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The Flintlock Inn, Honiton

Pub added by Chris Faulkner
Marsh
Marsh
Postal town: Honiton
EX14 9AJ
Phone: 01460234403

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E TA left this review about The Flintlock Inn

A food-led pub that is so far up its own barrel that it can see its muzzle from the inside. There is a fairly useless garden and a reasonable car park, plus some wooden benches at the front from which to enjoy the traffic. Inside there are various exposed timbers, some fake, which nicely suit the dire muzac, giving the overall impression of a down-market funeral home waiting room. In the single long bar are a large inglenook and woodburner, adding the only hint of comfort (no comfy seats, just tables and a few barstools). The floor is a mix of cheap laminate and industrial carpet. Dogs are not allowed in. Food is ordinary pub fare, well cooked and presented but overpriced at around 60% more than other nearby pubs. Beer was also overpriced by about 15%. There were 4 handpumps but only 2 ales on, Otter and Tribute, both badly kept and in poor condition. The smarmy foreign bar manager initially welcomed us, then got a sad-on when we said we were only having a drink. We weren’t allowed to sit down - apparently all the tables were reserved, though during our hour there most remained empty. We sat on uncomfortable bar stools, which was not conducive to social intercourse, especially as the aforementioned bar manager wouldn’t speak to us. Keep your powder dry and leave it to dogless tourists who have more money than taste.

On 22nd February 2019 - rating: 4
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Brew Guru left this review about The Flintlock Inn

Not sure that 10/10 from the previous review is an apt score for this pub but it certainly merits a visit. Being in a small hamlet it must rely on passing trade and hence an emphasis on food, which by all accounts is excellent. As a result, and being a stone's throw away from the brewery the real ales were Otter Bitter and Otter Ale, as I come to expect in the Blackdowns area, not imagainative but Otter beers are always drinkable. Worth pulling off the A303 for lunch / dinner here as opposed to the Little Chefs which abound on that road.

On 12th October 2011 - rating: 7
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Chris Faulkner left this review about The Flintlock Inn

This pub cannot be missed. The food is superb with lots of choice and I was served the best steak I have eaten in years; locally reared too. The staff are really friendly and the beer choice is good. I recently visited this pub while on a campiong holiday and it really impressed me. Turn off the A303 signposted Marsh and go under the A303 (if travelling south) and the pub is located on the right. This is a hidden gem!

On 26th April 2008 - rating: 10
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