The Cridford Inn

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Welcome to The Cridford Inn...Possibly the Oldest...Certainly the most Charming!
Dating back to 825AD The Cridford Inn is a charming 1,000 year old Devon longhouse that has kept its character. This delightful free-house is family run by Paul & Ness with Sean heading up the kitchen. Our food is the best locally sourced ingredients we can find lovingly prepared in our kitchen by a team of passionate, talented chefs. Our well kept local Ales, interesting wines and extensive range of spirits (especially our 80 different Gins) make relaxing in our dog friendly bar with log burning fires a pleasure. Our stunning dining room makes you feel like you have stepped back in time (or entered the set of Game of Thrones) We can host parties and special events, speak to Ness or Paul for more information.
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HenryF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, atmospheric pub with a decent rural style. Nice good food great service. Would go back for sure! They were very accommodating to changing the party size at the last minute.

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Michael
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The meals we chose proved very good indeed. The dishes were well cooked and well presented. This was much better than standard pub food. It did not matter that there was not a wide range of choices when there is a successful policy of doing well what is done. It was a very enjoyable visit and we plan to visit again [government regulations allowing !].

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RonH
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, fine food & drink, friendly staff. Liked it so much we came back a week after first visit, and will be coming again.

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SueP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food lunchtime - small set menu had items missing, poorly presented when arrived and not good value. Cottage pie arrived in small oval dish on large empty plate with no garnish or veg. Peas/tomato don’t cost much and would’ve looked more appealing. Cosy bar had log burner but it was unlit and the room was chilly on a cold, miserable winter’s day. Difficult to find too - narrow, long, windy lanes to village - and the sign on ‘main’ road had the name CRIDFORD in small lettering which we missed.

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Yubs
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely people and lovely atmosphere!
Food was good, would definitely be returning

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LesA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We eat Sunday lunch here last Nov for a family celebration - it was brilliant all round, great menu choice, super service and a great atmosphere, good value. It is not local for us circa one hour but we returned for Sunday lunch with family again on Sunday 23rd Feb.
Very different standard, very limited menu as an example there were sharing platters as starters last time, only one desert available, very inattentive service and portions inadequate so a totally different experience much to our surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good sized portion. Excellent customer service

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Daniel
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (pies). Good beer and a friendly atmosphere.

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DaphneD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now been three times since the first week in January after a long absence!
The food is very good, I had roast beef for Sunday lunch and it just melted in the mouth and the vegetables were crunchy, perfect!
The guy running it now is such a good host , always smiling ,friendly and very happy to light the fire if it is not already lit.
It is a very welcoming place and we thoroughly recommend it.

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AlisonW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I met two friends here who had travelled from Wales. I recommended this pub on the basis that it had a log fire. It was raining as usual and cold. We were all cold and it sadly spoiled the experience. The food was good. The service wasn't great - I had to ask for condiments twice.

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LesleyC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great varied menu. Something for everyone. Attentive staff. Amazing choice of gins but staff not that knowledgeable on them. Lovely old pub.

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Daniel
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pie and pint in this characterful pub! Superb service.

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Charles
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mixed meal, most items were good, but the burger was very overcooked. Service was a bit slow, but overall everything was perfectly acceptable and good value

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JennyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A beautiful, traditional country pub. A very warm welcome by the Landlord and very efficient service. A good choice on the menu and food cooked perfectly. Having our second main course free was an excellent offer. We will definitely return. So pleased these traditional pubs still exist.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food had sone roast left so had that delicious!

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Penfold
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owners have done well to keep the olde world feel and friendly atmosphere. Cannot fault the service we received and the food all four of us had was excellent. Great menu choice especially for those with allergies or vegan/vegetarian preferences. Great selection of drinks and the mulled wine went down very well.
Plenty of parking and well worth the trip to enjoy the great food and service. We will be going again soon as we enjoyed it so much.

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DomO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best place to go for a fantastic Sunday Roast after a refreshing walk at Haldon Forest Park.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely new menu absolutely delicious. Sharing platters are a must !

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very attentive service and reasonable price. Good gluten free options.Will be back to sample new menu in the near future

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SuzeP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good menu choice, food was piping hot and the quality was very good. We were there on a Monday lunch and it was very quiet so not able to tell what the ambience would be like on a busier day.

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LaurenM
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met up as an extended family to celebrate a birthday. The welcome was warm and homely. The service was outstanding. It was one of the best family Sunday lunches I have ever had! All plates were clean, everybody was happy and it was an excellent occasion. Thank you Cridford Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely 2 course lunch for £10.00

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Matricia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice meal in a fine old pub. Very reasonable in price and wish I had a recipe for the way the chef cooked the chickpeas that where part of the main course of Belly Pork. My friend and I ate too much which is always a sign that the food is good. Definitely above average for a pub.

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MichaelM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome properly coojed beef, unlike most uk restaurants, lovely selection of veg, friendy staff in lovely atmosphere

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LesA
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub, great grub, super service and excellent atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really super Sunday lunch empty plates all round . Vegan nut roast amazing ! Staff are really lovely too

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Daniel
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast. Family friendly atmosphere. The service was swift in spite of the pub being completely full. The beer was good too.

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LucyG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely pub/restaurant with lovely helpful friendly staff. Food was amazing

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VictoriaS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming old pub with fantastic food.
A welcoming atmosphere and good service. We dined on a Wednesday night which appears to be men’s night at the pub, but this took nothing away from the quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
Tucked away in a small village yet only 10 mins from where we were staying at Finlake.
I would definitely recommend anyone to try this establishment.

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LucyK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little pub is friendly and the food was excellent. We were luckily it was pie and pint night! The waitress told us all food is home made and the pie was delicious!

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Daniel
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beer. The pies are amazing. There's a lovely roaring fire in the hearth and the ambiance is superb.

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this lovely old pub and what a wonderful welcome. Such friendly people served us and the Sunday roast was delicious. A great pub and we’ll definitely be back.

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NandD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu was different on line to what was on offer when we arrived. No prosecco ,very limited menu,no choice of steaks.

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NataliaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice traditional Devonshire pub in most beautiful surroundings.

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Stevo
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found the crickdord inn very friendly and the service and food were excellent.

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isabellaf
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, the tastiest meal I've ever had in a pub restaurant. Worthy of 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The fish pie was missing and the fillet steak was overpriced for the quality

The Cridford Inn
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Sue. I am sorry your visit did not live up to your expectation. Our steaks are usually highly praised, I'm so sorry yours wasn't. I would love the opportunity to make it up to you and hopefully demonstrate your disappointing experience was a rare one off.

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MylesS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant & quiet place to enjoy a Sunday roast & delicious desserts. Happy to go there again and to recommend to friends.

The Cridford Inn
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Myles. We hope we see you again soon.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented door that was tasty and well cooked. All specific dietary needs taken into consideration. Attentive staff and excellent range of drinks from the bar.

The Cridford Inn
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and feedback Kate. We hope to see you again soon.

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Boveyboy
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tasting food
Service was good
Welcome was very good
Value for money good

The Cridford Inn
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for feedback and 5 stars.

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The Cridford Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01626 853694.

The Cridford Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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