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The Bear and Blacksmith

££ - £££, British,
A379 | Kingsbridge, Chillington TQ7 2LD, England
+44 1548 581171
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dexter beef” (5 reviews)
“fish” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
A379 | Kingsbridge, Chillington TQ7 2LD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After reading recent reviews we thought we would give The Bear and Blacksmiths a try for a few drinks. We enjoyed our visit and aim to come in the future for a meal as the food looked great. The pub was busy and the bar...More

Thank loveshotsunnydays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here twice whilst staying in a local holiday cottage. The first visit was our first evening and we were glad we had booked in advance. They staff here are so welcoming and friendly and really added to the whole experience. The food was...More

Thank marie_derry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us went here for lunch this week and we all were most impressed with the young chef. This food is way more than simple standard fare - it's imaginative and varied, using (very) local produce including fresh seafood and whatever fish has been...More

Thank Countrybumpkin94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super, super Sunday lunch. Superb roast meats, great veg and pretty wonderful cauliflower cheese. They grow/rear/source all their food locally. I suggest you book in advance as not a huge pub. Highly, highly recommend the Bear and Blacksmith.

Thank hampshirelillibet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate twice here while staying nearby. By far the best meals we've had out for a long time. Fabulous scallops and fresh fish. We asked for veggie main on one visit and were served a delicious curry. Delicious all round. Not enough room for...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've followed this Pub/Restaurant since it's inception in 2016, and whilst travelling from Cornwall through Devon we detoured to sample the menu. I have to say we had the best meal of our entire holiday here. For a concern that's only been going two years...More

Thank RodandMaureen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here. I had the panfried bass, which was perfectly fried served with mussels, giant prawns and spaghetti. For dessert the gin and red berries cheesecake. Was initially worried that it would be too gin-flavoured, but it was just right and very...More

Thank Anne Marie E
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Been out to the Bear and Blacksmith this evening, very cozy friendly place with good food. Staff were fantastic, very friendly and willing to offer advice and take on board anything you have to say about the food. Food well cooked, full of flavour and...More

Thank merriatt19
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Alielia tending bar was so accommodating and allowd me to select beer by tasting. We had black pudding and bacon with peppercorn sauce for appetizer and the combination of salty and savory is a must try. We also had the scallops appetizer and they were...More

Thank mcmspark
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have just had Sunday lunch here and all we can say is what a lovely place very friendly and outstanding food

Thank Nick D
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31 January 2018|
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Response from 228JenC | Reviewed this property |
They do, yes.
Lorraine J
20 March 2017|
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Response from paulk9 | Reviewed this property |
Best to email and I am sure they would help
16 November 2016|
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Response from Grandpa529 | Reviewed this property |
I also visited in summer and Sunday lunch was mentioned in conversation with the owner therefore if you give them a call they will only be too pleased to answer your enquiry and give you the price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A379 | Kingsbridge, Chillington TQ7 2LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Chillington
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 581171
We are a local pub serving quality local food, we boast that we have our own farm growing our own vegetables and rearing our own meats. We only buy day boat fish and shellfish from Brixham market and local day boats in Salcombe
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