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Hobby Horse

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Esplanade, Minehead, England
+44 1643 702274
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Showing 84: English reviews
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Signage outside s missing a few letters which is often a warning to visitors. However we received a warm welcome from a handful of friendly locals here. They were curious about our coastal walk and generally friendly. iI was our understanding that the hotel is emerging from challenging times but certainly has potential . We dint eat or stay... More 

Thank Simon R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited on 2 occasions just for a drink. The choice of Ales/Lager were 'Limited'. it appeared to be a bit of a 'Locals' pub that had not quite got there! The bar seemed a bit 'Cold' with no atmosphere and shut early if no one in. We did not eat there so cannot coment on the food quality.

Thank Brian K
Wareham, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Hobby Horse is on the Esplanade in Minehead. It has a relatively small bar area at the front with a couple of large rooms at the rear (one of which looks as if it may have been a ballroom at one time), The bar personnel were friendly and the beers well kept. Like many other pubs/eating places in Minehead,... More 

Thank grum69_11
England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We came back to the Hobby Horse for a Sunday carvery after enjoying the food last year. Unfortunately, we found the staff very impolite. We had booked a table, after a very unfriendly phone conversation. On arrival, we were 'pointed' to our seats and told on several occasions that food has to be ordered at the bar. The choice of... More 

Thank Pucka1
Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Only had a quick drink very friendly staff nice attitude appeared clean and looked after food menus varied

Thank twotees2016
Martos, Spain
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671 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Yes I came here with my parents when my brother was a tiny baby, my mother changed his nappy in the car park. I have been to Minehead many times since, but never returned for some reason. Great welcome, lovely old building, good food and drink. Next visit to Minehead, I will call in again.

Thank AggiePirate
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

What a welcome, upon arrival lovely people who work there. They all made me feel like a long lost friend. SAMI provided me with a fantastic room to stay overnight at a fantastic rate. Overall a fab place to stay overlooking a magnificent bay with beautiful views and the sound of sea made it a perfect stay in the great... More 

Thank Steve M
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Went in with my grandfather and father on our last visit before his passing. He always loved the place for a half pint. Enjoyed a really good bap and a pint in a homey and inviting pub. Service was friendly but not trying too hard and I'll always remember the visit.

Thank Matt F
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Located on the sea front this pub is part of a large Victorian building which includes a hotel and apartments. It is a very short distance from the West Somerset Railway terminus station in Minehead and has its own car park. One can eat in the bar, or in two other rooms. They serve the very good ales (Exmoor) and... More 

Thank Mike C
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Family friendly. Fair prices. Welcoming Bar. Great atmospere. Nice function room serving food( plenty of seating ).

Thank Jeff C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Minehead, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 702274

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?