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The Trout Inn

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Exter Road | Bickleigh, Tiverton EX16 8RJ, England
+44 1884 855596
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this pub is just devine the staff and locals make you welcome the food is great and at a reasonable price

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Thank chrisann10
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here because we didn't want to have dinner in the same place for 2 or 3 nights. The fish we had was very fresh, and had been carefully and thoughtfully prepared.

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Thank Disc0Debs
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Trout Inn, we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to have a choice of delicious dishes that certainly don't come from your average pub menu. Even better, the prices were very reasonable and the standard of cooking was high. Well worth a visit.

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Thank LynK17
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this inn by accident on a diversion route. We struck lucky! Super welcoming chatty staff told us about the interesting history of this ancient building, & food was really tasty. We may use you as a stopping off point again. Thankyou!

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Thank ReSquirrel62
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Trout Inn and for taking the time to write us your review, we are so pleased you found us and that you enjoyed the history of this lovely old building together with the food we serve. We look forward to seeing you again on your next stop. More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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491 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this stunning and attractive country pub by chance travelling across country to an over night stay in Devon. It has terrific atmosphere and genuine and friendly staff, we felt this from the moment we walked in. Loved the whole experience including the Sunday Lunch. We started with pate and this was followed by beef which was tender and... More 

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Thank rosie194
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Trout Inn and for taking the time to write us your review, we are so pleased to note you enjoyed your stop with us and especially enjoyed the food and service, I have passed your kind comments onto our staff. We very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Delicious food friendly staff, fab childrens play area. I prefer this to the pub next door for all aspects and it is certainly much less touristy. If you want decent food, decent drinks and somewhere for your kids to play, without breaking the bank come here. Much more authentically 'Devonshire' than the place next door in my opinion,

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Thank Emily G
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Trout Inn and for taking the time to write us your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and especially liked the facilities we provide, we know how difficult it is to keep little ones entertained when going out for a meal. We very much look forward to welcoming you... More 

Shipley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited the Trout for and early evening meal. I had the marinated Olives which weren't marinated but in brine rather than oil. The ravioli was okay but not very tasty. It was a shame as I was expecting excellent food as that is what it states outside. To be honest I felt it was overpriced for what we got.... More 

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Thank Steve W
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

I thought long and hard before responding to your review purely because I found the contents to be quite harsh, especially from someone who works in this industry and should therefore know how difficult it is to please everyone, although we make every effort to do so. Personally because I work in this industry if I have been somewhere I... More 

Shipley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had a meal at 5pm on a Wednesday so it was quiet. It had been recommended to us. Service was good but food was only average. It was nicely presented but nothing special my braised beef was a bit fatty for my liking.

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Thank hjm66
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Trout Inn and for taking the time to write us your review, we are sorry to note you did not enjoy your meals, I am not really sure what else I can say in this regard accept to reiterate that we do use quality, locally produced produce, cooked fresh to order. It is unfortunate but... More 

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lovely meal, friendly helpful staff with a cosy atmosphere and good parking. A lovely old Thatched pub seeped in local history.

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Thank margaret468397
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stop with us and very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The pub was quiet cold, there wasn't any atmosphere in there for a Friday night, bar staff seemed like they didn't want to be there, small little play area for children which was good. My pate didn't taste right, my husband enjoyed he's curry and my son in law enjoyed he's burger, kids meals where ok, basic chicken nuggets and... More 

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Thank jennym73
Warrol1, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Trout Inn and for taking the time to write us your review. I was sorry to note the contents and would respond as follows to each point. 1. I can confirm the heating was on, we had received compliments from our customers that day on how warm and cosy the place was. 2. I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exter Road | Bickleigh, Tiverton EX16 8RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: +44 1884 855596

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?