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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us called in to the Sawmills half way through a local circular walk. Arriving at 11.50 on Sunday 22nd Jan' we could select from either the breakfast or lunchtime menus. Selecting four cooked breakfasts, we found the food and the service were of very high quality and represented real value for money, we will definitely be returning. Nigel...

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Called in here for lunch a week before Christmas, though it'd be booked out on a Saturday but guess we caught it just right. The interior of the place is amazing, total refurbishment to a really high spec...lots of cosy corners and some very clever eclectic tables...love the high bar areas. We had great service and the menu was really...

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Thank JoPearce2014
Sutton Coldfield
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a cottage in the nearby village of Berrynarbor and this place was recommended by the owners. We visited twice, firstly just for drinks and then, on the following night, for a meal. Good ales. An interesting, pub grub menu. The braised brisket is to be recommended. Very attentive and friendly service.

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Thank Lukajoreb
England
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My family visited the restaurant, booked for 5pm on a Saturday evening, as we didnt want to be late for the young children in our group. The starters were great, but after that, the food and service took a downturn. The restaurant wasnt particularly busy, but seemed disorganised and the staff were not very attentive. Such as shame as its...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Roast dinners are my favourite and I wasn't disappointed! I had a beef roast dinner and the beef was tremendous..pink thick and tender. The vegetables were lovely and extra gravy to boot. It has a lovely atmosphere and dogs welcome. Definitely recommend a trip there for their Sunday roast.

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Thank Tracyracy45
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in as just passing through and thought we'd try it Very pleasant staff knowledgable about the local ales and ciders also happy to show the deals on not all establishments put the deals upfront Anyway between various tapas and mac and cheese we had lovely meals great portions on tapas some tapas are very expensive for what you get...

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Thank Alan P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

After walking on Exmoor we dropped in on our way home for dinner. This recently opened pub is well set up with a great wood burner a lovely dining area and helpful staff. The steak pie and pulled pork on sweet potatoe were both very good indeed.

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Thank BARRY1945316
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went there by chance of our 30th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The service from the minute we walked in was excellent, how nice to be able to hold an intelligent conversation with knowledge and attentive staff, they are a credit. The menus are varied and not overpriced, with an interesting "specials" board. Congratulations to the chef, kitchen...

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Thank MadDogProductions
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good place to visit, the food is of a good standard, it's child and dog friendly. Advise to book during summer season as it does get very busy. Setting very pretty, look out for the plant pot men and women.

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Thank Jane B
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I phoned to book a table for a carvery on Sunday. I was told that they don't do carvery since they have reopened but only do a plate roast. They automatically went to book me in and I had to interrupt them to say that if they didn't do a carvery I would rather go somewhere else. the response was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sawmills is temporarily closed from Monday 13th February 2017 and we hope to re-open on Friday 24th February, this regrettable closure is to allow essential maintenance works to be carried out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sawmills Freehouse

Address: Watermouth Valley | The Old Sawmills Inn, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SX, England (Formerly Sawmill Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe > Berrynarbor
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawmills Freehouse 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“WE did not stay only had dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles BARRY1945316, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We checked out the other rooms that were not being used and they appeared to be the same as ours....we had room 4 which was handy because we could see the car”
 of 5 bubbles TempestFuget, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the back room overlooking the carpark and the view was lovely, since it is so remote and you can hear the birds and the stream nearby, we did go in low season though so it was very quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles SumatraC, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We didn't stay there, we just had lunch.”
 of 5 bubbles Euraf, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“an inexpensive comfortable base to explore Devon and Cornwall, plenty of car parking space with a good selection of taditional beers to sample....”
 of 5 bubbles LeslieS174, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
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