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“A beautiful view and lovely meal”

The Boathouse, Beach Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Instow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Beach-bar and restaurant, blessed with one of the best views in North Devon. Serving fresh fish, pub classics and seasonally inspired dishes prepared by our creative kitchen team.
Reviewed 28 May 2021 via mobile

We visited in the eat out to help out scheme and had a less than desirable experience for our first wedding anniversary. The manager got in touch and offered us a voucher to put things right, we came again and the staff were very attentive, they ensured this experience was much better, we had some lovely food, and the wine was top notch, it is a very pretty location and we appreciated the effort they made. Really enjoyed our meal this time and we will be back soon

Date of visit: April 2021
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BoathouseInstow, General Manager at The Boathouse, Beach Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2021

So very glad to have been allowed the opportunity to put things right! Thanks to for sharing your experience of things this time round, we’ll hope to see you again. Yours, with best wishes, Brendan

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Reviewed 28 May 2021

Absolutely brilliant, food was fantastic, service was near perfect. Parking was not an issue for us.. a few minutes walk along the beautiful beach..

I had prawn and crab linguini and it was so fresh and delicious. My sister had mussels and they where just as fresh.

My children had the fish goujons and Absolutely loved it.

Highly recommended.

Dan our server was also Absolutely fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2021
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BoathouseInstow, General Manager at The Boathouse, Beach Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2021

So many thanks for this lovely review- it’s so great to read your kind comments and fabulous feedback. Yours, with thanks again, Brendan and The Crew

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Reviewed 28 May 2021

Such a lovely place to visit and eat...food was fantastic and a huge huge thank you to Dan H who was a delight ,very friendly and helpful!!..Amelia has asked to make sure you have keep your crab picture :)

Date of visit: May 2021
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BoathouseInstow, General Manager at The Boathouse, Beach Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2021

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely review of The Boathouse. We’re delighted that the food was so enjoyable- and Dan is going to treasure Amelia’s picture! Yours, with thanks again, Brendan and the Crew

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Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Booked here for a very late lunch for six and although they had run out of Sunday lunches there was a good menu and we all had the chicken, ham and leek pie with potatoes and veg which was delicious. Extra gravy always a treat! Two of us had muscles to start which were the best we had eaten in a long time. Can highly recommend the Halloumi and chilli fries also! The staff were fantastic. Our waiter Dan really looked after us and nothing was too much trouble. Super friendly and welcoming. Can highly recommend for a great situation, decor, atmosphere, food and service.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank tapengilly
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BoathouseInstow, General Manager at The Boathouse, Beach Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

What a lovely review- and I'm sure Dan will appreciate the name check! Really happy to read that the hardwork of all the Sunday crew helped make your day special. We hope to see you again soon. Yours, with many thanks, Brendan

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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

What a great sunrise on a wet windy Sunday. We have been visiting my sister for the first time after lockdown. Too much food over the past few days so decided to opt for the cauliflower crumble roast. It was fantastic. Great service, good staff and well priced. Will come again

Date of visit: May 2021
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BoathouseInstow, General Manager at The Boathouse, Beach Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Thank you Stuart for the great feedback and helpful suggestions to other potential diners. We really appreciate your support and hope you'll be back again soon. Kind regards, Brendan and The Crew

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