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“Our little boys christening”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Saddlers Arms

The Saddlers Arms
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Lympstone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Grill, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Saddlers serves locally sourced food, such as Kenniford Farm pork, Exmouth Mussels, Lyme Bay Crab. Our skilled team of chefs pride themselves on cooking good honest food. We have a vast garden for children to play in and offer live music on the last friday of every month. Tim and Shantell look forward to welcoming you to The Saddlers.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Our little boys christening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We held our sons christening here on the 4th may 2014, it was brilliant! We can't thank Darren and Tess enough for putting on such a fantastic buffet, decorating the function area for us and making our family and friends feel really welcome but most of all our little one had a fantastic christening party! All the kids loved the park and the pets corner area! Such a good idea! We'd defiantly recommend the saddlers arms to anyone! Thanks again guys!

Mr & Mrs Younger x

  • Visited May 2014
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Hemyock, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful surroundings, shame about the food!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled across the Saddlers Arms,
We thought you couldn't go wrong with sausage and mash and after reading the menu description we went for it. Sat outside as the weather was beautiful and it has a lovely beer garden, nice to see the tortoises but sadly when the food came we were disappointed.
The gravy was sour, almost like vinegar had been poured in it which then covered the whole dish, the mash was ok but had that dryness you get from reheating it and the sausages were a let down, over seasoned and just not the best quality.

Overally it was a let down, looks promising from the outside but the food let it down!

  • Visited May 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Great family celebration - Friendly and helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We recently celebrated our parents Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the Saddlers Arms. We were looking for somewhere where we could have a short private celebration with a decent buffet and a few drinks.

Darren, the owner, couldn't have been more accommodating. He have us a private conservatory for the afternoon, a good buffet and some sparkling wine for a fair price.

Our parents and friends and family thoroughly enjoyed the day. The kids loved the play area and the animals (tortoise, rabbits, guinea pigs) were a great hit.

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a drink, a meal or a party, I'd definitely recommend the Saddlers.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank CRMDevon
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Not for Sunday Lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The Saddlers Arms was recommended, so we booked for a family lunch to meet family.

We were very disappointed, we expected a decent Sunday Roast lunch with proper Roasted meat from a joint, instead we received pressed meat swimming in gravy, there was no other menu available. so we had to eat it, the vegetables were well cooked.

Having booked we had no choice but to stay and eat as we had 3 hungry children would not visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
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darren n, Manager at The Saddlers Arms, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

I'm sorry to hear that your visit to us was disappointing for you. On reading your review i can wholeheartedly assure you that all our food is fresh and freshly cooked on the day. As my business plan stated in the beginning of our takeover and as i stand by it now we will not substitute any fresh foods for anything pre cooked or pre packed. We have a small kitchen and can only cope with delivering 1 particular menu at a time - Our Roasts are very popular and are served between 1200 & 1500 with our normal food menu being offered after this time. This ensures that our roast dinners are cooked to order and we can regulate things like Potatoes and they are cooked fresh and delivered to the customer to enjoy.

Again I am Sorry we didn't on this occasion meet your expectation and we hope you would return in the future.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value and great warming welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Had a working lunch at the Saddlers arms, easy to park and fab place to relax and feel welcome, I had a bacon and chicken baguette which was amazing- full of filling, fresh and tasty. Tess & Darren have really got it to a T here - nice atmosphere and great venue. A lovely beer garden with loads of space for children to run riot - also a safe garden away from the road and private - all the animals are gorgeous, now I just need to a child to come back with!
Great work Tess & Darren. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Aimee C
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