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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for a family meal. Instow is one of my favourite places in Devon. Had a lovely walk along the beach with our dog and came to the Wayfarer for a bite to eat. My in-laws had the roast dinner, looked lovely loads of vegetables and meat. I had the chicken burger and chips which was very tasty. Nice...

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had a walk along the beach and saw this place and to our delight saw was dog friendly. Staff were great in their service to us. We're going to sit outside but a large cardboard box just left out the back spoilt would was a lovely evening for sitting outside as a little windy so could Have blown anywhere!Food was...

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and i will pass on your comment about the lamb sauce to the chef. I will find out more information regarding the box and why it wasn't stored away properly and make sure nothing like this happens in the future Thank you- we hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Wayfarer wouldn't win any prizes for character or olde worlde charm, but it served straightforward pub grub that was well cooked, and tasty, at reasonable prices. I enjoyed my fish and chips there far more than I enjoyed my meal at the nearby Boathouse. My only gripe was with the beer. Two bitters on - the ubiquitous Doom Bar,...

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Having a small bar, we are limited to only having two real ales on at any one time. Doombar is the locals favourite and very popular so we have that one on all year round. The other pump changed month to month. We often have Exmoor Ales,...

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Pleasant enough looking little place tucked away off the main seafront and more than okay for a drink or two in nice surroundings, but not overly impressed with the food. We popped in for a drink on the day we arrived as our house wasn't ready and the menu looked appealing so we booked for an evening meal on the...

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Chilham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Decide to book a room for a night but made a mistake my end when booking , I booked a room with two singles instead of a double so I emailed straight away and got a fast reply saying they would rectify It and not to worry . When I got there after a long drive down I got the...

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Apologies for your experience with us. We do strive to make sure the beds are how people request them, so I'll look into the emails and see why it wasn't transferred to our system and to ensure staff are aware of the importance of this so it doesn't happen again. During the past month, all the carpets have been...

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a friend for dinner. The pub wasn't very busy and we found seating outside easily on a lovely day. The menu had a lot of variety to choose from, pub was clean and tidy and bar staff friendly. We both chose burgers which were excellently cooked and tasted delicious! I would return again and am happy with...

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us, we are glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again!!

HOLSWORTHY
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stayed here for 1 night only.....but what a friendly atmosphere, staff are a credited to the management.....special thanks to cam, who made our night, very pleasant young man. (good luck with your studies mate). Food was excellent but a little too much if i am honest, but very high quality. Room was as you expect from a B&B. Good...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The establishment is shabby, but my room was surprisingly better than the peeling paint and very old carpeting up the stairs would have led one to expect. In the pub+rooms genre, it is pretty much what you might expect. Did not have breakfast here, so cannot comment on the quality of the food.

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We hope you're experience hasn't put you off coming back. We are currently in the process of discussing ideas to redecorate the stair well and the guest rooms.

London
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Just a few meters from the lovely beach in Instow, this pub offers good quality accommodation for any occasion. Room are clean, beds really comfortable and staff are friendly. The TV is quite small but then some rooms have sea view. Breakfast is a range of hot 'English' or a basic continental. All in all really good value!

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our B and B. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay. We are currently looking into the Televisions in the rooms as they are due an update. We hope to see you again soon!

Devon
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. Not many veg options on the lunchtime menu. Lovely beer garden sitting in the sun. Dog friendly. Excellent service. Friendly staff. The pub could do with fixing the bench on the corner of the garden, which was very uncomfortable after a while! Not really acceptable and could be fixed easily.

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Laura E, Manager at The Wayfarer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us for lunch. I will pass the information regarding the vegetarian option on to the Chef to perhaps include some more in the menu, if not add some extras on the specials so that there is a bit more choice. Now we have been made aware, I will get someone to fix the bench...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Wayfarer Inn

Address: Lane End | Instow, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford > Instow
Price Range: $115 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Wayfarer Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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