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Mariners Bar & Restaurant

) #4 of 105 Restaurants in Bideford €€ - €€€ European, British, Seafood
4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 476447
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious meal in a lovely setting. The facts on the walls made fascinating reading. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Delightful evening. Highly recommended.

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned home form our night out with friends to this fabulous restaurant , cosy atmosphere , interesting reading the transfers on the walls about the history of Bideford. The four of us shared starters , staff very accommodating to provide extra plates , One...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended and visited with a local friend. The greeting was very welcoming and relaxed, service was very good, attentive without being overpowering and the food was excellent. Our waiter Sam did a great job. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Bideford.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent a lovely evening at the Mariners. It's a small atmospheric restaurant with loads of character and history. We both had wonderful meals - my lobster and crab risotto with sea bream was rich, creamy and really tasty. We shared a cheese board...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner for 10 people me being very fussy did not want what was on the menu so I asked if they would cook me something else they did no trouble chefe was great staff was great

Thank maggie p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing customer service with a personal visit from the chef to say hello. Nothing was too much trouble for the waitress. Service was just perfect with the right balance between being attentive and leaving us alone to enjoy our meal. Specials board and full menu...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just ate a three course dinner here and were so impressed I think we'll be returning tomorrow! Our waitress, Jade, was absolutely lovely - polite, friendly and knowledgeable. John, the chef and owner, also made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere is delightful. War...More

Thank Sophie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very few places to eat in Bideford but we were advised of Mariners and what a great restaurant. wonderful fish dishes amongst other dishes, freshly made and the chef was very kind in altering a dish for me as i am dairy intolerant not just...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Premier Inn Bideford on Saturday night to find no where to eat especially as we had a disabled parent in a wheelchair ,lady at Premier Inn could not have been more helpful and put us in contact with John at The Mariners...More

Thank jill l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at Mariners. We hadn't booked, but they found space and we are so glad they did. Wonderful setting, attentive, warm service and lovely food all made for a great evening. There's a good mix of meat and fish dishes, so...More

Thank marksadler2000
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Meg B
6 July 2016|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Hi Meg, sorry for the delay in replying, we must have missed this question! We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, John and Team.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England (Formerly Lathwells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 476447
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We will be closed on Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Mariners (Formally Lathwells) is a Grade Two listed historic building in one of Bideford's oldest streets. The building dates back to the 1700's. History tells us it has been a Mariners house, an Inn, a sowing school, a private house and now a restaurant. Mariners is small, intimate and relaxing. The table is yours for the evening. Our food is cooked from fresh to order. We pride ourselves on seasonal fish and meat from the Bay Area as far as possible. Our menu changes often with specials featuring on a daily basis. We look forward to meeting you. Booking is strongly advisable to secure a table. We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Last food orders are taken at 8.30pm.
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