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“Exceptional in every way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tytherleigh Arms

The Tytherleigh Arms
Tytherleigh, Axminster EX13 7BE, England
+44 1460 220214
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Axminster
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Devon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Exceptional in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a major discussion as to where to take our world travelled friend for supper on a Monday night in the area.

I had heard that the Tytherleigh food was incredibly good. So we decided to give it a try.

Oh my oh my. From the minute I made the booking I realised I was speaking to a complete professional.

To walk in from the freezing cold on a Monday night and be greeted with a real flame candelabra on the table, a huge log fire at the end of the Inn and a warm welcome in such a beautiful true sense of the word Country Inn, we knew the food would be amazing.

Our camparis were served in charming oval glasses and on enquiry were informed they were specially chosen designer glasses, the name of whom I can't quite remember.

The unexpected amuse bouche were presented on a slate and were a good sample of what was to come.

I was particularly pleased to note that despite the obvious quality and selection on the menu that the prices were very reasonable for what was on offer.

We had between us the Bouillabaisse with saffron rouille and ciabatta, The beautifully presented slow roast belly of pork with a delicious blackberry jus and a Beer battered haddock and chips with (I was charmed to note, "crushed peas") and tartar sauce.

The wine list was comprehensive.

Outstanding Customer Service. Good Car Park.

To be thoroughly recommended to both locals looking for somewhere really super for an evening meal and visitors to our area.

I shan't hesitate to recommend - I suspect the accommodation that is being brought on will be excellent too. It's quite clear that two very special people run this establishment.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food at the Tytherleigh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Excellent food and Service , We had been let down on a Booking for Accommodation at the George in Chardstock where we had expected to eat as well and the Landlord of The Tytherleigh fitted us in at the table of Friends and we returned the following night for another meal. The Venue is warm and welcoming a great improvement from the previous owners.

We were in the Area to attend a Funeral

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westcountry
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“Impeccable friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We live not far away and noticed other favourable reviews. What a pleasant surprise when this restaurant was even better than some reviews suggested. We had booked a table for an evening meal. There is a good sized car park. We had a friendly welcome, and the restaurant was pleasantly warm and attractively decorated. The service was impeccable with little taster platters before the meal that were a very nice touch. The food was full of flavour, the portions just right and very good value. It is nice when a menu is varied enough that you feel spoiled for choice. This is the best in the area by far.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

After having been to a wedding in Wellington, we drove to South Chard to visit a friend, who lives very close to the Tytherleigh Arms. She had booked a table for Sunday Lunch. On arrival our friend was greeted by name, and we were made to feel very welcome: a good start. The service from start to finish was friendly and helpful.
Our friend chose halibut with cockle mash and clam veloute. However, she decided against the cockles in the mash and was unsure about the veloute, she is 91! Mark and Rosie could not have been more helpful; no problem in removing the cockles from the mash but suggested serving the veloute in a separate jug to see if she liked it. She loved the meal and is now a convert to clam veloute!
I had the belly pork, lovely and tender; memo to self must find similar recipe and cook! My partner had the bouillabaisse which he claimed to have been as good as anything he had had in France.
Our elderly friend moved on to pudding, and ordered lemon posset with berry compote. This is served with a shortbread shaped as a spoon. My partner, not having ordered a dessert thought this was great fun and decided to help in the tasting! A good experience by all accounts. I had the white chocolate parfait, which was enjoyable.
The clientele was of mixed ages, friends, young couples, and family groups the youngest being possibly under 10 (?).
This appears to be a great place, and would highly recommend. We intend to go back, this is possibly why our friend recommended it, with the intention we would see her more often!!
Lunch for three, consisting of 3 mains, 2 desserts, 1 glass of house white for our friend, a bottle of sparkling water (we were offered table water- another good touch) came to £64.00. Parking is also easy with a large car park.
It is not surprising that the restaurant looked fully booked at lunchtime today, so making a reservation may be a very good idea.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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113 restaurant reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Excellent light lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Good welcome,drink order prompt. Three ales on tap, and chose the Otter bitter. We had seafood bouillabaise from the menu, no specials board available. Service prompt and courteous. Fresh decor. We sat in the restaurant area which was very pleasant.The bouillabaise was excellent, and good value @ £10.50 per head. Large car park, accomodation available.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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