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Bowd Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Soups
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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
01395-51-33-28
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our first visit we chose from the menu. We had a sharing starter followed by crab salad and ham, egg & chips. The portions were generous, nicely presented and we enjoyed what we had. We returned for the carvery a few days later. There was a good choice of meats and the vegetables were fresh, even though we were... More 

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

Thank you for your really pleasant review. We do try hard and are very proud of our enviable reputation and in particular our staff, thank you for recognising them in your review they most definitely deserve it! Delighted everything was to your liking and we look forward to your return. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a superb carvery this is, we turned up unannounced and looked round, oo-err, all tables appeared to be reserved. We were greeted by a pleasant young man who found us the only unreserved table in the place. We all decided to have the Carvery option, and boy we were not disappointed... A choice of Turkey, Pork or Roast Beef... More 

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

The apple sauce is obviously a matter of personal choice and in fact one that nobody has ever challenged before, however, and of course it was a minor matter in what appears to have been a great meal! We are so pleased you enjoyed all the meats and vegetables on offer. Thank you. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after a recommendation. Food was really nice, pretty much the same selection that you would find in most pubs. The service was really good and they were incredibly polite. Would definitely eat here again of In the area

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Thank 8u11d0g
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for a wonderful review and another 5 stars! Really pleased you enjoyed the food and thank you for recognising the great effort of our staff. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited whilst having couple of days away.called in knowing nothing and very pleased.. all staff more than willing to help.food was excellent and the managers should be extremely proud of them all.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

We are! We are! Very proud of them. Please read the amazing and wonderful reviews and responses below. We are so pleased you enjoyed everything so much and thank you for your lovely comments. They are the most wonderful and tolerant staff and appreciated by the vast majority of our discerning clients. Brilliant - thank you. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice meal but not impressed with the ?landlady/manager's attitude when she asked how our meal was. Someone had muddled up the meals but we didn't complain we just explained and laughed it off but she quickly defended her team, made us feel like it was our fault. When we left the young female staff all said goodbye and thank you... More 

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Thank nait16
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

This is a most unusual review! We are very proud of our staff and management who work tirelessly for our customers satisfaction. I can only imagine that after a very long and busy season tiredness may have played a part. Never the less I am pleased you enjoyed your meal so much, but surprised such a small incident would prevent... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came on a Saturday and we both had the carvery. Very nice roast beef and a good balance of 'plain' to enhanced veg. Gravy was particularly delicious. Although my wife normally goes for veggie she went for the turkey and enjoyed it. It was lovely to eat it outside under the willow tree. and have the dog with us on... More 

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Thank redknight2016
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and I am so pleased that the staff were their usual pleasant and efficient selves. We are so pleased everything was to your liking and we look forward to your return when you are next in the area. Thank you. More 

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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Carvery is always fresh food. The turkey is moist and tasty and the beeff melts in the mouth. Big choice of vegetables. Cauliflower cheese is really cheesy, in best possible way! The red cabbage is lovely. The gravy is tasty and not too thick. We can never manage a pudding!

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

Amazing review from regular visitors ( I assume)! Thank you very much for all your kind comments. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

3 of us called in at Saturday lunchtime & although almost out of holiday season was half full of people eating. Choice of 3 meats, beef, gammon & turkey. Opted for the Roast Beef which melted in your mouth. The gammon & turkey looked superb also. The choice of vegetables was amazing, the most I have ever seen at a... More 

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

Lovely review and thank you for your time in writing it. We do wherever possible source all our produce locally which has a massive impact on our consistent quality, we are so lucky to have great local suppliers. We are so pleased you enjoyed your food so much. More than anything on this occasion I would like to thank you... More 

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

My wife and my self went to the Bowd Inn today to celebrate her birthday and we had a lovely pork carvery the crackling was so crunchy and very tasty just like everything else, we go here nearly every fortnight but because I have been ill and not been able to go for six weeks, we still received the best... More 

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Thank yogybear2
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for another wonderful review its good to know we are still pleasing you and many others. Thank you. More 

Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Needed to have Sunday lunch out, as I had been there several years ago I thought I take my Partner out for lunch. No problem in getting a table , the Sunday carvery was excellent the choice of properly cooked with local veg was excellent. the menu if you did not want the carvery was very good and a good... More 

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

Thank you for your very comprehensive review. We are very pleased you enjoyed all that you had so much and that we achieved the high standard of service and quality that our customers now expect. We look forward to seeing you 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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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