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The Thatched Inn

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Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5BA, England
01237 471321
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 200
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    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
A friendly pub

Hidden away a great pub. Staff friendly and food served quickly. An extensive menu, the food was okay, but could be better, perhaps our fault for choosing the cheaper items on the menu as the next table had wonderful looking food. Will try again soon and go for a more expensive main. Parking is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martin L
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading so many reviews and reading their menu online was looking forward to our meal as was planning to talk about it as a wedding venue so trying out the place. On arriving nowhere to park. Then given a very limited menu which we were not aware of due to the Sunday Carvery. This not written on website. I... More 

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden away a great pub. Staff friendly and food served quickly. An extensive menu, the food was okay, but could be better, perhaps our fault for choosing the cheaper items on the menu as the next table had wonderful looking food. Will try again soon and go for a more expensive main. Parking is limited in the narrow road and... More 

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Thank Martin L
Bideford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Les for putting on a great New Year's Eve party, buffet & disco. You don't get many of these things for free! We didn't join in the buffet because we had already in Les' restaurant. Several of us had pre-ordered steak & ale pies because over the years this has been the only place around where you can... More 

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Thank helen s
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often visit this local pub and always have a good pub meal and the staff are usually friendly. We have taken our dog and daughter, both with good reception. Good spot for lunch or sunday outing. The sunday roast is also a good option.

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Thank rosebudharts
Bideford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a meal in the bar got there early on a monday at 5.10 just us there great welcome we had a main meal each very well presented and a great taste and the whole experince was relaxing cheers.

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Thank clive h
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We started looking for an Inn to spend an hour or two in for a birthday meal,but everywhere was booked! until we found this one.Everyone enjoyed their meal. Carlos was a brilliant waiter, he coped very well with all of us. Food was very good.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Went for a christmas meal with friends and was well impressed with decs looks like santas grotto the staff are brilliant the food is good and as we left they showered us with snow from an upstairs window . Merry christmas

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We recently decided to try the Thatched Inn at Abbotsham, having heard nothing but great reviews. This pub is renowned locally for its spectacular decorations at Halloween and Christmas. When we arrived, the Christmas decorations were up, and what a delight they wee. The pub was warm and welcoming in both the bar and the restaurant areas. We had booked... More 

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Teignmouth , Devon
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Our weekend in Bideford found us driving round in the wet, windy weather looking for indoor interests. We happened on the village of Abbotsham and decided to call in at 'The Local'. the barman, James, was friendly and welcoming, the lovely lounge was so cosy and clean we decided to stay for dinner. Although food wasn't available 'til 5pm we... More 

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North devon
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

5 star review for the Sunday Carvery. The staff were very pleasant and the food was great. Good selection of fresh vegetables on offer with roast potatoes to die for. Only one moan, there was a dog in the bar area who did jump up everytime we attempted to move and consequently knocked into our table and one of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: 01237 471321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?