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The Marquess of Exeter Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lyddington
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The Marquess of Exeter is located in one of the country's most picturesque areas, Rutland. We offer an a la carte menu seven days weeks, with the addition of a bar menu. Our bar is cosy with open log fires and sofas, leading onto a spacious restaurant. We also have a fabulous garden which you can enjoy a drink in with outside dining tables offered along the front of building.
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

3 people had the takeaway fish and chip and one person had the burger.. .The 3 had the fish fell Couple of hrs after.. All said the fish was watery. ( think it was cooked from frozen but as fresh FISH ) .. one person had To go home ill because of this.the SERVICE was very rushed and didn't feel welcome looks a very nice place but after what happened we will be staying well away from the food... Also a group of people went down Saturday night they didn't feel welcome at all big changes have to be made at this pub and fast...

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Our twin room was clean and reasonably well appointed. The room was quite warm and had limited window ventilation. We could not leave the blind/curtains open (to help with ventilation) because our ground-floor window was only a few paces from the footpath/car park driveway; I did not want people looking in as we relaxed/slept. Attention to detail was lacking. No towels on arrival, but these were provided after asking. Uncontrollable shower spray and inadequate shower screen; the bathroom floor got unavoidably soaked. Very small screen television mounted too high up in the corner of the room and tilted upwards towards the ceiling. However, this was academic because the TV remote control was missing! The night was very uncomfortable because both the single mattresses were in poor condition. There was no padding or support and I could feel every spring in the open coil mattress. These mattresses should have been replaced a long time ago. Sleeping on top of the duvet provided some relief. At six o'clock in the morning, after a restless night, we were woken by cars on the noisy gravel driveway; probably staff arriving. Self-serve continental breakfast was adequate. Considering the price, I was disappointed to see that other breakfast items were extra.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We were actually staying in the other pub/restaurant down the road The Old White Hart but hadn’t had a good experience the first night so we thought we’d try here for our evening meal on the 2nd evening. We were not disappointed and wished we’d tried here the Friday night too!
The warm welcome you get from the staff was delightful. The young lady found us a space to eat as we hadn’t booked (and it was Burghley weekend) without any trouble even apologising for the fact they were fully booked in the restaurant! The menu was of good choice and husband enjoyed the beer! It’s reasonably priced food but of excellent quality and cooked well. A decent portion without too much or too little! We didn’t have a desert as we were full but they did look delicious! We will certainly go back and will look at staying here next year for Burghley. Great meal, Friendly staff which is what you need when you aren’t ‘Local’. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I tried to take my wife to this restaurant last year but it was fully booked and was surprised when they had space just 2 days before i wanted to go. This should have been an omen. we were shown to our table promptly and that was the end of the good service. It took ages for the staff to get round to taking our order, nearly 50 minutes for starters to appear, and the same again for main courses. The food itself was ok but not great and not memorable. It seems this restaurant is resting on past glory and the shine has certainly gone off. I wont be going back in a hurry. I even had to send a pint of their own beer back as it was so cloudy as to be undrinkable.

Date of visit: August 2018
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5  Thank ian a
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food but the service was very slow. The two waiters were working really hard but the restaurant clearly needed another to deal with the number of tables. Waited so long for a dessert menu that we gave up and just asked for the bill, which then took after half hour to pay while waiting for it and card machines to arrive. But the food was excellent..

Date of visit: August 2018
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