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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Ranked #22 of 70 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
London
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Hadn't been to The Bowd for sometime and was invited by friends. All 4 meals were delicious. My fish pie was one of the best I'd eaten. The choice of veg is the most I've seen anywhere including leeks, cauliflower cheese and parsnips and all really tasty. We had a great evening. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for her birthday lunch today. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived and presented with a mouth watering menu. We opted for a leek, mushroom and Stilton crumble with a super selection of vegetables from the carvery. It had been freshly prepared and tasted super. Service was excellent and I must make special mention of... More

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Peter T, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Happy birthday!! We are so pleased you decided to come to us to celebrate it was a privilege to serve you. Thank you also for all your kind remarks in particular with regard to our staff, it really does inspire, we appreciate that we have a great team who all try so hard. Of course we are delighted you enjoyed... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As a young boy came to this pub, now I live and work in the area and haven't been since it changed hands. Went on a Thursday night, greeting at the pub was good, the carvery looked great, menu is what you would expect from this sort of pub, was semi busy nothing crazy. Couldn't decide what to have off... More

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

had an excellent experience at the bowd inn tonight, very nice pub/restaurant and wonderful staff especially carol, very attentive. we had the carvery at table number 60 a nice private alcove. we did have a very serious crime committed against us though ( someone failed to light the candle at our table ) a very nice evening ,we will look... More

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Peter T, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review (sorry about the candle, we will speak to the offender!!). We are so pleased you enjoyed everything so much to give us full marks. Please return soon for another big welcome. More

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Thank you so much for a lovely carvery yesterday day lunchtime.The meal was excellent and the staff were very friendly which contributed to a very pleasant time especially as we were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary.Thanks again.Rod Langston

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

Happy wedding anniversary!! Thank you for entrusting us with your special day and we are so pleased everything was to your liking. Our staff are friendly and of the highest calibre and as you can see from previous reports on trip advisor this is appreciated by all visitors. Thank you also for giving us the highest marks possible on trip... More

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Just had a meal with some friends and it was lovely. Carvery open even on a Saturday night! Good value and nice place to meet even for a drink and chat.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals and everything was to your liking. We look forward to your next visit. More

Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We enjoyed a short break in Sidmouth recently, and after searching for a welcoming pub to have a bite at was advised by a local that we should try the Bowd So pleased that we did, warm welcome and the local crab was simply first rate. The service and the general friendly nature of the staff ensured that we will... More

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

It is very heartening for us that so many locals are recommending the Bowd, it pays testament to the hard work all our staff have put in and is encouraging to hear people saying the "Bowd is back". We appreciate there is still much to do but with the support we are receiving we will continue to work to please... More

Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We are local and have not enjoyed a meal here for years until now. Under new management who have refurbished tastefully suitable for families, very helpful staff and the food is good, catering for a vegan which is great. These new people's have put the famous Bowd Inn on the map again. We will be back

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

It is always good to receive reviews but especially good when they are from locals.. thank you. We do try to cater for all tastes and we are so pleased that you could find the dish you were looking for. We are also pleased you like the refurbishment and feel that the Bowd is back on the map again...it certainly... More

Otterton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a return visit having been disappointed previously and I had therefore, not been back for quite a while. The pub has recently been refurbished and is under new management. My husband had heard that it offered a scrumptious crab salad so he wanted to go there for lunch to celebrate his 60 th birthday. We were warmly greeted... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive analogy of your visit, it is much appreciated. Your thoughts on our carvery are kindly though through, we source all of our meats and vegetables locally wherever possible and our chefs will do everything they can to make sure they are appetizing at all times (not difficult as the... More

Newton Poppleford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have not visited in a while and since the last visit The Bowd has new management. We were told that the food had been improved. We thought we would try the Sunday carvery to dip our toes in so to speak. Well the Roast Carvery was excellent. Everything cooked well with a good choice of meats and vegetables. Which... More

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

We are so pleased you have returned after a long absence, and delighted you enjoyed the carvery so much. Our refurbishment is a "work in progress" and therefore on going. We would remind you as a senior reviewer that our carvery during the week is subject to a special discount, we look forward to welcoming you back!! More

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Additional Information about Bowd Inn

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

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