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The Barn Owl, Kingskerswell

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Brew Pub, Bar, British, English, Pub
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I visited this little pub having had several locals suggest I try it. I was tempted by the steak pie but when it arrived it was all rather average. Only slightly better than a meat pie from a supermarket. The overall portion was small with a few chips (see photo) and quickly boiled frozen peas and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Stew T
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Widecombe in the Moor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Widecombe in the Moor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I visited this little pub having had several locals suggest I try it. I was tempted by the steak pie but when it arrived it was all rather average. Only slightly better than a meat pie from a supermarket. The overall portion was small with a few chips (see photo) and quickly boiled frozen peas and gravy. I have had... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere; customer service exceeds expectations; staff are very friendly and welcoming. Our dog was greeted as enthusiastically as we were. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and food is available from the restaurant menu to be served in the bar area also. Can heartily recommend the chocolate pot mini pud; this is to die for! Food cooked beautifully... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great food, good choice at the bar, reasonably priced and very friendly staff. Despite the building works round about, the place itself is lovely, cosy, welcoming. Cant find fault, would definately recommend. Dont be put off by the building works. A little gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A regular restaurant of choice for me. Great food at a very fair price and particularly nice owners and staff. You won't be disappointed!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited the Barn Owl for the first time today for Fathers Day Lunch. The food was very good quality, reasonably priced and the service was very good and friendly. We would definitely recommend and we will be back.

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Devon, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Myself and my hubby have eaten here on several occasions. I have seen other negative reviews and I swear they must be talking about a different place! The pub is lovely, it wouldn't look out of place in the middle of the countryside. Really warm atmosphere, wonderful staff who are all so very friendly and very knowledgable on all aspects... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

No doubt the roadworks are to blame, but trying to keep this place open with such reduced customer numbers seems to have led to budgetary constraints which virtually make it unusable. Staff friendly, but maybe only because we were - it's not easy to complain when you have guests.. Service OK but slow given small number of customers. Food verging... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

.My Husband and I recently held our Wedding Reception at the Barn Owl/ The tables were decorated at we requested and they looked beautiful. The food was excellent. Maria and her staff worked hard . Everyone enjoyed it. They told us they do not do many Weddings but they made it a day to remember for us. The only problem... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Well we were found a seat even though they were busy. The starters were not good, the prawn cocktail was with cheap prawns and a strange tasting sauce.. Garlick mushrooms was a brown mush hidden under a large amount of dandelion leaves. Main dishes mine was ok leg of duck with mash but the other was not the best steak... More 

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Hall W, General Manager at The Barn Owl, Kingskerswell, responded to this review

Dear RedAdmiral, Sincere thanks for taking the time to give us your honest feedback about your recent experience at The Barn Owl. Obviously on this occasion we did not meet your expectations or in fact those standards that we aspire to. We try to always provide our guests with an exceptional experience in both the standard of our food and... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have visited this charming restaurant on several occasions and have never been disappointed with the excellent food on offer. Even though the location has been spoilt by the new road being built all around , they have maintained their high standard throughout. The staff were attentive and happy and the food was delicious, what more could one ask for

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Additional Information about The Barn Owl, Kingskerswell

Address: Aller Road | Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5AN, England (Formerly The Barn Owl)
Phone Number: 01803 872130
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Abbot
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
Cuisine: Brew Pub, Bar, British, English, Pub

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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 11 - 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Bar, British, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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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