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The Otter Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Exmouth Road | Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth EX10 0LE, England
01395 568434
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We booked as we were staying locally and did not know if it would be busy. On arrival it appeared to be 2 people 1 serving and 1 delivering food. Looked over menu but cannot be classed as gastro pub !!! Food arrived we had chosen half chicken with chips and corn on cob, and beer battered cod chips and... More 

2 Thank Judie J
Devon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This could be a fantastic pub/restaurant with the right management. Currently it appears very run down, with little enthusiasm shown by staff who seem tired and lacklustre and who can be very off hand. Recent reviews have criticised the owner for her attitude and rudeness to customers - this definitely needs to be addressed if this pub is to have... More 

2 Thank susie312eg
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

we went out on a Saturday evening for a family evening night out, this pub was very good at taking us without a reservation (others in area would not). the meals were all very good as we had four different meals and were quite large portions, had a good selection of drinks and reasonably priced. well done

Thank ian12lin
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Myself and some friends were looking for a good carvery so we looked online for an idea of places to go.... Our first choice was fully booked so I gave these guys a call. On answering the phone I thought I had rang the wrong number as all I got was a Kevin the teenager type hello, then it was... More 

Thank roxy1486
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not the best dining experience! No atmosphere, hardly anyone in but that may have been that day! Food was hot, but poorly presented . I ordered steak and kidney suet pudding which was dolloped onto a massive portion of mash and peas. It was tasty, but far too big and not appealing to look at. The waitress was friendly, but... More 

Thank Meg C
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We had lunch here on Saturday, staff were friendly, food was great - we both ate from the lighter bites menu, but portions were generous and good value for money. Will definitely return :)

Thank Intrepid101
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a recent holiday in Ladram Bay. The food was great: freshly cooked and healthy portions with a good selection for all the family. The local Otter Ale is also well worth a few pints. The only downside was the slightly unfriendly approach from the lady behind the bar. With that said, the younger lad serving was... More 

Thank Jim L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Visited one lunch time and the pub was very quiet indeed. The menu was quite extensive and the service was swift and courteous. I wasn't bowled over by the main (the cheese on the top of the canneloni tasted stale) but the dessert was delicious. It was well-priced for what we had.

Thank SerendipityForever
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Weather was awful so arrived half an hour early for booking. Staff were great and able to accommodate. Excellent choice on the menu. Opted for pasta which tasted just liked home cooked - comforting and exactly what was needed to combat the rain and cold outside. Food was delicious, mine and that of my companions. Big smiles all round and... More 

Thank traff58
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This Pub does a delicious Sunday lunch , also many other meals too Lovely atmosphere friendly staff and a great OldieWorldie pub

Thank Sylvia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exmouth Road | Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth EX10 0LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: 01395 568434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?