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Ferry Boat Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Manor Street | Dartmouth, Dittisham, Dartmouth TQ6 0EX, England
+44 1803 722368
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's hard to see how this tiny, low-ceilinged pub could ever be brought up to date but it's got so much charm as it is that there's really no need. It serves good beers and traditional pub grub plus a few more up-market dishes on the menu, but you have to book a long way ahead at busy times as... More 

Thank TinaWatson
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional quirky pub situated in marvellous location. Went for lunch and went over on ferry from Greenway quay. Even though weekday lunchtime premises pretty busy. Noticed that a number of tables had been pre-booked and if you want the prime seat in bay window overlooking the Dart seems essential to book in advance for any time of day. Good local... More 

Thank efcraig
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This location is superb: twenty metres from the river, where you can cross over by ferry to Greenways, Agatha Christie's home, or catch the ferry down to Dartmouth. But the pub itself is sadly without character two rooms separated by a bar that does not have a good selection of ales (try The Red Lion Inn further up the road... More 

Thank Bitabix
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I would highly recommend the 'FBI' the food was good pub fare, there was a great, very friendly atmosphere and the staff were fantastic. There was a good range of food from seafood and fish to pie of the day and steaks as well as a good selection for children. We visited as a family on the Saturday before Halloween... More 

Thank Adrian C
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245 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very traditional English pub. We both had the Haddock and Chips. Really excellent fish accompanied by nice peas. Good service with nice beers. Found the service to be friendly and helpful. The Pub had beautiful views of the River Dart. We took the river ferry from Dartmouth harbour. Around £18 return for two for lovely trip to this amazing place... More 

Thank FreelancerLondon
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited twice last week whilst on holiday a couple of miles away. Also viewed from the other side of the Ferry at Greenways - Agatha Christie's former home. This is a charming pub restaurant serving excellent food and great beer. It's small so worth booking. It is approached via a very steep hill and parking is non-existent so if you... More 

Thank Steve B
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The bar was in need of some TLC!!! Are you having a laugh?, this is what makes the place. The Ferryboat Inn is not part of a chain or a themed pub its and its slight shabbyness is what gives it the unique feel it has so you can walk in with boots on, flip flops you name it with... More 

Thank Joanna D
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333 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You'll struggle to find a better location as, with luck, you'll be looking out at the river while you sup. Had a decent few pints and some filling fish and chips which we were reassured were locally sourced. A satisfying stop off.

Thank Ian B
Cornworthy, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Ferry Boat Inn has one of the most spectacular views in Devon, straight onto the River Dart. We were fortunate to get a cancellation and ended up on the picture window table, and were treated to a spectacular sunday lunch, with an excellent mix of everything you would ever need, plus the usual FBI entertainments. Always made to feel... More 

Thank Mark H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lovely location, must book ahead though as it gets busy at weekends. Nice atmosphere with fantastic views across the estuary.

Thank LichfieldTrish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manor Street | Dartmouth, Dittisham, Dartmouth TQ6 0EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Dittisham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 722368

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