The Village Inn (Westward Ho!)

The Village Inn in Westward Ho! is renowned for its mouthwatering seafood platter with a delectable assortment of fresh local catches like prawns, mussels, calamari, and fish expertly prepared and served with accompanying sides.

The Village Inn (Westward Ho!)

The Village Inn is a stone-built traditional pub set in the beautiful town of Westward Ho! located on the North Devon Coast, just south of Bideford

The pub serves a delicious menu of hearty pub classics and home-cooked dishes, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients

Customers can enjoy a pint on the patio or in the garden whilst soaking up the stunning views of the bay and nearby fields

There’s also six en suite guest rooms available for those wanting to stay longer in the area

With its Grade II Listed status, open fires and cozy interiors, The Village Inn is ideal for escaping into an idyllic setting and taking some time away from it all!


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The Village Inn Reviews

Down-to-earth rooms, some with sea views, plus free hot breakfast and an airy restaurant.

Below are the latest reviews of The Village Inn.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Phone: 01237 477331
Address: Youngaton Rd, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1HU, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: No

Chris Horn avatarChris Horn
2 weeks ago
Lovely pub now with the new owners. Get atmosphere and food. Free parking. If you didn't like it before. This is the time to revisit. You won't be disappointed
Ron Ron avatarRon Ron
3 weeks ago
Nice to find The Village Inn open on a very cold Tuesday in Westward Ho! Hospitable, good service and a very reasonably priced lunch menu, that proved great value. The food was delicious and well presented. Will definitely visit again when next in the area.
We came for Sunday lunch – the food was really good apart from the sprouts and carrots which were undercooked. They don’t trim the base or take the tough leaves off the sprouts which makes them really tough/inedible. The meat portions were delicious and huge! Great to have some massive roasties and all the trimmings. It did seem really unorganised today – I’m not sure if the boy running the bar was new or if they were short staffed or perhaps this is the first time they’ve ran lunch service? But with only 3 tables to serve, the young lady serving was very good even though it was her first day. She was very sweet. Deserts were also lovely. It’s the loitering locals who ruin the pub, hanging around at the bar, they don’t move to let you get through to the toilets nor do they allow you to approach the bar. Two separate locals enquired if we were local because they hadn’t seen us there before, when actually we have been before with the previous owners— I found annoying and intrusive. Surely it doesn’t matter if we’re local or not? (We are, born and bread!) I would like it if the owners had a chat with their bread and butter regulars and told them to be more friendly and inviting, to allow customers to feel welcome in the pub. I would also like to see some more organisation / staff with regards to where you’re allocated to sit because no one seemed to know and we had to wait 15 mins to sit down even though it was empty. It may be because they’re new to doing lunch, or have a new bar man (tall boy with brown curly hair) he was polite and said he wouldn’t be long but then served people coming up to the bar before us. It was just abit all over the place. I overheard a lady asking for a baby change and they don’t have one which seems crazy, I can’t bring my grandchildren here until they have one as they’re babies. The old owners had a small play area with Lego and cars which is brilliant for kids – I’d like to see this reintroduced. I would visit again because the food was so good and the prices were reasonable too. However I hope the owners read this and make the changes they need to make it more welcoming.
Sue Bennett avatarSue Bennett
2 months ago
My regular haunt where l visit often. The new proprietors have brought a breath of fresh air & continue to work hard improving its ambience. The food is lovely & reasonably priced. But overall l love the friendly atmosphere that they as a family & the locals bring. Very welcoming thank you.
Graham Bass avatarGraham Bass
3 months ago
Had a meal with my wife and another couple. They thoroughly enjoyed their meal although I wasn't so fortunate. My cod was very oily and not very tasty which made it also over priced for what it was. I found the area quite noisy albeit I do suffer hearing issues. The staff and landlord were very polite and helpful. They also welcome dogs.
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