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“Outstanding - in a Town with no Diversity” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pack of Cards

Pack of Cards
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Combe Martin
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rutland, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Outstanding - in a Town with no Diversity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Well...since our last visit this place has rocketed up the service scale.T he Pack O' Cards is now the standard to beat in poor old Combe Martin, where the rest just don't seem up to it. The Pack O' Cards staff are professional and talented; unlike others they will not argue with you, or insult your intelligence. You will not find small minded prejudice or ignorant locals in the Pack O' Cards in a village that has almost no diversity, and even less time for difference, or different abilities.

The "Pack" staff will not be rude to you, they will not make you feel uncomfortable....Combe Martin pubs take note. You will be welcomed as as a solo diner, oras a group. You will be served with a smile and loving attention . The price will be fair, if you don't drink much, because the alcohol prices are a little bit upmarket. yet the food is great and fairly priced. There is an outdoor seating area and fun for all the family.

Just go there. Enough said.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We ate at the Pack of Cards one evening during our stay, in all honesty it wasn't our intended destination but as we drove along the street this was the only one where parking was obviously available. There was plenty of choice on the menu, service and food was excellent and couldn't be faulted.

The specials available were great and portion sizes quite impressive as were the selection of drinks and local ales. All the food was freshly prepared and cooked so really do recommend a visit for anyone looking to eat in the area.

There is also a large garden area and it appeared a children’s play area as well as the large car park making the visit easy and entertaining for families.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheBaileys2012
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best meal in Devon and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had several great meals here during our stay last year, for a change we tried a different eatery in Combe Martin and regretted it, there was no comparison. Pack of Cards produce high quality meals that impressed every time, you could tell they were passionate about the creation of food that is to be enjoyed. There was lots of choice, my other half particularly liked the chips. The ale was good, a souvenir glass was legitimately acquired from the landlady with a charitable donation.
I would highly recommend all the Pack of Cards has to offer and they are dog friendly too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gillian S
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Essex, England
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Disappointing food and service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Ate there one evening during recent stay in Combe Martin. Restaurant setting is pleasant and our waitress could not have done more .However she was let down by very slow service and food that was badly presented. My starter was king prawns in red wine sauce. I would have expected the prawns to be shelled in view of the sauce but instead I had to pick them out of the deep bowl of sauce and peel them with sauce all over my hands. Main course was chicken in mushroom sauce. The sauce was very thin,filled the plate, had a fee small pieces of mushroom in it and had little flavour.

  • Visited May 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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Thank Geordieboy60
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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Had a lovely Sunday roast with all the trimmings excellent meal, lovely friendly staff a very relaxing place to enjoy a meal. excellent service will be going back again very soon to try pub grub next.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bev-John B
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