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“OK but would not rush back” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Pier House

The Pier House
Merley Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 IJU, England
+44 1237 477777
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Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Westward Ho
Cuisines: English, Seafood, Bar, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“OK but would not rush back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Plenty of attentive staff but the atmosphere was noisey and lacked something, as it was dark perhaps the sea views would add something during the day?
The starter was only just warm and came out so quickly it had to be microwaved. My crab main was expensive but left me unimpressed. Overall it was ok but there are plenty of other places cheaper, better or both.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
devon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“A vast improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Having been disappointed on several occasions our last meal there made up for this, although it was very quiet the service was very friendly and fairly efficient, we all agreed the food was very good, the venison was very tender the only criticsm was that the sauce was overly sweet but none the less a good meal , the ribs looked great and our 7 yr assures me that the macaroni cheese was very tasty indeed! All dishes we ordered arrived promptly and cleared efficiently except for dessert plates and my only nagging point was that because it was quiet in there you were quite able to hear conversations between staff even though they were in kitchen/behind bar. Overall we will return again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good and bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

When the Pierhouse first opened in it's new guise I had high expectations of what it would deliver and I have to say that it can be a bit hit and miss.

Firstly the pros:- You cannot beat the view and on a sunny day, sitting outside on the decking is just perfect and you could be anywhere. The clear glass wind breakers enhance the view and feel of a very special spot. The staff are friendly and helpful, there is a good selection of drinks. Lovely clean modern bathrooms.

Now the cons: - the food is a bit hit and miss. The first time I had a burger it was a bit of a disappointment with unimaginative salad and half a tomato that was neither grilled or fresh!
However I have had a very good roast dinner and the belly pork, when it was on, was delicious. I have also had a bad Sunday roast so consistency is what I would like.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Improving all the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Extra building now being completed which will give an excellent area to wine and dine and sit in the sun with a beer, always busy, worth booking if you want a meal.

Visited January 2013
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Devon
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7 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Superb Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stunning setting and the best quality food. Not rushed and made to feel welcome. New extension was being built at the time which had no impact on the quality of the meal or the staff.

Visited October 2012
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