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The Grampus, Ilfracombe - pub details

Address: Lee, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8LR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25310) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 11 users)
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user reviews of the Grampus, Ilfracombe

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A real gem of a pub. Placed down a narrow alleyway off the main road through Lee, also within easy reach of the South West Coastal Path, this long thin building also doubles as the village stores. Entering the pub through the side past the large beer garden puts you straight at the bar serving a good variety of Devonian beers, ciders and perrys. On my visit there were handpumps from Otter and Exmoor breweries and ciders and perrys from Sandford Orchards both bottled and on tap. The beers are very well kept and served by attentive, friendly and helpful staff. The atmosphere here can range from very quiet to very lively depending on when you go, but always enjoyable.
The pub is divided into a number of small to medium sized rooms. One of the smaller back rooms houses a range of acoustic guitars and other instruments. Friday nights are advertised as an open mic night - feel free to bring your own instrument and join in. There are also occasional live gigs.
The jewel in the crown of this pub however is the food, which is all home made - no food service deliveries here - The menu also clearly marks out many vegetarian options and the vast majority of dishes are also gluten free.. On the first visit I had the venison casserole which was a perfectly sized portion served with new potatoes, sprouts and red cabbage - everything cooked to perfection, the venison had been slow cooked and was as tender as could be. The second visit and I had the bangers and mash - again gluten free. The sausages are locally sourced and delicious. For dessert the orange and cardomom steam pudding (again gluten free) was to die for. Looking forward to returning to North Devon to visit here again.

lovejoy - 13 Jan 2014 20:37
Great dining pub a few minutes walk on footpath from Lee Bay. Helpful staff.
Very tasteful "Gravadlax" trout with new potatos and veg., and OK selection of real ales. Outside beer garden, relaxed atmosphere.
hgr - 7 Aug 2012 10:11
In a sleepy seaside village the Grampus Inn is dedicated to offering customers the best micro brewery ales found in the South West on its four hanpumps. Ales from wizard, Forge , organic plus many more can be found here. my pint of Forge was excellent, although this is an out of the way spot you will will find this a most rewarding pub to visit. Unbelievably this is not a current G.B.G. entry.
slerpy - 1 Jul 2011 15:09
great little boozer, nice selection of beers and ales including and excellent pint of staropramen. very nicely decorated. menu looks good altough havent eaten yet/ Has very good wifi connection and friendly staff, recommenr very highly. one gripe thougb is the annyoying teens playing dice for hours on end, very annoying
bobbones - 3 Sep 2008 17:35
grampus has gone downhill since new landlord took over b4 xmas. Such a shame since pub was one of my favourites to sit outside lunchtimes.
poor beer and very average food
mada - 18 Jul 2008 22:00

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