The Red Barn
We are currently taking bookings for inside tables of up to six guests.
The outside tables are available on a 'walk up' basis.
With the exception of guide dogs, pets are not allowed on the premises.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Mussels in Cider
West Country mussels served either in Cider & Cream or Thai Broth
from our butchers farm in Shirwell
Tuscan Seafood Tagliatelle
king prawns, smoked salmon, cream, spinach, sundried tomatoes
As always lovely food, very friendly staff and great table looking out to the beach
Brilliant staff and service. Prompt service, our seven meals all came together! Lovely food, a varied choice, vegan, veggie, meat, fish. Couldn't fault it.
Lovely meal with very friendly staff and a great location
Excellent service, nice atmospere, good quality food. Menus not extensive but some good specials. Would use again
Thank you Derek!
Lovely meals in a great location with very friendly staff
The surf resort feel to the restaurant was pitched at the right level, with a good ambience throughout.
The food was really tasty and a good standard, though I was disappointed not to be able to have a slight deviation from the menu which most chefs would be able to manage simply.
The service was friendly although a little awkward when trying to engage. The food is a little pricey, but is a good stadrad.
Another great visit to the Red Barn - we will be visiting again very soon
Thank you Nick!
We had a lovely meal in the Red Barn, fantastic attentive service and wonderful food. We’ll be back soon!
Thank you Katie!
Prompt service, good food, vibrant with nice views of the sea.
Thank you Mark!
I was so pleased with the new advisory that no dogs allowed on the premises! We are staying a week and will be back again, the food was delicious, the whole dining out experience was fab! Thank you for sparing us the barking dogs outside and allowing us to eat our food inside without the smell of dogs, much more hygienic.
Thank you Nettie!
Great location and great service to match. Booked in after a long walk with my group and everyone was happy
Thank you David!
We have missed the food, service and view. Always fab! Our holidays wouldn't be the same without our meals in the Red Barn. See you in March.
Thank you Suzanne!
Lovely place to eat, usually go when we're here on holiday. The service was impeccable, all the staff very helpful and nice. Would highly recommend a visit
Thank you Caroline!
Variety of food, not much choice for vegetarians. Quite noisy for us older folk, lots of family groups.
I found for me the menu very limited
I know COVID has made it difficult
Prices have increased here & they no longer allow dogs.
It's a shame that they feel it necessary to charge extra for bread & fries with already expensive dishes.
Excellent as usual! Despite the difficulties of adapting re C19 the staff made sure our evening went smoothly. It was great to be back.
Thank you Suzanne!
Wonderful again- service is outstanding & we enjoyed our selection- Lamb steak & Tuscan tagliatelle...
Thank you Shirley!
First visit since we moved to live in Woolacombe - already booked again for next week!!
Thank you Nick and welcome to Woolacombe!
We use the Barn many times each year and always enjoy it. Post Covid prices are a little higher but quantity is good for the prices and the basic menu quite limited but there are 8 specials. Just had a Thai salad with garlic prawns....wonderful.
My aged mum likes the barn for Sunday roasts but sadly none are available at the present time.
I'm worried about giving this a good review as more of you will make it busier for us to get a table.
Lovely to sit and watch the sea especially on a windy day...
Very poor veggie options the mushroom risotto had about 4 pieces of mushroom and did not have the seafood plattter I had before but I made do. The most disappointed that there was no live music came all the way from wales havei g been looking forward for so long.
A great, family friendly restuarant. Good food, good drinks, good atmosphere and great views. Highly recommend.
Thank you Sara!
Great service, still taking COVID hygiene seriously. Overall a very nice meal.
Great place to eat/drink. Fab vibe. Friendly staff. Had the fish & chips, must say the fish wasnt the best I've had, more batter than fish, but definitely not the worst. Nice chunky chips and minted peas. Had an Aperol spritz which was very weak, couldn't taste the prosecco and could have done with a bit more Aperol in. Still enjoyed the evening and would definitely go back.
Good food well cooked and attentive service thoroughly enjoyed it
Thank you Simon!
Good atmosphere made to feel welcome, polite and helpful
Thank you Tony!
Lovely welcome, very friendly staff, food was enjoyed by everyone but a little over priced for our usual budget even on holiday. Having to book worked ok but really wish they didn't leave tables empty and tell others there fully booked when there's plenty of time for others to enjoy a drink or food before next arrivals. Spontaneity has been taken out of holidays due to needing to book to get in for a drink or food. You can't always plan when you will be thirsty or hungry.
As always great food, but a bit more choice would be good but appreciate the difficulties in supply chain at moment.
Thank you Steve!
Always a favourite! Food is delicious, very clean and COVID safe, all servers wearing masks. Excellent customer service!!
Thank you Wendy!
Very good service and value unfortunately had to send burger back as it was raw in the middle .
It is a mistake to think that burgers being beef are ok to eat on the pink side they are not .
Lovely food, atmosphere as always! We have been regulars over the years! The improvements this year have been great!
Thank you Liz!
Lovely family feel to the restaurant. Staff were attentive and ensured we had everything we needed.
Thank you Caron!
Everything was ok but nothing stood out out as really nice
Still a lovely place. Now table service presumably because of COVID. Wasn’t made to feel very special by the waitress. Was with my three teenagers and when we were ordering drinks the waitress just demanded ID from my daughter who was 18 the next day. She didn’t even ask for an alcoholic drink! Got the feeling she had had enough and wanted to go home. Food was lovely though and chap on
Door was very polite and friendly.
Great relaxed atmosphere and two of the team, in particular - George and Nathan, were so friendly and helpful guiding us through the new procedures.
A good varied menu with a great selection of fish dishes on the specials board.
Looking forward to our next visit!
Thank you Karen!
This is one of my favourite restaurants. I love the unique décor and the staff are always lovely and very helpful. I'm a vegetarian and they always have a variety of options for me too. I'll visit again it's so in keeping with the chilled Woolacombe vibe.
Not the first time we've been here, food is very good, service is pretty good, they gave us a round of drinks on the house after a kitchen delay, which we hadn't actually mentioned. Reasonable price.
Thanks Simon and cheers!
Great location, very friendly staff, good service, the food was lovely the only reason l gave 4 stars for food was because there wasn’t a great deal of choice and none of the desserts on the menu were available and on the day we went there was no sirloin steak which was disappointing.
Hi Trudy Thank you for your comments and I hope that you can visit us again. We’ve had an issue with the quality of the Sirloin Steaks so we have taken them off sale until it’s resolved. However, we do have a rather good Rib-Eye on the Specials board! Unfortunately, staffing levels in the kitchen mean we don’t have anyone to work the dessert section at the moment, though there is ice cream and cake available.
Great to be back in the Red Barn. We visit every time we holiday in Woolacombe, which is once or twice a yea. The main menu has been reduced but there are more daily ‘specials’. Food and drinks were very tasty. Looking forward to returning next year
Thank you David!
We came here in June and saw the change in direction, which seemed good. It is trying to be more of a restaurant than a pub, however the food, while better than it was, doesn’t quite live up to this. The “specials” are the same now in September as in June, therefore they’re not specials! We had the lamb steak which wasn’t great quality but it was ok. The decor and size feels like a pub but doesn’t act like one. Also, we can’t understand why there is strict seating and table service, introduced for Covid, for those who just want a drink. The Red Barn was one of our favourite places in Woolacombe, and we’ve been coming about 20 years, but the changes don’t seem to have worked. There is a controversial dog ban ( we’re not dog owners by the way) but it seems illogical not to allow them outside. This premises has the great advantage of being in a prime location in the Village, but no longer seems to be the heart of the community.
The Red Barn is rated 4.5 stars by 285 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.