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The Bickford Arms
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7XY, England   |  
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Ranked #11 of 16 Holsworthy B&B and Inns
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice country pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Went here last week and had a very enjoyable meal. My first choice - roast belly pork - was unavailable, but the lamb shank I ordered instead was tender and tasty. Other members of the party had steak and ale pie and salmon, no complaints there either. The staff were friendly and helpful. Can't ask for more than that!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We traveled from the USA to Devon, England area for a wedding. Took some time to find a nice B&B and I'm glad we chose the Bickford Arms. The place has history and yet the rooms aren't old and creepy feeling. The bathrooms are modern, nice hot water with a shower/tub combo.

Room was decent size with two twin beds and a TV. The beds were okay. TV was nice. Wifi is decent, works better in some rooms than others but I was just happy to have decent wifi in the countryside.

The management is very friendly, responsive and professional. Room rate included daily breakfast. Although I was never at the Bickford Arms for lunch or dinner, it seemed to be a happening spot.

I would recommend this place to friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We eat out often but never felt the need to do a review however are evening at the Bickford arms is defiantly worth a mention we ate on 25/09/2013 in the evening it was extremely busy and was told there may be a delay so we ordered our drinks we were in no hurry anyway as the atmosphere was brilliant we ordered our food there were six of us and there was no delay at all which was surprising considering how busy it was my partner had a sirloin he said it was cooked to perfection (it did look amazing ) I had the tuna special it was extremely moist and well presented the others really enjoyed there food from starter to sweet and the staff we were very pleased will be back very soon .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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England
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stopped here for a quick lunch, and I was spectacularly disappointed with my food, which I couldn't eat. I ordered the Tuna special, but it came to the table dry and inedible, and the 'Mediterranean' vegetable were burnt and full of oil. Even the new potatoes that came alongside had no flavour. Much better down the road at The Junction Inn in Halwill Junction (order one of their homemade pies!)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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East Yorkshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stay at the Bickford Arms on a regular basis as we have family in the area. We find it excellent value for money. The rooms are spacious, stylish and exceptionally clean with plenty of storage. The food is well above average for a pub, with a daily specials board. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful, there is always a warm welcome even at busy times. Lastly the Bickford is ideally suited to explore the beautiful counties of Devon and Cornwall.

Room Tip: Our favourite is the Arscot, but the other rooms we have stayed in have been very good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leighton buzzard
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a five night stay at the Bickford and we were delighted to have chosen this pub from many others available in the area. To be honest one previous review of the Bickford complained about the "Saturday night" noise and this almost put is off - just glad it didn't otherwise we would have missed a real treat. Everybody was so friendly and the room we had was large, spotless and very comfortable. The food at dinner was first class - breakfast was a real treat in itself. Not just a pub - more a home from home.

Room Tip: Choose the Cadiho room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alloa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stopped here recently for a few days, the room we were allocated was clean and a good size.
Comfy bed, so managed a good nights sleep, plus it was quiet.
Nice welcome on arrival staff were friendly.
The selection of real ales, wines & spirits was great and the food menu was fantastic for a pub, we ate here every night, enjoyed a few drinks as well.
Breakfast was a great way to start the day.
All in all we had a great stay loved the food and drink, and being able to relax.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Bickford Arms

Address: Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7XY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Holsworthy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Holsworthy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bickford Arms 4*
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