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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spot of lunch

Sat in the garden on a lovely sunny lunch time after a spot of Rick pooling on the beech. Great home made food. Nice out of the way pub in Lee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

When in the area, we always walk over to this pub from Morthoe.....but not again sadly, will we return. I am wondering if it is under different ownership now? Unkempt garden, cloudy beers, food portions drastically reduced and the "special" BBQ pork & rice, was certainly not in any way special, more like a children's portion and something you would... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Sat in the garden on a lovely sunny lunch time after a spot of Rick pooling on the beech. Great home made food. Nice out of the way pub in Lee.

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Ilfracombe
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

28 minutes to get a cup of coffee, only on person serving behind the bar, dirty grubby staff that wipe their hands down their front of their t shirt's, Broken garden tables in an unkept untidy garden , i could go on and on and on .

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We've been to this pub a couple of times on walks. The beer garden is great, lovely setting, the beer good and the food very tasty. The only trouble is the portions are small! At the end of a day's walk we really wanted a good meal and the quantity could easily have been improved by just adding more potato.... More 

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Brixham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A party of 11 were booked and when we arrived there was only room for 8 at the table we were allocated. We were offered a larger table in the games room which we took. The menu is quite limited which would be ok if the food which arrived was of good quality. Sadly it wasn't and over all the... More 

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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
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155 reviews 155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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