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Fishermans Cot

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Bickleigh $$ - $$$ , British,
Bickleigh EX16 8RW, England
+44 1884 855237
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (12 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bickleigh EX16 8RW, England
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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautifully located establishment on the banks of the river Exe. Despite the fact that it's in the rural Devon countryside the pub was very busy on a Wednesday evening. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. The four of us started with the...More

Thank Worthmoretravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sam the server had been ticked off by his manager and was looking for an argument. Food pleasant enough. Had to clear our table ourselves as I hate empty glasses and plates hanging about for more than 5 minutes. Stick more staff on if the...More

Thank steadyslack
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am vegan and stayed at Fisherman's Cot for 6 nights. I was totally looked after by Anna who made sure that I had vegan options for breakfast and evening meal. My room looked over the river and there was a constant, peaceful stream of...More

Thank Rachael F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Fisherman's Cot today for the famous Carvery. Everything about the experience was a delight. The food was by far the best Carvery I've had in a very long time. All the staff where attentive, friendly and enjoying their jobs. We spoke with...More

Thank MWRoberts
FishermansCot, General Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear MWRoberts, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your fabulous review with everyone, we take pride in receiving genuine feedback especially when it's so busy! Anna is very grateful for the mention and I will make sure she gets the recognition she deserves!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, options to sit inside or outside. Fast enough service and a classic British pub menu. Hearty and tasty dinner we really enjoyed!More

Thank YSC24
FishermansCot, Front Office Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for such positive feedback, it is genuinely great to hear. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do pride ourselves in having very approachable, friendly staff! We hope to see you in the near future, Kindest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night , beautiful location , relax on the outdoor terrace by the river Exe . Staff were helpful and polite as they always are . Room had just been refurbished and was very comfortable , very clean , you even get...More

Thank john h
FishermansCot, Front Office Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello John, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I will apologise for the outside seating area in your own room terrace and pass this onto maintenance. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us despite this,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food in the bar - choice of sitting inside or outside on a lovely decked area overlooking the river. Lovely food - even the gorgeous pork pie bar snacks !More

Thank Joanna B
FishermansCot, Front Office Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Joanna, May I first thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and such a fantastic one! The pork pie snacks are one of our most popular nibbles and I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed them. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit , go for the great location - the food is distinctively average . Ordinary pub grub , nothing special. Reminiscent of a Beefeater . Friendly staffMore

Thank cust0merservicequeen
FishermansCot, Front Office Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear that your recent visit with us did not live up to our high standards. If you would like to discuss this matter personally with us so we can resolve this for you, you are more than welcome to contact...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited last week for a meal and to spend time next to the river. A lovely location and the £6 menu was excellent value and the quality of food and it's presentation exceeded expectations. We would certainly recommend as we do...More

Thank Tgaztec
FishermansCot, Front Office Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you taking the time to write us such a gleaming review, it is so lovely to hear your kind words. The £6 menu is one of the most popular menus we run, and is such good value for money. I am so pleased...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for lunch and were only offered 4pm. We wanted the carvery and it had all run out. We were not told this before coming as it always runs out before tgat time.We ordered cod and all had run out.More

Thank Persephone_10
FishermansCot, General Manager at Fishermans Cot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Persephone_10, I apologise for your most recent visit with us, my assistant who booked you in explained we only do carvery until 4pm every Sunday. As it was exceedingly busier than normal we do tend to run out of some dishes. We hope you...More

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6 May 2017|
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Response from infoT383IY | Property representative |
Hello, We do allow dogs in the bar and on the terrace outside. These are first come first serve but there are plenty of tables outside and 13 in the bar. When were you looking to visit? Kindest regards, The Fisherman's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bickleigh EX16 8RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bickleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1884 855237
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