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Tuckers Arms, Axminster

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The Branscombe Branoc was pretty good last Saturday sitting outside in the front car park.
paul_d102 - 6 May 2021 19:46
Shame this site seems to be dying......however, visited this pub on Sept 15th 2015 after reading the reviews on 'what pub'.
Beer range was a little disappointing with only 2 on, Branscombe Vale Branoc (very nice to) and Otter Bitter, but its a really nice pub and I must recommend the food which was really excellent, some of the best pub food we've ever had which is saying something.
potable50 - 20 Sep 2015 09:54
The locally brewed real ale was unfortunately undrinkably warm so investment in proper cooling for the beer lines and the hand pump is required. A pleasant looking pub with a brisk food trade, which we didn't try, but was mentioned when we ordered our drinks.
kebabman - 10 Aug 2011 11:16
Excellent friendly service. Had a very good meal, reasonably priced. Lovely old pub.
What more could you ask for ?
jsg - 29 Jul 2011 12:48
Nice old building in a pictureque little Devon village.Although we were quite early for lunch we were warmly welcomed and I enjoyed a well kept pint of Otter Amber. We both had fish cakes which were mostly fish with very little filler.The only slight downside were the chips which were a touch soggy for my liking.The only member of staff on view was friendly and helpful.
mangelwurzler - 7 Jul 2010 16:30
When we moved to the area in the mid-1980s the Tuckers was one of THE local places to eat and drink, so on an important anniversary we visited the pub again. The experience was mixed.

Firstly the good...

Ancient building. Log fire in the lounge on colder nights.
Excellent, well served pint of Otter Amber.
Lovely unspoiled village setting, opposite the parish church, birds singing, lawnmowers mowing etc.
Friendly, well informed and attentive waitress
Nice bottle of Aussie Chiraz with meal for 13

Then the not so good...
Porky starter with leathery, chewy crackling (at 7)
Chicken and asparagus main with oversalted potato, overcooked chicken and strange wilted watercress.
Lambs liver with gloopy weird 'gravy'

Overall impression...
Considering we had made the effort to go off the beaten track to try Dalwood again and spent nearly 60 we were really disappointed and will continue our search elsewhere for a reliable eat-out venue within 5 miles of Lyme Regis.

I was offered a free drink when I complained about my starter, but big deal. I really do wonder whether there is any real point in raising problems with a restaurant at the time (given that you went out to celebrate a special occasion, not for an awkward conflict resolution situation). You are there to enjoy yourself, not to get a discount of a couple of quid.

In my opinion there is too much harping about 'local sourcing' and freshness and not enough good cooking and simply tasting the dishes you are serving for not inexpensive prices.

Recommend for a pint especially in the garden in the Summer, but avoid the restaurant.


keystone - 11 May 2010 23:32
THIS IS WHAT ENGLISH PUBS ARE ALL ABOUT LOCAL PEOPLE DRINKING REAL ALE IN THE BAR WHILST HOLIDAY MAKERS MINGLE WITH THEM TO EAT THEIR FOOD, SKITTLES RATTLING IN THE BACKGROUND AND A BEAUTIFUL BEER GARDEN TO TOP IT OFF. A GREAT BRITISH PUB AT ITS BEST
verdanaroyal - 30 Apr 2010 18:02
Excellent friendly local pub. Interesting and varied menu and the quality and presentation of the food has improved fantastically over the last 12 months and represents very good value for money. The Chef really came into his own once he put in a good kitchen. Staff are always helpful and attentive. Good range of local beers kept well and served properly with an impressive selection of wines. There are always plenty of locals in the pub either enjoying a drink, playing skittles or eating and this generates a really good, busy atmosphere. This is a village pub doing the job of catering for the needs of locals and visitors equally, to a high standard and with a friendly welcoming manner. Their themed menus for St. George's Day, St. Patrick's etc are not to be missed and they do a great Christmas dinner party menu and brilliant buffets.
I can't believe pipster101 is talking about the same Tuckers Arms, but if he is he must be a very hard person to please. They will always fit you in if they can but if it is a special occasion it's only sensible to book a table in advance.
Pinhoe - 24 Apr 2010 00:06
Great friendly pub/ restaurant. Stellar yorkshire pud. Recommended
de073823 - 7 Apr 2010 21:02
Good beer and great food. Bar staff are the best in the area. Can't wait for my next trip to Devon.
simply_red - 8 Sep 2009 17:45
very very average.
petebeaumont - 9 Aug 2009 18:43
My girlfriend loved this place but I was disappointed. Yet another local pub where they've ditched the sense of being a pub to become a restaurant which has a little side section for the locals to drink in. Okay, they're making money from the weekenders and from serving pricey food but what about the people that live there? When we turned up they sniffily declared that even if we wanted to eat in the bar that our orders would be quite delayed - that's fair enough, thanks for telling us, but I did feel a bit 'second-class' because we hadn't booked. We were paying the same price BTW. The food? Okay, but just okay. If you're charging 13 for a fish-pie it should be good, and this was so-so - the vegetables were the best thing and that wasn't what I was paying 13 for! Has aspirations to be good, but it thinks that it's better than it actually is.
pipster101 - 4 Aug 2009 13:19

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