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“Mixed Feelings in Odd Combe Martin”
Review of Pack of Cards

Pack of Cards
Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Combe Martin
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The "Pack" is a bit up and down, depending on how busy it is...this is usual in catering... no-one is perfect. The food is usually consistent. Businesses have to make money, and the Pack' is a lovely experience. Saying that, the prices are high, and some locals have left the Pack' for cheaper options. Which is understandable but when locals cannot afford to sup there, it is also a waste of local trade. There is always a table for you at the Pack' and lovely waitresses with beaming smiles. But you'll pay for it, and few will get a job. It may come down to the trade's insistence on young people and the ability to dominate staff but in this area, the village is an obvious hive of ageism, racism, and perhaps a few more isms that won't be challenged. Like the other businesses and hallowed Combe Martin halls, they can, and will, do whatever they like without fear. Still, they aren't trying to con us with a fake milkshake dressed up in a glass for over two quid (Ilfracombe startup). That's real food crooks, folks.

It was good while it lasted however, and the winter months were comfy. Now summer is here it is- as usual- time to seek out the value Pubs serving good food at great prices. The George/Quackers at the top of the Combe Martin village is great on Sundays. There are better, more cash-value options in the village, and although the region is fast becoming a food luvvie's playgroud, the honest johns are still about..

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I spent two very happy and comfortable nights at the Pack O Cards last week and I can happily and thoroughly recommend it for both accommodation and food. We were made very welcome by everyone with good service throughout our stay. Our room was clean and tidy, the breakfasts were plentiful and delicious as were the evening meals. There was a well stocked bar and a large beer garden which had childrens playing amenities. There is also a lot of very interesting history about the building which is a real treasure.
We will most certainly be returning in the future for accommodation and meals and have no hesitation in advising others to spend some time there.

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Thank Joy R
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Visited on June 25th this year having visited last year and once again the food and service was very good. Had the added bonus of a troop of Morris Dancers performing outside which was highly entertaining. Would recommend a visit to this very good pub good beer and a good atmosphere.

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Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

we popped in after we called ahead to see if they welcomed pets, the food was fanastic with great ale wich was kept well

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Visited on 26th June, service very good as was the meal. This was our third visit - once last year & twice this year. The food has always been of a very high standard as has the service, particually recommend the Sunday lunch.
Highly recommended.

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Thank Andrew C
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