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“Surprisingly good; excellent coffee”

Bickleigh Mill Bistro Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #14 of 82 Restaurants in Tiverton
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bickleigh Mill Bistro, Bar & Gift Shop is set in an 18th Century Mill, with working water wheel. Situated adjacent to the beautiful Exe Valley Way. Enjoy your visit in our beautiful riverside surroundings, where you can shop, dine and relax. Set in the Old Mill House, our restaurant has such a warm and traditional atmosphere that it makes you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Log fires during the winter months and views of the waterside gardens and mill wheel add something special to any occasion. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two, a celebratory party for friends and family or a simple snack lunch, our menu will fit the bill. Open seven days a week, serving lunch everyday and evening meals Fri and Sat. Dog friendly section of the restaurant available - booking advisable for this area during busy times.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Not easy to see from the road, this cafe and Bistro has a good selection of food, drinks and desserts. Very pleasant setting and seating arrangements, friendly staff, good prices and the most excellent coffee - not always a given.

The only downside are the slightly ancient WC facilities but otherwise well worth stopping between Exeter and Tiverton or even making a specific journey for.

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Thank rivbom
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

First visit to the Bistro having visited the shop many times, how foolish not to have done so before. The menu offered a good selection of main meals and snacks and the staff were attentive without being obtrusive which made for a relaxing visit. The Seafish platter was both visually stunning and a delight to eat, although not sure about the pickled egg! And the homemade bread hearty and flavoursome. My wife and her friend had half panini and soup and they loved the homemade potato, leek and celery that was being served. A shared gluten free brownie finished our meal and we left more than satisfied not only with the meal but with the overall value having spent just over £30 for 4 drinks, lunch for 3 and a dessert. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Craig H
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Four of us went to Bickleigh Mill for a cream tea. We were told the scones were very large. Indeed they were, indeed,so large that they were uncooked in the middle. My sister pointed this out and was told the scones were very large, but her scone was reheated for her. The cream from Langage Farm was yummy,and just as it should be. The jam was red and unidentifiable as to fruit, and was probably hewn from an industrial jam mountain somewhere in the world. This is missing a trick, as Devon probably makes some of the best jam. Showcasing your local food is always engaging for the region and the customer. My husband paid the bill and told the cashier that his scone was uncooked in the middle. ' Well, they are very large , sir'

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Evening service (Thurs - Sat) has never disappointed, visited once on a whim and have since returned countless times including special menu nights and always leave thoroughly satisfied.
Menu choice (daily specials), quality of ingredients, generous portions, dedicated friendly service are all reasons as to why we return and tell others to give it a try.

Have also visited during the day and on a Sunday lunch time, not as thrilled with the standard daily menu or the staff during these periods but would still reccomend.

Priced fairly and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank LittleLaughingBuddha
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Bickleigh Mill is a venue for all the family. Whether you want to have coffee, afternoon tea, lunch or enjoy one of their special themed evenings you will find a menu to suit. The website is good and you can view special events. The setting is very pretty. Tea in the garden on a summers day is perfect and the exotic parrot might entertain you with his antics. It's possible a family of ducks might visit too.The food in the Bistro is excellent and the staff so friendly and the welcome very warm. There is a good wine list too. Bickleigh though has even more to offer. The shop is wonderful. Packed to the rafters with so may tempting goodies. If you want a special gift then its more than likely you will find it here. Adjacent to the mill is a small railway. Perfect for children and the young at heart. Mother's Day at Bickleigh is wonderful. It's always wise to book and that goes for most Sunday lunches. It's somewhere we will be returning to for Father's Day but we will most likely visit in between. In short, it's a great place. Postcode for Sat Nav: EX16 8RG.

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Thank Worldstar44
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