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Bowd Inn

Bowd Cross, Sidmouth, England
01395-51-33-28
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Ranked #40 of 67 restaurants in Sidmouth
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Seaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We are regular visitors to The Bowd Inn (since it changed hands - for the better) for their carvery, which we love. The meats are good, an excellent variety of vegetables, always fresh (and there is a 20% discount for "seniors" in the week - thank you!). We find the staff very welcoming and efficient. The Inn's decor is very... More

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

Thank you. You have obviously visited regularly since we took over in May and we are very grateful for your comments. Our staff are trying very hard to be as accommodating as possible in all respects, and in a challenging and very busy environment we are very proud of their achievements. We do, and will continue to source the best... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on 23rd July for lunch. We were on holiday in the area and as it was our wedding anniversary wanted to treat our selves to something special. We were not disappointed. We experienced a very warm welcome from every member of staff we encountered. We had two 8 year olds who are fussy eaters and staff were totally accommodating... More

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

Thank you for entrusting us with your anniversary meal, we are so pleased you enjoyed it so much and found it to be good value for money. We are lucky to have such lovely gardens and play area and we are delighted you all enjoyed them too. Please return soon and thank you. We will continue to do our best. More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

On Friday 25th. July 2014 my wife Linda & I went for an evening meal, One of the first things that interested me was the fact the O.A. P.s were entitled to a 20% discount on all meals other than those that were grills from Monday to friday.. The service was very good and we both had excellent meals with... More

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

Thank you so much for your constructive and kind review. It is really good to see that local people are enjoying both the 20% off for the over 55's and the menu which is proving extremely popular. Please be rest assured we will continue to do our very best as we are here for the long term!! If you ever... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited this on a recommendation, however found out later that it has recently changed hands. A big sign up saying please be patient staff under training... This did nothing for us when waiting for half of the dinner to arrive for five mins only to walk in to find the staff sharing something on their phone. They had forgotten about... More

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

Following your review we have had a staff meeting and a root and branch review of procedures, particularly with regard to mobile phone usage during service. You may be assured this will not be tolerated by management and will not happen again. I apologise and would you please ask for Tim or Tom on your next visit. More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to the bowd today with some friends, one had curry which was dry no sauce, and one had chicken whick she could not cut with her knife. they complained, the curry was re introduced with some sauce over it. and the chicken was replaced with fish, neither could be eaten. the curry was still dry and the fish was... More

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

We are aware of the severity of this totally bias review, and as it is the subject of sub judice the matter is not able to be discussed. Needless to say all participants of this review are currently excluded from visiting the premises. More

Bridport, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Four of us had a carvery which was very tasteless & stewed,will not be returning. Terrible meal,the Beef was so tough you could not eat it,we took it home for the dog, all vegetables were hard not able to eat them. We did say that it was not good but was just given the bill with no apology. Money for... More

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

This review is indeed disappointing. We are aware that on this day we were very busy serving over 300 meals but honestly received no complaints from a management prospective. We are at a loss to understand after such brilliant reviews previously that your meal should have been so disappointing and are truly sorry for this experience. Please return and introduce... More

Seaton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is my second review of the Bowd, first time a few negatives, however this time the meal was lovely. I had roast pork and the crackling was out of this world. We will definitely be going again and regularly as we are local.

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

We are delighted you have returned and that any initial doubts have been ironed out. As previously mentioned, our carvery meats are sourced locally and are of the best quality so we're very pleased they were cooked to perfection. Whilst replying to your review, we wish to add that we take all reviews seriously and continue to strive to meet... More

Cobham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

needed a quick early supper on Sunday evening and the Bowd was right next door to B&B. Food was OK, service was good, but the restaurant was a bit noisy. Convenient and under similar circumstances we'd go back.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed the food and the service. We are a busy public house and therefore, at peak times, the sound of people chatting and enjoying themselves can be quite loud, and we are sorry this did not please you. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm sometimes embarrassed at the petty criticisms of my fellow reviewers, it's as though they want to spot something, indeed anything, to find fault with. I noticed the following in one of the reviews for this pub and I quote "We were in the market for a quick sandwich which were OK but did not need the oven chips with... More

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

We are so pleased you found everything to your liking particularly the management and staff. Obvious apologies for the power cut but delighted you returned the following day for your "last supper" and wholeheartedly enjoyed our cuisine. We too hope that one day we will be able to install air conditioning for the sake of both customers and staff. With... More

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited the Bowd Inn a few years back during a field trip to Budleigh Salterton and how it has changed since since then. Before, it was a run of the mill restaurant but now has become very cosmopolitan than before. Really liked the new decor. A small group of us tried the cavery and it was throughly delicious and... More

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

We do have a Tim AND a Tom who are both very hands on! It is very rewarding for all staff to read your glowing review. Thank you very much, and we hope you will return before too long. More

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