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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
+44 1395 513328
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the Sunday carvery, was excellent quality food, the beef was outstanding, the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and attentive, and it's a great country pub with lots of character. We could take our Labrador in with us and he was happy as the chef brought him out some bits of turkey! Will definitely go again soon.

Thank John G
Honiton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place has a good ambience, good food and pleasant staff. What more can you want. I am particularly pleased to see that they do good side salads with their grilled chicken. Good curry with basmati rice. A treat for my husband.

Thank claude380
Yvonne M, Owner at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased everything was to your liking and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our staff who do try very hard. More 

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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The change of management at the Bowd,has brought, a much needed change. A warm welcome awaits you and I am not only talking about the large Ingleknook with a log fire.The staff offer a friendly welcome. A carvery is on most nights, along with a very good menu for those who prefer a different meal, they also offer a good... More 

Thank 800George
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you . It is really good to know that what we have achieved over the past two year's has been appreciated and recognised so much by one and all. Thank you again to all our loyal local customers. More 

Clyst St Mary, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at this pub/restaurant just before 3pm and asked if they did good all day, were informed no, but if we ordered by 3 we could have a neal as they were just finishing food, we quickly ordered 2 adult meals and a child had meal, an elderly gentleman appeared from the background and seemed abitvgrumpy as he told the... More 

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

We do appreciate your review. But could I please point out that our Chefs do start at a very early hour and have to have breaks. As you said it was 3pm and we did serve you with food you describe as "gorgeous" and "reasonably priced" so with respect I don't really understand the marks given! Please come back and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tried to book for a quick sunday lunch but couldn't get through. When we arrived at 12.00 the pub was already busy and there was no room at the inn! The delightful lady in charge of table reservations squeezed us in and made us feel very welcome indeed. We only had soup and a baguette but it was... More 

Thank Kazie1966
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Your kind comments regarding our staff are very much appreciated as they do work incredibly hard and always maintain a high degree of professionalism. We are always happy to go the extra mile and fit people in wherever possible. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eleven of us visited the Bowd Inn for a family birthday celebration - seven adults and four children under 11. The adults all had the carvery which was excellent at £10 per head, the two eldest children had a childs carvery (£5.95 per head) and the two youngest children, aged 5 years and 3 years, ended up with a pizza... More 

1 Thank 442Gilly123
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Brilliant. We are so pleased that your overall experience was a positive one. With regard to the children's menu, from our experience too many items on the menu causes confusion for the children and unfortunately is more than the chefs can cope with in a very busy environment. I hope you understand. Thank you. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I eat regularly at the Bowd and have never had cause to complain, so we decided to have our street Christmas dinner here. A group of 12 of us were met with the usual friendly welcome we have come to expect and taken to our table which was beautifully laid out, complete with crackers. Matt kept an... More 

1 Thank TomDe019
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Fantastic review and thank you so much for all your positive words - they are truly encouraging for all our hard working staff ..thank you. We will look forward to your next visit and try to surpass your expectations!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there a few days after Christmas, based on previous reviews we had high hopes, while we were not disappointed there are better places around the area

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

We are pleased that we did not disappoint and met your expectations. Thank you. More 

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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked our family get together Christmas meal online and received a very polite message straight back from a Mr Yates confirming our reservation. On arrival we were quickly shown to a perfect table away from the main restaurant this ment we could catch up and relax . All staff were very polite and understanding as 13 of us had... More 

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

Thank you for your 5* review, it is very much appreciated in particular your kind comments regarding our staff. We do try very hard to meet the exacting requirements for our clients dietary wishes and we are pleased to have been of help on this occasion. Thank you also for noticing the cleanliness of our operation and the constant refreshing... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

My wife and i went for a lovely carvery today and it was absolutely wonderful as always and the staff were all great and extremely friendly as always and would recommend this place to everyone, I would also like to wish everyone of the staff at the Bowd Inn a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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

Thank you and a very happy Christmas to you as well. Thank you very much for your continued support and custom. We are so pleased we always please you! 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?