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Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd

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Address: 4 Kings Wharf The Quay | No. 4 Kings Wharf, Exeter EX2 4AN, England
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+44 1392 424241
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Bike, canoe & kayak hire centre, plus bike sales & repairs, on...

Bike, canoe & kayak hire centre, plus bike sales & repairs, on Exeter quay. Pedal from the city to the seaside or paddle to the pub! Easy, relaxing, outdoor fun for all ages.We're on Exeter's historic quayside - popular for it's fascinating history, interesting architecture and independent shops - an easy 10 min walk from the city centre. Open 9am to 6pm everyday (closed Weds in winter)

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I was heading out on my cycle ride to Powderham when I noticed my tyres weren't pumped up. I called in to this place and the staff, even though they were mega busy getting bikes... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Jackie R
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was heading out on my cycle ride to Powderham when I noticed my tyres weren't pumped up. I called in to this place and the staff, even though they were mega busy getting bikes and customers ready to go out on the bikes they'd hired from there, were still able to pump my tyres up for me. They didn't... More 

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Thank Jackie R
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are always happy to help people in need of a little air in their tyres - on occasion, we may simply lend you a track pump if we're busy with customers, but we'll try to help you ourselves if we can. It's one of those simple things that... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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506 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very easy process to rent a couple of bikes and helmets and we were away to Exmouth, the route is signposted but can be confusing in places. Allow 90 minutes each way for a comfortable trip - plenty of ice cream as a reward at the other end. If you are tired, come back by train! Easy day out!

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Thank Stuart_Away_Again
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you had fun cycling to Exmouth. We agree that some sections of the route can be confusing, where they are trying to keep you on the quiet roads. We changed our route map on our leaflet and website this year to try to give more information, as we know it can be... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been in a Kayak for over 40 years. Had a Haemorrhage 18 months ago and apart from cycling wanted to find a hobby to keep me active. Always wanted to Kayak so called S & P and booked an hour hire to see if it's something I could get into. Arrived early on the Saturday and the staff were... More 

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Thank CBS58
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. What a great story, I'm so glad to hear we have helped you to find a hobby to keep you active after your injury. Kayaking is a lovely, peaceful way to get out and enjoy the waterways, with gentle enough exercise for all abilities. Keep up the great work - we hope to... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I went there with some family once to hire some bikes and once to hire some kayaks. The staff was very friendly and helpful, I was a bit nervous about the kayaks but they do explain very well and make sure you're comfortable before sending you off. Price is reasonable. Best to book though as there are busy, especially on... More 

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Thank Clairerevier
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. Great to hear that we helped you to overcome your nerves and that you had fun on the kayaks as well as the bikes! Hope to see you again sometime. More 

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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I alway enjoy coming down to Saddles and Paddle for rentals, location is great and I find the hire is reasonable in price. Staff are very helpful an friendly. Kayaking excursion from the Quay to Double Locks is a great little adventure

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Thank Vikki L
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We love hearing that you've had fun, but are particularly pleased to hear you find us helpful and friendly and that you feel our hire charges are reasonable. Look forward to welcoming you back another time! More 

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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My daughters wanted a family time in Exeter on Bank Holiday Saturday. The plan to hire some bikes, ride to Double Locks for some lunch then back. OK we didn't book, and probably not surprised at 1pm they had a waiting list, and were told they should have some at 2pm. We went off and ate in local restaurant, at... More 

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Thank Colin S
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you were unhappy with the price of your bike hire. We strive to keep our prices as fair and as affordable as possible, particularly for families, and have not increased our adult bike hire cost for many years as a result. We offer a simple pricing structure, with an adult bike costing £6 for up to one... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Family of 4 rented bikes today for an all day cycle down to Exmouth. We were in the shop for approx 10 mins, polite knowledgable staff assisted with a very sleek process to get you on the bikes as soon as possible. The bikes were good quality everything set up and ready to roll as soon as you say on... More 

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Thank happyfamily4680
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your ride and the beautiful Exe Estuary Trail. We are very lucky to be situated at the start of this route and agree that it is wonderful for families in particular. Many thanks again. More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great time in the Canadian canoes went up to Double locks and beyond, had lovely lunch in the pub. Staff at S and P very friendly had 4 hours nice scenery.

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Thank kategoord
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - great to hear you had a fun paddle to the pub! Hope you can visit again for another adventure sometime. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks as always to a fantastic team at Saddles and Paddles. My bike has been beautifully serviced. I have sought advice on a number of biking matters and have been dealt with courteously AND extremely knowledgeably. Anyone reading this....use this little gem on the Quay for ALL of your cycling needs. . .non patronising, problem solving and expert treatment. Saddles... More 

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Thank MellieSully
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - sorry for the delay in responding, we've been caught up in the crazy summer season! We're all really grateful for your feedback and thank you for your kinds words. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We rented 3 bikes for a afternoon cycle down the canal. Helmets provided, great service and comfortable bikes all at a reasonable price.

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Thank K P
Heather B, Owner at Saddles & Paddles Exeter Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - so pleased you enjoyed your bike ride. Hope we can welcome you back sometime. More 

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