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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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  • 54
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best carvery ever

While on holiday in nearby Stoke Fleming we tried this place on a sunday evening for a carvery. We had been eating in Dartmouth/Salcombe previously but wished we had tried The Sportsman first. Excellent carvery, friendly and efficient staff, good prices. Would recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Couldn't decide between 3 and 4 stars. This is a popular place - visited on a Sunday for Carvery and it was packed. The Carvery had a decent selection of meat and veg - and for a Carvery the quality was pretty good. Cooking food at Carvery volumes is never going to create something amazing - but it was on... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

While on holiday in nearby Stoke Fleming we tried this place on a sunday evening for a carvery. We had been eating in Dartmouth/Salcombe previously but wished we had tried The Sportsman first. Excellent carvery, friendly and efficient staff, good prices. Would recommend.

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East Dean, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited here after disappointing food at a nearby riverside village- this was MUCH better. The fish and chips was well cooked and the pork belly was delicious . The fact they serve Tribute was a bonus.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Called in sportsman after visiting Dartmouth for lunch,we both had Stake n ale pie couldn't fault it lovely & tasty asked for extra gravy, no problem, staff pleasant, service good, will return on a Sunday to try the carvery sometime.

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited several times now and have never been disappointed. Allowed us on first visit when out with family to try a piece of every roast food was excellent. Returned again in May 2015 again we were not disappointed. Food was again fabulous.

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Dartford
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Staying just down the road, saw the Sportsmans Arms and decided to pop in on our return after a day out. Friendly welcome and really good atmosphere. Booked a table for the Sun evening & enjoyed a wonderfully cooked carvery. Service was good and food reasonably priced.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have visited the Sportsmans Arms many times and it has been consistently excellent. The carvery is very fresh with plenty of food for everyone. We always leave feeling full and looking forward to our next visit. Another positive is that our two dogs are allowed in the bar area.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great service. Very good food. Plenty of space. No problem parking. Friendly staff made us welcome. Child friendly. Had a high chair for the little one. Clean toilets. Seating in or outside. Great views of the countryside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Lovely family friendly pub. Very busy when we visited but excellent food and excellent service. Staff friendly and helpful. Carvery fantastic. Nice outdoor play area for the kids and a sea view.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We all had carvery which was quite nice and my hubby had a steak off the menu which was totally fab. Kids enjoyed playing on the outdoor park. Puddings not bad. I agree, staff could smile a bit more!!

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

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  • 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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