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The Excavator


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US$6 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here a while back for a meal and a few drinks. Nice atmosphere, good parking. Good menu. Nice food ,well priced. Gets busy at weekends.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank richbarry796
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here last summer for a cool shandy and snack we ended up having a lovely meal cooked to perfection,really nice place with lovely staff and in all brilliant,

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank garybednall1-uk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow to be served and quality of food poor. Salad meal was like side salad with grill chicken on top. Halloumi was rubbery and butternut squash not fully cooked and bottom slice not grilled. Expected so much more after the wait, very disappointing. Only positive-plenty...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today (5th feb 2019) Food was excellent with great service can highly recommend the chicken and chorizo burger!! Since management has changed its improved greatly!! Well done guys 👍

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Amandaseldon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we went for Sunday lunch in January and was net by the lovely Mary who found a table for us in a very busy restaurant. nothing was too much trouble for her and our food was quick and delicious! highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank birch22
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Went back to the UK first time in 21 years (from New Zealand) to see my parents we went to the Excavator for a meal the staff were so good to my parents Taking there food to the table they could not be any nicer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank hillviewcampsite
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The food was not too bad but not as per the menu. After raising the matter with the Staff loud voices were heard from kitchen, without satisfactory explanation nor any attempt at resolution. Left disappointed and a little upset at the lack of Customer focus...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank tsM6730UZ
Diane B, Manager at The Excavator, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Thank you for your review. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit here at the Excavator. After speaking to the staff you were genuinely missing the tomato which is a component of the burger meal you also complained about lettuce we have always used mixed...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018

We called on spec for a late lunch and found the pub nearly empty about 2.15 on a Saturday. We ordered the chicken and leek pie with chips instead of mash and the Hunter’s chicken, with sweet potato fries instead of chips, and veg instead...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank One-n-Den
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

fabulous time here today. very warm welcome and atmosphere and great food. will definitely return for another christmas day 😃

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katie T
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service, lots of parking and a lot of variety on the menu. Another great place to eat

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andy1985p
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Under new management and a whole new team Regards Diane
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