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The Bickford Arms Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7XY, England
+44 1409 221318
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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Hungry for a good Sunday roast, we decided to drop in at the Bickford Arms as it had its advertising board outside. It was 1315. There were 2 couples in corners of the room, and 2 girls as staff. 'Can we have 2 sunday lunches' I asked - "We're very busy.." came the reply - in the Marie Celeste of... More 

4 Thank Original_Tall_Paul
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Just passing through to Holsworthy and decided to stop for a quick bite.It was quiet but that was better for us as obviously the food wait would be less.The landlord ( Im presuming ) was very friendly.Good menu to choose from and really good prices but we just ordered ham ,egg,chips and a vegetarian Tagliatelle .Really nice ,hot and fresh.... More 

Thank Andrew S
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I was in here the other day and had a lunch. The area was a bit cold when not sitting near the fire but not unbearable. When ordering our food at the bar, this was as painful as pulling teeth. The lady behind the bar couldn't seem to understand anything to do with our order and it took a hell... More 

Thank Jamie D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We only visited this pub a couple months ago and loved it.. we were back in the area visiting family for Christmas and we're excited to call back into the bickford arms. Oh how I wish we had not bothered!!! The atmosphere was non existent, the staff were extremely miserable. We didn't bother having food.. but whilst haveing a drink... More 

1 Thank Bruffy20
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were staying locally for a few days and came here to eat following the glowing recommendations by previous guests. Unfortunately, it seems they have a new chef and the food was terrible, so much so that we had to send back one dish (tagliatelle that came out in one large, dry block) and then had to wait 20 mins... More 

Thank nooey7
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had lunch here with family and the food was ok, had fish and the service was good and friendly staff , a typical English Pub

Thank Jane W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

On arrival we were greated by very friendly staff. Straight away we could sence a very nice atmosphere. We had a three night stay with a full English every morning all cooked to order and very fresh... we ate dinner every evening and the food was amazing. Each night there was something new and exciting on the brilliant specials board.... More 

Thank Bruffy20
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whilst the hotel was comfortable and evening staff and food lovely the morning was a different matter. Despite being the only people in the dining room for breakfast we did not get anything to eat. We waited from 8am till 8.45 but no food appeared despite being asked if we wanted a full English that was included in the cost.... More 

Thank Julie G
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly local pub. Burgers were not up to much. Dry and a bit sad. Fish was just ok. It was very quiet when we arrived. Staff good but the food a little disappointing.

Thank Simon C
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Back again for a carvery today, and with 3 choice of meats and a great selection of veg we both went away full and happy see you all again soon

Thank jaysonlusc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7XY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Holsworthy
  • Phone Number: +44 1409 221318

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