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Bowd Inn

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Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
+44 1395 513328
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here 'on spec' and the carvery was immense! Possibly the best I ever had, tasted like Mum's home cooking. Lovely staff, very helpful and kind. Would highly recommend coming here... be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Danheavy
Devon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time we have eaten here for several years. The carvery was superb - the food nicely cooked, hot and fresh - tasted just like old fashioned cooking. Service friendly and efficient. We were so impressed we have booked our Christmas Day lunch here. Would well recommend. As a foot note we ate Sunday lunch at an expensive Sidmouth hotel... More 

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Thank chrissiewizzie
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your Christmas booking, that shows real confidence -thank you. We are so pleased you have tried us and been pleased. We look forward to your return. More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this pub for food twice over half term while staying close by. First visit at 5.30 on Tuesday, just popped in as passing, carvery very nice so thought we'd go back on Thursday when rest of family arrived. Called to book, as a bigger party and not sure how busy it would be, asked for a table for 8.00... More 

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Thank Barefootbirkenstock
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Mmmm! Every review is taken seriously and of course we investigate every comment -good or bad. I do have to note that since you started using trip advisor in 2013 you have scored every eating experience as terrible or poor bar one. This of course is your prerogative. However you WERE informed at the time of booking that the carvery... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good value carvery with generous portions and a range of vegetables. Friendly atmosphere and the beer was good. Recommended.

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Thank RLawrenceWilson
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. I believe you have said it all!! Brilliant. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we where heading to another pub for lunch but found the car park was full,and so we decided to try the Bowd, We are so glad we did what a lovely place to eat .We both had a starter my wife had pan seares scallops and tiger prawns which was served with cauliflower on the menu ,my wife asked if... More 

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Thank sweracing
Honiton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bowd Valentines menu was gorgeous, the choices we made were extremely satisfying and tasty, a big wow. The atmosphere was very great and staff extremely friendly and courteous. Will be back and would highly recommend.

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Thank Catherine F
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Oh thank you. We are so pleased everything was to your liking! Please come agaiun soon. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in as passing at lunch time and enjoyed its 'kerb appeal'. Nice character pub and well appointed, did feel the back room to the left hand side was not as welcoming as rest of pub, and that's the room we were ushered too! Clearly does well as a carvery as plenty of people taking up the option, and at... More 

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Thank Barrie59
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Good, and thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't like the room you were taken to but please ask to be seated somewhere different next time or even book the table of your choice. We are so pleased that the food and service were to your liking - although a little brisk! Sorry they are soooo keen to... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find. Large car park. Good food. Good service. Good surroundings, if you want to sit outside. Keeps the British Pub tradition alive.

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Thank KRB146A
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Brilliant. We are so pleased you found our traditional ways so pleasing! Please return soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Sunday carvery roast, , nice and fresh and,hot, excellent service cannot fault will be returning. Thank you

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Thank roger5826
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. We very much look forward to your return very soon. More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe I haven't submitted a review of The Bowd before. We have visited numerous times since it was reopened under new management in I think June 2015. Each time we visit it is busy and yet the staff remain unflustered and provide a high degree of customer service. Food is very good and we particularly like the range of... More 

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Thank Barrie P
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this review

Brilliant. Thank you for your review, all your kind comments are very encouraging and appreciated. We hope you will return again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513328

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?