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The Grampus Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited three times in a week (an old favourite): tea; lunch; cream tea. The cream tea was at the third attempt - no cream because the season had ended - but worth the patience! Relaxed, friendly, excellent service. Difficult to fault.

Thank DaleAitken
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We struggled to find the pub, having managed to drive past the tatty sign (couldn't read it) and ended up walking back up from the beach via a path of about 400 yards - a nice walk. The view across the pebbly and rocky beach was spectacular. We then struggled to find the entrance which was at the rear... however... More 

Thank Mark R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited North Devon in August with a Drive through visit to Lee. We returned to North Devon end of October and spent a few hours on the beach with a walk through the village. We popped into here for drinks before returning to the car. We all (3adults & 2kids) had a lovely hour or so sat in the Bar... More 

Thank Melanie B
San Francisco
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Following an epic coastal walk we went through the quaint village of Lee and stumbled into this gorgeous pub. The bar lady was so friendly and welcoming, the inside had an old fashion quality but was cosy and had a great outside beer garden. We didn't eat but all the food looked lush with generous portions Highly recommend and considering... More 

Thank Sarah D
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A delightful friendly classic British pub. The beer was kept well and the charming young barman was only too happy to offer me a sample of the beer on offer to ensure I liked the option I'd selected. No food available at that time - it was late afternoon and I think we had happened to turn up just in... More 

Thank 138suej
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Walked into this charming looking pub full of character for an early lunch. Was told when i asked for the menu just after 12 there was no bacon. Not a problem i thought until i saw the menu which had a very small selection of snacks and food. Admittedly there specials board did give 5 more alternatives if you wanted... More 

Thank Peter R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Grampian before for drinks and a snack and had a great time, lovely beers and great bar food, so decided to come for Sunday lunch. The Roast was disappointing, a few slices of chicken and very thin gravy. My partner had the Lamb tagine, and this was also disappointing. Would say great if you just... More 

Thank claire862650
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to stop at for lunch whilst on holiday walking. I opted for the chicken and bacon salad which was very nice, plentiful and filling followed by two glasses of the house white. My husband was very satisfied by the Ploughmans. Overall good value for money and service was attentive and satisfactory.

Thank 246poppies
Warrington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this gem of a pub whilst aimlessly driving around the countryside. We didn't eat but had a lovely hour or 2 sat in the beer garden having a drink. The pub is charming and full of character just like the village of Lee in which it is situated. A very happy and relaxing afternoon. I definitely recommend... More 

Thank Charlotte061287
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Very friendly owner and staff. Nice location. We were staying locally to this pub and visited a few times. Everybody was very friendly and chatted to us. Pub also holds a village shop too.

Thank Toni M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862906

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