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The Grampus Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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Sutton Coldfield
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452 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon this pub by pure chance while hiking on the SW coast path. No room at the inn for food as they were fully booked. Very pleasant beer and cider from their microbrewery. Quirky!

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Thank Lukajoreb
Bosham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here were all really friendly and welcoming. The pub was packed full of visitors and lots of large groups so many menu items were not available. I had sausage (local and very tasty pork flavour) as there was no ham. My husband enjoyed his chicken pie filling too. The food is good pub grub and the pub a... More 

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Thank Eciloppots
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the pub after a walk and had to sit in the extended area due to it being busy. Unfortunately there did not seem to be any heating so was very chilly. Beer and wine was ok however the food, whilst appearing very appetising and different to normal pub grub on the menu was, with the exception of one meal... More 

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Thank Gina C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch. Good beer but food very bland. Chilli con carne can't have ever met chilli. No flavour to any of the food really. Go for a drink but eat elsewhere.

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Thank Christopher R
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited three times in a week (an old favourite): tea; lunch; cream tea. The cream tea was at the third attempt - no cream because the season had ended - but worth the patience! Relaxed, friendly, excellent service. Difficult to fault.

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Thank DaleAitken
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We struggled to find the pub, having managed to drive past the tatty sign (couldn't read it) and ended up walking back up from the beach via a path of about 400 yards - a nice walk. The view across the pebbly and rocky beach was spectacular. We then struggled to find the entrance which was at the rear... however... More 

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Thank Mark R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited North Devon in August with a Drive through visit to Lee. We returned to North Devon end of October and spent a few hours on the beach with a walk through the village. We popped into here for drinks before returning to the car. We all (3adults & 2kids) had a lovely hour or so sat in the Bar... More 

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Thank Melanie B
San Francisco
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Following an epic coastal walk we went through the quaint village of Lee and stumbled into this gorgeous pub. The bar lady was so friendly and welcoming, the inside had an old fashion quality but was cosy and had a great outside beer garden. We didn't eat but all the food looked lush with generous portions Highly recommend and considering... More 

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Thank Sarah D
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A delightful friendly classic British pub. The beer was kept well and the charming young barman was only too happy to offer me a sample of the beer on offer to ensure I liked the option I'd selected. No food available at that time - it was late afternoon and I think we had happened to turn up just in... More 

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Thank 138suej
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Walked into this charming looking pub full of character for an early lunch. Was told when i asked for the menu just after 12 there was no bacon. Not a problem i thought until i saw the menu which had a very small selection of snacks and food. Admittedly there specials board did give 5 more alternatives if you wanted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?