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The Cricket Inn

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beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
+44 1548 580215
11:00 - 22:30
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading reviews it was not to be mist! and it did not disappoint, lovely special of the day, haddock was a delight. Would recommend to all.

Thank Themelmore
Oxford Uk
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always interesting to read poor previous reviews , and ignore them :) Greeted promptly by courteous staff who have a fabulous command of English. The service was courteous, drinks came , orders taken, very smooth. Kids meals were generous - kept them quiet. I had the hake - delicious My better half had the seafood pancake,not cheap but she loved... More 

Thank Kski
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome stop after long walk with dog. Nice pint served by welcoming and friendly barman. Very busy with diners but nonetheless treated equally as important even though we were only drinking.

Thank Steve M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

James, Thank you for looking after us on Saturday afternoon. The burger was much needed and fantastic after our coastal half marathon - look forward to next February :-)

Thank ashes1one1
Southampton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A belated Post but one which I had fully intended to write as a vote of thanks. I had just walked the 26 or so miles from Bigbury and had intended to round Start Point and wild camp somewhere on the Hallsands beachfront area. Unfortunately after rounding Prawle Pont it started to rain hard – very hard, and with no... More 

Thank Mark P
Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Telephoned three times and was given the promise that the Bookings Secretary would phone with details - am still waiting!! So we went elsewhere for a few nights. Five of us had Cod and Chips for lunch - oh so greasy and why so much salad. However we also attended the Hallsands Centenary Crab supper and found this to be... More 

Thank nomadsDevon
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

ARE YOU SURE, We were closed for the whole of January so as to refurbish the bar and paint through only opening for the Hallsands Centenary 26th January, so you could not have stayed with us and any member of staff would have told you that. On the lunch time of the 26th we opened just for fish & chips,... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Don't need to say a lot! Four of us visited on a public holiday at lunchtime, so predictably busy. Location to die for; service attentive; plaice (best ever), fish pie, scallops and cod 'n chips (yes, brilliant chips) all perfectly cooked and served. Good value; friendly atmosphere; loos modern and clean. What else could you want!

Thank Susan P
Dorset, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice position, nice decor and attentive staff. Our starters of Salmon Scotch Egg and Scallops were excellent. My husband's fish and chips were also very good, but my main of halibut and wilted spinach was where it went not just wrong, but very wrong! The fish was luke warm, so I returned the food. They efficiently served my second plate... More 

Thank PebsDorset
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

I normally have a witty reply but in your case an apology is required, but you praised everything else, nice decor, attentive staff, the other dishes you had were excellence, unfortunately your dish went wrong sorry, so is one star fair?? plus when I checked your wine was complimentary hopefully we will get the chance to impress you again this... More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

First the positives: It's in a good position, particularly on a sunny day, with lots of walks nearby; it's well appointed, bright, clean and airy; the waiting staff were polite, friendly and efficient; the food came quickly; it's child and dog friendly and a good place for friends and family to meet up; and we've had good meals there before,... More 

Thank CheekyKelly
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review 'a very busy boxing day' to say the least, but you are right it should be good all the time I apologise yours was not 100% hopefully we will see you this year many thanks Nigel More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on 2nd Jan, it was extremely busy but the managed found us a spot in under 10 mins. Very professional staff who clearly knew what they were doing. Food is higher priced than your standard pub but this is not 'pub grub'. Scallops and white bait to start, generous portions and the scallops in particular were outstanding. Fish pie... More 

Thank Carolyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Beesands
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 580215
A village gastropub specialising in fresh, local seafood.

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