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The Barrel House

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59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
+44 1803 849290
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“pub crawl” (2 reviews)
“craft beer” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
British, Contemporary
££ - £££
59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Well what a turnout! On Saturday night, the police raided the place and took some very unsavoury characters with them! It was hilarious, the bar staff and management were trying to explain that they had no idea this was going on in their establishment. (All...More

4  Thank Nick H
sarahkidd1970, Owner at The Barrel House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are still barred nick - there is nothing you can do that will make us change our minds. You need to get out of your crazy drug induced world and into reality for your own benefit. It’s just getting sad now.

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Called in on a mini pub crawl Friday night and again Saturday. Now in 2018 Good Beer Guide so says it all. Great space on a corner position. Live music nights. Another pub where you can bring your own food. Brilliant.

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Scrubbed wooden floors, mismatched tables and chairs, two bars, great beer choices and in a lovely old building with a good view for people watching. We were there for the Sea Change Festival and this place was heaving. It'll be interesting to visit at another...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Best place in Totnes to taste and try a great range of beers and ciders.And served by friendly knowledgeable staff

1  Thank stephenfox2017
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

In the ageing hippy with mangey dog on a string central that is Totnes The Barrel House is by far the best pub. It's craft beerish but without the trendy hipsters.Instead it attracts an interesting mix of elderly day-trippers,beer lovers and yes the occasional ageing...More

2  Thank Wahaay
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fantastic choice of craft beers and real ales. Also a nice friendly atmosphere and good knowledgable staff. The draft Weissbier was delicious.

Thank deanothebaggie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not sure why Trip Advisor has this in the restaurant section. It is an excellent bar with it's own Micro Brewery. Real fire, great atmosphere and superb selection of beers. They don't do food (other than great Pork Scratchings), but they are very happy to...More

Thank ANorthenerAbroad
sarahkidd1970, Manager at The Barrel House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hello, I think you have reviewed the wrong business - I think you actually visited the Totnes Brewing Co which is at street level. The Barrel House Ballroom is the music venue upstairs. The Totnes Brewing Co has never served food - however the Barrel...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

I met a friend there and he bought me a beer. It was very cloudy and tasted dreadful. He took it back and the barman said, "there's nothing wrong with it, that's the way we do it now without finings". I've never had such an...More

1  Thank bobstrawson
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Just when I thought there was no was no where characterful & fun to go in South Devon for a great night out we have discovered this place. Great live music & DJ, tried 2 brilliant cocktails, food was great, atmosphere excellent, staff & service...More

Thank Hartyparty22
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is brilliant, fantastic atmosphere with a great range of drinks and beers. Great music events also. Love it

Thank Nicola P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 849290
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The Barrel House Cafe and restaraunt is now closed - the Barrel House Ballroom on the second floor is only open for gigs and private events - please not do leave reviews for The Totnes Brewing Company here - that is a seperate business. We are currently waiting for Trip Advisor to close this account as it does not represent the businesses now occupying the building.
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