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Merry Harriers

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Woolsery, Bideford EX39 5QH, England
+44 1237 431611
10:00 - 17:00
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit for a cream tea and it was excellent. Choice of plain or fruit scones, lovely strawberry jam and lashings of clotted cream - delicious. You get two quite large scones so you may want to share if not that hungry.

Thank Foodiemummy1967
Braunton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw the sign & popped in on the way home. Very busy. Had to wait a while for our drinks & food but it was lovely, Very polite & helpful staff. Great setting.

Thank Anne H
Devon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like so, so many garden centers, the "chavvy tut" commands a larger sales area than the plant displays. Plants aren't cheap, nor plant pots, but there may be items to tempt you. However, the restaurant area looks over a lovely, small lake and the coffee & the service as well as the comfortable accommodation are very good indeed, so much... More 

Thank Graham A
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch first.... there were as many staff as occupied tables but took 15 minutes to clear the table and take the order. When the sandwich came it was incomplete and the chips only just warm. And maybe the staff were having a bad day as they seemed disengaged? Going through to the garden centre there was a distinct lack of... More 

1 Thank Libby T
Worcester, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with family recently while on holiday. The decor was very cute with a theme of Alice in Wonderland. Nice artwork on the walls and a pleasant atmosphere. Hardwood chairs a bit hard to sit on for extended periods, sore bums will result. Food was good. I had the giant Yorkshire filled with sausages, mash and veg. The mash... More 

Thank WestMidlandsReviewer
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Thought I would visit as you'd been recommended but will not be coming back and would not advise any of my friends and family to either. I was asked what I wanted when I entered the restaurant in a very unfriendly manner and when I said I would like some lunch was told that "we only have carvery." We were... More 

1 Thank Karen H
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Been here several times including for the Sunday carvery. Beautiful garden area to enjoy a glass of wine and homemade scones. Food is very good, great menu, extensive bar options which is great for a garden centre, good service and very accommodating. We really do love this place and look forward to popping in again on another sunny day for... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This busy garden centre has good and bad points. The carvery we had was nice enough and there were staff a plenty but be warned if you want help in the shop as its hard to find anyone, are they all hiding I wonder? Felt sorry for the lady working outside who seemed to be rushing around on her own... More 

Thank freakygardner
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Use this restaurant regularly, efficiently run, friendly and always a relaxed atmosphere, food good value for money. Thank you Merry Harriers for bright ending up my Sundays

Thank johnfc65
Bideford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Once again another excellent carvery, the gammon was sublime and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. All the staff are always welcoming and the atmosphere great.

Thank Malcolm489

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woolsery, Bideford EX39 5QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 431611

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