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Bencoolen Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bencoolen Road, Bude EX23 8PJ, England
+44 1288 354694
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WHEN we were last here a couple of years ago the food was solid dependable fare and the interior of the pub was in relatively decent condition. Unfortunately a couple of years have seen a few subtle changes with interior paintwork showing more damage while the carpet and decor is looking faded and tired. None of this particularly matters as... More 

Thank singhasam
Wales, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a family meal while on holiday during low season. Genuinely don't understand the low scores! Service was friendly and helpful. Food was FANTASTIC. Home made, not all frozen, and cooked properly. Onion rings get a special mention! Massive credit to the chef. OK selection of beer, which may be wider in high season. Yes the decor is a... More 

Thank A D
Dudley, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We called in for food whilst on holiday in Bude. We opted to eat in the bar. The menu had the usual steaks, mixed grills, fish and pies you expect of a bar menu plus a few specials. The prices were average, the portions huge and the home cooked food very tasty. The service was friendly. Don't let the decor... More 

Thank s-jstevens
Penzance, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Called in here for dinner and must say the food was fantastic, I ate spaghetti & meatballs and my partner had a bowl of soup. We both said how nice and hot our food was and it was very filling and at a reasonable price. The chef has been do the job for over 40 years and so he knows... More 

Thank John J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I with our dog called in on the off chance that we could get lunch, we were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff. the meal was very enjoyable, plenty of it and very good value for money

1 Thank trevor d
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a lovely meal on the first night of our holiday. The portions are plentiful and to a high standard.

Thank Ollie M
western australia
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Always have a beer when in Bude as the staff and locals are friendly and the food is fantastic. Sunday lunch is huge and can be eaten in the bar there is also a separate restaurant and car parking.

Thank eric d
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Weve had a bit of a crisis tonight which left us with very little time to find food. We got here 10 minute before it says food finishes but been a homely sort of place and not a franchise those times are usually of a target than a guarantee. The pub i work at the chefs would be cursing the... More 

Thank Mike D
Croydon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love this pub. Clean, friendly and local, nothing could be easier. We stopped in for an evening meal about two weeks ago and had a great time. The whole pub could do with a bit of a paint job and I found the prices a little on the expensive side but I can't complain about the service, food or... More 

Thank Gary H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just back from a family meal at the Bencoolan. This was our second meal there and we also called in for a drink several times during our weeks holiday in Bude. Everyone was always friendly and chatted with us and the girl who looked after us tonight was very pleasant and efficient. Our meals wwere varied an all very tasty.... More 

Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bencoolen Road, Bude EX23 8PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude-Stratton  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 354694

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