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32 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AZ, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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
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Busy town centre pub catering for good inexpensive meals for the family. Very good play area for the little ones out back but didn't want to eat out there as a couple of customers had their dogs on the tables?? Food was served promptly and freshly cooked although the serving staff do need to smile... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Mike S
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Busy town centre pub catering for good inexpensive meals for the family. Very good play area for the little ones out back but didn't want to eat out there as a couple of customers had their dogs on the tables?? Food was served promptly and freshly cooked although the serving staff do need to smile a little and interact more... 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 glad that your children enjoyed the play area..but disappointed that you were put off enjoying your meal in the garden by some other customers not following our 'polite Dog' policy.. If on any future visits you have a problem with our good value food please bring it to our attention and we... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Called in to this pub one lunch time. Only had a cold drink as I found the food prices way too expensive . The play area outside is absolutely fantastic for kids

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

Thank you for visiting the Hairy dog. We are glad that your children enjoyed the play the magnificent play area that we provide free to customers and no doubt you saw others enjoying the sky sports television that we also provide.. we are sorry you chose not to enjoy the predominantly fresh food produced by our team of chefs. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Child friendly as advertised and plenty of bacon in bacon baguette and bacon bap - food average as was service - probably use again if needed to with children

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited the Hairy Dog two times whilst staying in Minehead and found it each time to be clean, good selection of home cooked yummy meals which were excellent value for money and brilliant outdoor play area for children. We were impressed with the service especially when the waiter offered to clean my daughter's own cutlery and bring it to... More 

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

thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog and enjoying the many facilities of this independent pu. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Have had many a lovely afternoon or evening with family or friends over the last 12 years. Good price with no frills. Food is pub grub and plentiful. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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belfast
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

On an outing to Minehead spotted the signs for this "award winning" pub with family play area. We pottered in through the side entrance to garden and took our seats. No menus on table. Play area looked rather impressive. Went inside to get menus. Inside was full of stag and hen parties and drunken louts at 12pm!!! Was told rudely... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Hairy dog, sorry your experience was not to your satisfaction on one of our very busy weekend on which the Town is host to a large adult population. as smoker have to by law smoke outside it is extremely difficult to restrict in which area they choose to smoke... We hope that if we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent service, lovely food, good sized portions, kids enjoyed food and play area, would definitely go back

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

Thank you for your good comments, From all at the Hairy Dog More 

Carlow, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

we watched all our sports here during our stay, TVs everywhere, so you have great viewing. Grand beer and food. Worth a visit

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

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog and we are all glad that you all enjoyed the experience. More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Mixed review of The Hairy Dog. While it is spacious and laid out well with different seating areas it often feels not quite clean despite being looked after. Food is ok, what you would expect in a pub and a good sized portion. Excellent value when in the winter and it's half price. Ladies toilets are appalling though - dirty,... More 

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

Thank you for visiting The Hairy Dog. I take all comments seriously and use them as a management tool to improve standards. I was interested to read your comment about the ladies toilets. If you visited the Hairy Dog over the proceeding busy weekend the toilets tidiness may not of been to our usual standard but whilst we are aware... More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good menu for young children. The children loved the adventure play area. Lots of stairs up to the toilet. You have to take all the children as a long way. Good place with children, you can eat in peace as they play.

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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

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