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The Grampus Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 862906
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Bristol
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub full of interesting characters. Food good although menu a little small. Has the most amazing selection of wine by the glass. Live music.

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Thank Mark B
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We went for Friday lunch after 4 hours of travelling. Ordered a simple lunch - two ploughmans - after waiting 45 minutes we went in and asked what had happened we were told they were busy ... busy I understand but 45 minutes for bread, cheese and a scoop of coleslaw?. 15 minutes later we were still waiting and asked... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I walked from Ilfracombe on Sunday morning to The Grampus as I had heard they did there own beers. When we got there we were greeted and I had one of their own beers. It was so smooth and not overpriced at all. My parents even turned up as we were there because I had text them... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Only stopped as i was passing at the time, however tried a few of the local beerds and ciders, and had the sausage and mash off the menu. It was all very tasty and the barman was very friendly and helpful, explaining about the area and the best cycle routes. Next time im down ill be stopping in again for... More 

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Solihull
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

After completing the fantastic coastal walk from Ilfracombe to Lee Bay we thought we would chance lunch at the Grampus. It is heartbreaking that it is so poor. We didn't complain in person, we should of, but what choice is there? The chef seemed to think that covering the food in lettuce leaves would improve the meals, it did not.... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Difficult one to review. On the one hand it is very relaxed, unpretentious and quirky, with friendly staff and an excellent range of beers and ciders. The food is a bit of a mixed bag. It has a very small menu, but it is decent enough pub grub, and whilst the staff are pretty chilled, they do take this to... More 

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Thank PT5
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We shared a few nights at this pub during our stay in Lee. The welcome and service were always just right,mfriendly but never intrusive. Food was excellent and choice of wine surprisingly good. Would thoroughly recommend eating here or just popping in for a drink and good company.

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Thank wilp0ts
Wantage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I've been visiting the Grampus for 40 years and it retains a great charm. These days it is a watering hole at the midpoint of my favourite walk in the world from Mortehoe to Lee and back. Food, beer, cider and ambience all great! I've never been there for the music, but from the array of instruments around the place... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We found this pub by accident when we went for a walk in Lee Bay. It is very small and characterful, with low ceilings, beams and wood burning stove. We ate good quality home cooked food, and chose from a range of local beers and ciders. One of our friends had wine which was very nice - the landlord told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Oh dear. From the moment we entered I had a feeling this was going to be memorable! If ur looking for friendly service (any service would of been nice) a warm welcome (acknowledgement of our arrival with a simple hello would of been great) A Good traditional roast (with more than 2 roasties and please don't get me started on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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?