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exeter inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
+44 1398 331345
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Such a shame as this pub used to be good. Must have changed hands since our last visit. Staff were unfriendly, restaurant was grubby and food greasy. Will not be re visiting !

Thank Belinda A
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

A nice, cosy pub. Friendly, helpful, youthful staff. We had the Sunday roast - not a good experience. Tasteless meat, overcooked vegetables, all swamped in pub gravy. A shame, but we will not be back.

Thank DevonGrockle
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

New Year's Eve closed. New Year's Day closed. It is so disappointing that such a lovely pub is closed up again. It seems as if there is a complete lack of interest in local custom. The Quarryman's in Bampton is still closed but the beer and food at the Swan is excellent, the White Horse is open again and the... More 

Thank fredthepaddocks
Exeter, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have eaten here before on quite a few occasions. It has changed hands this year and still provides good food and beer. But the toilets are not wheelchair accessible - I seem to remember a year or two back they were but have been "modernised". I am surprised it is allowed not to have accessible toilets! So I don't... More 

Thank cliveess
Coin, Spain
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Our group of five visited on a Monday evening but restaurant still busy. We were given a table in the bar and all went well until a very noisy group came in for drinks. Unfortunately their loud voices echoed around the room to the extent that we could not hear each other. The food was excellent. I would recommend the... More 

Thank Petrosey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Poor Sunday roast served as a evening meal. Lovely hosts and surroundings. My roast was served on a cold plate! Portions were tiny and certainly not worth the money I paid. I can not see the local folk coming here during Winter to eat.

Thank Fred C
Bude, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Finally popped in today after a few times of just passing by and admiring the exterior with its fabulous willow sculpted sign and animals. We went in and the interior and welcome was even better a proper traditional pub with a warm friendly welcome. Had a few drinks in the beer garden out front in the sun then ordered some... More 

Thank Teggypeg
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We visited the Exeter inn on our way to bampton for lunch and the owner and staff are really welcoming and dog friendly . The beers were straight from a cask so no gas which was great and the ex moor gold was nice. On our second visit we had lunch which was really good and well presented. I think... More 

Thank kbrazil
Peopleton, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

A comprehensive dinner menu comprising of many favourites, all freshly prepared. The Beef Wellington was superb and at £16.95, very well priced. This restaurant is a must if you are visiting the area and I would advise booking to avoid disappointment.

Thank Tim P
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Food is above average as is the service and the prices are good. A solid customer experience. Dog friendly too!

Thank CotswoldsOldbloke

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: +44 1398 331345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?