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The Grampus Inn

Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“gravlax” (7 reviews)
“chicken pie” (3 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit of a piece off the main road in Lee Bay, but so very good. Plowman's lunch was excellent. Full of locals. If you're a tall person, watch your head!

1  Thank Ralph C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by while on coastal walk as saw sign down by sea wall. Friendly place. Excellent service. Fresh food. All very appetising. Good varied menu. Lovely lunch in the garden.

1  Thank EnglandHolidaymaker1
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Had a very tasty lunch of humus and tomato bruschetta with wild garlic. Could have been a little more of it. A shame their microbrewery beer wasn’t ready.

2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Lee and decided to pop in for Sunday lunch. A traditional bar with traditional pub grub set off with a welcoming roaring fire. The Sunday lunch was limited to just roast chicken which was tasty. The garlic mushroom starters went down...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Popped in after a long family walk and rock pooling in the bay, friendly welcome, good beers and hot drinks, wish we could have stayed longer!

2  Thank hjc78
Reviewed April 13, 2018

I’ve loved Lee Bay for as long as I can remember and I’ve watched various tea shops come and go. Now my cream tea stop is here at the Grampus. It’s lovely to sit in the garden - and now they’ve added a covered area,...More

Thank Ejw232
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Having walked from Ilfracombe, spotting the Grampus Inn was welcomed me for a cold beer, great wine selection and rather excellent food, we ordered roast chicken(it was Sunday) and gravlax which was served with potato rosti and poached egg, gorgeous flavoursome food. Very helpful staff,...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Called in on a sunny Sunday, the welcome was sunny, the beer garden sunny and the cake delicious! The beer garden was just what the doctor ordered and the pint of ale and cup of tea very welcome after our walk and we could not...More

Thank jake8976
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Went to the grampas for a light lunch and coffee. Building very tired and unwelcoming we have been previously been for lunch, meals and drinks to the Grampas several times as we don;t live that far away. Coffee's poor not very hot, not overly good...More

Thank LAINEYDevon
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We walked to Lee from Morthoe in early February and didn't think that this pub would be open when we saw the signs for it, but so glad it was! We had two muddy dogs with us, and when we first arrived the pub had...More

Thank bikergirl
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Alex H
July 25, 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862906
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