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The Swans Nest

Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
+44 1392 832371
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“sunday carvery” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good home cooked carvery. Excellent value for the family. Only gripe was the cost of the small appetite plate which was almost the same as the adult portion. Would go again

Thank stw646
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good morning! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your carvery with us and we will take onboard your feedback regarding our small appetite portion. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I first come across The Swans Nest years ago, by chance, essentially I noticed it while driving past it on my way to Dawlish Warren, which is about 6 ½ miles away. The Swans Nest is your typical country pub, big, lots of dark woods...More

Thank Turboman
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and can appreciate the improvements we've made. We'll make sure we take on board your comments about further things that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us on a family reunion booked a table on Sunday evening. We ordered and enjoyed carvery each. I have to say. There has been a remarkable improvement since my last visit. The staff were very attentive and most convivial. During our meals we...More

Thank hepa
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon Hepa, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to us, including our carvery. It's lovely to hear that you can see our improvements. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Exminster and go to the Swans Nest on a regular basis. Carianne and the rest of the staff are always friendly and welcoming so we asked if we could have our wedding reception there, on 27 May. It exceeded all of our...More

Thank Senkjoe
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon! First, congratulations again! We hope you have a long and happy life together ❤️ We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your special evening with us and we're happy we could help take some of the workload off of your hands. We'll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table only to find they had no recollection , I showed them when I dialed only for the manager to come up not To say sorry but instead I had people are already there and basically tough. I have my children every...More

Thank hatebreed29
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Reviews are very important to us as they allow us to continue to improve our service. There was a mix up with your booking, for which we apologise. Some walk-in customers were sat...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

I went bank holiday Monday with 3 friends after a great day around 6.30pm and was looking foward to our visit to the swans nest after good reports but was somewhat bit disappointed. Was quiet when we went in lovley decor also and clean the...More

Thank sipeacock79
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Feedback is very important for us to allow us to continue on improving our service. We're so glad to hear that you liked our establishment and our staff. We will take on board your...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Went for quiet midweek evening meal with my partner and this restaurant ticked all our boxes. Lots of different dining areas so we were able to choose a table and enjoy a romantic meal together. Food was excellent and we'd both recommend their fantastic specials...More

Thank starcross1974
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonerful review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your date night with us. We hope to see you and your partner again on your next date night soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2018

We have always had excellent food & Service here so we decided to have our evening do here, We were blown away by the kindness of Kerri-Anne and the staff. Kerri-anne felt like she was a wedding planner for me. She was extremely helpful and...More

1  Thank bryknapp
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your special day, and everything we did for you. We'll be sure to pass on your thanks to Carianne and the team. We hope...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Always used to eat here back in the day and returned for the first time in years. Hasn’t lost its charm and the food is just as good. Had a beautiful roast lunch which tasted great and was plentiful. Great atmosphere and all the staff...More

Thank Tasheds
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I was going to leave 3 stars but I didn't raise my issue and therefore didn't give the venue an opportunity to rectify the problem. Fantastic pub with great decor, very welcoming. We ordered 3 meals, burger for our son, chicken for the wife and...More

Thank Honestb0b
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fair and honest review. We're so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to us, although we will pass your feedback about the gammon onto our chef. We hope to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
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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