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Chichester Arms

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Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, England
+44 1271 343945
12:00 - 23:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to book a table while crossing the Severn Bridge (from Cardiff), and enjoyed a lovely meal at the Chichester Arms in Bishops Tawton. Plenty of parking just across the road. We didn't have to wait long for the meals, and they were extremely good quality. I had the rack of ribs - delicious! I was impressed that... More 

Thank Steve P
Bideford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5 of us all had differing choices from menu & 4 out of 5 had fab food. The only disappointment for one member of our party was the duck - a little dried up. I had cod loin and it was superb. And my appetite is sparse due to illness. Yes portions seemed large especially for the females in our... More 

Thank Christine S
Umberleigh, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always good food, willing service, good range of beers, locally sourced food for the most part. Local game dishes well worth a try

Thank trevorbart
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked on the previous Wednesday for a Saturday dinner with husband and visiting Mother in Law. Told specifically we would be seated in the restaurant. Really looked forward to this as had been given recommendations. However, on getting in to the restaurant we were kept waiting for a long time as bar was busy. Caught waitress en-route to restaurant to... More 

1 Thank TravelQueenRugby
Carl M, Owner at Chichester Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and leaving your review. I can only apologise to what happened with the table situation. We had a couple of new in experienced staff on board with us who made a mistake on switching some tables around early on which led to a domino affect on people arriving later. As you could... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a Sunday night dinner before leaving on vacation the next day. Nothing was as expected - the bar was untidy and lacked atmosphere, the staff were just about ok and the food very average/expensive. Probably just unlucky - but will not return - great shame.

Carl M, Owner at Chichester Arms, responded to this review

We would like to apologise on this one.. Our manager had to leave off sick late Sunday afternoon leaving us with no senior staff on shift. We hope you will consider returning to us again as you can see from our other reviews that this is not how we operate normally. Once again apologies and we hope to see you... More 

Braunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

foods not bad, nothing to wright home about, very expensive but you get loads, i personaly dont like waste and there was way to much for me. icecream at over £5, whats that all about? if you have a coment to make best not make it to them, i only joked about the portion size and got a right ear... More 

2 Thank fishingmad141
Carl M, Owner at Chichester Arms, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry to hear your experience was not as you would have wished. I would like to point out that we are not a fine dining experience and we are renowned for our good portions of hearty pub food. We do still pride ourselves in offering something for everyone and if they wish to have smaller options they can choose... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub for lunch whilst on holiday in North Devon. A lovely thatched listed building in the village of Newton Tracey near Barnstaple. The staff are friendly and welcomed us with our two dogs. There was a wide selection of food on the menu as well as the 'Specials' board. The beer was good and a pint of... More 

Thank Mike O
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we love going here with the kids, staff are great, food is lovely and always lots of it! cant wait to go back!

Thank Daisey2013
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this pub on bank holiday Monday and hadn't booked a table. When we arrived the pub was buzzing, but the barmaid said she would find us a table and she did. I had the steak and ale pie which was fabulous (and I needed help to finish it) My husband had faggots, which he loved. The staff were... More 

Thank Deborah H
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went for a meal at this pub.From friendly welcoming front of house staff to the meal was spot on.Plenty of choice and big potions.Everybody in our group had a good experience.We would not hesitate to promote this fine hostelry.

Thank Dodger1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 343945

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