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Huntsman Inn

2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
+44 1392 272779
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“roast pork” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We usually go to the same places for Sunday roast but decided for a change this weekend and noticed this pub had good reviews on here and thought we would give it a try. Lovely cozy thatched roof pub and a warm welcome from the...More

Thank GaryH_UK
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi,Gary Thanks for your review and comments about your visit to us very pleased you both enjoyed your meals and a thank you very much for the 10 out of 10 mark look forward to seeing you both soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here after some business I had. Stopped off for lunch and had the cod special. You could tell it was fresh and local. Very well presented. Only thing I could fault was the chips. Very friendly staff. I love the feeling of the...More

Thank Robert S
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and comments pleased you enjoyed your visit and the fish special sorry you didn't enjoy our hand cut chips,if you return we will always offer an alternative to chips,pleased you liked how clean and tidy the pub was and that you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for a drink on the way back from dinner in Exeter with the thought of going for dinner one evening as when we drove past earlier in the evening the car park looked extremely busy. Unfortunately we had a very cold welcome...More

Thank Marie H
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments ,very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit I can assure that the service you received is not the way we welcome our customers old and new and the member of staff who served will be spoken to,sorry you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Went with a group of friends. If you are a big group, they like your order early, so they have plenty of time to prepare. The food was lovely and hot, nicely prepared and served very quickly.

Thank RosieRoun
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi,thank you very much for your review and comments very pleased you enjoyed your food and look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 23 August 2017

congenial host.customers very welcoming and friendly nice selection of beverages as one would expect.

Thank S9259XTjohnw
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review and comments pleased you enjoyed your food and beverage look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We hit traffic just south of Exeter and sat Nov diverted us to the pretty village of Idea. The Huntsman has just been taken over by a new owner. Sitting in their garden eating well prepared lunch was preferable to any chain cafe motorway services....More

Thank willshake
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your comments and review pleased you all enjoyed your food look forward to seeing you all again

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We knew Bryan and Carole when they ran the Pub opposite our house in Braunton, so we were keen to visit IDE and catch up with them in their new surroundings. As always, the lunch was delicious and the same high standard as before. The...More

Thank cpricewalker
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks very much for your comments and review pleased you both had a enjoyable visit to ide and look forward to seeing you both soon ☺

Reviewed 21 July 2017

We booked an evening meal for four to try the food under new management. Not long after placing our order their was a local power cut. The manager kept us informed and said no power until 2300....they rustled up a fabulous,very tasty meal of fresh...More

1  Thank cazwilson
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for your comments and review ,pleased you enjoyed what we managed to put together for you and look forward to seeing you all again soon☺

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We had a small birthday party, for four. The food was very good pub food, which is what we expected. Do not expect to be served quickly as it was freshly cooked, which allows more time to try some of the good beers for sale....More

Thank gourmet20172017
Management response:Responded 13 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review and comments about your visit,very pleased you all enjoyed your visit and your meals looking forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 27 April 2017

On a recommendation from a friend, I booked a table for three to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday (which I mentioned at the time of booking) but when we arrived no table had been laid for us and we were told to "just sit anywhere"....More

1  Thank Steak
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DevonGus
John I'm a regular at the Huntsman so you may feel that what I'm about to say carries some bias. Perhaps, however my question is this: Did you say anything at the time to the staff regarding your main meal? My understanding is that you did not. Given that you found the staff friendly and amenable, given that you stayed on to have a dessert which you enjoyed (i.e. you didn't wish to finish up and get out as quickly as possible - which would have been a more understandable reaction) and given that you would have been asked whether everything was alright with your main meal; you would have had every opportunity to provide your feedback at the time and so allow the staff and management the opportunity of responding and making restitution. But you didn't. Of course everyone makes mistakes and it might be that you had every reason to find the main meal unsatisfactory; however the fact that you chose not to say anything but instead to instead provide an incongruous and unhelpful review coupled with the worst possible score, I believe says more about you the reviewer than it does about the Huntsman Inn, its food and staff.
20 January 2017|
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Response from MalcolmC1837 | Reviewed this property |
You obviously didn't read my review, which was fair and accurate. As we only had a sandwich you are obviously confused.
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Response from Brice27 | Reviewed this property |
I should ring the very friendly staff ---- as we have no dog at the moment, I couldn't be certain but it is quite tiny and cosy in there! If weather good, sitting outside is very pleasant. Sorry I can't be more help!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Ide
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 272779
  • E-mail
Description
Open all day from 11.00 to 23.00 Food served 12.00 to 9.00 Monday to Sat 12.00 to 8.00 sundays 16th century thatched village family run public house serving home cooked meals including fresh fish, and vegetarian options. Also available: Cask ales, wine, and a wide range of non alcoholic drinks including freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas. Dog and child friendly. Large car park and beer garden. Only 5 mins from junction 31 M5/A30.
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