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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Somewhere to eat after Bicton Gardens

My wife and I went to Bicton Garden yesterday and as we came up from Saltash we wanted somewhere to eat before returning home. After a trawl on Google maps and TripAdvisor we saw that the Bowd Inn had very good reviews. We had been here many years ago but the place has changed hands since... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Pastyman C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Bicton Garden yesterday and as we came up from Saltash we wanted somewhere to eat before returning home. After a trawl on Google maps and TripAdvisor we saw that the Bowd Inn had very good reviews. We had been here many years ago but the place has changed hands since then. When we arrived... More 

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

We are really pleased you enjoyed your day out and in particular your visit to the Bowd Inn. Your kind remarks with regard to our staff and food are very gratefully received and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. We do keep trying very hard! More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We actually only live down the road but have never been here so decided to stop off for a quick lunch. We were very impressed with everything, lovely restaurant area, staff were lovely and the food was great. The meals we chose meant we were able to go and select our own veg from the carvery. Veg was all fresh... More 

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

Well if you only live down the road we really hope to see you again soon for another warm welcome and good food !! We are so pleased to have met all your expectations and look forward to giving you an even better experience next time. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food varied and excellently cooked and presented. Staff were very friendly and attentive.We had been a few years ago to a lunch party which we enjoyed but found it even better this time around

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

Wow !! Another wonderful review ...thank you so much we are delighted we met all your expectations. Please visit again when you are next in the area, we will look forward to serving you. More 

Sidmouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have had several meals at The Bowd Inn and frequently take friends of long standing there. We have always had super food, enjoyed the company of the very friendly, helpful and efficient staff, and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Last night we visited again.Two of us had the King Scallop, Crab and Salad starter. The scallops were amazing, the crab full... More 

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

Breath-taking review thank you so much for all your wonderful remarks they are so appreciated and make everything worthwhile . This sort of review confirms our commitment to our valued clientele and I can assure you makes a vast impact on all our staff who work incredibly hard. We are just so pleased that everything was so right for you... More 

Wiltshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Inn changed hands at the end of last year, and what an improvement! Very welcoming, a great menu and good choice of wines beers etc. A must if you want a good meal in the area

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

A very honest and straight forward review thank you so much. We are always listening to our customer feed back and it is so rewarding to know that overall we are succeeding in every way. We will keep trying!! More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The meat on the carver was inedible the pork was all fat and only got one mouthful of meat out of it, the beef was tough and had a massive bit if gristle running through it, the veg was all out of the freezer vegetables must be difficult to prep vegetables, the cauliflower cheese tasted as though it was reheated... More 

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

We note you joined TripAdvisor in 2007 and that all the reviews submitted to date about any establishment have contained derogatory remarks, it is indeed a great shame that nobody can gain your satisfaction to date...not even the Bowd Inn, famous for food, our welcome, and customer satisfaction!! I can assure you that my proud kitchen team prepare fresh carrots,... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice clean drinking area, food very good lunch time and evening meals are excellent Manager and staff are very helpful Outside garden and plenty of parking but you wont get a very good phone signal at this location ..

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

Sorry about the telephone signal I'm afraid this is beyond our control. However we are so pleased everything else was to your liking and thank you for your remarks with regard to our staff ...much appreciated. Come back soon. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

my wife and i had fish and chips with peas and side salad the food was excellent as it always is what ever i have had here is excellent and i was served by the lovelly Chantelle

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

We are so pleased Chantelle looked after you so well and that you found everything to be excellent. I notice you are a regular visitor and it is rewarding to note that you find the Bowd to be consistent in the quality of food we offer. Thank you for this honest and kind review. More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Celebrating my mother in law's birthday provided me with a good opportunity to return, as I said I would in my last review. Once again we received top rate, friendly service from all the staff and carvery food that was well cooked, well presented and tasted really, really good. It was worth booking beforehand as the reputation of this place... More 

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

Another fantastic review from you, thank you so much. In particular thank you for comments regarding our staff, it is great for them to know how much out clients appreciate their professionalism. Thank you also for your kind comments with regards to our food offering, we are always trying to improve, and will continue to do so. We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good food, well presented, cheerfully served by friendly staff in comfortable, attractive surroundings

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

Thank you.. Your remarks are very kind and much appreciated in particular with regard to our staff. 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?