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Chichester Arms

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$$ - $$$
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Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family dinner on a Saturday night. This place has the atmosphere of a village local: thatched roof, exposed beams, open fire. Busy with locals but not unwelcoming. The service is friendly and inclusive from both bar and waiting staff - not formal but just 'make yourself at home'. There's a standard menu with a wide range of specials posted... More 

Thank David L
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attempted to eat here a few days previously on our trip to Devon and we were in between menus meaning we had to find elsewhere to eat (Menus are separate - lunch and tea times) After reading reviews on TripAdvisor and advice from our hosts in Bartridge Farm we decided to come back for tea, which was well worth the... More 

Thank James B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for sunday lunch and chose the roast at 9.95 . Plenty to eat and meat selection all good woodstove burning nice ale friendly staff what else can you look for

Thank Gundamuck
Tavira, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times as it's just around the corner from my mums house. I live in Portugal so whenever I'm home for a visit this is where we go. The food is fantastic! Huge meals and all cooked fresh so you may have a bit of a wait but never excessive and ALWAYS worth it. The staff are... More 

1 Thank TerryGaze
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding had large rib eye stake it was first class we all enjoyed are meals will be going back deffenatley

Thank Dave R
Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this pub. Always warm when you walk in. Staff are very helpful & friendly. Good menu lots of choice. Food looks & tastes great & always served hot

2 Thank Jenxhols
Bideford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent Sunday Lunch, quite a lively atmosphere in the bar, the food was beyond compare. Everything cooked to perfection and very friendly and accommodating staff, we will certainly return again.

Thank Malcolm489
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Love visiting the Chich. The food is always fresh and tasty and the portions are huge, so make sure you are nice and hungry. Service is always fantastic. Friendly staff who are really knowledgeable. Massive car park across the road. A lot of friendly locals who are always happy to tell visitors good places to see to enjoy this great... More 

Thank stewkat411
Fremington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We took visiting relatives here for a. meal after we had told them that the Chichester does the best ribeye steak for miles, as usual the meals were fabulous and didn't disappoint.

Thank Chillinginthepark
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

With working locally and finishing late on a Sunday always hard going out for lunch. Was highly recommended by work colleagues to try Chichester Arms and what a lovely place. Warm, cosy, lovely atmosphere, staff pleasent, helpful and with a smile. Food was excellent (thanks to the chef) and plenty of it all. Did not think it was over priced... 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, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple

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