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32 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AZ, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great beer garden for children

We escaped Butlins for some real pub grub and chose this restaurant because of its quirky name & the mention of an adventure playground for the kids. The food was pretty standard, but good portions, hot & wholesome. Grab a table in the conservatory and relax whilst the kids romp all over a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Deborah B
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Redditch Worcs England
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great family pub, with a great play area for the children, it's not a la carte but serves good honest pub food with something for everybody apart there was no pizza on the menu. Good value and massive portion sizes , served quickly by very friendly staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friends and I decided to visit this pub for lunch primarily because of the playground. My one friend and I ordered the chilli con care. Her little boy had the sausage and mash. My other friend went for the chicken burger and her 2 girls had sausage/fish fingers and chips. Kids meals were ok. They didn't eat a lot... More 

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog.. we are sorry that you found the food not to your liking.. we find this an exception .. I know you say there was no one to complain to but there is always a duty manager on duty and I am sure that if you had asked that person would of dealt with... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We escaped Butlins for some real pub grub and chose this restaurant because of its quirky name & the mention of an adventure playground for the kids. The food was pretty standard, but good portions, hot & wholesome. Grab a table in the conservatory and relax whilst the kids romp all over a large wooden climbing frame. The only comment... More 

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog... it is good to here that you enjoyed the conservatory whilst your children used up their energy in the play garden.. I have noted your comment re more signage for ' please order at the bar' Kind regards Chris More 

Alsager, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nipped in for our dinner one evening, and another time just to watch the football and have a drink, both visits were fine. Our food was as expected- pub grub, good portion sizes, can't complain as I cleared my plate. My husband loved his great big bowl of chicken wings too! We sat in the conservatory, which I do believe... More 

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog. It is good that you enjoyed the conservatory but there are many areas in the pub including extensive garden and decking seeting, to suite most tastes and time of the year. I have told the Chef that you all enjoyed the freshly cooked food and your husband particularly enjoyed the chicken wings, for... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were driving along The Avenue, found a parking space right outside this pub and as it was convenient, decided to give it a try. My immediate impression was of a drinkers place but we found a table to the rear in a somewhat dark area. It was not until we had placed our order that I noticed the rather... More 

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog. The team are very happy that you enjoyed the homemade Original burger, the service was to the standard that we aim to provide. we all at The Hairy Dog and our sister Restaurant & Hotel STONES, strive to provided good food and service and always like to receive feedback. Kind Regards Chris More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived looking for a very late lunch. They said it was no problem as they serve food all day. We all chose classic steak burgers. We didn't have to wait long . They arrived with chips, coleslaw and a small salad . It really was a tasty burger with battered onion rings and melted cheese. We were all so... More 

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog. The team always strives to provide good food and service, and are particularly happy to hear you enjoyed our Homemade Original Burger. We at the Hairy dog and our sister Restaurant & Hotel STONES, aim to provide good value for money and always happy to receive customers feedback. Kind Regards Chris More 

Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visit The Hairy Dog quite often for meals as they are very good quality and reasonably priced. The waiting staff are always courteous and friendly.

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UK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It was busy, but the food was ok and didn't take long to arrive. There was a nice light area by the bar with a view of the play area, but unfortunately we could only find a seat in the dark part which was ok, but not great. Great for kids to play in.

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog. We are sorry that we were so busy you were unable to sit in the conservatory, which is very popular. On a future visit please try to avoid peak times when the conservatory is busy or on arrival ask at the bar if you can have the next available table.. Alternatively on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely food. Was not waiting long and very welcoming staff and we're very accommodating for kids. Would highly recommend a visit for a meal. Will defo go back there when i'm in Minehead next.

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Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I love it here every time we go to minehead we always visit amazing food I love the mixed grill and the play area for kids is great love love love it

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christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog all the team will be very happy to receive your praise for the food and that your children had fun in the play area.. Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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