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“Excellent food”
Review of The Old Thatch Inn

The Old Thatch Inn
Ranked #80 of 530 Restaurants in Exeter
Price range: US$5 - US$21
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

The old thatch inn was recommended to us by our b&b hosts. It doesn't look much from the outside and you could easily drive past but you'd be missing a gem. We enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal. The food was really tasty and good size portions and despite being full, we had to try the desserts which were divine. Try the bread and butter pudding! The meal was so good we wanted to return another night during our holiday but didn't have time!

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Australind, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Old English pub at its best”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped in here on the way to Cornwall, what a superb find. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The menu was a great balance of lighter lunches and full meals and the food was fresh and very tasty. I thoroughly recommend the Chorizo burger. Topped off with a nice pint of real Ale. So drive past all those motorway services pull off the A30 and eat here.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Martyn D
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, wine and welcome”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Food was delicious, dessert was out of this world, wine list was great, wine itself delicious! Really friendly local feel despite us not being local, and top service.

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3 Thank Wren0200
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Northants
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Food excellent but some may find it a little pricey, do need to book. Landlord was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Would definitely go back when in the area.

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Concs
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly and comfortable”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed here en route to Cornwall and it was a welcome rest. Our room was spacious with a very comfortable mattress and we ate in the restaurant in the evening. We both had the lamb and it was excellent. The staff were very pleasant and we can certainly recommend the inn for it's convenience to Dartmoor and the main route to Cornwall, the welcome, the comfort and definitely the food. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Sally-by-the-Stour
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