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The Fortescue Arms

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little rough around the edges but food was very good for the price we paid. I was surprised to notice one of the kitchen staff drinking a pint of lager behind the bar and then later restocking the carvery. Still, can't complain when some other local pubs are fully booked and charging half as much again for lesser quality...

Thank Mark R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this pub many times whilst on holiday. The pub has a very varied menu whether it's for lunch or dinner. The Carvery is fantastic. They have 3 different roasts on offer. Turkey, Pork or Beef, a whole selection of vegetables, potatoes, parsnips, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding. You can even ask for all three roast meats if you...

Thank KatieJ0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting the surrounding area, with breakfast included. When we arrived we walked into an open pub area that felt very unfinished. We were quickly shown to our room by a pleasant man who also gave us all the information we needed about breakfast hours etc. The room was clean and tidy, albeit very...

Thank fxrrestfires
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a pleasant country pub. Clean, friendly and unpretentious. There are good choices on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed by anything we have ordered from it. Our favourite meal, however is their carvery. The meat is always excellent quality, the array of fresh, steamed vegetables impressive. There are always steamed, new potatoes, in their skins...

Thank J D
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great carvery. The food was really hot and fresh. The staff were helpful and kind. The choice of meet and veg were good. The prices were reasonable too. Rooms available to stay if required. Would visit again.

Thank williamskdn
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely meal. Piping hot, fresh vegetables and a large choice. My plate was absolutely full. It was a really tasty meal. The only downside was the meat was carved wafer thin and I could almost see through it. Will definitely give it another go :)

Thank Trudztrudy
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

went to this carvery as it was at the top of the road from where we were staying. The whole restaurant needs updating. You got enough meat and could help yourself to vegs. The vegs were ok would of helped if they were covered up as some were drying out. The gravy was put on meat , but not on...

Thank shazzlestick
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our party of 12 ended up going to Fortescue on Sunday 23rd October as the old mill in woolacombe was packed. First impressions....the car park is ridiculously small and I struggled to park. From the outside it looks nice but inside is lovely and bright. We were told that there was a half hour wait so we decided to have...

Thank mlewis715
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It's great to happen upon a hotel that doesn't rip you off charging for your dog to stay with you. The Fortescue has very friendly staff and is clean + comfortable enough+ reasonably priced. On the downside,though there was no hotel information in the room + no handles to the bath/ shower. The hotel is a bit dated. Thank you...

Thank JennyLeicester
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great welcome from the landlord, the room was clean and comfortable. My wife had the carvery which was superb with good choice of fresh vegetables, I had a lamb curry prepared by the highly talented chef, Edward, nothing was too much trouble also a great pint. Will certainly be back. Mike from Chester.

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Address: Woolacombe Station Road, Woolacombe EX34 7HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Woolacombe
Price Range: $98 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Just go for it - it is well worth the money, and a great experience.”
Poppyfluff1, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Didn't stay the night just ate. Good priced menu”
CarolynneL_12, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Not applicable, didn't stay.”
nellecc, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
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