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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Carvery with fab veggie option

Visited today with my partner. He had the carvery with Pork and Beef. I had the carvery with nut roast. The nut roast with goats cheese topping was lovely, really peppery with chunks of veg. The vegetables on the carvery were fresh and tasty. We had the Orange and Lemon Roulade for desert which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
mikamilly
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penzance, cornwall
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  • Local cuisine
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penzance, cornwall
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Visited today with my partner. He had the carvery with Pork and Beef. I had the carvery with nut roast. The nut roast with goats cheese topping was lovely, really peppery with chunks of veg. The vegetables on the carvery were fresh and tasty. We had the Orange and Lemon Roulade for desert which again was yummy. We booked for... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Well we went in for a snack and ended up having the carvers and boy we are so glad we did . Fabulous quality of meat and range of vegetables all served on nice hot plates we enjoyed it so much we made a second visit that week. Next time we are in the area we guarantee we will be... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Met up with friends who we had not seen for along time. We used to go to Bowd Inn a few years ago and decided we would meet up there and see if it was still as good as it used to be. I was not disappointed. The service was quick and polite. The food was tasty and the local... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited The Bowd last Sunday for a carvery and what a fantastic carvery it was. It was the best we have ever had, all you cana say about it is that it was simply delicious. The staff were very friendly and even though lots of people had booked, they managed to give us a table straight away. If we... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and very welcomming staff on the two occasions that we visited during our stay in Sidmouth. The menu caters for all tastes and is very good value for money. My husband had the carvery and I had the leek, mushroom crumble with vegetables from the carvery. Everything was piping hot and there was an excellent selection of very... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Having eaten here several times, we have always enjoyed our meals. The carvery is well cooked and beef is available rare, which is a bonus as it is usually overcooked at other carveries. On this occasion I chose the excellent fish pie with carvery vegetables. As we were rather late, the carvery was about to close. The vegetables were still... More 

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

A disappointing review. I note that every other meal you have had at the Bowd you have thoroughly enjoyed on many occasions. You also rate our food(fish) as excellent .. thank you, also thank you for the praise given to our staff .. much appreciated. I am sorry that the beans were not to your liking and can assure they... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited while on holiday in Devon, we stumbled across this lovely Pub on a wet day with not alot to do, It certainly cheered up our day !! - Fantastic Carvery (other menu available) Choice of Beef, Turkey or Gammon lovely fresh home cooking, very generous with portions, lots of freshly cooked vegetables too many to mention ! -... More 

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Hagley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have visited the bowd on many occasions over the past 12 years and thought we would return for the Sunday carvery on recommendation from locals. We booked in advance to avoid disappointment as we had heard that it does get busy. We arrived at 15:45 for a 4pm sitting and was offered a drink in the bar area whilst... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good menu with daily specials and good choice of local seafood dishes. Also a great carvery from 12-2. Good choice of 3 meats and well-cooked, good variety of vegetables. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Play area outside for kids and plenty of parking. Overall, a great pub.

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We found this lovely Inn because everywhere in Sidmouth town centre was closed. The food is absolutely fantastic, the staff are really friendly, especially Beth (Bethany, the original one) who looked after us exceptionally well. She was one of the reasons we returned for the following two nights. We would have returned again had we not been going home. We... More 

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Address: Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
Phone Number: 01395-51-33-28
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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