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The Barrel House

€€ - €€€British,
59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
+44 1803 849290
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
24 Jun 2017
29 Aug 2017
“Great beer”
Closed Now
All hours
British, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Scrubbed wooden floors, mismatched tables and chairs, two bars, great beer choices and in a lovely old building with a good view for people watching. We were there for the Sea Change Festival and this place was heaving. It'll be interesting to visit at another...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Best place in Totnes to taste and try a great range of beers and ciders.And served by friendly knowledgeable staff

Thank stephenfox2017
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

In the ageing hippy with mangey dog on a string central that is Totnes The Barrel House is by far the best pub. It's craft beerish but without the trendy hipsters.Instead it attracts an interesting mix of elderly day-trippers,beer lovers and yes the occasional ageing...More

1  Thank Wahaay
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fantastic choice of craft beers and real ales. Also a nice friendly atmosphere and good knowledgable staff. The draft Weissbier was delicious.

Thank deanothebaggie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not sure why Trip Advisor has this in the restaurant section. It is an excellent bar with it's own Micro Brewery. Real fire, great atmosphere and superb selection of beers. They don't do food (other than great Pork Scratchings), but they are very happy to...More

Thank ANorthenerAbroad
sarahkidd1970, Manager at The Barrel House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hello, I think you have reviewed the wrong business - I think you actually visited the Totnes Brewing Co which is at street level. The Barrel House Ballroom is the music venue upstairs. The Totnes Brewing Co has never served food - however the Barrel...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

I met a friend there and he bought me a beer. It was very cloudy and tasted dreadful. He took it back and the barman said, "there's nothing wrong with it, that's the way we do it now without finings". I've never had such an...More

1  Thank bobstrawson
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Just when I thought there was no was no where characterful & fun to go in South Devon for a great night out we have discovered this place. Great live music & DJ, tried 2 brilliant cocktails, food was great, atmosphere excellent, staff & service...More

Thank Hartyparty22
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is brilliant, fantastic atmosphere with a great range of drinks and beers. Great music events also. Love it

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went into this lovely warm old style real pup and got a friendly welcome found some nice seats and a rest from the market and shopping adding this pub to our mini pub crawl Staff were friendly great laugh and the ambiance of the...More

Thank Steve B
sarahkidd1970, Owner at The Barrel House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Thanks for the lovely review and happy new year.

Reviewed 2 September 2016

We only popped in for a quick pre-dinner pint but we were served cloudy beer - didn't complain because my wife hates a fuss so just didn't bother drinking it. Noticed that all three cask ales being served were cloudy. Bit surprising for a brewwhouse...More

1  Thank kernowboy
sarahkidd1970, Owner at The Barrel House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Hello - sorry I only just saw this. You should have talked to us. Many of the beers we serve are vegan ( and everything we grew ourselves). - this means they do not go through the finnings process - hence they are not clear....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 849290
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The Barrel House Cafe and restaraunt is now closed - the Barrel House Ballroom on the second floor is only open for gigs and private events - please not do leave reviews for The Totnes Brewing Company here - that is a seperate business. We are currently waiting for Trip Advisor to close this account as it does not represent the businesses now occupying the building.
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