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The Pelican

1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
+44 1271 345605
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (52 reviews)
“chip restaurant” (10 reviews)
“mushy peas” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No intention of ever going back but we were given a gift voucher for Christmas. All the staff standing talking at the back of restaurant and left us waiting at the entrance. Eventually we were shown to a table and placed our order. Several other...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mr D T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here on way home from shopping must say it was the best fish and chips I have had in a long time highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tazmillie26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal and attentive service. The portions were very generous and after the main meal didn’t have much space for one of the mouth watering puddings.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sallyr922
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing the pelican and had been told how good it was, not disappointed although there was a queue of say 20/25 people they were all being served at a brisk pace. Unusual for a chip shop they had salmon on the menu witch the wife...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PlumDuff2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I blooming LOVE THE PELICAN!! I normally get sausage and chips with gravy which is perfect. Only thing I’d say is gravy in bigger pots please!! I don’t really like battered cod as I’m not keen on batter, but my partner always has it and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank eka9794
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in by chance. It was busy but the staff were very friendly and attentive. Little H was offered a children’s menu and there was a good selection for him. Meals came quickly and were very tasty. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank teaandtravel86
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit either sit down or take away. Be patient if getting a take away but it's worth it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jet15332281061
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Better than what they said. Great place with good atmosphere. Updated decor that feels just right. The food was as tasty as it looked.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 53Geoff
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Have been eating at The Pelican for many years and the quality and wide selection of food is still excellent. The choices of fish and other meals is extremely varied and even the children’s meals are enjoyed by our grandchildren. My favourite choice, other than...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C6250LZjeff
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Clearly a busy, high quality and popular fish and chip restaurant serving good quality and generous portions but not in my case. I was aware that they cooked the cod without the tasty skin which was disappointing because it otherwise looked very good indeed. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robinhoodie
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Questions & Answers
Nigel E
7 August 2018|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Not an issue for me, but gluten free chip shops are beginning to pop up all over the place eg the Harbourside satellite on Plymouth Barbican.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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