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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Newton Poppleford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We last reviewed the Bowd back in 2014, when it first changed hands. Since then major strides have been undertaken to improve the atomosphere, fixtures and fittings which were the only faults that held it back from achieving a 5 star review from us. As locals, we have visited the Bowd on several occasions and have witnessed the changes and... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do you want to eat somewhere that has both atmosphere and great service? Look no further. The Bowd Inn has both. This friendly yet stylish pub with great decor is a delight to dine in for all of the family. The beer is great as is the company.

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Thank Robert B
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Party of 19 attended for a birthday get together. Had to pre order our food which was no problem. The sevice was very good and all the meals came out close together. I had the steak and ale pie, which at £11 was disappointing. The pie was ok, the chip lovely, but it came with only peas, for £11 I... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind review. I think a little misunderstanding has occurred! If you have the steak and ale pie we certainly would not mind at all if you helped your self to vegetables from the carvery. Perhaps we didn't explain - perhaps you didn't ask but be assured for the future that you are welcome to do... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Generally the food is good.Carvery is a good bet.Front of house staff excellent. The best meal that I had there was a monkfish curry on a 'specials' menu.It was superb but have never seen it since. My only reservation on lunchtime menu is that nearly everything comes with chips-a lighter menu would suit summer diners.

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Thank 1956Polly
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your remarks regarding our staff - they are very much appreciated, they do work very hard. Im sure the Monkfish will reappear and we have taken on board your suggestions re a lighter menu. Thank you. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice helpful staff. Good variety of food plus a carvery. Nice outside seating area with dogs allowed in the bar.

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

Great - we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Bowd. Perhaps you will try the food next time? Thank you for your kind comments with regard to our very caring staff. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I returned here as I was really wanting a carvery! I have been before and again, this time the food was to die for! Scummy food all fresh and the best roasties I've ever had! Staff friendly really professional and caring

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

Oh you lovely person - what praise!! For once I am lost for words...thank you so much. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A family get together here on Sunday evening, August 21st, was unfortunately spoiled by the 'company' of several irritating flies during the meal, evidently attracted by the food. Raising the issue with the waitress we were told that "the area is sprayed before each session and they are doing all they can to solve the problem." When I suggested citronella... More 

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

Oh dear oh dear! We are of course delighted you enjoyed the food and service so much and thank you for mentioning this, we are so pleased you enjoyed this part of your visit. With regard to flies, they can be an issue from time to time wherever you live or work particularly in hot or humid weather. We do,... More 

Lyme Regis
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242 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Exmouth to the Cinema as out cinema in Lyme Regis has burnt down - re open in approx 18 months time. I emailed the Bowd Inn to see what time orders were until for the Sunday evening carvery. A really lovely phone call to me the next day letting me know we would be fine as last... More 

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Thank sall-jane
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

A lovely educated and positive review, thank you so much. It is a sheer joy to receive a review such as this by people who are clearly out to enjoy them selves and appreciate the effort made by our wonderful staff to cater for the needs of all of our clientele. We are so pleased you liked everything you had... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Bowd inn last week, as we were on holiday nearby and it looked by far the nicest place to eat. We reserved a table as I imagine it is an extremely popular location. My wife and I took our 2 boys, there is a playground outside so we went early so they could play and work up an... More 

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

Thank you for your very positive review. We do hope your son has made a full recovery and that we shall see you at the Bowd again very soon. All your positive remarks and compliments are gratefully received. More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, very child friendly with great pay area. The place was packed but the young lad stil managed to squeeze us in first class. Two check backs to make sure everything was fine with our meal

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Thank Wang50
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. All your kind comments are very much appreciated and I am pleased that we could accommodate you and looked after you so well. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: 01395-51-33-28

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?