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Bowd Inn

Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
+44 1395 513328
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“beef” (51 reviews)
“turkey” (42 reviews)
“gammon” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called here on the offchance after junior rugby - lady I met in Sidmouth recommended it. Very lovely lady in charge squeezed us in (son was ravenous!) & we were served within 10 minutes. Excellent carvery & atmosphere, chatty & cheerful staff. Great price too,...More

Thank Karen1962_13
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your very kind comments regarding our staff are so much appreciated - thank you. We are of course very pleased to receive your positive review and are so pleased you enjoyed the carvery and atmosphere. See you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived, without a booking, at the busiest time, just after1pm today, Sunday and had the one remaining space in the carpark, so we wondered if we would even get a table. We were lucky and had the last remaining table for two. Very efficient,...More

Thank DAVID R
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Excellent! Thank you for your wonderful review and we are delighted that we could accommodate you. With regard to the fire it is January, so mid winter and therefore difficult to judge at the time of lighting our fire how the mild/cold the day will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Beautiful Inn which my husband & I discovered whilst driving past, We rang & booked a table for later as we could see it was a popular place with a full busy car park ! What a treat we had, loads of...More

Thank carolwoodham
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Brilliant - thank you for all your kind comments particularly those regarding our wonderful staff. Thank you.

Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

I called to book a table which included two vegans and a meat-eater. The manager told me that they had vegan nut roast and another main dish that could be made vegan. When we arrived the wait staff said no, nothing else could be altered,...More

1  Thank LymeSimon
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

As can be seen from our reviews and responses we are always totally honest. We have made a mistake and totally understand your point of view, please accept our unreserved apology for this genuine error. Please contact tom@webbenterprises.co.uk and we will do all we can...More

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

We joined our tennis club for a Christmas meal at The Bowd. The venue is welcoming and on the surface seems good. Unfortunately, we won't be returning after experiencing poor table service, poor carvery (uninspired and suffering from having been out too long). My partner...More

1  Thank Jacqui W
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2017

We are very sorry to read your disappointing review. We will be investigating your complaint which as you can by other amazing reviews is extremely unusual.

Reviewed December 22, 2017

Visited recently as in the area. Staff very efficient and friendly. 2 of us opted for carvery which was fantastic and 1 ate the gammon which was also very good. Nice atmosphere, busy but still received good service.

Thank Gaynor924
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Great review thank you for all your positive comments.

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

9 of us had the Sunday Carvery, all left very happy and didn't leave hungry! Would recommend and will most likely be coming again

Thank Amy S
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Brilliant thank you and we look forward to your return> Happy Christmas.

Reviewed December 22, 2017

The staff were very helpful and welcoming. The restaurant was excellently decorated for Christmas. We had the carvery and enjoyed the vegetables. The only thing I could mention is that the meat portions weren't very generous. A good experience though

Thank YorkiesinDevon
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Oh how seldom do we receive a review about small portions of meat , I do apologise, please ask for a little more! We are pleased that your overall experience was a good one. Thank you.

Reviewed December 20, 2017

one of the best carverys ive had. I had beef and it was so tender it melted in the mouth. All lovely, fresh and hot. Nice surroundings too.Highly recommend

1  Thank Lisa T
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thank you for your recommendation to others, very much appreciated. All our ingrediants are wherever possible sourced locally and are therefore very reliable.

Reviewed December 17, 2017

Visited here on Sunday lunch, very busy, and I will say well organised as it was prime time with Christmas bookings, staff were friendly, carvery was delicious, well done to everyone working that day.

Thank Lainey J
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Oh brilliant and thank you for all your fantastic and positive comments.

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Pauline M
February 14, 2017|
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Response from cherriesfan_9 | Reviewed this property |
We were seated up in a raised area, although there are quite a number of tables at a lower level. Certainly you need to reserve a table on the lower level. incidently the loo can be reached by a gentle slope, however there... More
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Lindsay G
September 19, 2016|
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July 1, 2016|
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Response from HALLY1648 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes in our bar area, thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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