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The Swans Nest

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Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
+44 1392 832371
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to come here as a family for years and years and loved it. We had recently moved to the area; so decided to take my sister and her partner. I was raving about it... stating how good it was etc etc! We arrived and we had booked a table... we had been placed right by the door in the... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very romantic restaurant, with excellant food, and a wide choice of variety, I've eaten here 3 times, and have never been dissapointed. It is a place to take your wife,girlfriend or Mum. It is a sat nav job, as kind of tricky to find. The interior is very cozy, and the service is good, but it aint cheap, hope... More 

Thank garylomas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening. Carvery meats were lovely and tender - loved the red cabbage! Vegetables were hot and all tasted fresh. Rack of ribs were lovely too. Great place for families.

Thank Alfaloopy
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in whilst visiting the area for lunch, it is very dark inside and whilst the staff are very welcoming the place itself feels a little dingy. We chose the carver and whilst the meat was fine the veg could have been improved. We thought overall it was poor value and probably would not revisit. The highlight were the staff... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing. Waited ages to get served with drinks. Food server's rude, pathetic portion of meat, burnt cauliflower cheese, frozen green beans, over cooked red cabbage. 4 adults 2 children not happy

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Devon Advanced Motorcyclists met here on Wednesday eve. We were about 50 in total and had a room set aside for our meet. Staff friendly, place warm and made to feel welcome. Thank you very much :-)

Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
exeter Devon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful staff lovely fresh vegetables.Liked the atmosphere .Quite busy for a Wednesday night . Hoping to book for a Birthday party soon. Have been slightly discouraged in the past by rather dry vegetables BUT not this week.

Thank caron028
Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday, early evening. This is a huge pub with lots of tables. It's very dark and has old furniture and looks very shabby. we ordered the carvery which to be fair was ok, plenty to choose from and a very pleasant guy serving us. The food could have been hotter but generally was ok. The... More 

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Exminster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really a pub, but serves a very popular carvery 7 days a week. VERY busy on Sundays. Went there on Friday, had a few drinks and the carvery was very good. Staff are outstanding. A very well managed place. It is brewery ties - Palmerston, but its attraction is its food. Beware queues on Sunday lunch. A rare sight... More 

Thank Peter P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

easy to book great service on arrival and during meal had locally sourced muscles starter and one of the softest steaks for main mouth watering excellent and the owner dropped us back to camp site excellent will be back soon thank you

1 Thank Pecker W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 832371

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