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The Pier House

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$$ - $$$
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Merley Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1JU, England
+44 1237 477777
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we booked an evening meal for a party of 22 during our stay in Instow Feb half term. very impressed. food and service excellent. bit of a wait between courses, but gave us time to chat. despite being busy they served all meals together and food was lovely. thankyou.

Thank Sadie R
Reading, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great menu choice . Kids menu also. I had a curry , my Wife had the lamb and my son loved his chicken burger . The pier house always delivers on food and service . Will be back soon for another visit !

Thank Peter C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended friend's wedding on Valentine's Day. Stayed in caravan on site, so location top marks and we were so lucky with weather too. Wedding ran very smoothly. Couldn't believe size of portions, huge !! Would have given 4 stars as a couple of us who had the belly pork found it only warm not hot. The staff member who asked... More 

Thank Neesie50
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service we received when visiting for lunch was exceptional and the fish & chips was outstanding. While the restaurant area was full up (it was a Friday lunchtime after all...) we were allowed to eat in the bar area. The beer was great and the views even better. Will be visiting again soon

Thank David G
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been here several times now and the food is always good, you have some lovely views across to Lundy from inside and also from the terrace outside, a really good selection of drinks and very good staff

Thank peters3112
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. Lots of outdoor tables. Nice decor. Gets busy in season so can take a while to get staff attention. Foods better than usual pub grub. Will happily return for sunset time and again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't eaten here before and decided to drop in before walking the dog (they're welcome) Good service from friendly staff, and a reasonable choice of dishes on the menu. Mussels were excellent as was the fish chowder. The " warm crusty bread" was a warmed up part baked baguette that had no crust at all ! The waitress kindly... More 

3 Thank Ian F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the third time we had eaten at the Pier House and it didn't disappoint. Despite being a Monday night in Feb there were plenty of diners and plenty of staff. The service is excellent, the ambience great, the views sensational and the food superb. It was my birthday meal during a visit to Westward Ho! and we enjoyed... More 

Thank Betsy B
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had drinks on this visit, we planned to come back for a meal on another occasions. We had a look at some of menus/pricelists and found it difficult to believe that a venue like this could list these prices. They also offer a gin list, most of which were £8+ a glass. I thought it was slightly unrealistic... More 

3 Thank Mark B
Braddicks, Public Relations Manager at The Pier House, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn that you felt our menu prices were difficult to believe and unrealistic. Our Ginspirations are all double serve, with a large quality tonic and flavours. With regards to our restaurant we serve food until 9:00pm and we always ensure we have staff within the restaurant and kitchens to serve our customers within the restaurant. Our... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing seafood platter! As good as any that I have had in France! And amazing view with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc! Who could ask for more!

Thank caroline f
Braddicks, Public Relations Manager at The Pier House, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoy the platter and the wine and we thank you for taking the time to review your dinning experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merley Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford  >  Westward Ho
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 477777

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