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“good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Barrel o' Beer - CLOSED

Barrel o' Beer
Price range: $40 - $45
Cuisines: British, Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Branscombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We went to eat there a few weeks back after seeing the menu advertised in the newspaper, on going in the place looks like a bit tired and dated but we were met with a friendly smile from the girl behind the bar and there was a nice atmosphere. We were shown to our table and ordered some olives as a starter to go with the complimentary bread that is provided. It took a while for them to come out and we had literally had our first olive when our main courses came out (a bit of a waste of money as we didnt want our mains to go cold so we didnt eat them) I had the Belly pork which was fantastic and my other half had fish which was really good as well. We had to giggle at the table next to us that where being "harrassed" by a very eager to please manager who seemed to be describing every dish on the menu to them despite the polite requests from them that they were fine. Overall the food was excellent & good value for money its got a nice atmosphere we would reccomend the place for a good bite to eat

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank hmash80
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Now known as The Seafood Platter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Went there for lunch yesterday - the food was EXCELLENT. The manager was perhaps a little over-attentive (however, better than the other way round!!)
The fish was divine. Would WELL recommend. Rich n Anni from Honiton

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Richard and Ann D
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Chester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Called at the Barrel of Beer (Seafood Platter) on a glorious sunny evening in early August. We didn t have a reservation but managed to secure a table after 15 minute wait. Decent choice on the menu and we were disappointed that because of time constraints ( ours ) we were not able to have the seafood platter for which the restaurant is noted, Our dishes of sole and crab linguine were well presented and very enjoyable.The accompanying vegetables and home made bread added to the dishes. Choice of wine was reasonable and not too expensive. Staff were pleasant and lead by a very busy and ever so cheerful restaurant manager. We will certainly re visit when next down in Beer.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank skipper47_11
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

we chose to ate here twice during our stay in Beer which is due to the quality of the food and the service.

would have no hesitation in recommending this pub.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank MelF_11
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devon
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First class Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Barrel o'Beer now known as the Seafood Platter is a real Gem in Beer. We were served the Seafood Platter,(which was delicious) despite not having booked and were blown away by the fantastic customer service, nothing was too much trouble,which makes a change in this day and age. Luke, was front of house and truly made our evening, with his, and his staff's very attentive, friendly service. We will be booking again and telling all our friends about our experience. You must visit for truly exceptional meal and service.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank sunshinegirlDevon
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