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The Clifton Inn

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 12/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$4 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

Consistently fabulous pies. Both meat and vegetarian are delicious. Plus roasts on a Sunday are so well cooked, real comfort food at a great price. Staff are so welcoming. They take great care to make it covid safe.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

Booked a table of 4 for a birthday lunch. The carvery was superb and the service/staff excellent. This pub is an independent and has made such a big effort to keep people safe during covid and keep it a nice place to eat and drink,...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020

I’m not one to leave many reviews on Trip Advisor but I visited last week with two friends and one of them alerted me to a 1 star review of a visit I witnessed and I felt compelled to set the record straight. I arrived...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020

After coming in second week in a row for Sunday lunch and speaking to the staff about last weeks incident (The review you didn’t want) I felt like I had to leave a review from another customers point. Myself and 2 of my friends came...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020

One word WOW!!! This place is a little gem. Myself and my husband and our 3 children visited for Sunday Carvery, the selection of meats and veg was vast and totally delicious. The staff attention to detail was exception. We will be back. Highly recommended...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020

We absolutely love the Sunday lunches! generous portions, with excellent ingredients. Always freshly cooked vegetables with a choice of sauce. We make a point to schedule our day around our Sunday carver at the Clifton when we are in town! Lovely, highly recommend it! (and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

This is the second year we have been to this pub on our way home from our holidays. The food is the best we have had the whole two weeks. The services during this awful time was second to none we had the Sunday carvery....More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

This place does the BEST pies ever! The golden perfect pastry sits around a luxurious filling of your choice! Some include the breakfast pie : beans, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms etc Steak and Guinness, and more! A very clean, safe place to go to for...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 May 2020

Believe me, Second to none !!I have eaten pies and savories before ( maybe too much) but I think that Exeter is very very lucky having a proper baker in a pub, not only a baker but a master one,I understand he is the landlord...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

Thanks to the Clifton staff for there kind hospitality. Very attentive and helpful in every way. Food was first class especially the steak pies, called in this morning for 12 breakfast out of the blue, nothing was too much trouble. Thanks all we,ll see you...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clifton Inn
    Does The Clifton Inn offer takeaway?
    Yes, The Clifton Inn offers takeaway services.
    Does The Clifton Inn offer delivery?
    Yes, The Clifton Inn offers delivery services.
    Is The Clifton Inn implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Clifton Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Clifton Inn rated?
    The Clifton Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5