Muddiford Inn

Muddiford, Devon EX31 4EY
$$ English

Table reservations of up to a maximum of 6 people may be booked online.

For tables over 6 people please call 01271 624868.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Table reservations are only available for customers wanting to eat.

Please call 01271 624868 if you are unable to reserve a table online or seeking a last minute cancellation.

Business Info

  • Address: Muddiford, Devon EX31 4EY
  • Cross Street: Barnstaple
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01271 624868
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Bar / Restaurant 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
Bar / Restaurant 18:00 - 22:00
Friday
Bar / Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Bar / Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Bar / Restaurant 12:00 - 17:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.68 out of 5 stars based on 451 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2024
Nick W.
Went to The Muddiford Inn today for Sunday lunch and it was wonderful. The staff are superb and so very friendly. The food is excellent; tasty, beautifully presented and plentiful. We had all three courses, despite being almost full from the starters & mains, we were so pleased we ordered desserts as they were divine ! Cannot fault any part of the meal or service. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2024
Lucy S.
Fabulous lunch, attentive and friendly service, lovely setting and really good value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 22, 2024
Emily B.
A really warm welcome, appreciated personal touch knowing it was a birthday. High quality service, great food, lovely atmosphere. Would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2024
Alan P.
Amazing food and great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2024
Beverly B.
Delicious food - very well presented and tasted as good as it looked. Friendly efficient service and welcoming open fire - great Friday night treat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 14, 2024
Gemma P.
Lovely food, great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2024
Sonia D.
Great Sunday lunch, as always. Perfectly cooked roast beef and the best gravy in North Devon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2024
Albert G.
We enjoy the good food and the comfortable bar with the log fire. We feel that we miss the contact with the ‘mine host’ to round off a great experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2024
Mark Q.
Excellent food - the best in the area and a great pub that's a pleasure to dine in. Would be good to meet the chef who is clearly very talented

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 12, 2024
Susan N.
We go to the muddiford as often as we can afford and have never had a bad meal...he is an excellent chef..all the staff are always very helpful and cheerful..would recommend it to everyone

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 12, 2024
Andy J.
Excellent food as usual, service too, but shame pub was quiet. Can strongly recommend the fish pie

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2024
Suzanne H.
A little cool away from the fire, but overall a lovely meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 29, 2024
Tim W.
It was a pleasure to be with you. The young lady that looked after us was most pleasant. The whole evening was a delight Thank you Tim Williams

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2024
Tony S.
EXCELLENT FOOD AS ALWAYS.TONY & JILL

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2024
Stephen A.
Really friendly Gastropub with excellent service and food

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 16, 2023
Jonathan T.
All the food was excellent and arrived fast too.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 25, 2023
Nicky S.
Our new comfort place to eat. Lovely place to be.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2023
Peter H.
Fantastic food and amazing service. Brilliant!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2023
Dan P.
Excellent all round. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
Keith B.
Great place, lovely real fire making a cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff letting us take our time with courses. Nice to see a good choice of beer including draft Exmoor. £20 local menu is excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2023
Matthew S.
Really really good food! All 4 of us said the food was delicious and the custard tart with poached rhubarb was one of the nicest desserts I’ve ever eaten

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2023
Julie M.
The food was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. If I’m in that area again I would definitely go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2023
Denis M.
Excellent all round, would highly recommend. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2023
Harry R.
Lovely food great service always is

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2023
Bev W.
Delicious food, friendly staff, overall a 10 out of 10 experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2023
Jayne H.
Great team and food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2023
Tracey E.
Second visit in a week and food was just as special as the first time . Great service and the staff are very attentive. Next time we are back this way we will definitely pay then a visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2023
Trish B.
Very friendly , clean and good food and plenty of choice even for a veggie and lovely ambience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 04, 2023
Ewen H.
Food was excellent with lovely staff and a very nice place. Will definitely be going back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2023
Graham T.
We are fortunate to be able to call The Muddiford Inn a local restaurant and eat there fairly frequently. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is welcoming and cosy but, without question, the main attribute that makes us return time and again is the sublime quality of the food. Every meal we have had there has been delicious, the variety of flavours and textures are superb and the chef is a true master of his art. We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2023
Caroline C.
The food was exceptional. We dined at at the Muddiford Inn twice and tried a range of dishes. Everything was perfectly cooked and presented, with the emphasis on quality not quantity. It is excellent value for money given the quality of the food. The service was was very friendly, it at times a little slow.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2023
Helen S.
The menu was great. The quality of the food was wonderful and the presentation beautiful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2023
sheila j.
Liked the Sunday lunch very much, lovely food, beautifully cooked. Service also good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2023
Jane B.
Good atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2023
Mark J.
Great food, menu and service would definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2023
Christine L.
The service and the food was the best. Will definitely return if in the area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2023
Adam M.
Lovely place to eat. Friendly staff, decor authentic. Food was fantastic!! Would 100% recommend going here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2023
Andrew S.
Fresh food, friendly staff, good atmosphere and clean pub. We had a lovely holiday meal out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2023
Heather F.
We love this inn. Lovely welcome, and atmosphere. Food is always spot on and piping hot. It's nice to have a bit of quality dining in a pub. It makes it stand out. Thanks to the staff for their hard work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2023
John P.
Table was all ready for us and the staff made us very welcome in the bar with our dog. The food was of a high standard and we both had an excellent monkfish dish which we could not stop raving about!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2023
Lawrie S.
I hate these reviews but we will be back and recommend you to others. Lawrie Scott

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 27, 2023
Sue W.
Food & service were excellent. Ate in bar area which had a nice atmosphere. Bit on the pricey side but well worth it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2023
Derek A.
Excellent Sunday lunch will be back during the week as the menu looks great…

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2024
Richard P.
On arrival we found that our booking via Table Agent had not been written in the booking diary. I would like to compliment the owner's daughter who heroically managed to cope with combining duties of front of house service ,serving drinks, taking meal orders and waitressing for every table. She did this with a smile and without apperaing stressed even though it was obvious to all diners she was under great pressure, Well done ! (Why did she not have some support ?) Food was really excellent and the vaue for money was almost too good to be true.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 06, 2024
Nigel M.
Overall a really good experience. Apary from the choice of ales, only 2 were available and my choice was served cloudy and with alot of sediment. I left over half a pint as it was awful. The meal was fantastic, the venison was perfect

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 03, 2024
Robert B.
Excellent food, service and great value!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 14, 2024
Tim C.
Excellent food and good delicious menu. Efficient, friendly and attentive staff. Good service. Will definitely visit again when down in N Devon. Also family and dog friendly !

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 01, 2024
Mary C.
WE very much enjoyed our meal. The only comment was that my husband and son thought the curry was not hot enough - it wasn't quite gemuine curry!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 24, 2024
Robert R.
Venison and Pork Belly excellent.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 08, 2023
Katie H.
Enjoyed a really lovely meal, brilliant service . Roaring fire and warm welcome

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2023
Henry H.
Our party of four arrived on a cold, wet gloomy day, and we were welcomed by the Hostess with a very happy smile. However, she explained that they were very short staffed and asked if we could be patient with them. We were happy to oblige, and depite the issues, the staff were really engaging and hard working. Most importantly the food was excellent. We've just moved to the area, and are deighted to have found such a lovely restaurant. Harry and Fiona Hemus

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 18, 2023
Graham M.
Really great first visit, foot was excellent and a really nice venue. Bravo!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 30, 2023
Claudine S.
Wonderful food

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 24, 2023
Ian E.
An excellent meal. We went early with grandchildren. Only suggestions are for one or two menu choices for smaller appetites and a smaller burger option for little children on the children’s menu.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 05, 2023
Andy H.
Great tasting quality food. Highly recommended

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 03, 2024
Steve W.
Lovely food, and a good choice as well. Friendly staff

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2023
John M.
During our meal, a group of male senior citizens arrived and filled a table for 10. Right from the start, they were unbelievably noisy and seemed oblivious to the affect their loud conversations were having on other diners. Luckily, our excellent waitress noticed this and she offered to move us to another table further away. They really should have been on a private room! However, the food and the service were excellent!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 09, 2023
Kathryn C.
Lovely food and friendly service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 09, 2023
Tina B.
Great welcome and location Food really good but think maybe a greater variation would have been nice

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2023
Robin W.
The beef was excellent, the pork belly and menu selection were strong. The bar area wasn't very cosy.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 24, 2023
Fiona W.
The ambience in the restaurant was lack lustre- a candle or flowers on the tables would help. The service was on the slow side and inattentive.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 19, 2023
Iain F.
My two dining companions enjoyed their meal very much. I had the vegetarian Thai curry. I didn’t enjoy mine very much. There were what looked like seed pods in the curry which were very hard and sharp and I cut my tongue on one. I had chips instead of rice as I won’t eat rice unless I cook it myself (I’ve been very ill twice with food poisoning after eating rice in a restaurant). The chips were too thin and hard.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 11, 2023
Richard L.
May be some Chicken on the Menu And more European not Thi So much Richard lennon

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 4/10
Mar 01, 2024
Sarah T.
Service excellent. Lacking atmosphere and bar area too cold. Food delicious, but expensive for amount provided.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 27, 2023
kate B.
we had to move tables to eat as we were placed at the bottom by the gents and got a cold draught every time it was visited. Food good but not particularly hot. Staff were excellent and worked very hard

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 15, 2023
Mike C.
When we arrived the service was excellent; there were only about three other parties in the restaurant, but as more diners came in the two front of staff waitresses became very busy. After our starter and mains we asked fir and received the dessert menu. We waited to order, but no one came. In the end I got the waitress's attention and just settled the bill. Overall the food was good, but a steak really should come with some vegetables included. My wife had mussels and her portion was so big she couldn't finish them all. They were some of the best she had ever had. Lovely pub, nice ambience but not sure waiters wearing slashed jeans and laddered tights was really in keeping.