The Wayfarer Inn

The Wayfarer Inn

The Wayfarer Inn is a beautiful 17th century inn situated on the banks of the Taw estuary in Instow, near Bideford in North Devon

A popular destination for tourists and locals alike, it offers four-star accommodation as well as excellent dining options to suit all tastes

From traditional pub favourites to locally caught seafood dishes, all meals are freshly prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients

There are five beautifully furnished guestrooms, ideal for families or groups of friends, whilst the welcoming bar lounge and courtyard provide a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a drink or two in

With its stunning waterfront location, glorious views across the estuary and friendly staff, the Wayfarer Inn succeeds in combining traditional hospitality with modern comforts – a warm and inviting experience that will stay with visitors long after they leave


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The Wayfarer Inn

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Modest rooms with Wi-Fi, plus complimentary breakfast, a bar, pub meals and a beer garden.

Below are the latest reviews of The Wayfarer Inn.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Phone: 01271 860342
Address: Lane End Rd, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LB, UK

Delivery: No

Neal Rea avatarNeal Rea
a week ago
Great weekend in Instow and visited the Wayfarer for their delicious food and beverage. Landlords welcoming and take care of your catering and drinking needs. Will be back soon!
Lee Bromley avatarLee Bromley
3 months ago
Spent a week in Instow on holiday and came here on numerous occasions. They were very accommodating for a large group (10 of us and 2 dogs). We all had a delicious Sunday roast and have to say it was top notch. Once of the nicest roast beefs I`ve ever had. Really nice veg, decent gravy and the horseradish sauce had some real kick. The beer was very good too. 4 of us (and 1 dog) also went in on a Monday night to watch the live footy game (West Brom won !) and although it was quiet we had a good time. The staff here are really friendly and are good at their jobs. Prices are very reasonable. Would I come here again ? Yes without a doubt. Recommended
John Green avatarJohn Green
6 months ago
Superb atmosphere. Brilliant service. Great food. Proper pub. People, chat, atmosphere, happy staff, large but fresh local selection of meals. Our server Liberty could not have been more helpful. Other servers also superb and cheerful smiles and eye contact. Great job front and back of house. Chef's, well done.
Cool Plumb avatarCool Plumb
4 months ago
Very friendly and attentive staff, lovely location and the was amazing, The sea food platter was stunning, massive portions and so tasty. Congratulations to the staff for truly welcoming atmosphere.
Rob Randall avatarRob Randall
5 months ago
Visited for dinner and ate from the specials board. The fish was all absolutely delicious. We had scallops to start which we shared, then the hake and the smoked haddock. Superb food.
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The address for The Wayfarer Inn we have is: Lane End, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LB, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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