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Balfour Arms

(17 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Service 4.5
  • Location 4.3
  • Breakfast 4.2

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.1

Balfour Arms Information


A real hub of the community, the Balfour Arms is everything you’d expect from a great local. Traditional home-cooked food in our fantastic restaurant is complemented by a fantastic range of drinks from our bar including real cask ales, refreshing lagers & ciders, as well as a wide selection of gins & wines. There’s also great entertainment from live music, open mic nights, karaoke and more. Not forgetting Sky Sports and BT Sport showing all the biggest sporting events! Visiting the area? Our brand-new letting rooms are the perfect getaway for anyone looking to stay in Sidmouth. All rooms are complete with comfortable super king or twin beds, television, shower, hairdryer, high quality toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. Our amazing rooms also come with a traditional home-cooked breakfast to match. Vegetarian or vegan? We have you catered for too.

At the Balfour Arms in Sidmouth we pride ourselves on being the very best local that caters for all your needs in a warm and relaxed environment. Our excellent staff will make the Balfour Arms feel like your home from home. Somewhere you’re always welcome and relaxed, whether by yourself, or with friends or family. We’ve got that warm welcome, the sense of community, the relaxing atmosphere. Daisy & Simon who run the Balfour Arms have many years of experience between them in the hospitality trade, they took over the pub in October 2023 and have already set up the Balfour Arms Community Trust Fund, and make the pub a community hub that brings everyone together to support charities and good causes in the area. So come and visit us, drop in, feel at home…


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Game room
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
  • Children's play area

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Conference & events


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Walking


  • Check in
    14:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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  • Road from The West M5 (12.0 miles)
    From the A38 eastbound, enter the M5, follow signs for Taunton/Honiton/Barnstaple .

    At junction 30, take the A379 exit to Sidmouth/A3052

    At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Sidmouth Rd/A376

    At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A3052
    Continue for 10 miles.
    Turn right onto Woolbrook Rd
    The Balfour Arms will be on the right 

  • Road from The East M5 (12.0 miles)
    Leave the M5 at junction 30, take the A379/A376 exit to Dawlish/Exeter/Sidmouth/Exmouth/Servises

    At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sidmouth Rd/A376

    At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A3052

    Continue for 10 miiles.
    Turn right onto Woolbrook Rd.
    The Balfour Arms is approximately 1 mile on the right.

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