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The Barn Owl, Kingskerswell

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Brew Pub, Bar, British, English
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Aller Road | Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5AN, England (Formerly The Barn Owl)
01803 872130
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant ambience

Pleasant ambience and a delicious meal, finished with the best bread and butter pudding I have eaten in years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
LindyLouMac
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tywyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pleasant ambience and a delicious meal, finished with the best bread and butter pudding I have eaten in years.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had mini pie meal. The pies were over cooked, cold sauce topping and the pastry was really hard so obviously had contact with a microwave, rock hard veg and over priced for the quality. Burger was ok but that's not difficult. Kids meal of fish cakes was lukewarm. No atmosphere and empty on a Sunday afternoon. Should have taken that... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

went with my husband and sister's had a lovely meal and excellent service slightly more expensive but we'll worth it

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

the food is just not good. undercooked steak and VERY small portions. disgusted. staff were not making the experience any better. they maked us decide TO NEVER GO there again. i would definetely NOT recommend this pub.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The quality of the food and service is always spot on, however we always seem to be sat near the kitchen, can see in everytime they bring out food, not great.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Have been here a few times now. Called recently en route to a skittles match. Ample parking, has a great atmosphere with very friendly waiting and bar staff, welcoming and pleasant (especially Aaron). The food was delicious, plentiful and hot - can't understand previous negative feedbacks. Maria was charming and made us feel like 'one of the family'. Don't let... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have been to the barn owl on numerous occasions & have had mixed feelings! However as it is local to me is a great meeting point for friends. Atmosphere is lovely & food is generally appealing but on my last occasion which was sat 21st feb I invited friends for a meal well what a disaster I booked a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Arrived to a have a early evening meal pub was quiet told fully booked!!! did get seated after a short wait. food ok nice plain pub food nice pub teamsters attentive and polite left before seven pm still lots of empty tables.why turn away business its not as if a coach load of people have just walked in with out... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What's happened at the barn owl food was awful and cold been going there for years travelled 45 mins to get there it didn't have the same feel as it used to grumpy staff we ordered starters seem to be in a food strike that night as my wife and I looked at the plate and thought really as not... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Brewery fare, pretty standard food. Used to be excellent but menu is now too formatted & leaves little to the imagination. Fine if you are looking for a steak / pie type of offering.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aller Road | Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5AN, England (Formerly The Barn Owl)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Abbot
  • Phone Number: 01803 872130

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 21
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Bar, British, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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