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The Hairy Dog

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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32 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AZ, England
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Swansea
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying at Butlins we decided to explore the town looking for somewhere to eat. The Hairy Dog was quite busy but it soon became obvious why that was. We've seldom felt so welcome. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. It was served very quickly indeed. Obvious from the start that the owners and staff certainly know how to run a... More 

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Thank Rob D
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the most popular bar to go to in minehead. You get all the sports you can handle TVs everywhere. Only a short walk if you are at butlins and fancy a change of scenery. Good food and quick service. Great pub 👍👍

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Thank 1988Brooks
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly pub, friendly locals. Good choice of beers, plenty of seating inside and out. Would recommend.

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Thank sandra d
christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging review, will pass your comments on to the team. Regards Chris More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and good pub for break from butlins when you want a change, but not cheap for a pub £100 for 4 adults with 2 drinks each and a main meal

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Thank JTmca
christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog, and your positive comment about the excellent food will be passed onto the Team. Our food is on the main prepared fresh and our team of chefs take a pride in the food they produce. Some of the food items on the menu cost more than others, you could of eaten freshly prepared... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch here.The food was good value the staff helpful.The price was reasonable and good value,the drinks are of a good price we will use this place again

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Thank bacardiken
christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging review, I pass your positive comments on to the team. Regards Chris More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I asked a simple question to the bar staff and the one gentleman behind the bar, "are you putting the England Rugby League game on" and he replied in a grumpy manner "No"....... The pub has multi screen everywhere ??????

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Thank Mark C
christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Hello.. Sorry to hear that one of the team was unhelpful and there was no reason why the England Rugby League match could not be shown. Please take the time to message me via face book or the hairy dog website to describe the bar person, we will ensure the incident is not repeated. Kind Regard and apology, Chris More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money ..we went in the winter and they do a special priced menu Monday - Friday for off season. Went with husband and 8yo daughter. This place is very family friendly and has an amazing outdoor play area which is visible from indoors! Great food with big portions.

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Thank Darkwaterwillow
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here now for last 3 years on visits to Butlins for 80s weekends, fantastic family pub with large area for kids to play which is far enough away from football screens and large groups who can be a bit rowdy. Never any trouble, very well run place, would thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Kendo52
Street, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Plates too small as always with carvery! Went to Hairy Dog! Food ok but the noise! It was absolutely manic and we couldn't here each other without shouting. Hen parties and stag do's all basically having their hair of the dog, and screaming their exploits of the night before!

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Thank Andyshapwick
christopher c, Owner at The Hairy Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hairy Dog and enjoying the Sunday Lunch carvery, sorry you didn't think the plates were big enough to put all that freshly prepared meat and vegetables on, but as always you can come back for a little more.. if the plates are to large, some have a tendency to pile it high, then unable to... More 

Saltash
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent visit the food was lovely and very reasonably priced the staff were friendly even the old people hating Jock behind the bar made an effort (only joking) our grandson loved the outside play area. I would recommend this place over the rubbish scoff served at the Butlins food outlets everyday. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Shaunskiman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?