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The Sawmills Freehouse

££ - £££
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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| Watermouth Valley, Watermouth EX34 9SX, England
+44 1271 883388
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, good beer, beautiful setting. Didn't eat but the food looked very good. Just the job after a long walk on the south West coast path.

Thank Danny P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good meal, attentive staff. Very busy. Only downside took a while to get another pint, but not. A problem really

Thank sally b
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner one night (staying at Watermouth Castle) and sat outside. Food was delicious, big portions and variety. The service was excellent - really friendly staff who recommended different things. We got cold outside after a bit and they set up a gas fire just for us. We came back a few days later... More 

Thank Lily D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this lovely place for my wife's 40th birthday with family and friends. Owner went over and above what would be expected to ensure we had a lovely time. Take was decorated beautifully. Food was absolutely delicious and children's meal choice fantastic. Staff were very friendly tentative and welcoming. Would definately recommend anyone visiting this place ☺☺☺

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little gem of a pub, always driven passed and never really stopped but as only staying down the road this time, we used it and wished we had discovered years before

Thank nlewis73
Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice surroundings ,staff very friendly and clean location Food was nice ,I opened forr lighter bite and folloishly tho8gh the pulled pork nachos would be the one ...wow its a mission finishing it ,very tasty . Other half again chaser salad and though the simliar things as me . Very nice facility's nd on the main road just outside of... More 

Thank davendbev
Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided that Easter Sunday somebody else should cook. Teen son had spotted The Sawmills on trip into Ilfracombe, so after initial jokes about costing an arm and a leg (sawmill?? :-) ), we decided to try it! Food was fabulous, no complaints at all! If you are here, and hungry, do it! You will not regret it!

Thank Bob C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being on the main road the place can get very busy. Mediocre food, staff OK. Not much of an atmosphere.

Thank Anna A
Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, gorgeous homemade food actually. Lovely grounds and interior. Very clean and great service.

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue, great views and dog friendly. Last visit to Mill Park Sawmills was closed for Refurb, So pleased with the new look and style and service!

Thank Hannah C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Watermouth Valley, Watermouth EX34 9SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Watermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 883388
Pub and eatery in the stunning Watermouth Valley North Devon.

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