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The Poltimore Arms

££ - £££, British,
Yarde down | Brayford, South Molton, England
+44 1598 710381
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shop attached” (2 reviews)
“the pub” (6 reviews)
“piping hot” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Yarde down | Brayford, South Molton, England
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2017

OK so if you've got a trapped clientele and tourists you can get away with murder. The locals of which we are some don't go and tourists have nothing else for miles around. This could be made a great business as the setting is lovely.

1  Thank GodricE
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Delightful rustic pub with welcoming warm log burners visited with friends for lunch. Several of us enjoyed a starter as a light lunch and they were very filling, although I would have preferred a crispy baked roll rather than sliced bread with mine. Main meals...More

Thank Kirst05
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went here for a get together with friends, the food was beyond perfect! A wide choice of food and all arrived around the same time and piping hot! A great experience, very open plan and relaxing! Would come again and again!

1  Thank JetsettingJosie
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Cosy, quirky, welcoming, everything a country pub should be. Highly recommended. By far the best pub in this area.

Thank 297Anne
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The landlord is one of England's great eccentrics. He collects and repairs old pianos and can knock out a jazz tune too. Very friendly and great fun. The food was ordinary pub fare, but served by the chef with a brief history of his past...More

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The poltimore is a real gem and one off. I've been visiting here ever since I was a child and the place hasn't changed a bit. Great food and beers on tap and a lovely old pub dating back hundreds of years. A HUGE fireplace...More

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Poltimore Arms has friendly staff and great food. This pub was recommended and didn't disappoint

1  Thank Jennie S
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Lovely pub with great food, child and dog friendly too! The lasagne wasa delicious and the staff were fabulous. Will definitely eat there next year.

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A gang of us do regular sorties over Exmoor visiting various pubs. This pub is always on the list even though others come and go. Everything you require from an English pub is here - eccentricity, good beer, good food, a warm welcome and last...More

1  Thank Oldbutnotdaft
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Called in to quench our thirst. We have heard about this pub and enjoyed its eccentricity. No mains electricity, candles, oil lamps and an occasional generator to supplement its solar panels and batteries. Good pint of ale and pleasant atmosphere. A little shop attached to...More

Thank Mike M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yarde down | Brayford, South Molton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  South Molton
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 710381
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