar area is very pleasant, but there is also a roof terrace and tables on the waters edge lose to the ferry making this a great place to eat on a summer evening. As expected given its location there is a range of sea food on the menu, but also a wide variety of other foods including chilli and... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have to say that my experience here was a disappointment. My wife enjoyed her bouillabaise, but the mussels I ordered were far, far too salty and the coffee tasted like warm milk. As an aside, if you havn't got a balloon glass for brandy, I would suggest that a sherry glass is not really a suitable alternative! Thankfully I... More

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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We know this restaurant well but with family living in Dartmouth for over thirty years,we usually explore further afield out of Dartmouth to eat. We have been dropping in here for casual drinks over the years to enjoy the setting by the Ferry, great for people watching. On this visit however, we chose to eat here on our last evening... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great location on the riverside adjacent the upper ferry. Great menu at very reasonable prices. Pub offers indoor and outdoor dining either in the pub/restaurant or either roff top terrace or riverside terrace where you while away the time watching the pleasure crafts and ferries ont he very busy river Dart. We had a light lunch and drinks and everything... More

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