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Pig and Pallet
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Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$66
Description: Relaxed and informal. Some communal dining and some smaller tables. We are a butcher using classic methods from British and European sales to produce our own cured meats. We also take influences from American BBQ to produce well cooked smoked meats. We make everything possible ourselves. We make Pastrami for the Reubens, Franks for the dogs. We are very pleased with our award winning burgers. Be sure to ask what the secret is to a great burger (by the way there is no secret just use great dry aged Devon beef with salt and pepper).
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Description: Relaxed and informal. Some communal dining and some smaller tables. We are a butcher using classic methods from British and European sales to produce our own cured meats. We also take influences from American BBQ to produce well cooked smoked meats. We make everything possible ourselves. We make Pastrami for the Reubens, Franks for the dogs. We are very pleased with our award winning burgers. Be sure to ask what the secret is to a great burger (by the way there is no secret just use great dry aged Devon beef with salt and pepper).
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant relaxed vibe. Very chilled. We stopped for cake and coffee and were made very welcome. Lots of local produce for sale. Just perfect.

Thank from_Essex
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Steve W, Owner at Pig and Pallet, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback about Pig and Pallet. We take all comments on board and they are discussed with the team.

We have a policy not to respond to individual reviews and comments on Trip Advisor. If this is a problem for you we are really sorry and get in touch or pop back in and we can chat.

If we get anything wrong in our service or quality we will put it right and apologise, but if you don't like the style and philosophy of Pig and Pallet then there are many other places to eat in an environment where you will feel more relaxed and comfortable, as will we. Not every place is the same and this is what makes independent businesses so great and exciting.

If you had a problem and you mentioned it at the restaurant we would have explained, but if this is the first time you are telling us about it then here are some common observations, which often get left to Trip Advisor to complain about.

The chicken is not undercooked it is smoked and brined and this is what makes it look pink, just like the pork. If you think some of the food tastes of chemicals it will be because we cook it on wood so it is properly smoked. This is not as common as you would think for people selling smoked food but we believe it should be cooked on wood just like they do in the USA. We are really sorry if you don't like this but this is what we are looking for in our smoked BBQ food.

If you go to any diner or BBQ joint in America, you will see the burger baskets. That’s what they use and that’s what we use. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives programme on Food Network (Chanel 41), is where we get some of our inspiration from.

We aim to make the most amazing food from great high welfare produce, if we fall short then please tell us.

Our service is relaxed and friendly and inclusive, if we fall short then tell us.

We aim to serve you as quick as possible but we do make everything in house so it's not always fast food quick, if you think we are too slow please tell us.

Our first core value as a business is to be nice, if you meet anyone of our team and they are not nice please tell us. If we have customers who are not nice feel free to tell them!

I hope you liked your visit to Pig and Pallet and you get what we are about, but please be nice and have fun.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We booked for an early dinner whilst staying in Topsham. It is a a lovely rustic and quirky bistro serving very good quality food at a reasonable price with friendly and energetic young staff. Their burgers and sweet potato fries were excellent and the side portions are very generous. They also do some really good desserts- the crumble and warm chocolate brownie were both excellent.

Thank Mickletonians
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Steve W, Owner at Pig and Pallet, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback about Pig and Pallet. We take all comments on board and they are discussed with the team.

We have a policy not to respond to individual reviews and comments on Trip Advisor. If this is a problem for you we are really sorry and get in touch or pop back in and we can chat.

If we get anything wrong in our service or quality we will put it right and apologise, but if you don't like the style and philosophy of Pig and Pallet then there are many other places to eat in an environment where you will feel more relaxed and comfortable, as will we. Not every place is the same and this is what makes independent businesses so great and exciting.

If you had a problem and you mentioned it at the restaurant we would have explained, but if this is the first time you are telling us about it then here are some common observations, which often get left to Trip Advisor to complain about.

The chicken is not undercooked it is smoked and brined and this is what makes it look pink, just like the pork. If you think some of the food tastes of chemicals it will be because we cook it on wood so it is properly smoked. This is not as common as you would think for people selling smoked food but we believe it should be cooked on wood just like they do in the USA. We are really sorry if you don't like this but this is what we are looking for in our smoked BBQ food.

If you go to any diner or BBQ joint in America, you will see the burger baskets. That’s what they use and that’s what we use. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives programme on Food Network (Chanel 41), is where we get some of our inspiration from.

We aim to make the most amazing food from great high welfare produce, if we fall short then please tell us.

Our service is relaxed and friendly and inclusive, if we fall short then tell us.

We aim to serve you as quick as possible but we do make everything in house so it's not always fast food quick, if you think we are too slow please tell us.

Our first core value as a business is to be nice, if you meet anyone of our team and they are not nice please tell us. If we have customers who are not nice feel free to tell them!

I hope you liked your visit to Pig and Pallet and you get what we are about, but please be nice and have fun.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

After a nice long walk we stopped here without a reservation and had a wonderful meal, the menu is vast and there so much to choose from. The service was good if a little slow but we were not in any rush. A Top tip unless you have a massive appetite I would give the starters a miss as they are nearly as big as the mains!! We will definitely be visiting again!

Thank 22Macca44
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Steve W, Owner at Pig and Pallet, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback about Pig and Pallet. We take all comments on board and they are discussed with the team.

We have a policy not to respond to individual reviews and comments on Trip Advisor. If this is a problem for you we are really sorry and get in touch or pop back in and we can chat.

If we get anything wrong in our service or quality we will put it right and apologise, but if you don't like the style and philosophy of Pig and Pallet then there are many other places to eat in an environment where you will feel more relaxed and comfortable, as will we. Not every place is the same and this is what makes independent businesses so great and exciting.

If you had a problem and you mentioned it at the restaurant we would have explained, but if this is the first time you are telling us about it then here are some common observations, which often get left to Trip Advisor to complain about.

The chicken is not undercooked it is smoked and brined and this is what makes it look pink, just like the pork. If you think some of the food tastes of chemicals it will be because we cook it on wood so it is properly smoked. This is not as common as you would think for people selling smoked food but we believe it should be cooked on wood just like they do in the USA. We are really sorry if you don't like this but this is what we are looking for in our smoked BBQ food.

If you go to any diner or BBQ joint in America, you will see the burger baskets. That’s what they use and that’s what we use. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives programme on Food Network (Chanel 41), is where we get some of our inspiration from.

We aim to make the most amazing food from great high welfare produce, if we fall short then please tell us.

Our service is relaxed and friendly and inclusive, if we fall short then tell us.

We aim to serve you as quick as possible but we do make everything in house so it's not always fast food quick, if you think we are too slow please tell us.

Our first core value as a business is to be nice, if you meet anyone of our team and they are not nice please tell us. If we have customers who are not nice feel free to tell them!

I hope you liked your visit to Pig and Pallet and you get what we are about, but please be nice and have fun.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My partner and I decided to try this place on various friends' recommendations, and so glad we did. The staff were very helpful and friendly, with one of the chefs offering to make up an impromptu starter for us both when we couldn't decide what we wanted from the menu!

The main courses were also excellent with well made home-cooked food. The choices of ciders and beers was also impressive.

Didn't have room for dessert, maybe next time..

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Thank Kate S
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Steve W, Owner at Pig and Pallet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback about Pig and Pallet. We take all comments on board and they are discussed with the team.

We have a policy not to respond to individual reviews and comments on Trip Advisor. If this is a problem for you we are really sorry and get in touch or pop back in and we can chat.

If we get anything wrong in our service or quality we will put it right and apologise, but if you don't like the style and philosophy of Pig and Pallet then there are many other places to eat in an environment where you will feel more relaxed and comfortable, as will we. Not every place is the same and this is what makes independent businesses so great and exciting.

If you had a problem and you mentioned it at the restaurant we would have explained, but if this is the first time you are telling us about it then here are some common observations, which often get left to Trip Advisor to complain about.

The chicken is not undercooked it is smoked and brined and this is what makes it look pink, just like the pork. If you think some of the food tastes of chemicals it will be because we cook it on wood so it is properly smoked. This is not as common as you would think for people selling smoked food but we believe it should be cooked on wood just like they do in the USA. We are really sorry if you don't like this but this is what we are looking for in our smoked BBQ food.

If you go to any diner or BBQ joint in America, you will see the burger baskets. That’s what they use and that’s what we use. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives programme on Food Network (Chanel 41), is where we get some of our inspiration from.

We aim to make the most amazing food from great high welfare produce, if we fall short then please tell us.

Our service is relaxed and friendly and inclusive, if we fall short then tell us.

We aim to serve you as quick as possible but we do make everything in house so it's not always fast food quick, if you think we are too slow please tell us.

Our first core value as a business is to be nice, if you meet anyone of our team and they are not nice please tell us. If we have customers who are not nice feel free to tell them!

I hope you liked your visit to Pig and Pallet and you get what we are about, but please be nice and have fun.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We reserved our table at last minute but they happily squeezed us in. Turned out to be not so busy on a Sunday night. The staff were really knowledgeable and accommodating. One if the guys actually sat at our table and told us about the history of the place. He felt like one of the family and it was really good fun. He then returned with a free taster platter for us to all sample the different variety of meats that they had. We ended up paying a bit more than we wanted too but it was our first time and we really enjoyed it. We paid £68 for two adults meals and two drinks each as well as two children's meals and drinks each. The kids loved it and the staff made them feel welcome. The food itself was amazing and all of the smoked meats were delicious. We will be definitely returning soon.

Thank Nestor C
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Steve W, Owner at Pig and Pallet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback about Pig and Pallet. We take all comments on board and they are discussed with the team.

We have a policy not to respond to individual reviews and comments on Trip Advisor. If this is a problem for you we are really sorry and get in touch or pop back in and we can chat.

If we get anything wrong in our service or quality we will put it right and apologise, but if you don't like the style and philosophy of Pig and Pallet then there are many other places to eat in an environment where you will feel more relaxed and comfortable, as will we. Not every place is the same and this is what makes independent businesses so great and exciting.

If you had a problem and you mentioned it at the restaurant we would have explained, but if this is the first time you are telling us about it then here are some common observations, which often get left to Trip Advisor to complain about.

The chicken is not undercooked it is smoked and brined and this is what makes it look pink, just like the pork. If you think some of the food tastes of chemicals it will be because we cook it on wood so it is properly smoked. This is not as common as you would think for people selling smoked food but we believe it should be cooked on wood just like they do in the USA. We are really sorry if you don't like this but this is what we are looking for in our smoked BBQ food.

If you go to any diner or BBQ joint in America, you will see the burger baskets. That’s what they use and that’s what we use. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives programme on Food Network (Chanel 41), is where we get some of our inspiration from.

We aim to make the most amazing food from great high welfare produce, if we fall short then please tell us.

Our service is relaxed and friendly and inclusive, if we fall short then tell us.

We aim to serve you as quick as possible but we do make everything in house so it's not always fast food quick, if you think we are too slow please tell us.

Our first core value as a business is to be nice, if you meet anyone of our team and they are not nice please tell us. If we have customers who are not nice feel free to tell them!

I hope you liked your visit to Pig and Pallet and you get what we are about, but please be nice and have fun.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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