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The Pelican

1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
+44 1271 345605
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A much overdue review of this excellent venue, have now visited several times with a group of friends and have always been very pleased - good food and good service at a good price who could want for more. And a big thanks to the...More

Thank martiandhound
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best fish and chips I’ve had in a long time and staff were really friendly. Very clean establishment. We will be visiting again

1  Thank Bruceyboy62
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food cooked to perfection, not greasy at all. Very nice. Only a quick stop but I was served quickly and food didn't take too long.

1  Thank staceys1986
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic service v friendly & helpful staff. Food is v good.. Recommend this chippie to everyone. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. We visit everyweek as a group of 8 & the staff always welome us as friends.

1  Thank kimconibear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the best fish and chip shop in the westcountry. I am not surprised to see that it has received so many 5 star reviews. The waiters are so polite, but there are a couple of things that I would like to point...More

1  Thank Probexxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and had the best fish and chips. Good size portions. Perfectly cooked. Thinly battered fish was fresh and very tasty. Friendly staff and reasonable price. Highly recommended. Remember to book at peak times.

1  Thank Gtufnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed to find after we had ordered our meal that they would not supply an extra plate for our grandaughter. Not their policy i was told. Dont think we will take our young grandchildren there again. They actually lost out because we left as...More

Thank colin1944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time ive come here food has been excellent. The portions are very generous and they allow you to take home your left overs. The staff are very friendly always offer superb service.highly recommended

Thank Jemma Louise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t normally feel the need to write a review for a Fish and Chip restaurant but this one deserves special mention. Lovely food, friendly staff, good price and nice clean venue. Go there!

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always go hear when we visit Barstaple - worth making a booking as they are always busy. The food is simple fish and chips but the quality of the fish and the light batter is wonderful. Very friendly staff and the photos of old Barnstaple...More

Thank Julian H
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Questions & Answers
Kristin W
6 September 2017|
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Response from Ginn15 | Property representative |
Hi Kristin Thank you for your enquiry. This is always a tricky question and I'm afraid that as a rule we have to say no. We do have tables outside where a dog may be tethered of course - under our jolly brolly!
Jane Q
14 August 2017|
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Response from Ginn15 | Property representative |
Hi John We have trialled gluten free frying nights but sadly they have not proved to be popular enough to warrant keeping them going. We do however grill fish and have other gluten free dishes such as our homemade fish pie... More
Jackie T
28 July 2017|
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Response from Ginn15 | Property representative |
Oh Jackie ... our one day off!! We can offer you Mr Chips on the quay at Bideford which opens at 4.30 pm - Same MSC fish, same local potatoes, same care and attention but with better views...! Let us know what you think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 345605
  • E-mail
Number 1 in the UK! Passionate about the food we serve, we are very proud to hold the award for the Best Fish and Chip Restaurant 2018 and voted one of the UK TOP 10 Fish and Chip restaurants by Fry Magazine! MSC certified and holders of the NFFF Quality award we also gained a gold award from Taste of the West for the local sourcing of our ingredients. Family run and family friendly with hospitable and knowledgable staff, great menu choices at value for money prices we offer top notch fish and chips in a stylish contemporary setting. A warm welcome awaits!
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