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The Pelican

1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
+44 1271 345605
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (43 reviews)
“mushy peas” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a sausage and chip take away and found at least 5 black hairs in my chips and they were cold and tasteless. Usually really good from here however not on this visit. 👎🏻

Thank indiebeer567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, really excellent fish , good selection brilliant light batter and efficient service. Looks as if the local love this place too but we have never had trouble getting a table. Really worth a visit

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a fish and chip meal instead of a takeaway. It was easy to see why the place was so full. The selection of fish was great as they included a fish of the day, which could be any locally caught fish. The...More

Thank Dorymai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a business lunch, chips were nice and fresh. Fish was tasty, everybody happy with their food. Service was speedy and waiter very polite and helpful. Very nice surroundings since the refurb. Will be going back.

Thank busterone2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best cod and chips have tasted for a long time, can really recommend them. However, there are some minus points to bear in mind, particularly if you are in a large party. We had pre-booked and were set eight to a table. The...More

1  Thank Devonshire_Lad2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I were working late and decided to stop in for a fish and chip supper. Have to say I think this was the best fish and chips I can remember eating. Everything was cooked to perfection. Fish was nicely cut and very...More

Thank Vacationer556957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really really disappointed !! We live in close and Took my son for his birthday as he really wanted to visit the pelican . I’m not sure how they’ve won their award , we were a table of 8 and they failed from the start...More

Thank HMH01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live near this restaurant and tend to get fish and chips to take away but the restaurant is large, airy, clean and modern. Very popular also! I only ever have cod, chips and curry sauce but it is first class! A real treat

Thank Karen U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here for many years and know many people who take a trip here to eat often. The food is just Devine and so worth trying. One of the best takeaways around town as well as a restaurant which also excepts booking. Table...More

Thank Hollycolwill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Saturday lunch with 2 year old and was ever so pleased with the service,the food(generous portions) and the overall cost. (Pint of thatchers only £3.30).

Thank Nigel G
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Questions & Answers
Nigel E
August 7, 2018|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Not an issue for me, but gluten free chip shops are beginning to pop up all over the place eg the Harbourside satellite on Plymouth Barbican.
Kristin W
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Ginn15 | Property representative |
Hi Kristin Thank you for your enquiry. This is always a tricky question and I'm afraid that as a rule we have to say no. We do have tables outside where a dog may be tethered of course - under our jolly brolly!
Jane Q
August 14, 2017|
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Response from Ginn15 | Property representative |
Hi John We have trialled gluten free frying nights but sadly they have not proved to be popular enough to warrant keeping them going. We do however grill fish and have other gluten free dishes such as our homemade fish pie... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Oakland Park | Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 345605
  • E-mail
Number 1 in the UK! Passionate about the food we serve, we are very proud to hold the award for the Best Fish and Chip Restaurant 2018 and voted one of the UK TOP 10 Fish and Chip restaurants by Fry Magazine! MSC certified and holders of the NFFF Quality award we also gained a gold award from Taste of the West for the local sourcing of our ingredients. Family run and family friendly with hospitable and knowledgable staff, great menu choices at value for money prices we offer top notch fish and chips in a stylish contemporary setting. A warm welcome awaits!
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