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The Fortescue Inn

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Union Street | Salcombe, Salcombe TQ8 8BZ, England
+44 1548 842868
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visit Salcombe regularly and had not been to The Fortesque for a while. We called in for a drink this week and owing to the great atmosphere, beer and food quality we ate there on both nights. The staff are excellent - really helpful and polite. The variety on the menu is unpretentious and of excellent... More 

1 Thank froggyface
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly lovely room, renovated to a really high spec. It was light,airy and exceedingly comfortable. The bath is particularly comfortable and beautiful to look at. The staff were really accommodating, professional and charming. They made us feel really welcome, we can't wait to return.

Thank veritym142
Southport, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Fortescue. Good selection of food at reasonable prices. Friendly staff and food appeared without undue delay.

1 Thank John L
Worcester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Fortescue for lunch. It's a lovely traditional pub, with a cosy bar area and plenty of seating for diners. Three of our party chose the crab sandwiches, which are undoubtedly the best dish on the menu! Crammed full of delicious fresh crab meat, served with freshly cooked chips. It doesn't get much better. I had the Stilton... More 

1 Thank Emily R
Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You enter into a cosy pub where the same food is served as in the higher level that looks more bistro in style . An amazing menu on offer , there seems to be something to suit all tastes . We throughly enjoyed our choices. The room was full of happy chatter from visitors and locals , obviously a popular... More 

1 Thank Jane S
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very good service, menu didn't offer the veggie option we were after but the waitress had a word with the chef and hey presto!

Thank Chris S
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We'd come across on the foot ferry for a day trip to Salcombe. Headed up to another restaurant but they were fully booked for lunch, so we decided to chance our arm at the Fortescue in the middle of town. Despite its central location, the pub doesn't look that welcoming from the outside if truth be told - maybe a... More 

Thank SheenTraveller
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Booked a table earlier on in the day but wasn't full. Ordered off the specials board as I fancied the rib eye steak, mushrooms in Madeira sauce and cracked garlic potatoes. My food arrived and it was steak with king prawn and chips, something that wasn't even on the menu! Sent it back and 10 minutes later I got steak... More 

1 Thank LizCumbo
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a light bite and some local beer,was not disappointed. Friendly helpful staff great atmosphere and delicious food prawn sandwich was served on fresh tasty granary bread real butter and a perfect picante sauce with a small tasty dressed salad and too good to leave crispy chips. The others opted for dartmoor burger which was a little rare... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We love this place, down again in Salcombe for the week, first stop the Fort for food and the the next day back again to watch loads of Man U supporters cry in their beer as they got beaten 4 nil by Chelsea, I don't support either, but made a great atmosphere to have beer with friends, top place!

Thank peter F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Union Street | Salcombe, Salcombe TQ8 8BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842868
Pub with rooms serving food both inside and out, particularly busy during the summer months

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?