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The Pilchard Inn

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4BG, England
+44 1548 810514
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Rude Barman

Terrible pub with a horrible barman, he was so rude, shouted at everyone and make everyone feel... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
via mobile

Staff who simply could not care less serving very very average beer. They say that you can judge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible32%
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Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4BG, England
+44 1548 810514
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Terrible pub with a horrible barman, he was so rude, shouted at everyone and make everyone feel unwelcome. Be warned don't go to Burgh island unless you can walk there and back and don't need to eat, drink or use the toilet

1  Thank DG1234_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staff who simply could not care less serving very very average beer. They say that you can judge the owners by their staff and this place demonstrated that 100 percent. Truly awful attitude to customers!

1  Thank TonyP569
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to look back the coastline of Bigbury. They serve crab sandwiches and cheese sandwiches there is no hot menu really old pub I loved it. Went to go again the tide was in waited for the tractor when it arrived everybody got off...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the hotel but wanted a quick bite for lunch before leaving on Sunday Barman is very unwelcoming-only improved slightly when we confirmed we were hotel guests Choice of 3 baguettes - ham , chees or crab which are prepacked and summarily...More

2  Thank 75elainew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit, but not allowed to go into bar reserved for Burgh Island Hotel residents, which I found rather unacceptable in this day and age. However on the whole a nice experience.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super Old Inn dated back to 1336 Loads of character a must to visit at Burgh island. Only draw back is the long wait to get served by an overworked member of staff. The management should note: This member of staff works very hard on...More

Thank Barberie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic old pub spoit buy what you can and cannot do,if you want a quick drink do not bother,it was built in 1336 and the builders are still waiting to get served

2  Thank glennthomas113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Review based on PUB only. Whilst on holiday we were keen to visit Burgh Island and the pub. Location is wonderful and whilst the pub is adequate for a drink (with limited choice) it is ruined by a miserable barman. There is a rule that...More

2  Thank time_bandit68
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I have good memories of working on Burgh Island. Bit sad to see and then read of the "exclusiveness" of the hotel. It is a historical building and should be open to all.

1  Thank Grant W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We was away on our holiday & even though I have been to this beach before I somehow hadn't noticed that you could walk across to it when the tied was out. We sat outside for a drink, we wanted lunch but the menu was...More

Thank Carly J
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Clive B
7 June 2016|
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Response from Christopher G | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the service was fine