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Chichester Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful pub lunch. The food was excellent the service brilliant. Lovely pub, lovely food. Great price.

1 Thank Steve P
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pre booked a table of 12 for a family members birthday. We booked for a Sunday and when we arrived advised that it was a Sunday lunch only menu. Unfortunately we were not made aware of this when booking however only 2 wanted off menu which they very kindly accommodated. We were a fairly large group with 4 dogs.... More 

Thank Tamsin D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We use the "Chich" often for work lunches and also with friends and family. It never fails to deliver with great pub grub (Make sure your hungry as huge portions). The atmosphere is great, you can walk in any time of day / night and it really feels like an old school country pub. Would highly recommend!

Thank Carl M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough, the food is excellent and the service is excellent. 16oz ribeye is amazing

1 Thank Neil R
Bideford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pre booked a table of five, service was quick and efficient and a change of table due to personal circumstances was catered for quickly and efficiently. A traditional old style pub inside, clean and tastefully decorated. A good selection on the menu catering for most requirements. Service was quick and efficient. and polite. Food was good quality pub grub with... More 

Thank MustTriharder66
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have used this restaurant on several occasions over the last ten years. There has never been an occasion when I have come away disappointed. The menu is varied - and unique - and varies with the seasons. I have taken several friends and family to the Chichester and without exception they have thanked me for the experience and pleasure.... More 

Thank Geoffrey P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic carvery ... I had the special " game pudding " which was absolutely amazing. Only negative was that we were miss informed when booking of what many we could choose from but apart from that the staff were helpful and happy and there's a great atmosphere. Will go again for sure.

1 Thank Jennifer H
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We hadn't lunched here for about a year but so glad the essentials remain mostly unchanged. And the changes are all good. There are now more blackboard options than ever and despite being a meat lovers haven they do offer a good selection of fish dishes and even homily pie! Along with some terrific Exmouth Gold I had a huge... More 

1 Thank tcrooks
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I recommend this pub to everybody the roast is the best in the district we had the slow roast belly of pork and I must say its superb three massive slabs of pork and the freshest vegetables if there is a better meal then this please let me know

1 Thank 812martin
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A family dinner on a Saturday night. This place has the atmosphere of a village local: thatched roof, exposed beams, open fire. Busy with locals but not unwelcoming. The service is friendly and inclusive from both bar and waiting staff - not formal but just 'make yourself at home'. There's a standard menu with a wide range of specials posted... More 

1 Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple

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