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The Fortescue Inn

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Union Street | Salcombe, Salcombe TQ8 8BZ, England
+44 1548 842868
10:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a beautiful day we sat in the beer garden for some drinks. After the first round we went back for seconds. We queued at the bar to be told it needed to close, but there was another bar in the next room. We duly obliged and queued in the next room. The queue was long with only one person... More 

Thank spannaandtitan
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

called in for drinks a couple of nights while staying in Salcombe – our favourite pub in Salcombe – a range of places to sit – if the suns out – a nice outdoor area – kids can crab just around the corner – there is a large it dark drinking bar with booths and then the main bar area... More 

Thank Pe4u
Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have not eaten at the Fort for sometime but Easter Sunday lunch was very disappointing. Our food order was forgotten and had to wait an hour for it to arrive and although they were very apologetic and arranged some free drinks it doesn't do the reputation of this wonderful Salcombe institution any good. Will try again and hope things have... More 

Thank hughcstevenson
David M, Owner at The Fortescue Inn, responded to this review

Hi Apologies, order was sent and the electrons failed to take it to the kitchen printer Does happen very occaisionally Surely we're better than 1 Hope to see you again Best regards David More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 1 night as we were visting friends staying in Salcombe for the week. They are renovating rooms and ours wasn't finished, so TV and heating didn't work. We did find it a bit chilly at night, so a portable heater would have been welcome. The bed was comfortable. We were directly above the bar and was certainly... More 

Thank idb50
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Salcombe for many years and we love the Fort This year is no exception A new look and as usual great menu. As busy as it was we found a table and as usual had a lovely meal

Thank scooby155
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend staying at the Fortescue Inn. Staff really helpful and room perfect. Benefit of free parking which in Salcombe is a real bonus. Perfectly located in the centre with easy access to shops, restaurants and beautiful coastal walks. Will stay their again as soon as opportunity arises!

Thank debbs2015
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was minimalistic, friendly but just doing what they needed to do, and spent a lot of time discussing their social lives in the bar. For starters some of us had Brie and others crab cakes both really nice and very tasty, served quickly. Mains the burger was very nice and tasty, the fish and chips nice. The seafood chowder... More 

Thank Darren S
David M, Owner at The Fortescue Inn, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for visiting our establishment Apologies for the staff shortcomings, that's not supposed to happen :( Happy you enjoyed most of the food, the Seafood Chowder is normally well received. It does not have any fish in it at all, although I assume it was lacking in the shellfish, I must remember to put a list of it's... More 

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on Monday night following a recommendation. The atmosphere of the pub was good, and we were seated with no problem even though we'd not booked. The ordered some drinks and then felt forgotten. I had to eventually put my hand up to ask if we could order our food. When we were just about to finish the... More 

1 Thank 323Charl
David M, Owner at The Fortescue Inn, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for giving us a try Pie normally receives rave reviews and yes it is cooked as a whole round pie with shortcrust pastry top and bottom and then sliced, apologies if it was not up to standard The chips are not behaving themselves. Being a natural product they vary from time to time but are again normally... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice family dining pub the pizzas are home made and great, local fish options always on the menu friendly welcoming service despite always being busy

Thank keithfrench50
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived there were building works going on and saw dust extra everywhere. Then a problem with the room. I booked a dog friendly room months ago to be told that the room I was allocated was the only room not dog friendly but on this occasion they would mark an exception. Quite aggressive that it was bookings fault.... More 

1 Thank monty090
David M, Owner at The Fortescue Inn, responded to this review

Hi Apologies, not too sure what happened to the booking system We only have one room kept dog free for people with severe allergies. We can not amend or cancel bookings here made through Booking.COM Frustration, not aggression The one dog free room is clearly stated on booking I am pleased you enjoyed your stay Best regards David More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Pizza, British, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Union Street | Salcombe, Salcombe TQ8 8BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842868
Pub with rooms serving fresh local food both inside and out,excellent hand made pizza, particularly busy during the summer months

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?