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“Watch out for pirates”
Review of The Dartmouth Arms

The Dartmouth Arms
Ranked #30 of 92 Restaurants in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Description: Public house serving homemade food including homemade burgers and pizzas and tex mex as well as an ever changing specials board
Dorset, UK
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Watch out for pirates”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Although you don't risk being captured in Dartmouth perhaps some pubs and restaurants see you as a captive audience. Sadly this was my experience last weekend. Perhaps the early spring sunshine made me feel light headed but when I entered the DA in early afternoon I failed to realise the small number of diners (2) when other pubs I had walked past were busy. I expect pubs to make a living and make a profit on food, fine.
Sorry but a small slice of cheese, bread roll, lettuce and a quarter of a small tomato plus pickle served in an eye bath is not a ploughman's lunch. Not an £8 one anyway. Poor.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great value lunch-under new ownership”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I have been a regular of this old riverside pub for over 25 years and the previous owner has just retired and there are new owners and staff.However lunch last week was as good as previously-sausage chips and salad-great value for money lunch, friendly service and a pub with genuine character.

Visited March 2014
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Winterley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All round fab time had by all!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Whilst revisiting our favourite town in the South-West, we decided to return to our all time favourite pub The Dartmouth Arms. We were a little apprehensive as we had heard the long standing owner had recently sold, but to our shear delight not much had changed. The food was to a high standard with even better service, the selection of wines was to my wife's approval, the children were impressed with the nachos and sizzling fajitas and I enjoyed sipping a pint of Doom Bar by the fire. We returned three times during our short stay and were continually looked after by the pleasant staff, we shall be returning at Easter!

  • Visited February 2014
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devon england
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Normal service in now resumed !!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My last review was perhaps a little hasty, for without doubt now that the new landlords have settled in, we have no hesitation in recommending this pub, for its quality of service and presentation of our favourite pizza. The smoked salmon, asparagus and guacamole, the way it was prepared today, far surpassed our past offerings ........ and they were delicious.

For visitors who are not familiar with Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Arms offers inexpensive tasty meals and snacks in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. If the weather is kind the views from Bayards Cove gives you a wonderful panorama of the estuary, especially at dusk, add this to their excellent beer, makes for pleasant relaxation before deciding upon a delicious choice from the menu and enjoying the friendly ambiance within.

For locals who may not have tried here, under the new management, we thoroughly recommend the experience, the new incumbents obviously wish to maintain the reputation the D.A. is renowned for and make improvements if necessary.

  • Visited February 2014
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Dartmouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Smoked salmon in stock!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

In response to the previous review, both the smoked salmon and tardiness issues have been resolved, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back :-)

  • Visited February 2014
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