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Pub, Bar, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is excellent for meals or just a drink, it has a great view of the sea and the young lad Jack who serves is very friendly and welcoming

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Went to The Quay, while visiting family. The pub was lovely and good selection of food and drink. We had the small plate cod and chips. It was cooked to perfection and well worth the money. We also had toasted sandwiches which were tasty with...lovely sides! Had a great time and great value. Will definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

We had drinks and a light lunch here on Saturday 17th and enjoyed it so much we booked and returned for Sunday roast the next day. Both were delicious, very generous portions, vegetables cooked perfectly, honey roast gammon the best I've had in years. The...pub is a classic, simply furnished, locals coming and going, good choice of local ciders and some beers. It is right on the riverfront, with tables outside as well as inside. Fortunately the Quay Inn has its own small car park - remember to register your car when you arrive. The menu is simple, good value for money, with local food served by friendly staff - the landlady is great and knows her business. Our dogs were also made welcome - it is a very doggy village. We will certainly be back when next in north Devon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

W elise this pub it’s so quiet and unassuming such a lovely place to relax. We go here at the weekend to chill we went there yesterday to celebrate my birthday perfectly mellow love it . Fab ale wines food and olives keep It up

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

What a great place , so friendly , great service . good amazing . we stopped here on our cycle so sat outside , amazing view of the water side . I had cheese and cauliflower soup (which i’ve never had before and it was...beautiful) my partner had sticky glazed pork both bluming lovely we will definatly return . Thank you so much for being so helpful. Good customer sevice is always what i look for in a place .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

After a nice walk on the beach, we popped up nto the Quay for lunch. Pleasant service and good beer. We both chose the belly pork with mash, veg and cider sauce. Wow delicious and a big portion (we took some pork home for tea)....Nice to have a meal that tastes good and offers great value for moneyMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Lovely pub haven’t been for a while but missed it so much. So nice to see Steve & Maggie. Lovely friendly people. Will visit soon. Happy birthday Phil 70😱 Have a good night xx

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

We went here in the hope of something to eat as the boards in the village advertise food served all day. This was about 1.45 on a Monday and we got our hopes up when seeing a couple being served a pasty However when we...then went in - the landlord (?) - who had seen us walk in after him didn't ask us what we wanted and we had to approach him. I asked him if he had any menus and he said they aren't serving food today. My wife and I looked at each other in surprise given what we'd just seen - but he looked like someone not to get the wrong side of. But no apology or suggesting where else we could try. ( unlike what a lot of other places woukd have done). And still bemused that we'd just seen someone served a pasty.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Fantastic location, good food and the landlord was very accommodating for all needs, fantastic little place to eat and drink with family and friends

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

I have had the pleasure of eating and drinking here on multiple occasions now while on holiday and every time has been spot on. Staff members Steve, Leanne and Kieren really make you feel like you are one of the locals and the view is...to die for. Super pld school traditional pub with great foid such as local muscles and the burgers are epic too. Highly recommend a visit!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Awful service. Landlord and waitress had serious attitude. Bacon sandwich was as bland as cardboard. Very negative atmosphere. No wonder many people I've spoken to hates the landlord. Never going back again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Delicious food with a lovely view of the sunset over the water. Really great fish pie. Good service and nice pub interior. Very good value too

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

The whole family plus 2 dogs visited The Quay in for an evening meal and subsequently for a Sunday brunch. Such a friendly pub and the food was excellent. It catered for all tastes from 2 teenage boys totally enamoured by the barbecue chicken wings...to adults loving the, very fresh, skate. Sadly, for me, the mussels were sold out but that is often a good sign of a popular pub. Drinks were great from lovely local ciders to reasonably priced wine. Thank you for ending our family holiday on a high note.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

The owner steve is very ruded and not helpful Mostly drunk all the time Shaking I have been going to the quay For at least 15 years but will not return until he leaves

Date of visit: August 2023
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Steve Dymond, Owner at The Quay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2023

I strongly dispute your allegations and I was not rude, I simply asked you to not take your phone call on speaker mode, it’s not the first time and I’ve had complaints before. I think most people would consider this as somewhat anti social

Reviewed 8 August 2023

Well done Chef! amazing food... The best Scampi I have ever had, light and crispy and the scampi was fresh large and so soft absolutely amazing, the chips were the best with a perfect seasoning, vegetable soup great with lovely fresh bread, pasta was perfecto......all in all the menu is really to good and hard to choose what to have, we will be back! think I saw you do a vegatarian sunday roast so will def try that, so how much roast on the plate on the Sunday we came to you, so look forward to visiting again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Quay Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5