The Mussel Inn & Cottages

4.8
40 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Mussel Inn, Down Thomas is loved by both visitors and locals alike for it’s blend of delicious food and drink and it’s friendly welcome.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
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Aimee
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food (large portions too) lovely staff. We will be going again.

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mikes
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The food was well presented and very tasty

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Devonvisitor
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and attentive staff who happily turned the volume down on the speaker behind my head.
Really good food and decent choice of wine.
Being picky the new decor is quite minimalist and bright so not quite the atmosphere. Perhaps uplighters on the walls rather than down to reduce the glare of the bulbs but that’s being picky.
I’d go again certainly

TC
TrudyC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast, service brilliant too.
We had family visit us unexpectedly and we were extremely grateful that the staff were able to accommodate two extra people
Thank you to everyone.

AM
AlexM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a pleasant experience. Food was very good. Just a bit too noisy to be really comfortable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Tha prawn curry was fantastic,

CC
CollingeC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice pub.. a little cold but nothing too bad when we moved abit closer to the fire. Might be nice to accept nhs or blue light discount cards

SS
SharonS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, presented beautifully, and tastes wonderful. Staff were very pleasant, and can't wait to go back with our dog.

BC
BeckyC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and lovely staff, will definitely go back

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place! The menu had so many options and the food tasted incredible! The service was fab and the staff were so attentive. We’d definitely recommend this place to anyone, we can’t wait to come back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying at the cottages love the food here. We came here in July and returned in October the food was one of the attractions!! No need to travel. Never had a bad meal and we’ve tried virtually every meal on the menu between us. Great food and a great welcome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous roast dinner yet again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another amazing food experience. First time we have tried the roast. The photos didn’t disappoint. Amazing value for money for such high calibre cuisine!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Good service . Burger was excellent. Pork belly slice on the burger was a great idea. Seafood curry a big hit as well. Prawn on toast stater excellent- large good quality prawns. Can’t wait to go again at the end of the week 😀

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying at the Mussel Inn cottages for a second time so we knew how gorgeous the food is here. Having eaten here every night it was open last time. Booked up fo the same this time. Loving the Autumnal menu as much as the summer one. Maybe just a wee bit more. Especially recommend the lamb shank or Fish curried. Min the fish and chips is still amazing. Great pub friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite as usual. Service was attentive and friendly by the young team. We’ve booked for Xmas lunch and can’t wait!

DH
DavidH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food very good. Meal spoilt by music being too loud, making conversation difficult.

SS
SueS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food, not too expensive. Lovely pub with pleasant staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service. Highly recommended

CJ
ChrisJ
Devon
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and good. Highly recommended. Will be going again.

E
Evencroft
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good service and attentive. Food was very average - tasted ok but portions small. Heard lots of good things about The Mussel but this is the 2nd time we’ve failed to see what the fuss is about.

KL
KellieL
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Mussel. The food was fabulous, great atmosphere and ambience and the staff couldn’t do enough for you. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning.

PH
PaulH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had to wait quite a long time between ordering food and it being delivered to the table.

AG
AshleyG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service in a great setting in the countryside

HS
HelenS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there 3 times on our recent holiday. The food is amazing and staff good too. Well worth a visit.

JL
JanetL
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, we love the pies!! Great waiting staff, fantastic personality, efficient with great sunny smiles.

GG
GavinG
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, well worth a visit. We will be booking up again soon.

FD
FionaD
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, great food and service. Fab outside area for kids too. Love it

SM
SarahM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and
Service, one of our favourite places to visit

SB
SophieB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend The Mussel Inn. The food was absolutely delicious and there is such a range to choose from we all had something different and had food envy.
There is a lovely garden outside to eat in and a fabulous new park for the kids. My little one had a great time. Can't wait to eat here again

SD
SimonD
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening in a warm and welcoming environment. The food was excellent and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful!

HP
HelenP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quite efficient staff, lovely food. Ambience great, highly recommended.

JW
JacquiW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fish and chips and they were delicious, nothing to fault.

NP
NickyP
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really friendly staff, fabulous tasty food and great surroundings.
Would highly recommend

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Trevor1371
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was of an excellent standard. Well done chef. Not large amounts of food but superbly cooked. The service was friendly and the length of time between each course was satisfactory. The pub was clean on arrival and comfortable. For a pub, the menu was varied but a little expensive. However, a good experience.

SL
SandraL
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was very nice but the portions were a bit small for the price. We had prawn and monkfish curry and there was only 3 small pieces of monk. My partner was glad he ordered side of chips as the portion was small. We waited 25 minutes for them to take our food order and then around 20mins for the pudding order once they had cleared our plates . Food was tasty and staff polite and friendly.

DW
DouglasW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and theservice even better

JD
JaneD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited The Mussel for a long awaited catch up with a Friend,
Amazing food and great service

FAQs

The Mussel Inn & Cottages offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01752 862888.

The Mussel Inn & Cottages is rated 4.8 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.