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Bowd Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
+44 1395 513328
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (44 reviews)
“turkey” (35 reviews)
“gammon” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Bowd Cross, Sidmouth EX10 0ND, England
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1 - 10 of 694 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The carvery is always superb here, but other meals are available. One half is a public house, the other an eating space.

Thank michaelkerswill
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came across this lovely pub by chance! Especially as it is located perfectly on the main road and on our way to our B&B in Ottery. We decided on the Carvery which was amazing, plenty of different meats and lovely selections of veg and...More

Thank Kimborella
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your recommendation and comments - much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Friday lunchtime, table for three. Courteous staff and a very good quality carvery. Cannot fault it and definitely will go back for more.

Thank ray m
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely and responsible review. We do at all times do our very best and are passionate about our business, even in the most challenging times we strive for customer satisfaction. Thank you we seem to have succeeded here!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On arriving we asked our waitress if the carvery food was safe for our dairy & egg allergic child. She checked with the kitchen and said it was just the Yorkshire puddings which were not. So we started to select our food from the carvery...More

Thank Adam C
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are deeply saddened to receive your review. We do on a daily basis deal with peoples dietary requirements and to the best of my knowledge this is our first mistake. Very often people telephone ahead to advise us and we can then select a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Bowd Inn is pretty much our first choice when we have visitors. Thye menu offers an excellent choice, we have always been pleased with our meals and the staff are unfailingly friendly, courteous and helpful. The ambience is lovely, and we would thoroughly recommend...More

Thank H3913LQdavidl
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wonderful positive review that makes all the very hard work worth while. How brilliant it is to have such support as yours - thank you so much.

Reviewed 5 days ago

combined birthday and anniversary lunch. Very efficient service from the moment we entered, shown to our reserved table and enjoyed a lovely meal, perfect food and service throughout. Highly recommended.

Thank 777Rufus
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh! We are so pleased you trusted us to look after you on your dual celebration occasion. Delighted all went well and look forward to caring for you again very soon. Thank you.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to celebrate a birthday with the lovely carvery and we had made a right decision. The meats (beef,pork and turkey) were perfectly cooked and the vegetables were so lovely, we couldn't decide on what to have. We will definitely will be returning again and...More

Thank LauraThomas2-3
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your very complimentary and positive review, it is always a pleasure to serve people who are clearly out to enjoy their day. All our produce is sourced locally wherever possible which is a boost to the local economy, people and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GoodThings 1. Nice venue 2. Very Good Carvery, capable of dealing with large group 3. Drinks good 4. Very Nice Staff 5 Prices Reasonable 6. Good Parking 5.Popular Things they could work On 1. Approach to front door scruffy, could do with a clean up,...More

Thank william b
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your very complimentary review. All your points are accepted and will be acted on with immediate effect. No defence but it has been an extremely busy summer and year!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A last min birthday booking was accepted an organised with easy for a party of 18 . Greeted by a young man with dark hair (missed his name) and from start to finish was fantastic organising the meal order and extra requests The food was...More

Thank I4198SEmariam
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brilliant! We were delighted to be trusted with your special occasion and so pleased all was well. Thank you for all your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the owners took over running the Bowd Inn two years ago, we have been regular Customers. They are terrific value for money and they will always find us a table. The food is excellent and we have never had a bad meal. Their carvery...More

Thank sidmouthlwc
Yvonne M, Manager at Bowd Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much, what more could we wish for and thank you so much for your continuing support. See you soon.

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Pauline M
14 February 2017|
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Response from cherriesfan_9 | Reviewed this property |
We were seated up in a raised area, although there are quite a number of tables at a lower level. Certainly you need to reserve a table on the lower level. incidently the loo can be reached by a gentle slope, however there... More
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Lindsay G
19 September 2016|
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Response from HALLY1648 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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lambtrish
1 July 2016|
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Response from HALLY1648 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes in our bar area, thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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