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Hobby Horse

€€ - €€€, British,
The Esplanade, Minehead, England
+44 1643 702274
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“inviting pub” (2 reviews)
“function room” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
The Esplanade, Minehead, England
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Staff were really chatty and friendly, had a few games of pool and loved the view of the sea from the windows, would definitely visit again.

Thank TamworthSharon
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had drinks in the bar rather than staying at the hotel. Prices were very reasonable compared to some pubs. Sports shown, pool table and function room available. Down to earth atmosphere.

Thank festiqueen
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Signage outside s missing a few letters which is often a warning to visitors. However we received a warm welcome from a handful of friendly locals here. They were curious about our coastal walk and generally friendly. iI was our understanding that the hotel...More

1  Thank Simon R
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited on 2 occasions just for a drink. The choice of Ales/Lager were 'Limited'. it appeared to be a bit of a 'Locals' pub that had not quite got there! The bar seemed a bit 'Cold' with no atmosphere and shut early if no...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Hobby Horse is on the Esplanade in Minehead. It has a relatively small bar area at the front with a couple of large rooms at the rear (one of which looks as if it may have been a ballroom at one time), The bar...More

Thank grum69_11
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We came back to the Hobby Horse for a Sunday carvery after enjoying the food last year. Unfortunately, we found the staff very impolite. We had booked a table, after a very unfriendly phone conversation. On arrival, we were 'pointed' to our seats and told...More

Thank Pucka1
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Only had a quick drink very friendly staff nice attitude appeared clean and looked after food menus varied

Thank twotees2016
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Yes I came here with my parents when my brother was a tiny baby, my mother changed his nappy in the car park. I have been to Minehead many times since, but never returned for some reason. Great welcome, lovely old building, good food and...More

Thank AggiePirate
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

What a welcome, upon arrival lovely people who work there. They all made me feel like a long lost friend. SAMI provided me with a fantastic room to stay overnight at a fantastic rate. Overall a fab place to stay overlooking a magnificent bay with...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Went in with my grandfather and father on our last visit before his passing. He always loved the place for a half pint. Enjoyed a really good bap and a pint in a homey and inviting pub. Service was friendly but not trying too hard...More

Thank Matt F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Minehead, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 702274
  • E-mail
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