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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as we walked through the doors we were struck by the stale foul odor. The bar staff were lovely but the place was grimy and the toilets had not been cleaned in weeks - dust covered the cistern. We stayed for a swift half and moved on.

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Thank Lauren M
Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Decor is fine has loud music so guess it is mainly for the youngsters. Most of their beer is not cask conditioned so there is limited choice of traditional beers. We had little choice but to try Trooper which at 4.8% was stronger than we prefer. Not a Trooper fan, managed to down most of it somehow. Nicely decorated typical...

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Thank calderhigh
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing meal for lunch, homemade tempura cod loin fish fingers served in a bap with chips & salad accompanied by homemade tartare sauce. Brilliant staff (Greg/Rich) & friendly atmosphere. In the heart of Barnstaple located near the queens theatre it offers a great night life with entrainment.

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Thank jenski06
United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Thank you for giving me Food Poisoning, had a 3 course meal fish and chips was the mian meal I forgot what my starter was, it deffo was not the choc cake, its down to the battered cod. I went home all of a sudden i was getting abdominal pain letting out wind that STANK! that made me throw up,...

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2Thank Gimmick4Life
sue h, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

There is an old saying that the customer is always right however, In this instance you aren't. You can't get food poisoning that quick especially from a product that has been deep fried at a high temperature. If you had been to your doctor he would tell you the same, food poisoning can last for up to 4/5 days, but...

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I love The Olive Branch, it is one of my favourite pubs in Barnstaple. I call in once a week if I can with family members for lunch on cinema day. The portion sizes are excellent, and prices are very reasonable, never had an issue with the food at all apart from it is terrible for my diet... The staff...

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Thank GinaBass72
Exmouth
Reviewed 27 June 2015

found this pub after 2 hours on a bus journey fancied a pint of real ale, there was 2 pumps one was off, 2nd was called trooper , first barman poured pint looked like a mr whippy ice cream , cloudy and large head i asked if its was a new or old barrel barman just said it was drinkable,...

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Thank popeye026
Lydford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I was unable to overlook the sticky bedroom carpet, and the noise from the street and the old mattress and grubby walls and doors. Because I saw some really talented Karaoke stars during the evening. Not only was this pure quality singing but when I went upstairs to bed, just in case I couldn't hear it through the floor there...

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1Thank xcailber9
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2015

The Olive Branch doesn't pretend to be anything other than a traditional pub with entertainment. I love The Olive Branch. During the daytime, it's quiet, so you can enjoy a nice meal and a chat. The food is good- cooked to order and value for money, like I said, they don't pretend to be a bistro or fine dining restaurant,...

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Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night. That is the only and unfortunately last time. The pub itself looks very nice from the outside but inside the bar is covered in sticky spilt drinks and the clientel appear to have spent the entire day in there. The roof garden was rotten, overflowing ashtrays and needed a real good sweep and clean....

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Thank Rich W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2015

The food here was good, I wouldn't say it was great, it was pub food and it was what we wanted. What was outstanding was just how accommodating they were. We have only recently moved to Barnstaple and had friends visiting on Valentine's day. We wanted a pub where we could eat dinner, watch football and have 4 rowdy children...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi

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Address: 41 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Also Known As:
The Olive Branch Barnstaple, Devon
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“Drinks far too dear, food don't bother.”
 of 5 bubbles Gimmick4Life, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
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