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Instow Barton restaurant

Rectory Lane, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LU, England
+44 1271 860845
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“cheese board” (3 reviews)
“fillet steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rectory Lane, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LU, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant for our anniversary. What a brilliant place. The restaurant is small but perfect with a roaring fire - ideal for this time of year. We cannot fault the food, every course was better than the one before. From the welcoming...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dorymai
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Never had a bad meal yet. Caroline a welcoming host and the food and wine areexcellent. Our only complaint is that sometimes we are unable to get a booking as it has become so popular. Can’t wait to visit again.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jackip222
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Managed to jag a late table. Started with appetiser homemade olive bread, samosa & goat cheese blini, followed by bakes mussels absolutely delicious. Main was hake cooked to perfection. Couldn't manage a dessert ! As always fantastic hosts & food! Can't wait for next time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 791HelenA
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Excellant B+B, comfortable,quiet, superb little touches that make you feel special and thought about as a guest. everything you'd want is laid on from the tea/coffee making facility to the personnel bath robes in your room would not hesitate to stay again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank steven e
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We have just enjoyed a fabulous meal here with many delights and surprises. Locally sourced produce beautifully cooked. Caroline and Colin go the extra mile to make sure we had a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank looegirl
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

What a Lovely place to stay, very comfortable bed ,breakfast was very nice. Our hosts give you just the right amount of attention. Milo the dog had a good time.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank jillcameron854
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Just like eating a fantastic meal in a friend’s beautiful house. We loved it all, from the cocktails and amuses bouches to the steak and delicious puds. Great service from Caroline. A delightful experience on a chilly evening.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Petal1912
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We all liked the choice of courses on the menu which made it difficult to choose what to have , but none of us were disappointed. Delicious top quality food well cooked and beautifully presented. Caroline manages to magically make sure that everyone has everything...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank robinandwendy
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I came here whilst on holiday with my parents, we joined some friends and had a lovely evening. We were welcomed by Caroline who had some aperitifs and cocktails ready and then I had the Salmon starter which was so tasty whilst the others had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank chloe161189
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Wow! What a great little place. Read other reviews and decided to try this restsurant during our weekend away in Appledore. We were lucky enough to get a table for 2 at short notice for last night. Delicious home prepared food, limited choice but should...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jeannetteflower
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October 10, 2018|
Response from jackip222 | Reviewed this property |
Not usually. They open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
Hayley T
June 22, 2018|
Response from jeannetteflower | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog with us to dine but left him in the car during dinner as not allowed in the dining area. However as there were no hotel guests on the lounge they allowed us to take him in there whilst we had our coffee. Not... More
Annette M
November 2, 2016|
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Response from 6245gillian | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is usually fish steak and one other choice. The menus are changed every week and published on their Facebook page. If you don't have Facebook I'm sure they'd be happy to email you the menu. They seem happy to cater... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $31
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rectory Lane, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford  >  Instow
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 860845
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