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Sportsmans Arms

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English, Pub
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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
family of 5 visit

Busy little place small menu away from the lovely looking carvery went for a steak cooked to my order very well and everyone enjoyed the night out. Very good place to eat kids very welcome and nice staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Dobbydobs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Busy little place small menu away from the lovely looking carvery went for a steak cooked to my order very well and everyone enjoyed the night out. Very good place to eat kids very welcome and nice staff

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We popped in here by chance, the carvery did not start until 5.30 but that was not a problem the kids had a great time in the play area whilst we waited. The food was perfect in every way, we do like a good carvery and we will be back with our noisy children!

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We know of this venue as we will often pop in for a social drink at the end of the day but it is definitely our number one choice for their Sunday carvery. Staff are always pleasant and helpful and go out of their way to help. The fact that there is proper crackling with the pork just tops of... More 

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Surrey, UK
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18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Found the pub en route to Salcombe and stopped in for impromptu lunch. We had our dog with us and the staff allow dogs in the bar. We both decided on the daily roast and it was absolutely love. Local beef, huge amounts of excellent veg and really really good roasties. Sat by the fire and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Excellent... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A fairly ordinary pub with the usual pub menu and a carvery at weekends. We went for the carvery which at £10 per head was good value if you like quantity - the quality was bog standard carvery fare. Staff are young and haven't yet mastered the art of serving customers - or smiling. Wouldn't bother to rush back.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Whilst camping near Totnes we passed The Sportsmans, which looked very attractive. We called in for dinner on our way back. The pub was busy and full, but the friendly staff soon found us a table. The carvery was excellent so we booked a table for Easter Sunday lunch which was equally good. Definitely on the list for our next... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We all had carvery which was nice. Not much meat but loads of nice veg. Staff nice. One of us had spaghetti bolognaise which was a bit bland. Overall nice evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had been here before, and found it ok...today we were ignored at the bar, and no real attempt was made to find us a table...left to spend £65.00 elsewhere, and will never return...get bar staff with customer skills.

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

my family and i booked the sportsmans arms for a meal after after a wedding and it was the perfect ending to a perfect day. we all enjoyed the carvery very much, the meat was lovely and juicy, you had a choice of potato either roast or new boiled, and the vegetables, i don't even know where to start with... More 

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a disappointment. The meal was unseasoned, the gravy brown gloom from a packet. Everything was tasteless, the vegetables, the meat, the Yorkshire puddings, nothing reassembled any thing like a home Sunday roast at all. The cauliflower cheese was watery and tasted like packet rubbish. What a complete waste of eating the evening was. I can't believe any chef worth... More 

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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, Pub

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