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“Superb Food & Friendly Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Pier Brewery Tap & Grill

The Pier Brewery Tap & Grill
The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 865516
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Ranked #29 of 92 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Cuisines: English, British, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Pier is a brewery tap and grill serving great real ale from The Wizard Brewing Company and a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet burgers. Our family friendly pub is situated right on the harbour in Ilfracombe, and boasts a large seafront beer garden with spectacular views of the ocean and North Devon coastline.Since taking over management of The Pier on the 13th of September, we have begun a much needed 6 month renovation project - So come in for a beer, a bite to eat and bare with us as we build a beautiful pub!
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Superb Food & Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here tonight and had a superb meal. There were 4 of us we had fish and chips and burgers all were great, we also had a selection of the local ales that we really enjoyed. The staff were friendly and happy to have a chat. A great evening, definitely recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Well impressed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thank you Louis & staff for a lovely evening at your brand new restaurant. The food exceeded expectations and we had a fabulous evening. Good luck and thanks again. PS don't forget our tips about the books
;) xxx

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very very poor, avoid!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was spurred on to visit this place after reading the reviews on trip advisor, we were hugely disappointed, we arrived at circa 1.00pm and took our seat, 2 adult and 2 small children, I first noticed the lack of atmosphere in the dining area, we then went to order and were told quite rudely by a sour faced young woman behind the bar there are no sandwiches left and no fish, the menu is only chalked up on the board and it is very limited and not so cheap, and to be told that they key dish of fish and the complete selection of sandwiches were not on offer was ludicrous, there was no apology, alternative offered or gesture, she was certainly a very unhappy person in her role and with that we upped and left. my advise, avoid and go somewhere else who have a wider menu choice, fresh and available food and happier staff.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food, friendly staff and great local ales.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We enjoyed our first visit here so much that we came back once again for dinner and several times for drinks.

On our first visit the very friendly barman was able to recommend food to us based on the food miles. We chose the sea bass fillet which had been caught over the wall of the harbour outside the restaurant and the cod caught off Lundy in locally brewed beer batter. The sea bass fillet was cooked in garlic butter and was one of the best meals I had ever eaten. My companion, an extremely fussy eater and very difficult to please loved his fish and chips and even suggested a return visit (unheard of and very high praise indeed!) He had the Lundy's Gold which he had previously tried on Lundy island and is, apparently, very good. We returned several times and when the Lundy's Gold was unavailable the knowledgeable barman, assisted by the brewer, was able to recommend the Cliff Aleway as a suitable alternative, which also went down very well.

The decor is fresh, clean and modern inside and out and the crow's nest at the back is highly recommended, although we were very fortunate to visit during two weeks of beautiful sunny weather and so eating outside overlooking the rocks and sea may not always be possible! When it is though it is excellent and the view and warm sunshine augment the delicious food.

Very highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“End of Stag Drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Enjoyed what started as a very peaceful few drinks in the crow's nest overlooking a beautifully peaceful sea as the sun set while listening to some amazing Pink Floyd guitar riffs by the live band. We then headed to the bar to sample some unusual shots a local lass had suggested we try, if you don't have a sweet tooth avoid the Bakewell Bomb. Lovely barmen, who very kindly let us select some songs on their music system, and even seemed happy for us to sing along to the likes of Nessun Dorma and play air guitar to Led Zepplin which was great news. Thanks very much to the landlord for making us feel very welcome. Honey is such a sweety, I will remember our dance for eternity.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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