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The Chichester Arms

East Street | The Square, Bishop's Tawton, Barnstaple EX32 0DQ, England
+44 1271 343945
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (41 reviews)
“faggots” (10 reviews)
“liver” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
East Street | The Square, Bishop's Tawton, Barnstaple EX32 0DQ, England
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We pitched up last night and had three Awesome steaks .Bethan makes a cracking Irish coffee. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank johnbryneds
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed July 1, 2018

While on holiday in Barnstable, walked along the river to this pretty village and the amazing Chichester Arms. Sunday lunch was the best value ever as well as the tastiest I’ve had. It was busy but with the excellent well trained staff the service was...More

Thank JudithWinchester
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Judith many thanks for your kind review ,glad to see you enjoyed your lunch,please come and see us again when you next visit N Devon Kind regards Nobby

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Long time customer, first time review. If I could give this place 6 stars I would. It maxes out my expectations all across the board. The menu is extensive but highly delicious and each dish I’ve tried has its own unique identity, but the one...More

Thank SergePascal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific place with really pleasant and helpful staff. This is a delightful and very old and interesting pub(underlined), that also sets out to serve you good honest and well prepared and presented food along with well kept beer if that is what...More

2  Thank AlanfromYelland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 13 had a birthday meal at the Chichester arms last night and it was FABULOUS!! The service is brilliant and the food is outstanding, portion sizes are massive and even happy kids!!! I really do need to mention the food again though,...More

Thank natalee77
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review I will make sure Chef knows he has a new fan ! Kind regards Nobby

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to book a table using the online system on their website. A confirmation email came through and off we went... We arrived to a dark, dingey pub with rowdy drinkers outside and inside. We said we had...More

Thank blt321
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As you have not had the manners to leave a name I will refer to you as Sir, firstly I make no apolagies for the Chichester Arms being busy both inside and out when you visited us last week, I also make no aploagies for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor but really disappointed. Had to go up to the bar to order food as felt like we'd been forgotten. This was a sign. Then took an hour for food to arrive, was on the cusp of...More

Thank CLSTUK
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry guys that you had a wait for your food ,having spoken with the staff and looked at the kitchen order system it looks like we experienced a far busier service than was expected on that night hence the level of service not being what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a family lunch for 11 of us and pre-ordered our meals. The food was served within 5 minutes of our arrival. All meals were hot, tasty and well presented. The service was friendly and prompt. We used the online menus to make our...More

Thank PeterJDavis
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review guys I will make some changes to the website so as the specials are shown enabling inclusion in future pre orders Hope to see you all again soon Kind regards Nobby

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is very good, the atmosphere is very chilled and people are having a good time and enjoying them selfs. I really like the decor inside as well as it is your classic old fashioned pub with wood beams and a fireplace. The menus...More

Thank Oscar S
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your great review I will make sure that the staff get to see it especially chef Charlie who makes all of our desserts. Hope to see you all again soon Kind regards Nobby

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking parents or for a meal & they choose the Chichester Arms and we were not disappointed. Delicious food, great selection & great options for gluten free diet. The staff were attentive and helpful. I would highly recommend.

Thank 20Suzanna13
ChichManager, Owner at The Chichester Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review guys hope to see you all again soon Kind regards Nobby

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Paul D
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Carl M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paul, Yes we are dog friendly. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Steven B
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Our meal (for two) came to £34.90. A little higher than I was expecting, but then the meal was a lot better than I was expecting.
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James M
September 24, 2016|
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Response from PLR39 | Property representative |
Yes we often get wheel chairs into the whole pub! You will just need to let a member of staff know when you arrive so we can open the side gate for you, unfortunately we do not have disabled toilets.....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Street | The Square, Bishop's Tawton, Barnstaple EX32 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple  >  Bishop's Tawton
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 343945
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Description
The Chichester Arms is a traditional 15th century thatched inn and has been the hub of village life in Bishops Tawton since 1880AD. Our idea of pub food is not fussy gastronomy; it's proper "Man food" prepared and cooked here at The Chichester Arms by myself and my small team. Chefs Rav, Paul & Charlie driving the kitchen forward with indulgant long lunches, teatime temptations, season light bites and heart-warming suppers. We make no apologies for serving foam on our beer & gravy on our roasts. A warm welcome is extended to old friends and new.
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