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The Fiddlers Rest

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Bar, British, Pub, Irish
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RN21 Maison Rouge | acote/next door to Hochart Remorques, 24800 Chalais, France
+33 5 53 62 15 80
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Perigueux, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We don't get the chance to go out for a meal often, but were so pleased that we chose The Fiddlers Rest to do so. The food was excellent and the staff friendly.My friend and I chose the Thai curry which was delicious and the others in our party had the fish & chips. I would highly recommend to friends... More 

1 Thank 123roma123
Laguepie, France
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a great find for us as vegetarians as a selection of dishes were offered. I had a chickpea veggie burger with wonderful chips followed by a delicious chocolate pudding. the food was very fresh and a good menu for all. Highly recommend eating here.

1 Thank Shenowitz
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Fiddlers Rest was a very welcomed find. The food was great, generous portions and all 3 meals were very tasty. its also very child friendly and very relaxing place. It hit the spot with us, especially with small children, and the food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank eefs_10
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Food was exactly as recommended. Battered fresh cod was as good a fish and chips as anyone had tasted. Pan fried salmon very good as were nacho starter which were good for 3 people. Inside its basic and the exterior doesn't promote that this somewhere serving as good food as it is. So don't be put off ! If this... More 

2 Thank Ian G
Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Lovely food. We (5) had all different meals and were eaten with no complaints. Fish and chips is delicious and one of the best I've had in many pubs, even in UK. Beer is great and drinks are varied for all ex pats. Wife had cider which she likes and is hard to grasp in this area.

2 Thank SSmith070
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal on the terrace, massive portions, excellent hosts and a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for great home-cooked food.

1 Thank Meg M
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped on the off chance of eating a table on Friday eve. We arrived before any other guests and were lucky to get a table before others arrived. The nachos were react to share. We were hungry and the sharing plate was substantial. We followed with a classic fish and chips and chilli con carne. Hey were well cooked... More 

1 Thank Sue W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

As we were staying nearby our hosts recommend The Fiddlers Rest for an evening meal. We were lucky enough to get the last table on a busy Saturday night and soon saw why it was so popular. The food was great, with a good choice and a pint of Guinness was a welcome surprise in rural France. Not the most... More 

1 Thank Pete C
Perigueux, France
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

You won't find better hosts than Ronan and Jo, great ambiance thanks to those two. Excellent food (big portions too, ideal for me), a good mix of UK/Irish, French and sometimes Asian on the menu. Supplies the occasional yet necessary fix of Guinness, Kilkenny's and Magners for us expats. Popular with the local French too.

1 Thank Les_Rossignols
Rackheath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

been meaning to post a review for ages stayed nearby here in 2011 at Saint-Pierre-de-Frugie for a week found this little gem of a restaurant and visited about 4 times in the week Excellent food and drink Brilliant and Friendly service We had car trouble whilst away and Ronan and Jo were so helpful in helping us find a local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Irish
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: RN21 Maison Rouge | acote/next door to Hochart Remorques, 24800 Chalais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Chalais
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 62 15 80
Irish styled family run pub serving home cooked food of various international flavours.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?