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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Good nosh

This pub used to be a bit grim but new management have done something nice to it. The carvery at £10 each was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
DoctorTechnical
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This pub used to be a bit grim but new management have done something nice to it. The carvery at £10 each was very good.

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Cheltenham
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Called in for a quick snack. Decided to have baguettes, fries & salad. Gorgeous but absolutely huge portions. I had gammon in my baguette which was lovely, my husband had a choice of roast meats in his with roast potatoes & gravy, unusual but very tasty. Would certainly come here again.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to the bowd last night for a birthday celabration with friends. The food is fantastic, dessert amazing! I would like to say we were very impressed with the excellent service we received from everyone but I have to say the tiny lady with the glasses is wonderful, very friendly and efficient. Lovely evening with good friends excellent food... More 

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somerset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Being our first visit we booked in the morning for a mid week lunch time meal. Easy to find, large car park, extremely pleasant staff, very clean and a lovely place in general. We chose to have the carvery as it looked splendid. , ---there was a choice of 3 roasts, excl` and varied veg selection.. and best of all... More 

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

Wow.. lovely review. We are so pleased your enjoyed your lunch time experience so much. We at all times try to act with the utmost professionalism and it sounds as though we truly succeeded in this case. Please return soon we look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife, 5 year old daughter and myself had a Sunday carvery, about two weeks ago great food and very friendly staff, also very reasnable, the atmosphere was relaxed , and we did not find it a problem to have a demanding toddler in tow, the carvery had an extensive choice of meat and vegetables, and looking at the menu... More 

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

Thank you. We do try to cater for all ages and it is particularly encouraging to note that you felt relaxed with a little person too. You appreciated the food as well which is always our aim. We look forward to your return. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been meaning to try this place as it's just down the road from where we live and we weren't disappointed when we did. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and, at £9, the lunchtime carvery with a choice of three roasts was very good value (even more so with their 15% discount for over 55s!). Will definitely pay... More 

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

Brilliant review and thank you for all your kind comments with regard to our staff they do all deserve credit for their attitude. Also so pleased that you enjoyed the great value that we try to consistently offer. Please come again soon! More 

Otterton
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was an unplanned return visit for lunch as my husband Robert & I happened to be driving by at lunchtime so we called in. We were given a friendly welcome on entering and chose the same table we had last time which was right by the fire but with a nice view out of the window. We ordered a... More 

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

Great review thank you. Your comments are very honest and kind and we appreciate all your have said. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was the first time at The Bowd. Lovely food and the staff were really friendly. Will definately go there again.

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

Thank you. We are so pleased every thing was to your liking...so much so that you thought it appropriate to award maximum points! Thank you again and we look forward to your return. More 

Seaton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Was taken here for lunch by my son and husband - there were 9 in our party, including 4 young children. This always used to be the place to go, but has not had a good name for several years, although is supposed to be back to former glory under new owners. We had a good table in an area... More 

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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 sorry that the beef was a little rare for your liking . As you can imagine it is difficult to please everyone's individual tastes but please ask next time if you would prefer your meat to be a little more cooked.. we can generally accommodate individual tastes by... More 

Seaton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First time at the Bowd Inn and will definitely be the first of many. We booked for a Mother's Day treat and it certainly lived up to expectations. When we arrived the place was heaving with people, but that did not get in the way of the wonderful friendly welcome and service throughout our stay. All the staff that we... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful and honest review, all reviews really help and encourage us. Mothers day was the most amazing experience for us , serving in excess of 500 meals with the vast majority of people extremely happy and some very kind comments made upon departure. We continue to learn from all experiences and this... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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