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“Easily the best meal we've had in ages.”
Review of Custom House

Custom House
Ranked #15 of 140 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Modern twists on British and American comfort food classics, made with locally and responsibly sourced, fresh, seasonal produce. Barnstaple’s Custom House is a locally-owned restaurant specialising in classic British and American comfort food. We take pride in our mouthwatering menu, using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients in everything from our delicious burgers and steaks to fresh fish and Devon-grown salad and veg. What’s more, our amazing ‘Custom-ised’ menu, with a choice of toppings, sauces, sides, rubs and marinades, means that you can personalise your menu exactly how you want it. We specialise in burgers, and with over 1/2 a million different combos, you’re bound to find your perfect match – if your feeling extra hungry, try the Totem Burger Challenge where a place on the ‘Wall of Fame’ beckons if you can take the eat it all!Matt and the team are waiting to offer you a warm welcome, so come along and kick back at The Custom House, Barnstaple’s newest and most exciting eating experience.
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“Easily the best meal we've had in ages.”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great choice of fresh ingrédients, and above and beond service from the staff. Good wine and proper cocktails.Take your friends here and show off your choice of restaurant. I hope it is around for ever..10/10

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“Fantastic food”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went to this restaurant this evening with my gf and a couple of friends, we all had a fantastic evening very reasonably priced and the food was fantastic,cannot get better than build your own burger! Don't usually write reviews but feel this really needed to be!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

There's no other way to describe this place other than amazing! The burgers are fantastic and such good value for money. I had to take mine apart to eat, it was that big!! The place itself is beautiful and creates such a lovely atmosphere..
The staff were really friendly and extremely helpful. 100% returning for a meal very soon!

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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“Food good - been better if order was correct......”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We did have a good meal of burgers, nachos, steak and chips and 2 of us ordered their rice dish. Unfortunately, the two of us who ordered rice as main meals received a nachos meals in error. We were given the option of waiting approx. 15 mins. for our meal to be cooked (upon which the others in our party would have almost finished eating) or have the nachos free of charge. We decided to have the nachos and eat then - they were light and well cooked with good accompaniments. We were also given drinks on the house to make up for the error and the manager (possibly owner) came over and personally apologised. I still can't really see how two rice meals can be mistaken for nacho orders - but they did all they could to compensate.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We have been to the Custom house a few times now, and we will certainly be returning again. The food seems to get better each time! The atmosphere is relaxed & the staff are happy and attentive. My steak was one the best I've had in a long time! I haven't tried the build-a-burger as of yet, but it's on my list of things to do! Great value for money & highly recommended

  • Visited January 2013
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