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Pyne arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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East Down, Barnstaple EX31 4LX, England
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this country inn only by chance, but what a find. First stay of many I'm sure. Working in Barnstable it made a great base for B&B with evening meals. Breakfast was to die for and we throughly enjoyed the evening food menu. Mena Dhu was on draught too amazing!!!!! Service was bob on and couldn't fault it. See you... More 

Thank Jpdolby
Shasta Lake, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out for a delicious lunch with friends. We enjoyed our meal as part of the Exmoor Food fest.

Thank Tricia P
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just visited this place in east down near barnstaple after recommendation from several friends who have eaten there and i ve got to say it was probably the best food we have ever had in a public house ! we had heard that the chef at the pyne arms was cooking at the launch of the exmoor food festival at... More 

Thank 87snapper
Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Super friendly and efficient staff, a good menu with a range of vegi options too, very reasonable prices and very good food. We absolutely loved our meal at the Pyne Arms and they serve a really great pint of ale too, I had the Exmoor Gold and if I hadn't been driving later I'd have quite happy kept going for... More 

Thank AlexDaw
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a table of 12 for my sister in-laws birthday and we had the Xmas menu, the food was fantastic the veg was out of this world. The service is always great and would recommend a visit to anyone in the area if you like good fresh food.

Thank Martin M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

8 of us were staying in Northcote manor farm cottages for new years eve. We spent 4 nights there. We set out on a walk to find the pub and when we got there we were greeted by a nice warm fire and good drinks. We all ate and had lovely food. The holoumi was lush and so was the... More 

Thank Mike M
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

What a lovely find. A small family run business. We went away with my parents for a few days, & we were all delighted with the excellent accommodation and friendly atmosphere. Amie & Ellis, along with her parents are doing a brilliant job. We ate there on the first night, & had such a nice meal we didn't bother looking... More 

Thank wenlockstudios
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not only did our hotel recommend for us to come here, but a waitress at another restaurant did too. We had a great lunch, close by to a roaring fire, served by very pleasant staff - and all cooked very (clearly) lovingly. Should we find ourselves down your way again, we shall make every effort to drop in again. Thank... More 

Thank Golfcricketer
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We are frequent visitors of this rural pub, fantastic atmosphere and great food. We have eaten many sunday lunches and evening meals hear with friends and family and never been disappointed. One of the best pub / restaurants in north devon.

Thank Edward L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the best pub in the area. On a sunny evening you can enjoy a baked camembert in the beer garden or on a cold wintery evening hunker down by the log fire and enjoy the culinary delights they have on offer. Proper pub food, always with a very classy twist. At a very competitive price too. This... More 

Thank Rory J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Down, Barnstaple EX31 4LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: 01271-85-00-55

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