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The Grampus Inn

Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • 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 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 19 March 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
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Having last visited Lee in the summer when it was full of people this sunny November morning enabled a pleasant and peaceful visit and walk on the rocky beach. Then we called at the Grampus which was a wonderful find. With a beer garden and...More

1  Thank c n
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch, mid-way through a coastal walk from Ilfracombe to Mortehoe. We weren't overly hungry, having had a big breakfast, so we shared a lovely cheddars ploughmans with a side order of cheesy chips. Washed this down with a couple of West Country...More

Thank ArthurCBirmingham
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Alex H
25 July 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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