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Piggy In The Middle

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High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
01643862647
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent freshly cooked fish and chips..

This is my local takeaway. It really is very good and at an excellent price. Paul the owner produces consistent and high quality cod and chips

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Roger H
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Porlock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for fish and chips and we were told that we couldn't have any, all that we could have was a pie. We mentioned that all we wanted was fish and chips to take away, but again all we were offered was a pie. The owner said he had 50 orders on, but when walking by later on,... More 

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Thank James C
Verena515, Owner at Piggy In The Middle, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were unhappy that we were unable to serve you in the restaurant. My husband was not rude to you he simply explained that we were unable to serve you in the restaurant due to us having 55 fish and chip takeaway orders to be cooked between 5.30pm and 7pm which had already been booked before... More 

Atherstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called in for Cod and chips and ate in, the food was awesome, ultra fresh and perfectly cookeD. After that I booked a table for the rest of the week and had most of the menu. I would seriously recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Adam B
Porlock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is my local takeaway. It really is very good and at an excellent price. Paul the owner produces consistent and high quality cod and chips

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Thank Roger H
Newport, S.wales
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205 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Effusive welcome by knowledgeable young chap on this windswept November night. He offered us a choice of any table and listed all the specials, beers and other drink options with some pride. They have a large selection of Skinner's Cornish ales in bottles and some other beers on draught. It was the interesting selection of pies that took our fancy.... More 

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Thank Stueeee
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I went there on my first night as this was recommended to me by John (Rose Bank B&B Owner). The fish was very lovely and also filling.

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Thank SpiceyGrenadian
Somerset, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Not to be put off by our previous visit which received a negative review from me. we tried again as we could have previously caught them at a bad time ... nothing changes ... stressed out, abrupt owner who can't provide a takeaway without 45 minutes notice, people with dogs hanging about in the restaurant waiting for their takeaways ...... More 

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1 Thank sedith
Verena515, Owner at Piggy In The Middle, responded to this review

I am sorry to read your exceptionally negative review but would like to point out yet again that a lot of our customers book a time slot that they prefer to collect their orders which means we can have up to 40 pre booked orders during busy holiday periods. Since we are only open 4 hours and also have customers... More 

Porlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

While holidaying in Porlock we made two visits to Piggy in the Middle, the first was a Saturday evening and we had their fabulous fish and chips & mushy peas, it really was 1st class. We were so impressed we went back midweek and tried their pies, we were not disappointed another outstanding meal. My wife is vegetarian and the... More 

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1 Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

A second visit. I had to come back here from London to indulge in the FINEST quality pie and chips I am likely to enjoy in this lifetime. This restaurant sets an exemplary new (or forgotten?) standard in traditional English cooking. Our experience here has been, terms of quality, price, and service, fantastic, and cannot possibly be equaled. It makes... More 

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3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

After my partner visited Porlock earlier this year all he has been talking about is the food at Piggy in the Middle, and for good reason. After a long day walking we were famished so he insisted we go to Piggy in the Middle for our dinner. We were treated by the very friendly and attentive Rick (son of the... More 

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3 Thank Louise B
Minehead, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

After much deliberation I've decided to post a review about this place. Not because I feel that this long standing family run business needs any confirmation from little old me that they're at the top of their game, but because I'm livid that certain individuals would blatantly lie about a great business even after the owners have set them straight.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: 01643862647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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