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The Barrel House

59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
+44 1803 849290
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
15 Apr 2017
“It isn't a restaurant”
6 Apr 2017
“My worst beer ever!”
Closed Now
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British, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not sure why Trip Advisor has this in the restaurant section. It is an excellent bar with it's own Micro Brewery. Real fire, great atmosphere and superb selection of beers. They don't do food (other than great Pork Scratchings), but they are very happy to...More

Thank ANorthenerAbroad
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I met a friend there and he bought me a beer. It was very cloudy and tasted dreadful. He took it back and the barman said, "there's nothing wrong with it, that's the way we do it now without finings". I've never had such an...More

1  Thank bobstrawson
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Just when I thought there was no was no where characterful & fun to go in South Devon for a great night out we have discovered this place. Great live music & DJ, tried 2 brilliant cocktails, food was great, atmosphere excellent, staff & service...More

Thank Hartyparty22
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is brilliant, fantastic atmosphere with a great range of drinks and beers. Great music events also. Love it

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went into this lovely warm old style real pup and got a friendly welcome found some nice seats and a rest from the market and shopping adding this pub to our mini pub crawl Staff were friendly great laugh and the ambiance of the...More

Thank Steve B
sarahkidd1970, Owner at The Barrel House, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review and happy new year.

Reviewed 2 September 2016

We only popped in for a quick pre-dinner pint but we were served cloudy beer - didn't complain because my wife hates a fuss so just didn't bother drinking it. Noticed that all three cask ales being served were cloudy. Bit surprising for a brewwhouse...More

1  Thank kernowboy
sarahkidd1970, Owner at The Barrel House, responded to this review

Hello - sorry I only just saw this. You should have talked to us. Many of the beers we serve are vegan ( and everything we grew ourselves). - this means they do not go through the finnings process - hence they are not clear....More

Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We popped in to check out the venue as we were watching a band there (upstairs in the ballroom) that evening. Hummmmm, it's taking shabby chic to the extreem. A sort of price list scrawled on a blackboard and probably the smallest cluttered bar in...More

13  Thank kernowlobster
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Great food, especially Sunday brunch in a warm and inviting grand house of Totnes. Their micro brewer produces excellent beers too.

Thank BlueGeranium
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Disappointing again.Not much choice of night spots in Totnes so needs must.They get decent musicians and some of the DJ's are good.The problem is the lay out and the unpleasant pushing and shoving around the bar and parts of the dance floor,at £4.50 a pint...More

16  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Have visited twice in the past few months, on the first visit we had the American pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and the bacon and brie (I think) panini. Both were delicious (we shared) and good portion sizes - food was piping hot and...More

1  Thank IBOldfield
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Do you have disabled access? Do you have free WiFi? Do you allow children and well behaved dogs? Do you accept debit/credit cards and contactless payments?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 849290
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The Barrel House Cafe and restaraunt is now closed - the Barrel House Ballroom on the second floor is only open for gigs and private events - please not do leave reviews for The Totnes Brewing Company here - that is a seperate business. We are currently waiting for Trip Advisor to close this account as it does not represent the businesses now occupying the building.