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Dartmouth Arms, Dartmouth - pub details

Address: Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9AN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 40477) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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user reviews of Dartmouth Arms, Dartmouth

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Doombar and Otter Ale was the very poor choice of ales.
Empty beer barrels outside might suggest a varied choice - but sadly not.
fugglehops - 22 Jul 2017 17:57
Laying back from the river in a lane but with a seating and drinking area right on the river this was the most popular pub we went in during our afternoon in Dartmouth.

Corner plot pub with a long bar area running from the street entrance to the back of the pub, the bar is on your left.

2 hand pumps, Sharps Doombar & Otter Ale were the choices. The Otter was good & more than drinkable.

The majority of the punters inside were a group of young sailor type lads who were playing spoof and getting quite loud and drunk as the game went on.

We took our drinks and went outside by the river. The sun was shining, a busker was playing, kids were crabbing, we sat and enjoyed our drinks taking all this in.

A decent pub but on this visit it was all about the outside area.
lezford - 30 Sep 2015 13:57
Full of tourists when we visited which was.nt a bad thing. Good location for the lower ferry from Kingswear. 6/10
montie49 - 20 Aug 2011 09:11
Been visiting to this pub every year for the last 20 years when we go to Dartmouth for weekend breaks. Good honest pub. Average range of beers.(adequate) The range of food is limited as this is first and foremost a pub & not a restaurant. But i must add that the food is very good.(try the pizza, you will not be disappointed) Staff are well trained and friendly. A good mix of locals & tourist frequent this pub, which adds to its charm. everything a pub should be in my opinion (getting hard to find these days). My preferred public house whenever we visit Dartmouth.
PH_Inspector - 16 Jan 2011 15:01
Another first for this intrepid pub explorer !

Occupying a prime position on an attractive cobbled street - Bayards Cove - on Dartmouth's quayside is The Dartmouth Arms, a smallish traditional pub affording splendid views across the estuary to Kingswear and the comings and goings of the river traffic, including the car ferry.

A rather underwhelming exterior leads into a cosy and comfortable wood panelled interior featuring much nautical memorabilia. Note in particular, the photographs on display evidencing that filming of Kidnapped and The Onedin Line, amongst others took place outside and inside the pub. Further inside, and towards the rear of the pub, we see some framed autographed photos of old England cricket teams - eg MCC Tour to India, Pakistan and Ceylon in 1972/73 when Tony Lewis was captain. There's also some interesting ( well, I thought so anyway ) signed scorecards of matches in 1935 and 1936 featuring Harold Larwood amongst others.

A smallish seating area on the quayside in front of the pub bears a plaque commemorating the sailing of The Pilgrim Fathers from this port in The Mayflower and Speedwell in August 1620. Note also the old Courage lantern by the entrance to the pub and, more obviously, the leaning Tudor building next door.

On the beer front, Bombardier, Doom Bar and Bay's Devon Dumpling ( 5.1% ) were available on my recent lunchtime visit. The Doom Bar - served in a plastic glass for outside drinking - was reasonable.

A reasonably comprehensive food menu is offered, reflecting the fact that we're in the heart of tourist country, but this seems to be first and foremost a pub that does food, rather than a restaurant with a drinks licence, if you get my drift.

I don't know what any of the other pubs in Dartmouth are like, but this one gets the thumbs up from me.
JohnBonser - 23 Sep 2010 13:12

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