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The Grampus Inn

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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR , England
(01271) 862 906
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food really good

Recently visited the pub for evening meal. Being the winter it was quiet and unfortunately it was a little chilly inside. This didn't detract from the quality of the food which we couldn't fault. It was hot, tasty and plentiful. Will definitely return but perhaps at a warmer time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
HelAst
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited the pub for evening meal. Being the winter it was quiet and unfortunately it was a little chilly inside. This didn't detract from the quality of the food which we couldn't fault. It was hot, tasty and plentiful. Will definitely return but perhaps at a warmer time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Having walked the coastal path from Ilfracombe on a blustery day we were not disappointed by the warm and friendly atmosphere in the Grampus Inn. Querky traditional pub with honest and tasty home cooked food. Had spiced parsnip soup which was delicious and warmed us ready for our walk back to Ilfracombe. Great find!

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We found this little pub by accident. Its quite idyllic in a beautiful village. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food - wow! Its such a cosy place with a very relaxed atmosphere. I would happily take the single track road detour to the pretty village of Lee to go there again. It's such an unexpected surprise... More 

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This ancient pub is really best kept as a secret. But if visiting North Devon one can only say it's worth a detour.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On paper this place was right up our street - traditional Free House brewing it's own beer, wonderful location, home cooked food. We booked Sunday lunch for us and some friends in advance of the first full day of the holiday, hoping that the poor reviews on TripAdvisor were misplaced.... Our hopes were bolstered on arrival when we saw a... More 

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Devon, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I just want to echo what other contributors have said about the Grampus Inn, Lee Bay. What a lovely little pub, with great food offering a wealth of choice at reasonable prices, with friendly bar staff & an idyllic setting. We walked with our family from Mortehoe, along the South West Coast Path via Bull Point lighthouse to Lee Bay,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Back again to Lee, we love Lee , but the Grampus is awful , what's on on the menu? more like what's not on ? to start with half the food is off the menu , I had a ploughmans, so where is the salad? a limp and sad looking lettuce leaf, why when such a small menu anyway? ,... More 

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Cumbria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Friendly landlord, staff and excellent food are to be found at this interesting establishment, situated in the village of Lee, good ales, cider and perry (try "pearshaped" if you dare)The landlord is a talented musician and Friday night is live music night I missed it but my family did not and had a ball. Beautifully converted from an old farm... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went here for an evening meal midweek and had a warm welcome from friendly bar staff. Food is home cooked and good. Pub has own microbrewery and serves excellent ales. It is a bit out of the way, but it is worth seeking out. Also does afternoon teas.

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Frigiliana, Spain
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134 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lee is a lovely tiny village, leading to a small pretty rocky cove. This pub, has a lot of potential, but is shockingly mismanaged. Anything requiring human intervention is terrible-- dirty glasses, cloudy beer, watery awful soft drinks (with supermarket bottles as backup for complaints- I kid you not!), bar queues waiting for 1 poor chap to serve drinks and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: (01271) 862 906

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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