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£4 - £24
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Bar, British, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Dining bars
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an evening meal for the two of us. Great friendly staff. Very attentive considering it was quite busy. Food was absolutely amazing and plentiful, which came as a surprise as the menu includes a while you wait for your starter selection, suggesting that the...starter and main meal might be small portions but you would have to be very, very hungry to go for that option. Prices therefore very reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. The staff sang happy birthday to me as it was my 60th which made it even more special.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have cycled out to The Agricultural many times since about 2019 on a circular 30 mile cycle from Topsham . This time three out of fifteen people could not make the March date so asked to go on 9 April. Then five people wanted...to go a second time! So we were 12 the first time and 8 the second time. The menu had changed by 9 April. The service was friendly and efficient- thanks in particular to Jo and Joe. The Otter Bright was well kept and delicious. On the first visit I had the Crispy belly pork and the second time the tender lamb cooked perfectly. Others praised their, fish pie, fish and chips, prawn risotto etc. Great all round.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten and drank here many times in the past but not for about 9 months. The food was good but hardly amazing and the service again good but not outstanding. Whilst I fully understand food inflation the menu overall is now very expensive...compared to other establishments offering similar quality. If they want to charge that much people including myself would be happy to pay it but expect the overall experience to be a little more special. As an example The Ivy in Exeter is similarly priced but when dining there you clearly feel you’re enjoying an experience not just having lunch. The staff seemed a little less enthusiastic than on previous visits (though perfectly pleasant other than the manager whom I found quite rude). It’s a decent pub and in total fairness I would visit again at some point but wouldn’t rush to when there’s far better overall value available elsewhere.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the inn for a family get together of 12. We have complicated dietaries and lots of dogs! We were so well accommodated and felt really welcomed despite our various requests. The food was brilliant and the range of local beers excellent, we particularly...like Powderkeg and the inn has Speak Easy on tap. The garden is perfect for kids and dogs. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were celebrating a family get together lunch . The food was excellent and a superb range of choice, also a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub, friendly staff, food good. Games, happy customers and staff, menu was good and a good pub standard, pods quirky but too cold for us.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Booked for a birthday meal, mid week. Upon arrival the pub was quiet but a very warm welcome was extended by both male servers. The drinks were ordered and the wine choice was discussed by my partner and one of the servers (possibly owner?) alcohol...free choice was good for me. We ordered 4 items to share from the ‘while you wait section’ all items were very good! We then went straight to mains, ordering a ribeye steak and a grilled calves liver. The calves lover was melt in the mouth tender and super tasty and rich, the ribeye was cooked to perfection, with a lovely pepper sauce to complement the dish. We finished with a cocktail and a coffee, it was not a cheap evening, however I would go back in a heartbeat because it is rare to get service, knowledge, quality and atmosphere in one place!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

What a great meal, fantastic atmosphere spectacular food and service from all the team was the best attention to detail with a special mention to Ray, this will not be our last visit and the friends who joined us said they would also be visiting...again 5*More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Our first visit today with friends. The setting, the staff, the food, all fantastic. The belly pork roast was OUTSTANDING. Such a warm welcome from the staff too. We will be back. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Great welcome. Really interesting menu with pub staples but also inventive and taste/flavour driven options. Wide range of drinks available. Our party had someone who need gluten free and that was very comfortably and carefully dealt with. Another person wanted a second starter as a...main and again that was fine. We did not have room for dessert but they looked great Will definitely go againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, beautifully presented and great options for vegans. The stand out for this pub is the team, the service was outstanding, it was slick and it had a really good vibe. We have lived in Exeter for 10 years and didn’t know about this...place, but will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Went for Sunday lunch on my son’s recommendation. All of us had the pork belly. Probably the best Sunday roast I can remember having. Pub was lovely inside, well served real ales, good local cider and friendly and attentive staff. I only wish it was...my local. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

We booked Sunday lunch at the Agricultural Inn in Bramford Speke today. The food is excellent, just delicious. The staff are amazing, so friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere is fantastic. We both ordered the roast beef, which was excellent. I really recommend booking in...advance as it's so popular. If your in the area, make the Agricultural Inn a 'must go to' place a meal or drinks. You won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Beautiful Hidden Gem! Cozy inside and lovely spacious seating outside with private pods. Large BBQ area behind was a surprise! Food was wonderful and full of flavour. Staff were amazing, welcoming and extremely helpful.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

Staying in the village I dropped in to this pub to see if I wanted to eat there rather than drive into Exeter. Was impressed and stayed for a delicious supper. Staff all very friendly and helpful, and a great atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Agricultural Inn & Secret Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5