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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Beautiful pub/restaurant, we just popped in on he way back to our hotel. We both had the carvery, which was excellent, the meat was very tender, the vegetables fresh and tasty, excellent value too. The staff were attentive without being obtrusive, they were also great fun, very well dressed, clean and great fun as well. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank molly3786
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here many times and fine that the service and food is first class and can recommend their Carvery which is excellent with plenty to chose from

Thank DevonMikey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this pub for dinner on the first evening of our holiday in Devon, with our children aged 5,7 and 11. The service on arrival was friendly, the staff are well presented and very polite. The restaurant part was busy and luckily we managed to get the last table available. We decided on the cavery and must say its the... More 

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

That's what we like to hear! Thank you for a very complimentary and honest review. Most of all thank you for recognising the efforts of our amazing staff who work tirelessly for our customers comfort and satisfaction. Brilliant. More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Family meal on a Sunday - booked on the website - 2 minutes from Sidmouth on the main road - beautiful thatched pub serving real ale (Doombar) on draught amongst others ! Standing in reception the carvery looked superb - did it disappoint ?? Shown straight to our table and asked for drinks in very quick time which arrived super... More 

Thank Yeti1515
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Superb! We are so pleased you enjoyed both the carvery and your menu choices. It is a great compliment to be recognised for our achievements by a qualified chef! But a big thank you must be said for your kind words regarding our hard working staff, they are a rare breed who deserve all the recognition they get as they... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you find a pub, nicely situated, with good décor, excellent staff, and top quality food and drink, why go anywhere else? We are annual visitors to Sidmouth and choose to eat at The Bowd on multiple occasions each visit, for the reasons above. Our occasional meals (carvery usually) at other local pubs only confirms our opinion. The organisation of... More 

Thank carole2710
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Naturally I agree with everything you say!! Seriously though we do try very hard and it is fantastic for the team here to know that we are on the whole getting it right. Thank you and please return soon. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had carvery 2day with friends. succulent meat fantastic array of veg hot. super gravy. sorry a roast has 2 have lashings of gravy. very pleasant staff. this is our third visit 4 carvery. as we r locals we will return v soon. the friends we joined go every 2 weeks. has 2 say something as they r farmers and know... More 

Thank jim123144
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

GR8 Review and thank you for all your kind comments and continued support. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to call in for something to eat with daughter as we had been out for a drive. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Only one small issue was the waiting time between starter and main course, but they were busy and it was well worth the wait!! It's a lovely setting for a relax... More 

Thank 333LizQ
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Good food can take a little time during busy periods but we are sorry if you felt your wait was too long, however I'm so pleased it was worth waiting for! Please return very soon and we hope you will have another great experience. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty thatched pub. We took friends here for an evening meal and were seated on a table in the window which was rather uncomfortable. Asked to be moved to another table, which was no problem. Our waitress was probably the most polite we have ever come across! Food was ok, nothing special. Not sure about layout of tables, didn't... More 

Thank susie312eg
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Well..This is different! I'm sorry the layout of the tables was not to your liking! Please book a table which is to your liking when you next visit and we will do our very best to assure your comfort. We are so pleased that you were so well looked after by our staff who as always conducted themselves in a... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here was absolutely lovley 👌🏻 highly recommended was very clean and staff were lovley we sat outside for 3 hours 😀

Thank peardrop61
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Brilliant, a lovely and appreciative review. Thank you so much for your kind remarks regarding our staff.. they do deserve all the praise they get. We look forward to your return soon. More 

Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carvery is one of the best I've had, and at £8.50 for a senior citizen excellent value, however the drinks, for a pub, are expensive, a pint will cost you £3.80. Doesn't encourage you to have a second round. Nice staff, pleasent surroundings.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed the carvery and it's excellent value for money. We are also delighted you noticed the surroundings and quality of our venue along with our very much appreciated professional staff. We are continually updating, for the benefit and comfort of our valued clientele. None of these very much valued and appreciated attributes including a wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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