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Sportsmans Arms

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Dartmouth Road, Blackawton, Dartmouth TQ9 7DE, England
01803 712231
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unwelcoming

We popped in for a bite in the way back from a day in Torquay. The woman behind the bar was unfriendly and made us feel unwelcome. We had one drink and left to find dinner elsewhere

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
whitwell5
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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English first
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We popped in for a bite in the way back from a day in Torquay. The woman behind the bar was unfriendly and made us feel unwelcome. We had one drink and left to find dinner elsewhere

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

good food, warm and dry, friendly staff. look forward to returning when the weather allows an open fire. really cosy.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent family meal, always go here and don't plan to change anytime soon! Brilliant no matter the table size and accommodate bookings at short term! Highly recommend with friendly staff and excellent owners! Worth the drive out of Dartmouth!

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West Country
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Although we had passed this pub on numerous occasions and were aware of its good reputation we had not previously eaten here. We finally decided to give it a try as my daughter and son in law were paying us a pre-Christmas visit from their home in Kent so we booked accordingly. The place certainly lived up to its high... More 

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Devon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The carvery is fantastic, but the other meals are also great. The steak is so local, you can probably see next weeks dinner in the fields nearby.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Sportsmans Arms has the best carvery we have ever had and it is one of the first places we head for when in the area, but bear in mind that the carvery is only available Fri, Sat and Sunday. They also have a menu and a daily specials board and we can recommend all the meals, never had a... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Excellent choice of 3 meats and large variety of vegetables in a pleasant country pub. Reasonably priced and all produce locally sourced. Delicious.

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Bracklesham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped off at the Sportsmans last Wednesday lunchtime. Everyone in our party was delighted with their meal. The portions were excellent. The person who chose the Steak Pie complained that the mashed potato was the largest amount he had seen on a single plate! The Tribute Beer is highly recommended by those who drank it. Go and you won't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited during our cottage stay in dittisham. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very unhappy barmaid. We sat down for our meal and everything on the menu look delicious. I decided to go for the rump steak. The lady serving the food was very pleasent. My rump steak came out how I had asked for it (medium-rare) but was... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent meal, the service was very friendly and efficient, the portions were huge and the food delicious! Couldn't fault our evening meal, plenty of parking too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dartmouth Road, Blackawton, Dartmouth TQ9 7DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Blackawton
  • Phone Number: 01803 712231

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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