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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Carvery.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
IanCrocker
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Sydney, Australia
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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