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Bowd Inn

Bowd Cross, Sidmouth, England
01395-51-33-28
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Ranked #43 of 69 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
alicante
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Although this excellent pub is on the fringe of Sidmouth,its well worth a visit. Has a really top notch carvery,with locally sourced meat;the beef was lean and tender.Plus a very good selection of vegetables,including red cabbage,fresh green beans and the usual peas,cauliflower etc.While I was there the trays were constantly being replenished. A good selection of desserts were on offer.I... More

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Teignmo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent food plenty of it and good atmosphere and friendly service the plough mans and salmon was excellent carvery looked very nice as well will certainly revisit, drove passed plenty of times never stopped but glad we mad the effort today plenty of parking nice and clean and good play park for the children this is a great place to... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Bowd inn recently while on holiday and had a good meal in pleasant surroundings. The carvery was very good excellent meat and good selection of veg available. The staff were friendly and helpful so it was an all round good evening.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went here a few weeks ago and had the best carvery we've had in a long time. The staff were really nice and welcoming and it was nice to see fresh food being brought out all the time. Our food was really good and very hot. Would recommend the Sticky Toffee Pudding! Prices were really reasonable (£10) and the plates... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really nice family restaurant on outskirts of Sidmouth. Extensive choice with a carvery option too. Would definitely go back. Very good value.

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

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. We are delighted you found everything to your liking and look forward to your return. A lovely ,honest and constructive review, which helps us improve more and more! Thank you again. More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food quality overall pretty good and plentiful. Chips were a little strange, seemed as though the potatos has not been peeled first. Steak & ale pie was good, as was the salmon (the wife said). Chicken curry was tasty and plentiful, as was the accompanying rice, but the rice was really not hot enough. Cajun chicken was ok but ccajun... More

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

Thank you for your review. It is sometimes difficult to gauge individuals tastes for curry as peoples palettes vary so much, however if trying the curry again you can request it to be slightly spicier!! Sorry the rice was not hot enough for you. The carvery continues to go from strength to strength and is particularly popular with our much... More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having booked a table for 4 we were disappointed with the menu range, 2 of the 4 meals were cold. But the worst was yet to come. When asking for a Vodka & tonic the bar person tipped the whole bottle of tonic in the Vodka, when asked for a Pernod the bar staff did not know what it was... More

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

We are obviously very disappointed in your review and apologise unreservedly. I have enquired into the reasons behind this incident (which we take very seriously) and whilst not wishing to make excuses unfortunately a sudden influx of customers caught us off guard as we were slightly short of staff. We served in excess of 250 meals in 2 hours with... More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is an extensive choice of meals with plenty of choice of veg to go with three choices of meat at the cavery. There is the option of 'a pensioners' meal at a reduced price and an extensive choice of sweets. The service is quick and friendly and the food is hot..

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

It is very pleasing to note your comments and thank you. We take great care and pride in all we do and always try to produce value for money to all our customers. We note how pleased you are with the hot food, service and friendly manner of the staff and will of course do our very best to maintain... More

Bromley, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited for three evenings during our weeks holiday..everything was excellent..staff friendly and helpful..food excellent and our winnie dog was welcome.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed three evenings with us at the Bowd and found the food to be excellent. It does pay as we are frequently complimented on to use fresh locally sourced vegetables at all times, we know it makes all the difference. Well behaved dogs and owners are always welcome!!! Look forward to seeing you again. Thank... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

made very welcome by the staff all very pleasing to talk to .with good advice on food- the carvery was the best i have had in a long time,would advise all to go and try this.thanks to all at the bowd for making are visits last week most menrable.

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

The way in which you have complimented our staff is most appreciated, we started with young and new staff who have after training really come up to the mark, it is very good that they receive recognition from customers for their efforts ...thank you. We are so pleased to read that you found the carvery "The Best" we do our... More

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