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“Good Fish & Chips - give the pies a miss”
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The Royal Marine
Ranked #13 of 15 Combe Martin B&B and Inns
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“Good Fish & Chips - give the pies a miss”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Went to The Royal Marine twice during our stay in England.
Nice place with a decent atmosphere and friendly service.
The first visit we had Fish & Chips (first day in England so its mandatory) and it was very nice.
We saw someone else having what visually looked like a nice pie; we also heard later that they won prizes for their pies.
So on our second visit we all ordered pies, 3 Steak & Kidney and 2 Turkey & Mushroom.
On the outside they looked very appetizing, however that is where it ended.
They were very dry on the inside and had very little taste indeed. The Steak & Kidney had NO taste that I could find.
That was a real disappointment ...
At least the local beer was good ...
I think in general its a nice place to eat .. but give the pies a miss.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Wereham
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed in combe martin last week and visited the Royal Marine twice in 4 days. Both times me and my partner received a great service and the food was great. I had lobster and he had a mixed grill the first time.(The best mixed grill he has had in a long while). Then we went on the Wednesday for the cavery luckily we took the advice of the sign outside and booked as it was busy with people out the door at one point! £8.50 and my god that was well spent! Most caverys have just basic veg but all the veg had a little extra touch....the parsnips were to die for. Would definately recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lynton
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Visited in June 2012 for an evening meal. Service was fairly slow, but not too bad and was friendly. Food was nice and well-cooked but a bit boring Most main courses were over £11 and arrived with just one vegetable. Ok, but not worth the money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Worcs
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We didn't stay at the hotel but I recommend the food at the restaurant. We had two evening meals and both were very good. I recommend having fish if it's on the specials board. The lady who served us was really friendly. We had our 7 week old baby with us and were made to feel very welcome. It's a nice atmosphere. I wasn't as impressed with the dessert, but that's just my taste.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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England
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Didn't stay overnight at this inn but we sampled all three harbourside pubs in Combe Martin and although all were OK this was the best for food. Fresh lobster was a rare treat and the highlight of my pub eats during a week in Devon, it wasn't even the most expensive item on the menu, priced the same as the other mains on the specials board. The best fresh fish specials sell out fast, probably because of the early bird offers, so if you fancy the menu go early.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Staff were miserable! Cheer up guys! Veg was cold as were the plates.
Disappointingly average.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Royal Marine
Address: Seaside, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Combe Martin
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Ranked #13 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Combe Martin
Number of rooms: 6
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The Royal Marine Combe Martin, Devon

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