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Glad we called in for a drink

We have been meaning to visit for a long time and now we are very glad to have been. We went for a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
A fantastic evening, highly recommend!

We had a wonderful evening in the tap room in a nice little spot. Outstanding service both for food... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Ian G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
via mobile
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27 Aug 2018
“Glad we called in for a drink”
11 Jun 2018
“A fantastic evening, highly recommend!”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter EX4 4NX, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We have been meaning to visit for a long time and now we are very glad to have been. We went for a drink and we were impressed with how nice it is and what a nice atmosphere. We didn't eat but everyone seemed to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening in the tap room in a nice little spot. Outstanding service both for food (pies were top drawer) and the beer which was served by a really knowedgeable and friendly barman. An experience that I would highly recommend.. we could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian G
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic night out eleven of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Well stocked bar even had Sandford Cider that went down a treat. Excellent pies, great company, lovely venue. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Jay R
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

So hubby was on a mission to visit. Lots of googling revealed that the brewery offer a 'pie and mash' night every Thursday, 5-9pm. So after a brief visit to the brewery shop in the afternoon, we returned with family (6 of us in total,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank powsyl
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had a very bad experiance hiring the tap room. at the end of the night the barman said we'd spent more than enough to get the deposit back and on monday

Date of experience: June 2017
6  Thank Stevie B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My father in law is a big beer drinker so we had to drop by the shop before leaving to get him a few bottles. We waited in the shop for quite a while before anyone came to greet us but they were very apologetic...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank amief635
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Just went to get some beer for a bbq and had a nice experience. The staff are informative and knowledgable

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank eva r
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I went here for a private function in the bar, it was a great location for friends to celebrate over good beers. I'm not normally a beer drinker but the Avocet is very easy to drink, and they have a good selection of non-beer drinks...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Curatorgirl
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great beer, fabulous pies, great staff, just enjoy, worth a visit! Have to write 100 digits but summed it up in the first 60. Just enjoy!!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Philip H
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely cosy bar area tucked away inside the brewery, the menu is pies, pies or pies on a Thursday when we visited, and didn't they do pie mash and gravy well. Great value, great food, great atmosphere will definitely return.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Jenbell19
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29 June 2017|
Response from Curatorgirl | Reviewed this property |
They only open on the last Friday of each month for curry, but open weekly on Thursday evenings for pies. It's definitely worth booking if you want to guarantee a table - give them a call.