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Bowd Inn

Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Ranked #40 of 71 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped of here for a quick lunch. My partner had a cheese and pickle sandwich and I had honey roast ham. Both came with a small, salad and fries. The salads were good, and the fries excellent. My partner enjoyed his cheese and pickle sandwich, and I have to say , my honey roast ham was delicious. It was... More

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Although we are locals we hadn't been to The Bowd for months but when we heard there was new management we decided to give it a try again. But we wished we hadn't bothered, we had the carvery which consisted of two small slices of dry meat and over cooked roast potatoes and veg that was so bad we left... More

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

It is unfortunate that you did not bring your feelings to our attention at the time which would have given us the opportunity to rectify the problem There are notices on the tables saying that if you are not totally satisfied then please let us know. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your carvery but pleased you... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having eaten at The Bowd some months ago and found it quite dreadful, was encouraged to give it another try having heard good things about new management and chef. Visited with daughter and grandsons on 31 August and we were all very impressed by wonderful food at fair prices, plentiful, smartly dressed and attentive staff. My 4 giant prawns and... More

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

Many thanks for your review. Hands up! My apologies for the lack of communication, unfortunately at the time of your comments I was carving and when I did come out to see you sadly you had left. The fact is that a mistake was made by a new chef on your first visit as 3 giant prawns has always been... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

FINALLY A GREAT LANDLORD THAT HAS LIVENED THE PLACE UP, GOOD HONEST FOOD AND A GREAT ATMOSPHERE! I have lived near this pub for over 15 years and it has been through a succession of mediocre landlords that gave me very little reason to visit. It is lovely to have a good local pub again unfortunately I am now spending... More

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

Great compliment.. .thank you very much. Keep coming to visit us there are many more improvements to be made , we are determined to have a fantastic venue for locals to visit! We will show hospitality and great value for money.. the way it should be in a brilliant atmosphere!! More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We can't thankyou enough we've just got home after our daughters 16th birthday meal for 20 friends and family the food came out all together and was perfect with a wide range of choices, the staff extremely freindly and helpful and everything perfect

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

We are so pleased to have been able to make your daughters 16th birthday a memorable one! Thank you also for the wonderful comments with regard to both the food and staff they are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More

Oxford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I think this place is under new management, and they've made a great effort. Our evening meal was excellent (we had fish, kids had an enormous plate from the carvery) and the beer (Otter Ale) was well kept. Nice friendly atmosphere, and the staff were great. Very impressed.

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

Your kind comments make everything worthwhile. Since our opening in May we feel we have learnt a lot ,progressed and come a long way. Your review certainly pays testament to this ..thank you. Watch out for the new winter menu and on going refurbishment including re-thatching!! More

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

1st time visiting the bowd very impressed lovely & clean welcoming staff with a great selection of food & drink Will be retuning soon

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

Great review ,thank you so much . We look forward to serving you again!! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Called in with trepidation after bad experience some time back. What an improvement. We had the Carvery delicious we will take our visitors next week as we were so pleased. Staff behind bar very welcoming and a discount what a bonus.

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

It means a lot to us when we receive full marks for everything, and thank you. We are trying our very best and look forward to your return with friends. Our discount scheme works well with locals in particular and is our way of showing gratitude for the amazing local support we have received. We do hope you will enjoy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great Eveing spent with relatives , Good choice of food , Generous amounts of food. Staff Very attentive, Ellie the young waitress Superb.

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

Naturally we will pass on your kind comments to Ellie, we feel all are staff have worked hard and are delighted to see them appreciated.. thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your family meal so much and we look forward to your return. More

Havant, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Bowd Inn is a place that we have visited on many occasions and has always given us great service & excellent meals.

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

It is fantastic for us that we are able to offer reliable food and continuity all round. We hope to see you many more times and we will do our very best to please. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

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