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Mariners Bar & Restaurant

4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 476447
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (27 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times now, it’s my go to choice for when I want to impress family, friends, visitors from up North or when I’m celebrating, or just craving Johns lovely food....and I’m never disappointed. You can guarantee you’ll have the best food,...More

Thank PrestonHelsbells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming staff as we arrived, they were attentive but discrete throughout the meal. We both started with a lovely Tiger prawn dish. My partner had very tasty monkfish and I had wonderfully tender rare venison. Nice selection of vegetables. We have been before and...More

Thank Angus H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb evening from the friendly welcome, attentive but unobtrusive service, relaxed cosy atmosphere and of course the superb food, .my husband started with Lobster Bisque which was delicious, he then ordered Chicken Casserole with dumplings and I choose the Roast Partridge, served with a...More

Thank Aliba01
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Ate at the Mariners last night, we cannot fault this establishment. From our cheerful welcome to leaving we were well looked after. The Fishcakes were fabulous, as was the Chowder which was packed with chunks of fish and prawns, the vegetables were cooked just as...More

Thank Dinkle2017
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were looking for somewhere to eat during our stay in Bideford and decided this restaurant sounded promising and it certainly lived up to our hopes. The restaurant is in an old building with historical facts on the walls. The owner John and his staff...More

Thank TravellingRachel
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We found this restaurant really by accident when walking round Bideford one rainy day on our holiday when we stopped at the Tapas cafe opposite, Reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we decided we must try it and can honestly say it is the best...More

Thank Laura_Goodacre
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for supper after Appledore Book Festival. Pleasant calm atmosphere and very attentive service all made this a delightful evening. Tasty fish too! Portions generous so no room for puds.

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Heading into Bideford on the first evening of our stay, the hotel recommended we try the Mariners. A very interesting place, with snippets of local historical facts and stories on the walls. The owners clearly love creating fine food, and we were treated to a...More

Thank Malvern H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We arrived towards the end of the evening not long before closing time but we're met with a very warm welcome and we're not hurried to finish. The food was fresh, expertly prepared and presented and reasonably priced. We cannot speak highly enough about the...More

Thank nholmes2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening with delicious food and great service. Our daughter is coeliac and she had lots of choice. Loved the local gin too... only wish we'd found this restaurant at the start of our break, we'd definitely have made another visit!

Thank Laura F
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Meg B
6 July 2016|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Hi Meg, sorry for the delay in replying, we must have missed this question! We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, John and Team.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England (Formerly Lathwells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 476447
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We will be closed on Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mariners (Formally Lathwells) is a Grade Two listed historic building in one of Bideford's oldest streets. The building dates back to the 1700's. History tells us it has been a Mariners house, an Inn, a sowing school, a private house and now a restaurant. Mariners is small, intimate and relaxing. The table is yours for the evening. Our food is cooked from fresh to order. We pride ourselves on seasonal fish and meat from the Bay Area as far as possible. Our menu changes often with specials featuring on a daily basis. We look forward to meeting you. Booking is strongly advisable to secure a table. We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Last food orders are taken at 8.30pm.
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