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The Otter Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Exmouth Road | Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth EX10 0LE, England
+44 1395 568434
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The manager of this establishment is one of the rudest people I have ever met, utterly unacceptable. The other staff were lovely and warming but the manager was off-putting. The food was alright but over priced, patchy cooking but fair, unfortunately you have lost a local customer, and by the looks of the restaurant, we clearly aren't the first or... More 

1 Thank Lexielou123
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Very quiet (we were the only ones in there, ) but it was OK, the food was good enough, tasty and hot not sure if I would go there for a special occasion but in passing. Quite fine

Thank Toby D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Once again an East Devon pub/restaurant disappointing their customers with stone cold plates with hot meals. Their carvery also needs attention-despite being early for the carvery the beef was overcooked and both it and the turkey were bland tasting, the Yorkshire pudding cold and hard and the swede lumpy and pale coloured.The only good things were the price for 2... More 

Thank trevorg1uk
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Visited over the weekend with family, we all ordered food and the menu look small yet fancy! We had high expectations because of this, but the food wasn't as expected. I had a burger which was burnt an the BBQ chicken breast was also burnt and dry! Lovely pub for a drink in the beer garden but nothing more.

Thank Code18
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had an excellent hot beef sandwich in very fresh granary bread with side salad and French dressing served with excellent chips, not had such a nice sandwich like this for many years.

Thank Pauline T
Somerset, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We booked as we were staying locally and did not know if it would be busy. On arrival it appeared to be 2 people 1 serving and 1 delivering food. Looked over menu but cannot be classed as gastro pub !!! Food arrived we had chosen half chicken with chips and corn on cob, and beer battered cod chips and... More 

4 Thank Judie J
Devon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This could be a fantastic pub/restaurant with the right management. Currently it appears very run down, with little enthusiasm shown by staff who seem tired and lacklustre and who can be very off hand. Recent reviews have criticised the owner for her attitude and rudeness to customers - this definitely needs to be addressed if this pub is to have... More 

2 Thank susie312eg
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

we went out on a Saturday evening for a family evening night out, this pub was very good at taking us without a reservation (others in area would not). the meals were all very good as we had four different meals and were quite large portions, had a good selection of drinks and reasonably priced. well done

Thank ian12lin
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Myself and some friends were looking for a good carvery so we looked online for an idea of places to go.... Our first choice was fully booked so I gave these guys a call. On answering the phone I thought I had rang the wrong number as all I got was a Kevin the teenager type hello, then it was... More 

1 Thank roxy1486
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Not the best dining experience! No atmosphere, hardly anyone in but that may have been that day! Food was hot, but poorly presented . I ordered steak and kidney suet pudding which was dolloped onto a massive portion of mash and peas. It was tasty, but far too big and not appealing to look at. The waitress was friendly, but... More 

Thank Meg C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exmouth Road | Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth EX10 0LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 568434

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