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The Drewe Arms

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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The Square | Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QN, England
+44 1647 281409
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sunday roast (a big thank you for even offering such a thing as not everyone bothers!) and the rest of the menu looks amazing too. The staff are so welcoming (we particularly liked Martha who was serving us on our last visit) the beer is spot on and the puddings could quite literally feed 3 people! If you’re ever there... More 

1 Thank Tahlula
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had a very warm welcome from everyone, the food and service was excellent. Dinner was freshly cooked to order, we will definitely be visiting again,, our friends loved their stay there after a day of walking.

1 Thank chaffe2016
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We've visited the Drewe Arms on a number of occasions and have found it absolutely delightful .I must say we have always enjoyed our food whatever we have opted for but I must stress that the sticky toffee pudding even I struggle to consume all of it. We have a dog which sometimes goes with us but dogs are only... More 

1 Thank michaelD539KB
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Looks can be deceiving, the idyllic pub gave us high expectations, unfortunately they were crushed once the food arrived. The food was bland and basic at best. Although the quality of my steak was good and cooked blue to my liking the rest pretty terrible. Over cooked plain veg, unseasoned vegetable oil roast potatoes, the greasiest Yorkshire pudding I've ever... More 

Thank Philip D
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is our 4th visit to Drewsteignton and obviously visits to the Drewe Arms were required. This pub just works, Gary runs it superbly, the food is divine and the beer and cider is kept to perfection. Although we were only in the village for 3 nights/2 days we had lunch, outside in the sun at the end of October,... More 

1 Thank james c
Launceston, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Old fashioned unspoilt pub in lovely village. We had lunch there & whilst the food was very good, it's a bit pricey. Thought that the barman was bordering on rude & certainly not very friendly! The Otter Ale was less than perfect & pretty poor really.

Thank PJ777
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wow, 3rd visit to this village and in 1 week we had 6 meals here, not because we couldn't find anywhere else but why go anywhere else when to beer, food & service are so good. I tried a different dish every visit, my wife nearly did but was drawn to the fish & chips on more than 1 occasion.... More 

Thank james c
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here while walking the Two Moors Way. Great food, nice room which had a kettle but no mugs or tea bags. Great beer and friendly staff, would come again

Thank ChrisWillard W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went down for a meal as a family for my dad's birthday on the 1st September, we've been here a number of times before for dinner and we're always impressed. There were some lovely specials to go for (lamb was amazing) and I had the haddock and chorizo dish which was excellent. I would highly recommend the food in... More 

Thank Joycem95
Birmingham, England
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This establishment is 23 miles from Exeter services not 2.3 as stated. Is good but al long drive for a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 281409
The Drewe Arms is one of the most historic pubs in Britain. It is listed on CAMRA's inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Build in 1646, The Drewe Arms is an achingly beautiful thatched pub in the idyllic village of Drewsteignton.
With an emphasis on great local beers and food, an extensive wine list and affordable accommodation The Drewe Arms is the perfect place to visit for a quick pint, a romantic meal or an overnight stay.
The Drewe Arms also has a large function room (The Long Room) which host private parties, weddings and numerous live music events through out the year - look at our website for more details.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?