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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
+44 1395 513328
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went last week for our annual Cousins get together. 3 had carverys, which were good. I had Cumberland Sausage and Veg Mash, which was not good. The sausage was very bland and hard, no sign of any herbs or seasoning, having said that the root veg was nice. This is the 3rd time I've eaten here this year, each time... More 

Thank Gareth P
Bampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first visit to the Bowd Inn and certainly not my last. What a delight. We were a mixed party of family and friends celebrating my birthday. We all enjoyed a proper Sunday roast. There was a choice of four roast meats, all perfectly cooked. However, what impressed me the most was the quality and cooking of the... More 

Thank Duncan M
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you ...our very much valued customer for writing such a appreciative and honest review. Brilliant . More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at Sidmouth for a few days and on a pretty cold and miserable Sunday we decide to stop here for something to eat. We had previously eaten here about 3 years ago and whilst acceptable it was nothing special. On entering the pub we were warmly greeted, and as it was very busy, we were offered a... More 

Thank androidGB
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

An amazing review that we read with great warmth, this is everything we try to be and thank you so much for recognising the massive effort made by everyone at the Bowd. Very much appreciate such a very positive review. Happy Xmas and good luck with your house hunting...we will be here! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we were fortunate enough to have two celebration meals for family and friends and we could not fault anything at all.the carvery was excellent and the service from your staff was second to none, that is a credit to yourselves. well done keep it up.Shall be visiting again soon.

Thank Kath C
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. We are so pleased everything went according to plan for you and that you enjoyed yourselves so much. We will be maintaining our standards at a high level as you suggest but will always strive to do better!! Come and see the Xmas decorations soon! More 

Cullompton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a group of 7. The food was good and the service was very friendly: the beer was great, had a lovely pint of Otter. They looked after the children well and there was plenty of space even though it was busy

1 Thank Andrew_howitt
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Brilliant . Thank you for all your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to celebrate a birthday and as visiting the area used Trip Advisor. Everything was excellent from the food, the welcome and the service. Nothing was too much trouble. All of our party enjoyed our visit and I must say the carvery was one of the best I have had and it was hot not like most other places.

Thank Andyphi18
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for all your very encouraging and up-beat remarks, it really is encouraging for all of us and we could all learn from your very positive attitude! Thank you. More 

Ottery St Mary
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went at about 5.00pm with no reservation. Had to wait about 5 minutes to be seated. Carvery looked and smelled good so we went for that. Unfortunately the lamb was not available so we both had the beef. Generous portions served with pig in blanket and stuffing. Then you could help yourself to the veg which was piping hot! Carrots,... More 

Thank Fishydiner
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I do apologies if you did not enjoy the cauliflower cheese (one of our most popular vegetables dishes) however each to their own. I am so pleased that overall you enjoyed all you had and we hope to see you again very soon. More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with family and found the service outstanding. The quality of the food was top notch. In particular the monk fish curry and the carvery. I did manage to squeeze dessert (chocolate brownie) in and that was just brilliant. By the time I was ready to leave I was fit to burst!! The bar serves nice real ale and... More 

Thank Haribo676
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

SUPERB!! Wow thank you very much for such a compliment. I enjoy the monk fish curry as well..one of my favourites. We are also so pleased you enjoyed the carvery too. Thank you so much for all your compliments and we look forward to seeing you again very soon (elastic trousers as well!!) More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I'm a full time wheelchair user, I like to try and get out and about every Sunday for a Carvery. As a result, I have tried many of the carveries available locally, but hadn't visited The Bowd for many years until now. I have to say that the Carvery at The Bowd is absolutely brilliant. The meat was excellently... More 

Thank Will J
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased to see you back at the Bowd after many years! Of course we are also delighted that on your return that everything was to your liking and you felt well looked after .. which is always our goal with all our very much valued customers. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thank you... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub ,nice staff . Food is very good and the Carvery is one of the best , very good family pub

Thank billmac
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Great review and thank you so much for your support. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513328

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?