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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this pub on the off-chance of getting a table early on a Saturday evening and managed to get a perch at one of their ‘bar’ tables. There is loads of outdoor seating, but it was all taken or reserved - not surprising...as it is a fabulous spot on the estuary and it was a warm weekend evening. Food was lovely: my son had a burger with all the trimmings. Fabulous fries, fresh lettuce and a lovely coleslaw. I had the veggie cauliflower tacos. Very tasty. Only niggles… the burger was just shy of £20, which felt excessive. The tacos left my fingers and mouth stained yellow! And they refused to serve my son a pint, even though legally he is allowed to drink with his meal. But these niggles aside, it was good food, friendly service and a beautiful location within a 5 minute drive from Exeter.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

Lovely pub and very polite staff. Food very poor. Cauliflower Tacos were uninspiring cold and cauliflower was hard. Maybe just choose the wrong thing.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

Wonderful cosy atmosphere and buzz. Great food and absolutely amazing service. Nothing is too much trouble. Great choice of starters mains and deserts

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

A great spot by the river for lunch or drinks It was busy and we had expected a long wait for our lunch…but it came promptly and with cheery service Highlight was the “fishfinger sandwiches” - a large ciabatta roll filled with 2 fillets of...fish covered in a fresh beer batter. Superb Definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

My friend and I visited this inn for dinner twice in little more than a week. On both occasions we experienced excellent service from an attentive and friendly waiter. In addition the meals were excellent; the steak was cooked to perfection as per our requests....The fish and chips were excellent. I would thoroughly recommend coming here for dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Tried to book but fully booked 😕 so just went for a drink hoping to get a table. After 10 minutes waiting the lovely helpful ladies got us a table 😋 Was very busy we ordered and food wasn't long,and was very good food to....Definitely recommend you try going . So thankyou again ladies .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

A beautiful area, characterful Inn and pleasant staff, unfortunately the sirloin steak was indelibly tough. A word with the waitress elicited the response that it was of course sirloin not fillet. She did offer to swap it over, but we hadn't the time, so she...took it away. No adjustment to the bill was made though.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We were staying in Topsham for New Year and, knowing how busy places can get at this time of year, booked a table for the 30th December. Fully expecting to be bounced out of our table after eating, we were delighted to be warmly welcomed...and informed that we could stay as long as we liked. Service and food were both excellent, so much so that we booked for tonight, 2nd January, before leaving and had an equally enjoyable evening. Really good food at more than reasonable prices and superb service. An excellent pub in a lovely little town, which we shall look forward to revisiting.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Fabulous lunch , lovely staff that couldn’t have been more attentive and the food delicious , fresh caught fish and the dishes of the day were difficult to choose from . Will definitely return when we are next here. Happy new year to you !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

We ate at the Passage House recently for dinner. All good, friendly welcome at the bar, good real ale choices, a very friendly helpful young man looked after us in the restaurant. Food was very good, service excellent, and a nice atmosphere, so we will...return for sure when next in TopshamMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

We were a party of 11 and booked only 24 hours in advance. No problem at all! We needed gluten free options and they provided an excellent selection. The staff were welcoming polite and friendly and the food was great. We all enjoyed it especially...the carvery, the pie of the day and the cheesecake. The menu was varied and the location down on the river was lovely, so many birds around including a kingfisher! We thoroughly recommend this restaurant and will become a regular for us whenever we are in the area. Thank you for a great time.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Found this pub by chance whilst down in Devon on holiday, best meal we’ve had all week. Superb freshly cooked food, excellent choice with a good variety. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely return if we were in the area again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

This was a lovely lunch. Tempting menu and friendly efficient staff. My fish special was delicious. I’ll definitely return

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

This is a great pub with friendly staff and service. Unfortunately our lunch was poor for the price. The fish pie was tiny and a bit over cooked. Masses of batter on a small piece of fish. The chips were gorgeous. Ciabatta toastie stingily filled...and way overpriced. It’s a shame as Topsham has some great places to eat and we felt let down by our food yesterday.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

We were recommended to try here and were so pleased we did. The place of Topsham is a beautiful village a 20 minute drive from Exeter. We sat outside overlooking the estuary and had an excellent lunch. Get there early if u want to sit...outside and have a chance to try the mussels !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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DianeTRO
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Response from E9368UQseanm | Reviewed this property |
There is an accessible level entrance to the pub, but they don’t have an accessible toilet. There is a single large step up to the toilets and the toilets are quite narrow. If you have a slim lightweight chair and can manage... More
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17 February 2018|
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Response from ejlaver45 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park 5/10 mins walk, all level walkway. Lovely to look at The Estuary.
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Response from 393carlyp | Property representative |
Hi there, I am the Manager and we are dog friendly. We allow dogs in the main bar area and one of our restaurant areas. If you would like to make a booking please let us know you are bringing the dog. Kind regards Carly
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Passage House Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4