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The Lamb at Longdown

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Food, Reasonable Price
1. Amazing Food, Reasonable Price
"Darn it. I was hoping to find something wrong on the second visit!"
Sue M
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2. Friendly, Professional Service
2. Friendly, Professional Service
"Great ambiance, super service and food to die for."
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3. Countryside Gastro-Pub
3. Countryside Gastro-Pub
" friendly staff and a comfortable, recently-renovated period pub"
David M
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A semi-rural pub situated in the heart of picturesque Longdown, we specialise in serving fresh food, local beers and fine wines. Central to the Longdown community and just a few minutes outside Exeter, you can now enjoy all the atmosphere of a traditional Devon pub, with a wide choice of ales and wines, combined with exciting menus developed by our brilliant chef, Dolton Lodge and his trusted team of Chefs. We pride ourselves on locally sourced produce, value for money and a level of service that will make everyone feel like one of the locals.
US$4 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Dining bars
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Sunday roast ! We both had roast beef and OMG!! Absolutely gorgeous, tender and succulent beef! The Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and roast potatoes were perfect 🤩 Definitely I would recommend to visit

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Our second visit to this incredible restaurant hidden behind a pub sign!! Please don’t miss out as you will experience superb food, great service and an experience in culinary expertise that is second to none. I hate aubergines and for the life of me I...have no idea why but I chose a starter of aubergine, goats cheese and caramelised onions - OMG, it was delicious. Then Sea Bass, again cooked to perfection. A dessert of Xmas pud with date ice cream and brandy butter finished off a superb meal. I cannot recommend The Lamb enough. They normally have availability through week nights and it is a treat that we all owe to ourselves at the end of a difficult and troubled year.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome -although they were about to close they were friendly and happy to make an excellent cup of coffee to help thaw out a cold biker -will def return for a meal , karma works!!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 22 November 2021

Had a family with 8 people meal and loved it. I had pork belly. Great spot for a nice meal near Exeter.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 November 2021

This is our second visit for Sunday lunch, this place is a real gem, food is just simply the best in the area, the young team were attentive without being too gushy, nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was first class....Thank you we will be back again. Popped into the kitchen to thank the chef, no surprise the kitchen was immaculate, well done team,.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Wow, what an incredibly delicious meal we had at the Lamb. This is our second visit and the food is outstanding - I asked the waiter when it would get it’s first Michelin star! Reasonably priced and great friendly service, you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 29 October 2021 via mobile

We had a really great group meal at the Lamb. The food was outstanding. Our favourites were the pheasant starter, the venison scotch egg and the curried fish main. So nice to have such a creative and different menu. Only dish with room for improvement...was the lamb (didn't feel the quality if the cut was there - a little fatty). The rest of dish was excellent though - particularly the mini shepherd's pie! Service was great- drinks and food arrived promptly. They took the time to explain the desserts and were happy to answer any questions. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Lamb and am already planning a return visit!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Where to begin, this place is a real hidden gem - A restaurant behind a Pub sign. An amazing dining experience from start to finish. Behind the bar was messy but the wines and cocktails were top notch. The food was perfectly cooked, well balanced...and full of flavour. Not too busy but I have no idea how?! This placed should be filled to the rafter. We will be back if holidaying in the area, as good as we’ve had in London.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Another fantastic roast at the Lamb, still the best roast in Devon, can not fault! Lovely country setting, lovely service. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2021 via mobile

Booked Sunday lunch with family and friends. Service was really slow and the food was questionnable. Not hot and the beef tasted strange to 3 of us. The waitress could not answer basic questions. The icing on the cake was the obligatory 12.5% service charge....You are nowhere near as good as you think you are!More

Date of visit: September 2021
The L, Owner at The Lamb at Longdown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2021

Thank you for saying we have hype around what we do here at The Lamb! We are very sorry The Lamb did not live up to your expectations, this isn't A common issue and we never like to have anyone leave unhappy. If you had...More

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13 April 2021|
Response from DolL92 | Property representative |
Good Morning, Thank you for your question, we will re-open MAY 20th 2021 We look forward to welcoming all our wonderful customers back. We wish we could re-open for outside dining but only having 4 tables and the cold... More
28 October 2017|
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13 October 2015|
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lamb at Longdown

Yes, The Lamb at Longdown is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Lamb at Longdown is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4