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Marisco Tavern

High Street | Lundy Island, Bristol Channel, EX39 2LY, England
+44 1237 431831
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street | Lundy Island, Bristol Channel, EX39 2LY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was my second visit to Lundy... Other than incredible wildlife life and peace Lundy offers one and only pub Marisco... It's good chance to socialise and enjoy food. Marisco Tavern ticked all the boxes. However, this time our experiences were bit disappointing. Bar was...More

Thank elfbigblue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The island of Lundy and the accommodation is brilliant, unfortunately the same could not be said for the tavern. We arrived on the Saturday and food seemed fine that day, but from about Tuesday it went down hill considerably! 1. We ordered children's sausage, mash...More

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Marisco as part of a day trip to Lundy and I would echo what some other reviewers have felt, that day trippers are not quite as welcome as staying guests. The inn is lovely, a good selection of beers and cider and...More

1  Thank LDTN22
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The range of food on the menu was somewhat limited, especially for anyone needing a gluten free option. Food was wholesome and tasty but not 'out of the ordinary'. It must be hard catering for a sudden influx when the boat comes in, especially as...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high... it can't be easy to serve great quality food when ingredients are largely shipped over from the mainland. I just felt the Marisco didn't quite get it right, and the staff all looked a bit fed up :-/ That...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a must visit place to eat, lovely food, hot and well presented. Very friendly staff, nice and cosy.

Thank casemxm
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing pub, great character decorated with items from shipwrecks. Fantastic food, plenty of choice for vegetarians and very reasonably priced. The staff all very friendly and helpful. Roaring fire in the winter and lots of board games to play. Views amazing too!

Thank chocolateyclarey
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Having visited the island many times in all weathers and at all times of the year, the one time of year I had not managed was Christmas - until last year. Of course we knew that we had to book a table for Christmas lunch....More

Thank GeysirGal
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful visit to Lundy in August. I imagine it's similar to Scottish isles. Feels so remote and wild even though you're not that far from the mainland. The Marisco is a wonderful place to go at the end of a day spent exploring the island....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Really, you can't visit Lundy without visiting this pub, as it's also the only pub on the island, a community hub, an institution, but most of all very welcoming and has a great atmosphere. You can of course bring sandwiches on your day trip, but...More

1  Thank johnclewes2016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
planning a short holiday on lundy island and wondering if the tavern can proivde meals from breakfast though to an evening meal. dont really want to bring own food if dont need too.
2 October 2016|
Response from stabreim | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Reasonable quality and price but range a bit limited. However there is also a small shop which sells the basic food items.
Does the tavern do breakfasts?
2 October 2016|
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Response from | Property representative |
Best breakfast on Lundy, unless you cook your own. Normal service times are 08.30 until 10.00.
Helen S
Hello Marisco Tavern We have heard great things about you and are coming out this weekend. We're hoping to have most of our meals with you because we are camping. Just wondering if you are ok with gluten free? I don't need a huge choice of dishes, I'll just be very grateful that you can cope my special diet and feed me something. Just asking because it affects how much stuff I put in my rucksack e.g. I can bring gluten free pasta...bread but if you can cater for me I will leave the kitchen sink at home!! Looking forward to our visit. Best Wishes Helen
1 May 2015|
Response from | Property representative |
Hi Helen, You'll be pleased to hear that you can leave the kitchen sink at home. We make a point of ensuring that we have a good selection of gluten-free dishes at all our mealtimes and carry a stock of gluten-free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Lundy Island, Bristol Channel, EX39 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Lundy Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 431831
  • E-mail
The Marisco Tavern is The Pub on The Island of Lundy. We do everything in singularities here. We have The Church, The Shop, The Road, The Farm...Being the only pub we take our monopoly position seriously and so have a positive outlook regarding ensuring that we don't abuse our position. We want you to come back to Lundy, not just the pub, and so we do our best to keep quality high and prices low.We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week (timings vary seasonally) and most of our meat comes from the Island - lamb that comes ready-seasoned by the sea air is our speciality.Just one little note though - if coming across on a day visit by boat, please don't expect a full-blown dinner menu at lunchtime: we'll probably have about 400 hundred other people looking for lunch at 1 pm.
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