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Sportsmans Arms

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Dartmouth Road, Blackawton, Dartmouth TQ9 7DE, England
01803 712231
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Great on a cold rainy Monday Lunchtime

Lovely real fire, good menu which was very reasonably priced. The Pheasant special was excellent. Friendly staff and a dog friendly area. What more could you want ?

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
IanOscar
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely real fire, good menu which was very reasonably priced. The Pheasant special was excellent. Friendly staff and a dog friendly area. What more could you want ?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big pub but always great welcome. Bar food excellent and reasonably priced.quality and quantity. Always well kept ales

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Thank Dick E
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit for a meal, we had Sunday lunch here & we also came out for a sit down meal with our kids. We also enjoyed a few drinks mid to late afternoon as it has a lovely play area outside for the kids. Food is gorgeous, I recommend the fish.

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Thank Kings0409
Dawlish
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We popped by on a Sunday evening as a group of us were staying nearby. The Carvery was super yummy!! Would definitely recommend. It was very busy with both locals and holiday folk (always a good sign). We were lucky to get a table as the majority were reserved. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. Yum!!!

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Thank Sam E
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

With woodlands just down the road was perfect location for a meal out so good we went back twice very reasonably priced good kids menu, spaghetti bolognese was delicious and one of the best I've ever had also the sticky toffee pudding which just melts in your mouth. Will definitely be back in the future.

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Thank Vanessa H
Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We have a table for 7 for the carvary, which was outstanding, the food and staff were so friendly and welcoming. There is an outside play area for children but also a great terrace to sit outside and look over the countryside - brilliant find

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Thank Sara B
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

In our opinion " The Best Sunday Lunch ". We had spent the morning at the Dartmouth Food Festival,and had booked a table on arrival we were shown to our table by a very friendly young lady. The carvery was laid out with three selections of meat and an amazing range of vegetables, potatoes,sauces.gravy all looking fresh. VERY good value... More 

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Thank Orbslos
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have visited this pub several times to enjoy their carvery. This is very good value at less than a tenner per person and there is a choice of joints available with the option of a little of each if you want. A good selection of veg and trimmings is there too.

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Thank Clive B
Berwick upon Tweed
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited here today for the first time. Fanbloodytastic!!!! Excellent food. Probably the tastiest Carvery I've ever had, never tasted cauliflower cheese as good as this, it was better than mine. Plenty choice of veg too to suit everybody. Excellent service, clean well presented premises and staff friendly too. Only thing is, I didn't get to try was the deserts!!! Don't... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

When we went it was mid week and not busy. The food was average - there was lots of it (too much to finish). On the plus side the staff were friendly and dogs are welcome in the bar (although we didn't have our dog with us on this occasion). We ate in the restaurant which was quite cosy.

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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