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The Fiddlers Rest

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Irish
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RN21 Maison Rouge | acote/next door to Hochart Remorques, 24800 Chalais, France
+33 5 53 62 15 80
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Corgnac-sur-l'Isle, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great ambiance with open fire and an Irish feeling. Nice pub with my favorite Guinness... and great pub food. The fish and chips is the best of Europe in my opinion.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Visited last night, lovely warm friendly atmosphere. Didn't have a reservation but they managed to squeeze us in . I had the salmon fillet served with tagliatelle, my partner had beef in Guinness with mash . Both thoroughly enjoyed it . I had waffle for desert with strawberries and ice cream . A must if I get chance to visit... More 

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Crowthorne
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on recommendation of Adrian and Sharon from the Hotel de Russie in Thiviers. I'm really glad we did! Excellent Irish Stew for me, my wife ordered the veggie chic pea burger (nicest my wife had ever eaten) but did not want chips. She was offered a salad and home made coleslaw which was delicious. Really nice meal... More 

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Toulouse, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Was taken along to this lovely place by Mandy and Ros Petherick, had Fish and Chips which was amazing, will def come back and try a few of the other dishes!!!

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Perigueux, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We don't get the chance to go out for a meal often, but were so pleased that we chose The Fiddlers Rest to do so. The food was excellent and the staff friendly.My friend and I chose the Thai curry which was delicious and the others in our party had the fish & chips. I would highly recommend to friends... More 

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Laguepie, France
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a great find for us as vegetarians as a selection of dishes were offered. I had a chickpea veggie burger with wonderful chips followed by a delicious chocolate pudding. the food was very fresh and a good menu for all. Highly recommend eating here.

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1 Thank Shenowitz
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Fiddlers Rest was a very welcomed find. The food was great, generous portions and all 3 meals were very tasty. its also very child friendly and very relaxing place. It hit the spot with us, especially with small children, and the food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

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Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Food was exactly as recommended. Battered fresh cod was as good a fish and chips as anyone had tasted. Pan fried salmon very good as were nacho starter which were good for 3 people. Inside its basic and the exterior doesn't promote that this somewhere serving as good food as it is. So don't be put off ! If this... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Lovely food. We (5) had all different meals and were eaten with no complaints. Fish and chips is delicious and one of the best I've had in many pubs, even in UK. Beer is great and drinks are varied for all ex pats. Wife had cider which she likes and is hard to grasp in this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal on the terrace, massive portions, excellent hosts and a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for great home-cooked food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Irish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: RN21 Maison Rouge | acote/next door to Hochart Remorques, 24800 Chalais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Chalais
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 62 15 80
Description
Irish styled family run pub serving home cooked food of various international flavours.

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