Stayed for two nights, we know the hotel and location, but the published location details are mis-leading if you don't, as it is stated that the hotel is in the pretty village of Clyst St George. Actually the location is at the junction of three busy roads on a mini-roundabout, our room was the one nearest to the road and between 7am & 9am the traffic is very heavy, which may be a problem to some people. Breakfast is fine, except the croissants seemed to be a bit stale, maybe would be improved if they could be served warm? We ate in the hotel one evening and found the staff to be very welcoming, but there was too few of them. It was fairly busy but the staff disappeared on several occasions, having said that someone would come to take the order, they didn't until we returned to the bar to ask. Several times people left their tables to seek out someone to order the next course, get drinks etc etc. Drinks that we ordered at the table took ages to come and when we wanted to pay the bill we had to go to the bar and ask, along with someone else who was trying to order a pudding but had been waiting for ages. The staff were helpful and friendly but all the time they seemed to be trying to do something else at the same time, at one point an extremely large bottle of Brasso was put on the bar and used, the smell of which was overwhelming to those eating in one area! They should focus on ensuring that their customers are dealt with rather than doing other things The food was OK, I would suggest that choosing simple dishes from the menu is the best option, as they looked better than something more challenging. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, we would stay again for a purpose but request a quieter room and probably not eat in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few miles from Exeter, this unique 19th century lodge offers characterful yet convenient budget accommodation in the heart of Devon.Originally a brewhouse, skittle alley and stables, The St George and Dragon now provides a handy base for exploring Dartmoor National Park or the unspoilt beaches of two coastlines. As well as 21 recently refurbished bedrooms, it's home to a cosy, traditional pub - so if you love the food, drink and atmosphere of a classic country inn, you're in exactly the right place.Nestled in the pretty village of Clyst St George near Topsham, the lodge is surrounded by farms and historic buildings, including medieval Powderham Castle. Nature fans will love the acres of ancient moorland and the National's Trust's huge Killerton House Estate, which are both just a short distance away. Exeter itself is also well worth a visit, with its magnificent Gothic Cathedral, mysterious medieval underground passages and bustling quayside area full of shops and bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St George & Dragon Vintage Inn, Innkeeper`s Hotel Clyst Saint George
- St George And Dragon Vintage Inn, Innkeeper`s Lodge
- Innkeeper's Lodge Exeter, Clyst St George Clyst Saint George