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The Pilchard Inn

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4BG, England
+44 1548 810514
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Great find!

Really not sure what the people on here are loaning about. This is a historic pub and serves a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emily7982
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Chichester, United Kingdom
via mobile
No wonder there is so much plastic in the oceans

Poor pub. In this day and age we should not be serving drinks in plastic cups when glass is readily... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt S
via mobile
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Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4BG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really not sure what the people on here are loaning about. This is a historic pub and serves a simple menu at lunchtime of baguettes. We really enjoyed ours washed down with a pint over looking the sands. Not everywhere is a trendy gastropub, and...More

Thank Emily7982
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor pub. In this day and age we should not be serving drinks in plastic cups when glass is readily availably. Shows they do not care about the environment. Unlike me a superior eco warrior. Think of the sea turtles! Also see the class divide...More

3  Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and so very disappointed. Brought our extended family of nine plus baby over the sands to the Pilchard Inn for lunch. Arrived at 1pm to be told that they only had three baguettes left (ham) and no more could be made. I had...More

3  Thank Gillian S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid the Pilchard Inn at all costs! Rude surly barman. Only thing to eat Ham Baguette. Beer served in flimsy plastic container. Pint of beer,small wine.2 Baguettes over £20,00. Place filthy and rundown,windows dirty. So sad.Never again.

4  Thank LondonMajordomo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked over from hope cove with the pilchard inn being our target destination. It is basic but that is fine, we knew what to expect. We had a few of the pilchard inn ales and a cheese and chutney baguette. Staff were friendly, helped...More

Thank Darren L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Pilchard Inn on a number of occasions in the past, having family who live in the area. After seeing recent reviews I was curious so walked over at low tide this morning. Yes part of the pub is out of bounds...More

Thank George M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Don't bother, it's suprising how a pub in such a great location, with so much potential can be so thoroughly horrible. Arrogant, contemptuous staff restrict non locals to an unheated extension, while 'local regulars' enjoy the use of the pub proper, complete with roaring fires....More

6  Thank Nick b
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

All the previous comments may be true but are out of date. The local beer, Edddystone, was in very fine condition. Offered a sample to see if I liked it. The Serbian Bar Manager could not had been friendlier and was very informative. Forget the...More

1  Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious local ale, for £3.50/pint, served by a charming barman and drunk by an open fire. Admittedly, we're hotel guests but then no one checked. It was perfect after a coastal walk. I couldn't fault it.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

There are good pubs, not so good pubs, pretty awful pubs and then there is The Pilchard Inn, Burgh Island. Does not deserve to be described as a Public House. Not a nice place, not nice people - even if you are dying of thirst,...More

8  Thank Simon W
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Sarah R
18 April 2018|
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
The tractor only runs when the tide is in, it doesn't appear to be timetabled, but it is fairly regular. Taking a picnic will be fine, there is a beach and most of the island, which is beautiful but hilly, is accessible to... More
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Clive B
7 June 2016|
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Response from Christopher G | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the service was fine
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