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The Crown Inn

The Square | West Down Village, West Down, Ilfracombe EX34 8NF, England
+44 1271 862790
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in West Down
Dining options: Reservations
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83% Recommend
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A friendly and welcoming place to eat. The food and service were superb. Next time we visit Devon, will definitely call in for a meal. Recommended !!

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Wiltshire, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We walk to this pub accross the fields from a nearby farm where we stay. We do it every year. It is a great way to spend a Feb day - the pub is warm and welcoming - doesnt mind a bit of mud from the wellies! The walk back always so much fun too!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Having been to the crown a few times as a couple and really enjoyed it, I chose it for a Christmas time family meal out. Upon arrival we were greeted by a chaotic scene where the majority of the kids from the local primary school were running around screaming and playing in the toilets. The parents and a few teachers... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was an excellent experience; it was a cold and wet day outside but within is what a good English pub should be, warm and welcoming with great food and service. Highly recommended for pub grub; our Sunday lunch was to a good 'home cooked' standard with fresh, warm and tasty with generous portions. The recent extension provides modern, clean,... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

A real hidden gem of a place. The greeting received was friendly, warm and welcoming. We booked at the last minute not knowing what to expect and as soon as we were through the front door we were at ease in a lovely modernised traditional country pub. The room was amazingly clean and relaxing and had everything you needed. The... More

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Weston, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Warm welcome, well planned menu plus specials board, which included a few meals much above your average "pub grub" and I have to mention it, great cutlery! This establishment is serving their locals as well as they do their visitors, which creates a great atmosphere. It's a big place which offers accommodation in a lovely Devon village, well worth a... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Found details of this on Tripadviser and liked the reviews. Lovely old Inn with many remaining original features but also brought up to date in several respects. Good varied menu and specials menus. Apeared to be understaffed but the service was very good. Excellent food, large portions (seems to be the norm in Devon) So good that we returned for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I have visited The Crown Inn many times and last week we stayed in the newly added accomodation.This is a family run inn which has recently been refurbrished and extended to a very high standard by the owners themselves, the B&B rooms are all en suite with modern fittings and are tastefully decorated creating a warm and... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Down near Barnstaple on holiday we had heard from several sources that this was one of two inns with restaurants worthy of a visit. We were not disappointed in the least! Two of us had deep fried brie and rather than breadcrumbs it was coated in batter which was so light it almost melted in the mouth. All the food... More

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed locally and this local pub was recommended to us by the owners. We ate here every night as the food and choice of food was brilliant. Thanks for the great food - would certainly come again if in the area.

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