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The Grampus Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
(01271) 862 906
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning little pub we only found by walking past it on our way to the beach. Stopped for lunch today. A beautiful old place with stunning gardens. A good selection of food and the staff were all really friendly. It did get busy and you can certainly understand why. You feel a million miles away in the beer garden... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the village of Lee and one of the reasons we came again was this little gem of a pub. The food menu is small, however the meals are tasty and the portions generous, good enough for a local evening out. It is child and dog friendly with plenty of both having fun in the... More 

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Thank Kathmanduman
Croy, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to say, I think some people are rather harsh in their reviews, and perhaps misjudged. For example, one contributor, on the basis of one visit, has said that the locals don't go there (because food is poor) and this is not true. I am a regular visitor to Lee and I know a number of the locals and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, this pub looks deserted, as did the village of Lee Bay. Upon investigating the entrance is actually at the back, and pretty much everyone in the village was inside or in the garden having lunch. They were busy and there was a long wait for food. However they had some great beers on and I had two... More 

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Thank CaptSnort
Nailsea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what has happened. Previous visits over several years the food has been simple but good. Yesterday, cheap bland sausages, dry mashed potato and little gravy. Similarly tuna melt was just a thin layer of mush with brown edges inside the panini. And certainly not cheap. Disappointed after previous visits. Let down by the detail. Not sure who is... More 

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Thank Mike S
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, this is a pub NOT a restaurant. Not yet anyway. I stumbled across this place whilst on a wander from Woolacombe and I wasn't disappointed. It was the type of place I could of sat in all day an d lost quite a few hours. The bar staff were great and the locals were welcoming and good fun.... More 

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Thank Rusky0106
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this pub as we were staying close by. Beautiful little pub when we eventually found it. Lacking in any signage to find it, its a bit of a trek but ok if you are driving. The pub itself is beautiful on the outside but incredibly dark on the inside. I appreciate its an old building but we had... More 

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Thank joanne l
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were stopping in Lee so visited a few times. It's worth noting that the only customers we ever saw were holidaymakers, not locals who do not rate their pub. Sandwiches for lunch were fine and the beer garden is pretty, but you may have to clear your own table as this does not appear to be a service provided... More 

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Kent, England
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a drink in a decent garden with perhaps a sandwich, The Grampus is probably for you. We however had booked lunch for a party of 14 and were disappointed by the standard of the food. The choice for lunch was very limited - we ordered either sausages and chips or Sunday roast - chicken, just chicken. To... More 

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Thank ainsworth179
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday afternoon 14 of us arrived at the pub just after 2. Our food took well over an hour - o know that we were a big group bit we kept the order simple with only ordering a selection of 3 different dishes between is. The roast came as a family service style which was ok. But are warm empty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: (01271) 862 906

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