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Ferry Boat Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Manor Street | Dartmouth, Dittisham, Dartmouth TQ6 0EX, England
+44 1803 722368
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Dartmouth for a week and ate here twice. I had the scallops to start which were lovely, followed by the mussels. My sister had the fish and chips and was a huge portion and great value for money. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Jenny S
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very helpful staff ,great beer ,even better food , Great atmosphere in a busy pub .not knowing the area we parked a fairway away from the pub but a very pleasant walk down narrow road with cute cottages to both sides ,

Thank Rodnaly
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We spent NYE in the Ferry Boat, it was an absolute blast! A great atmosphere and lovely staff. It's a great little pub, full of character. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alex W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Parked, then walked down the hill to this beautiful pub, with, as they say, one of the best views from a pub anywhere. Good pint of Otter FBI, followed by some fresh tomato and oregano soup, sweet chilli squid and fresh chips. Everything was superb, accompanied by excellent service. Really good value and well worth a return visit.

Thank guylungmuss
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It's hard to see how this tiny, low-ceilinged pub could ever be brought up to date but it's got so much charm as it is that there's really no need. It serves good beers and traditional pub grub plus a few more up-market dishes on the menu, but you have to book a long way ahead at busy times as... More 

Thank TinaWatson
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Traditional quirky pub situated in marvellous location. Went for lunch and went over on ferry from Greenway quay. Even though weekday lunchtime premises pretty busy. Noticed that a number of tables had been pre-booked and if you want the prime seat in bay window overlooking the Dart seems essential to book in advance for any time of day. Good local... More 

Thank efcraig
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This location is superb: twenty metres from the river, where you can cross over by ferry to Greenways, Agatha Christie's home, or catch the ferry down to Dartmouth. But the pub itself is sadly without character two rooms separated by a bar that does not have a good selection of ales (try The Red Lion Inn further up the road... More 

Thank Bitabix
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I would highly recommend the 'FBI' the food was good pub fare, there was a great, very friendly atmosphere and the staff were fantastic. There was a good range of food from seafood and fish to pie of the day and steaks as well as a good selection for children. We visited as a family on the Saturday before Halloween... More 

Thank Adrian C
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261 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very traditional English pub. We both had the Haddock and Chips. Really excellent fish accompanied by nice peas. Good service with nice beers. Found the service to be friendly and helpful. The Pub had beautiful views of the River Dart. We took the river ferry from Dartmouth harbour. Around £18 return for two for lovely trip to this amazing place... More 

Thank FreelancerLondon
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited twice last week whilst on holiday a couple of miles away. Also viewed from the other side of the Ferry at Greenways - Agatha Christie's former home. This is a charming pub restaurant serving excellent food and great beer. It's small so worth booking. It is approached via a very steep hill and parking is non-existent so if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manor Street | Dartmouth, Dittisham, Dartmouth TQ6 0EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Dittisham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 722368

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