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“boring pub in a beautiful location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fishermans Cot

Fishermans Cot
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bickleigh
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paris, France
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225 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“boring pub in a beautiful location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

our decision to eat here was logistical, situated on the way to the M5 it was handy. Given the same situation I would trouble myself to go out of the way a little and enjoy something a little more real.

There is nothing wrong with fisherman's cot there is just nothing to say about it other than its charming location, the food was dull, the inside of the handsome building has been murdered and the bar is nothing to write home about, in fact the only remarkable thing is just how wonderful this place could be

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank lenaDubai
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely setting but beware spiders”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Restaurant part of Marston chain, food was ok. Nice to sit outside by the running water, however the spiders where all around, inside and outside. One was on the ceiling above my boyfriend's head and I couldn't relax. Ok but preferred The Trout pub a lot more.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ibizagirl2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Basic pub food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Lovely to sit and have a drink by the river. We had heard mixed reviews about the food but what we ordered was actually very nice...try the steak chilli....and found the staff to Be helpful and friendly

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rose_champagnelady
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Family meal out”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Having heard great reviews about the Fisherman’s Cot and driven past many times we decided to make a special 90 mile round trip to spend a family evening out and enjoy a meal out in lovely surroundings.
Upon arrival we had to wait about 10 minutes to be served at the bar for drinks and neither of the two staff members seemed very happy.
After ordering our meals we only had a short wait of about 20 minutes for our food to arrive. Two of the meals were inedible the third was bland and the forth seemed to be a child’s portion instead of an adults.
When the waitress collected our plate she asked if everything was ok so we explained the fish tagliatelle and chicken dishes were inedible and the steak was bland. Whilst walking out to our car the waitress offered us back the cost of two meals.
On the whole a very disappointing meal out and would ‘ant recommend or eat here again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MarkRidge
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely Awful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Pleae do NOT support this terrible establishment.
Food - terrible
Service - insulting and rude
Care - none at all
Value for money - a total rip-off

I cannot find the words to express my absolute horror at this waste of a beautiful location.

Visited August 2014
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