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SHREWSBURY
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Staying in Totnes for a few days happen to pop in to this establishment on a Sunday night. Settling in the corner with a gin & tonic a jazz quartet started playing - locals friendly & chatty. the barmaid even came round offering a box of chocolate mints - well it was after eight!! Will definately visit again if in...

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had a local brew that was an india pale ale. It was delicious. And reasonably priced. Nice people and handy whilst waiting for the curry. Just go and enjoy this traditional boozer that has music during the week too!

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Totnes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We booked for two nights and stayed for eight which says it all. A most comfortable room and the owners, Rob and Kathy, made us most welcome. The room was well serviced each day and the bar staff, Jo, Adrian, Rosie and Alice made it all the more enjoyable. Great location and only a short walk to the town and...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pleasantly surprised to see so many beers and ciders on offer in such a small pub. Live music and singing was very entertaining. A good place to visit and start or end a pub crawl in Totnes for the day or the evening.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Staff are friendly and welcoming but we waited almost an hour for 4 sandwiches and mackerel pate and toast. My parents were most disappointed that the paté was laced with green mould!! He replaced it with sliced cheese and no apology! An apology and offer of a refund would have reduced the need for this review. Go for beer, but...

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Rob A, Owner at Bay Horse Inn, responded to this review

Hello Rebekah, We are really sorry that this incident occurred. We make our own pate and do keep careful checks on all our fresh produce, so it was disappointing and surprising to us that this happened. I have investigated and addressed the situation and done a thorough review of kitchen procedures with the staff to make sure it doesn't occur...

Cornwall
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Traditional English pub with great beer and friendly staff. We always try to drop in here for a pint when visiting Totnes. It used to be in the CAMRA guide but that no longer seems to be the case. That said, not all good pubs serving decent beer are in the guide.

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Rob A, Owner at Bay Horse Inn, responded to this review

We are in the latest CAMRA Good Beer Guide that has just been released.

Loughton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Come to Totnes every year and call into this pub for a drink. Good selection of local ales and ciders, friendly staff and locals. Comfy sofa in the window that you will struggle to get out of after a couple of drinks. Worth a visit when in the area.

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Popped in for the 'festival' (in reality some beers outside the backdoor of the pub) The only festival part of it was that you got charged six quid for a small bowl of chickpeas and rice - it wouldn't have killed them to dish up a bit of naan for that money. It took AGES to come, but was tasty...

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Rob A, Owner at Bay Horse Inn, responded to this review

We run two Beer & Cider Festivals each year; one at Easter and the second over the August Bank Holiday weekend - both running from Friday through Monday. We generally have around two dozen real ales and 15 real ciders included in each festival, as well as a music gig on each of the four nights (although the event should...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2015

My wife and I were looking for a light late lunch on the way to our destiny. We found this pub away from the town centre and were provided with just what we wanted. Nice atmosphere and friendly welcome.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We've been a fan of this pub since discovering it a couple of years ago and always make sure we swing by if we're ever in Totnes. We decided to book a night's accommodation there recently and were very impressed. The room (Coach House) was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The breakfast next morning was of a very high standard...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the top end of the historic market town of Totnes, the Bay Horse is a traditional yet cosy establishment offering beautifully conditioned ales, excellent cider, lager and wine, as well as a good quality, locally-sourced lunch menu (served Noon-3:45PM). With a stone floor, fireplace and low beamed ceiling, the main bar brims with character. The adjoining piano lounge is a comfy welcoming area, leading through to a cosy snug bar with leather sofas perfect for enjoying the ample supply of games and books. The real hidden gem is the huge outdoor space were a paved patio leads through to a lovely walled garden.Hosts Rob & Kathy maintain a relaxed, happy atmosphere ensuring a welcoming pub for all, including being both family & dog friendly. In keeping with Totnes’ artistic sensibilities, the pub transforms into the ‘After Eight’ Jazz Club every Sunday evening and other regular music sessions on Monday Night (folk), Wednesday Night (traditional Singing) and Thursday (Eli's Open Session). Another highlight is the pub’s annual beer festivals, with a full Ale & Cider event held in conjunction with the Totnes Festival (August Bank Holiday weekend) and a mini-fest every Easter.The inn offers fine B&B accommodation with two double en-suite rooms, the pick being the spacious coach house suite with its garden outlook and luxurious bathroom. It is an excellent base for exploring the area and Kathy (a qualified tour guide running heritage walks of the town each Thursday morning) can offer plenty of handy information and is available for private bookings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Horse Inn

Address: 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms are good!”
RogerArscott, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden room are much quieter”
marijkewil, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Haven't stayed - I live down the road - it's my local!”
matthewg338, 23 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the Garden Room.”
Greenlightsal, 20 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Coach House suite is amazing, although probably worth remembering that pub garden is active until last orders at around 11:30PM (mind you, why not just enjoy the great atmosphere downstairs until then anyway?)”
RedAkubra, 22 Nov 2011 | Read review
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