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Bencoolen Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Bencoolen Road, Bude EX23 8PJ, England
+44 1288 354694
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pub in need of some TLC. Tired and grubby. It's on the edge of the road so outside space is not the best and is not very inviting anyway

Thank Fleur60
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived late in Bude and needed food. This had parking so we were able to get in just before 9pm. The pub needs a makeover, the whole place oozes neglect and despondency. The food however was a different story, I had fish and chips, the fish fresh and the batter was crisp and delicious. My husband had a steak and... More 

Thank Mirpenn
Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to this place a few times and normally a lovely place to have a drink. The bar staff are very nice people and also happy to help their customers. The problem i have with this place is this evening i decided to go in for a drink and had a wonder over to the juke box and put a... More 

Thank chrisnye2017
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

WHEN we were last here a couple of years ago the food was solid dependable fare and the interior of the pub was in relatively decent condition. Unfortunately a couple of years have seen a few subtle changes with interior paintwork showing more damage while the carpet and decor is looking faded and tired. None of this particularly matters as... More 

Thank singhasam
Wales, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for a family meal while on holiday during low season. Genuinely don't understand the low scores! Service was friendly and helpful. Food was FANTASTIC. Home made, not all frozen, and cooked properly. Onion rings get a special mention! Massive credit to the chef. OK selection of beer, which may be wider in high season. Yes the decor is a... More 

Thank A D
Dudley, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We called in for food whilst on holiday in Bude. We opted to eat in the bar. The menu had the usual steaks, mixed grills, fish and pies you expect of a bar menu plus a few specials. The prices were average, the portions huge and the home cooked food very tasty. The service was friendly. Don't let the decor... More 

Thank s-jstevens
Penzance, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Called in here for dinner and must say the food was fantastic, I ate spaghetti & meatballs and my partner had a bowl of soup. We both said how nice and hot our food was and it was very filling and at a reasonable price. The chef has been do the job for over 40 years and so he knows... More 

Thank John J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I with our dog called in on the off chance that we could get lunch, we were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff. the meal was very enjoyable, plenty of it and very good value for money

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a lovely meal on the first night of our holiday. The portions are plentiful and to a high standard.

Thank Ollie M
western australia
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Always have a beer when in Bude as the staff and locals are friendly and the food is fantastic. Sunday lunch is huge and can be eaten in the bar there is also a separate restaurant and car parking.

Thank eric d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bencoolen Road, Bude EX23 8PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude-Stratton  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 354694

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