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The Grampus Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked over the cliffs from Ilfracombe (3 miles) and had a lovely lunch (baked camembert and bread) and local ale (sitting by the log burner) before walking back. I chose this pub in my planning as it said it was dog friendly and it is. Dogs allowed inside and out and my dog got a lovely welcome from the... More 

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Thank Takum111
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love coming to the Grampus, where we live in Birmingham there is nowhere quite like it. Its quite out the way but definitely worth the drive down into Lee Bay, which is also lovely. We often come in the winter, and even out of season you'd be lucky to get a table on a busy Friday night! The locals... More 

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Thank Lily A
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening at this lovely pub last night. Good to receive a warm welcome when we arrived. The food and local Hoppy Dog beer were delicious followed by some fantastic live music. We look forward to returning next time we are in North Devon

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Thank Bolina1947
Sutton Coldfield
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456 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We came upon this pub by pure chance while hiking on the SW coast path. No room at the inn for food as they were fully booked. Very pleasant beer and cider from their microbrewery. Quirky!

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Thank Lukajoreb
Bosham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The staff here were all really friendly and welcoming. The pub was packed full of visitors and lots of large groups so many menu items were not available. I had sausage (local and very tasty pork flavour) as there was no ham. My husband enjoyed his chicken pie filling too. The food is good pub grub and the pub a... More 

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Thank Eciloppots
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the pub after a walk and had to sit in the extended area due to it being busy. Unfortunately there did not seem to be any heating so was very chilly. Beer and wine was ok however the food, whilst appearing very appetising and different to normal pub grub on the menu was, with the exception of one meal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Good beer but food very bland. Chilli con carne can't have ever met chilli. No flavour to any of the food really. Go for a drink but eat elsewhere.

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Thank Christopher R
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We visited three times in a week (an old favourite): tea; lunch; cream tea. The cream tea was at the third attempt - no cream because the season had ended - but worth the patience! Relaxed, friendly, excellent service. Difficult to fault.

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Thank DaleAitken
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We struggled to find the pub, having managed to drive past the tatty sign (couldn't read it) and ended up walking back up from the beach via a path of about 400 yards - a nice walk. The view across the pebbly and rocky beach was spectacular. We then struggled to find the entrance which was at the rear... however... More 

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Thank Mark R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited North Devon in August with a Drive through visit to Lee. We returned to North Devon end of October and spent a few hours on the beach with a walk through the village. We popped into here for drinks before returning to the car. We all (3adults & 2kids) had a lovely hour or so sat in the Bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862906

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