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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch

As our daughter lives nearby, we have eaten at The Bowd many times over the years and particularly enjoy sitting by a roaring real fire on a cold winter's evening! This is a very attractive old thatched pub and we couldn't understand how some previous owners had failed to make it pay. Anyway the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
John B
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As our daughter lives nearby, we have eaten at The Bowd many times over the years and particularly enjoy sitting by a roaring real fire on a cold winter's evening! This is a very attractive old thatched pub and we couldn't understand how some previous owners had failed to make it pay. Anyway the current owners have obviously hit a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a most enjoyable evening at the Bowd Inn. We decided on the carvery as the pub was very busy and we felt this would be easier for the staff. The waiter and waitress who attended to us were very courteous and more than helpful. Drinks were brought to us and the carvery was nearby. Excellent meat nicely cooked... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for recognising our efforts. We try so hard to please and it certainly seems that we have! Thank you for taking the time to tell us. More 

Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Staying with friends in Sidford and popped in today for a quick drink and sandwich...there were so many people in the restaurant but the service and welcome was second to none! Bar staff were friendly, polite and efficient and waiting staff very good and also had lovely smiling faces! we thoroughly enjoyed our sandwich and drinks and will definitely visit... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Fantastic review for the Bowd Inn . Thank you for all your compliments they are very much appreciated. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped off here on our return journey to Beer having had a super day out in Exmouth. Staff were very accommodating as we hadn't booked a table and there were quite a lot of us (9 dining). Everyone in our party couldn't find any fault with the food/service and we had quite a variation of meals from the menu. I... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

It is a great privilege to receive such an encouraging review. Your fantastic comments with regard to our staff are so appreciated and very much deserved. Of course we are delighted that you enjoyed your varied meals so much and thank you for taking the time write these lovely words. I have to say I'm pleased we were fully booked... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Called back here after a family day out. We had not booked a table but it was no problem for the staff who made us feel very welcome. Great menu choice and the meals we chose arrived in food time. The prices were very reasonable. Very attentive waitress who could not have done anymore for us. My children (aged 4... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review..next time you must stay for the pudding treats they are great as well!! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

London
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a busy pub, with a playground for kids and good car parking. The Sunday Carvery is especially popular. Usually a good selection of beer and decent wines by the glass.....and newspapers.Attractive stone floors give a good ambience. Plenty of room to sit outside.

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased everything is to your liking and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Lancashire
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice whilst spending two weeks in the area. Both times we had great food, excellent friendly service and great value for money. We had a bar snack on the first occasion, which was both tasty and fresh. Then we returned for the carvery, again very tasty and a huge selection of fresh meats and veg. We visited the... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous and honest review. We are always trying hard to please and will continue to do so. Thank you. More 

Chester-le-Street
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here whilst on holiday in sidmouth. It was the play area for the kids which drew us in, and the fact it's 5 minutes from our holiday rental. When we went in we were advised by a lady that we had no chance of getting a table. On the way back from visiting the little boys room my hubby... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

A very unusual review! I have investigated the comments made by you fully and apologise for the confusion. It would appear that your husband asked for a table when we had just had an influx of customers which we felt we should deal with first before seating more people. This isolated scenario is a no win situation for us ..if... More 

Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent meal. Waiting staff were efficient without being intrusive. We were allowed to take our time, plenty of chatter as we had not met since last summer, but no one hurried us. Food and surroundings both excellent.

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Superb review, thank you so much. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our staff, they are always much appreciated. We are pleased your reunion went well and you found a relaxing place to enjoy such a special occasion. We look forward to being of service to you again very soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here the other week. I had a roast dinner from the carvery and it was edible but nothing to rave about. I had to stand at the carvery and wait a good five minutes before I was tapped on the back and asked 'do you need someone to carve'? I'd have thought that was fairly obvious.... "carvery!"... More 

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Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

I notice that this review talks of "lunch" and "dinner". I also notice it refers to "The other week". No one could wait 5 minutes and go un- noticed at such a busy Carvery as ours, furthermore our staff are professional and do not "bellow" at each other. My conclusion is that this is a menacing and factitious review. As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: 01395-51-33-28

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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