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The Ferry Inn, Salcombe - pub details

Address: Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8JE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4643) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Great pub, proper job feel, robust simple tasty and clean food, guiness excellent, palmers ales but only 2 to choose from. Pub is right on the water so widescreen waterside views along the top bar. This is a boozer with food not a smarter than thou food pub. Attentive staff and easy going. This was winter time mind on a Sunday....
parmantom - 6 Jan 2013 13:09
A large pub on three levels in the heart of Salcombe and with a good sized terrace offering great views across the estuary, this pub should be an absolute gem. Unfortunately as can often be the case with pubs in such prime locations, service levels seem to have slipped, perhaps because they know that in the decent weather at least, they really donít have to try too hard to attract the punters in.

The main bar area of the pub is the upper of the three levels and this is a long room with a cosy enough ambience being carpeted throughout and having various nautical artefacts around such as a shipís barometer and an oar. Numerous flags were covering the ceiling, and there were brick fire-places at each end with wood burning stoves. The paintwork was a khaki shade of green with wood panelling lower down, and some exposed stonework elsewhere, particularly at the far end. A large glass case displayed a number of giant crustaceans and there was bench seating all along the front wall of the pub with plenty of windows giving good views across the water.

On the middle floor was a dining area that had a much more contemporary feel to it, and on the ground floor a much smaller and more basic bar with blue and white paintwork again giving it a somewhat nautical feel and whose primary function was, I suspect, to act as a serving area for the large patio.

We were waiting to be served at the top floor bar for some time as there were no staff members present. Eventually someone turned up, the same guy that I had noticed whist I was waiting collecting glasses out on the patio. One member of staff to cover a three story pub? When he did get to us he seemed somewhat disinterested, and was easily distracted such as stopping to take a phone message from another member of staff (OK, so there was more than one. Shame she wasnít serving while he was collecting the glasses).

The pub was very quiet on what should be their peak time of the year with only half a dozen or so punters on the patio, another two or three in the top bar and nobody in the dining room. Admittedly it wasnít the weekend, and the schools had yet to break up, but it was still July and a rare sunny day in amongst lots of rain should have seen them much busier. Perhaps the prices may be a contributory factor - £8.40 for a Thatcherís Gold and a G&T seems a little steep, and although I didnít check the menu, I noticed a small specials board that listed a Chicken Curry and a Chilli Con Carne, both over £11.

Beers on tap were Palmerís Copper Ale and Palmerís Best. Ciders were Thatcherís Gold and Gaymerís Pear.
Blackthorn - 23 Jul 2012 22:26
Nowhere better to sit and enjoy a pint, beer choice a bit dull, food not bad for touristy pub, bit pricey but it's going to be in Salcombe.
Tightfart - 28 Jul 2010 19:31
Bit of a tatty pub , poor service and rushed off their feet staff, but fortunately a beer garden with a view to die for across the Salcombe estuary
My pint of Palmers Copper Ale was decent enough, but take away the location and the view and Iím not sure youíd bother.

Gann - 30 Oct 2009 23:43
Great views from the beer garden but there is nothing special about the Palmers beer. But then again there is nothing wrong with it either - just not my first choice.
paul_d102 - 7 Oct 2009 12:08

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