Average to good rating - just on four stars. Looked this place up after the holiday and it's a historic site. The head sheds seem a bit up themselves to be honest, which is probably why Pub chains take their business away . Been meaning to rate these places and forgot, while browsing TripAdv. we remembered being there twice in August 2013. :) We went there August 14, which IIRC was a Wednesday evening, and a week later but they weren't serving food that time. Holidayed around there summer 2013, boarding at Ilfracombe. Food? okay, ours was just warm and not really hot. I paid around £15 for steak and drink, can't remember the rest but it was pricey for what it was. Cold. Plates were all cold at service. Bar, restaurant, ambience were all okay.
Staff were the best part, all smiley and welcoming. Boss lady seems a bit snobby, one of those who looks you up and down with a sniff, just a personal experience I remember v. well. Obviously the owners are not "mein hosts", hardly saw them and we weren't welcomed or spoken to. This is where the Wetherspoons will take the local business, there was a big site set aside for their new Pub on the Ilfracombe sea front last year. They will win because they can welcome people and serve anything, not lahdi dah bosses, not at inflated pretentious prices, and do it fairly well.From what I experienced, Ilfracombe/Coombe Martin needs to sort itself out.
Pack.o.Cards customers were friendly. Great big garden at the back for the kids with smoking and play area and some kinds of huts, not sure what that was about. While that's all great - they don't make the most of it. This was a family trip which the kids liked, I wouldn't choose it for business though. All in all not bad. They could do so much with that place and with the menu, shame the food isn't red hot too, it's very simple to talk to people visiting your Pub and to get hot food out.
Terry, Lincoln. Sales Manager.
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