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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
+44 1395 513328
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Average food but great for a pit-stop with the kids - good children's play area. Priced reasonably so can't complain.

Thank Guy B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this place on spec, had the carvery and have to say, it is the best carvery/roast I have ever had. Lovely and courteous staff and food to die for. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Mark E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here 'on spec' and the carvery was immense! Possibly the best I ever had, tasted like Mum's home cooking. Lovely staff, very helpful and kind. Would highly recommend coming here... be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Thank Danheavy
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

"Best" That's wonderful and thank you so much for writing such appositive review. Thank you also for your recommendation and kind words regarding our staff. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time we have eaten here for several years. The carvery was superb - the food nicely cooked, hot and fresh - tasted just like old fashioned cooking. Service friendly and efficient. We were so impressed we have booked our Christmas Day lunch here. Would well recommend. As a foot note we ate Sunday lunch at an expensive Sidmouth hotel... More 

Thank chrissiewizzie
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your Christmas booking, that shows real confidence -thank you. We are so pleased you have tried us and been pleased. We look forward to your return. More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this pub for food twice over half term while staying close by. First visit at 5.30 on Tuesday, just popped in as passing, carvery very nice so thought we'd go back on Thursday when rest of family arrived. Called to book, as a bigger party and not sure how busy it would be, asked for a table for 8.00... More 

Thank Barefootbirkenstock
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Mmmm! Every review is taken seriously and of course we investigate every comment -good or bad. I do have to note that since you started using trip advisor in 2013 you have scored every eating experience as terrible or poor bar one. This of course is your prerogative. However you WERE informed at the time of booking that the carvery... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good value carvery with generous portions and a range of vegetables. Friendly atmosphere and the beer was good. Recommended.

Thank RLawrenceWilson
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. I believe you have said it all!! Brilliant. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we where heading to another pub for lunch but found the car park was full,and so we decided to try the Bowd, We are so glad we did what a lovely place to eat .We both had a starter my wife had pan seares scallops and tiger prawns which was served with cauliflower on the menu ,my wife asked if... More 

Thank sweracing
Honiton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bowd Valentines menu was gorgeous, the choices we made were extremely satisfying and tasty, a big wow. The atmosphere was very great and staff extremely friendly and courteous. Will be back and would highly recommend.

Thank Catherine F
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Oh thank you. We are so pleased everything was to your liking! Please come agaiun soon. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in as passing at lunch time and enjoyed its 'kerb appeal'. Nice character pub and well appointed, did feel the back room to the left hand side was not as welcoming as rest of pub, and that's the room we were ushered too! Clearly does well as a carvery as plenty of people taking up the option, and at... More 

Thank Barrie59
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Good, and thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't like the room you were taken to but please ask to be seated somewhere different next time or even book the table of your choice. We are so pleased that the food and service were to your liking - although a little brisk! Sorry they are soooo keen to... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find. Large car park. Good food. Good service. Good surroundings, if you want to sit outside. Keeps the British Pub tradition alive.

Thank KRB146A
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Brilliant. We are so pleased you found our traditional ways so pleasing! Please return soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513328

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?