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The Grampus Inn

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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The Gramps Inn is a wonderful hidden gem on the North Devon Coastal path between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. Offering a range of local beers and a great cakes in a lovely garden setting. Be sure to stop by for some fresh scones and lashings for clotted cream.

Thank Muir M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Having done the coastal walk from ilfracombe to Lee we were looking forward a nice meal at the Grampus, but sadly the food was disappointing. However the lovely young man behind the bar was an excellent host. The pub it self was charming and we met some super fun locals here.

Thank SKB500
Level Contributor
191 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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 

Thank Takum111
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 

Thank Lily A
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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

Thank Bolina1947
Sutton Coldfield
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480 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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!

Thank Lukajoreb
Bosham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

Thank Eciloppots
Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gina C
1 review
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.

Thank Christopher R
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank DaleAitken

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?