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Mariners Bar & Restaurant

4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 476447
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (28 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
“venison” (11 reviews)
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After reading the review about the fish cakes and dodgy tap water, I had to write a further one as I visited the mariners again last Saturday for another perfect evening. This is the only restaurant I know where you are given iced lemon tap...More

1  Thank Fran6606
Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried this restaurant on the last day of our holiday, so unfortunately we are unable to go again. This was a most enjoyable experience. A relaxed atmosphere and a great team delivering the food and service. The quality and presentation of the food was...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying nearby, wWe stumbled upon reviews for this restaurant and decided we must give it a try. We were glad we did. It's a very quaint place: small rooms with fun and informative writing on the walls about the history of Bideford and other local...More

Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for four, for my wifes birthday, The owner was lovely when i booked and was delighted t make it a special evening for our celebrations. The food was delicious, the starters were tasty and fresh, the mains were a delight, we...More

Thank nedsplace19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hour of driving around bideford we finally found this restaurant to eat in as all others where either fully booked or not opening until 20:00. It was a nice place with lots of history which some of was written on the walls telling u...More

2  Thank Sattikaurbhatti1977
John E, Owner at Mariners Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. I don't usually respond to reviews but felt compelled to respond to yours. (Im not a social media warrior, I prefer to make my concerns known rather than hiding behind a keyboard) We give free jugs of iced tap water...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit and we loved it! Nice cosy atmosphere (it was packed) and attentive pleasant staff. The food was superb and very reasonably priced. We’ll be back!

Thank Empireboy
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Intimate little restaurant, rather than a bar, well worth a visit. Booking essential, I’d say. Interesting menu and if you like seafood, this is the place for you in Bideford. Pleasant staff & nice wine list, too. Overheard a fellow diner say...”At last,a decent seafood...More

Thank DowaP
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Mariners Restaurant was recommended to my wife and I by the host of the place we were staying- she said the food was amazing and that the service was outstanding. She was 100% correct on both counts.

Thank omr47
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Have lived in the the town nearly forty years now . but this was the first time at Mariners cant believe we have never been hear befor food was fantastic , lovely waitresses and was not over expensive for seven of us . would go...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Tonight we had the most superb experience and has to rate as the best restaurant we have ever visited. The owner/chef has a restaurant to be very proud of an excellent menu and wine list each course was a delight. This is a place we...More

1  Thank Jim W
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31 May 2018|
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Response from Sattikaurbhatti1977 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that supposed to say wouldn’t
Meg B
6 July 2016|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Hi Meg, sorry for the delay in replying, we must have missed this question! We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, John and Team.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England (Formerly Lathwells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 476447
  • E-mail
We will be closed on Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Mariners (Formally Lathwells) is a Grade Two listed historic building in one of Bideford's oldest streets. The building dates back to the 1700's. History tells us it has been a Mariners house, an Inn, a sowing school, a private house and now a restaurant. Mariners is small, intimate and relaxing. The table is yours for the evening. Our food is cooked from fresh to order. We pride ourselves on seasonal fish and meat from the Bay Area as far as possible. Our menu changes often with specials featuring on a daily basis. We look forward to meeting you. Booking is strongly advisable to secure a table. We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Last food orders are taken at 8.30pm.
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