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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Thank you!!

We had a party of 21 people for lunch on Sunday 1st March and the staff could have not been more helpful and could not have done any more for us. The food was excellent, and was hot. I would definitely recommend the Bowd to other people. Fantastic time!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Catherine M
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 21 people for lunch on Sunday 1st March and the staff could have not been more helpful and could not have done any more for us. The food was excellent, and was hot. I would definitely recommend the Bowd to other people. Fantastic time!!

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Dunster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten the Carvery and meals of off the menu. The food has always been of the highest standard and the staff very efficient and friendly. We would recommend The Bowd to anyone.

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

WOW! Thank you so much for your review and such a recommendation. We are so pleased everything was to your liking. We are still trying hard!! More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

At lunch time today, along with 13 other friends, we went to this Inn for lunch. As we were a rather large group we did let them know in advance. The welcome and the service was first class and we were all very pleased with the food and the whole thing was a great success. We would most certainly go... More 

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

Fantastic review. Thank you and we are so pleased everything was to your parties satisfaction. Thank you also for awarding the Bowd top marks. More 

Devon, UK
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Two friends joined us to celebrate my Wife's birthday - we chose the Bowd as we hadn't visited since the change of ownership & we fancied a "quick & easy" late lunch within easy reach. Well, that under-sells the restaurant ! We had read the good reports on TripAdvisor & our visit certainly lived up to the praise. When I... More 

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

Thank you for all your kind comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your meals. Our staff try very hard to please in all ways so you can be assured your comments are appreciated by one and all. More 

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A great little pub on the Exeter to Sidmouth road, with a brilliant Sunday carvery roast and a good selection of real ales and wine. Plenty of succulent meats to choose from and a large selection of veg. Well worth a visit if your'e near that part of the South West.

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

Brilliant thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review ..much appreciated. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Popped in for lunch.lovely building ,log fire etc,pleasing from the outside. Sadly the food lets it down. I had a ploughmans which had one small roll ( which looked like the type you buy part baked) would expect a chunky piece of fresh baked bread. The salad was not fresh,lettuce soggy,tomatoes soft. The piece of stilton was also not fresh... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your concerns. We are disappointed to read your review after so many positive comments over the past months. However naturally we take your view very seriously and unreservedly apologise for any disappointment.. We can assure you that we use no inferior or products which are not fresh, this in itself... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner with wife, mum, dad, uncle & auntie. Beautiful building, excellent menu. Really friendly staff, young waiter chap very chatty and a good laugh. Food was great, absolutely cracking evening out. So happy to have this pub so close by.

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

Another cracking review!! Thank you so much your comments are very much appreciated. Come back soon and do it all again. Thank you. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely family friendly pub with great value carvery. Very friendly staff, great ale and open log fire what more would you want!

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

What more could we want ? Another fantastic review ..thank you so much. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Booking made for the Sunday carvery and was glad I did as it was e place so busy. What can you say about a carvery, it was standard carvery with a choice of 4 meats including lamb. The vegetable selection was vast and the staff at the carvery were entertaining. All the staff were welcoming even on such a very... More 

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Bowd and that you enjoyed the carvery. See you soon. More 

England
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Well done to the new owners at the Bowd! We had Sunday lunch here at the weekend. The place was buzzing, the carvery was very good and tasty, with a choice of 4 freshly cooked meats. The staff were attentive and friendly and the chefs jovial. My only quibble is that the kids menu was a bit limited. It was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your food so much and your comments with reference to our staff are appreciated. We will soon be bringing our new menu and will be mindful of your comments with regard to the children's menu. 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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