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The Pier Brewery Tap & Grill

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Bar, British, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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The Pier The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 865516
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunningly located restaurant with really well cooked food, great variety of beers and attentive hosts...it was popular with locals and tourists too...has live music and many dishes including fresh fish on offer. ..overall a fun experience.

1 Thank madone2014
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

On our way to the see the fireworks, we popped into The Pier to book a table - but as there was a live band on that night, the kitchen was already closed. However, the barman offered for us to bring in fish and chips and he would provide plates and cutlery - I was frankly amazed. After the firework... More 

1 Thank Itchie-Feet
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129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went here purposefully to sample the Wizard Ale brewed in house and were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and with the kitchen unusually closed happy for us to bring in a take away from the Chippy round the corner. It's a fresh modern bar with a great decking area outside to enjoy the views along with a... More 

1 Thank MrMarkBennettcom
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We do go ot most Sundays try different places. But I think Wev found a keeper. Relaxing place home cooked roast ant to top it of perfect gravy. Definitely be there next week

2 Thank 565michelle
Bromyard, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was our second visit to the Pier this year. We discovered it during our summer holiday when I was looking for somewhere close to the harbour to calm my very sea sick daughter while waiting for my partner and his son to return from a fishing trip. After a couple of lovely cups of tea I realised they had... More 

2 Thank Myamoth
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

By chance we dropped in for a drink whilst visiting ilfracombe on a sunny but cold and blustery day. The couches around the log burner were empty so we settled back and enjoyed a drink with cheesy chips (delicious). What was lovely was that we were able to take the dogs in with us and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. It... More 

2 Thank Nelly_1970
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

As a family of four we were on the lookout for a family friendly bite to eat for dinner. We parked literally next door and went to visit another eatery, however, they were closed so headed back to the car park and I happened to see they had rump steak on the special menu so popped in to see if... More 

3 Thank Lewis D
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

When asking for gluten free options for Sunday dinner today, we were told that they could do gluten free gravy and that we couldn't have the cauliflower cheese as it was not gluten free. However when food came despite being reassured that it was gluten free, was actually not as it had stuffing on the plate. When asked the waitress... More 

1 Thank Craig T
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, food & drink, not fully wheelchair accessible but there's a couple of good tables in the bar, ideal for a snap decision meal & pint!

1 Thank Mark L
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Once you got used to the noise level you could hear the music/voices. It would be better to sit further back but then the people get in the way!

Thank wiselady1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 31
Bar, British, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pier The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 865516
The Pier is a Brewery Tap and Grill serving great real ale from The Wizard Brewing Company and a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet burgers, steaks and seafood, as well as daily specials. Our family friendly pub is situated right on the harbour in Ilfracombe, and boasts a large seafront beer garden with spectacular views of the ocean and North Devon coastline. We're ideal for a romantic dinner for two but luckily can also cater for big groups, functions and this year have even done a wedding reception

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