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The Travellers Rest

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Tedburn Road | Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2HQ, England
+44 1392 811217
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have now eaten here twice. Both times were faultless. If you are looking for a pub that serves traditional pub food then this is for you. It does get busy, so sometimes you have to wait. This is because the food is cooked to order and not pinged. I would rather wait for good food than have nasty food... More 

Thank Mainly J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to lovely little pub food was excellent, sevice was a bit slow but that's because it was so busy, drinks great . There is plenty of parking there.

Thank alan b
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and have to say that the Carvery was amazing so much meat even on what they call a small portion. I presume the chap who looked after us is either the manager or owner and have to say his manner and service were first class, the young girls were lovely too we were made to feel very welcome.... More 

Thank stevehal
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times ,but this is the first review I have written.It is a really nice place , the staff are so friendly ,the food is plentiful and so tasty, they even do smaller meals,for those who have smaller appitites on reflection I wished I did as the dessert menu looked good. Will do this next... More 

Thank 812gillh
Level Contributor
51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well this won't make a difference but if you like surley waiters stressed out who when you see a table of four served before your six and you see the carvery full and they tell you it's been restocked l but kept waiting 45 min then this is the place for you I was looking for other restaurants while we... More 

2 Thank overland13
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. The staff were unfriendly and the owner had no basic understanding of good customer service. We were served mouldy bread and when we complained received no apology, he just said the bread was fresh today. That was the starter, should have left then but as it was a special birthday... More 

5 Thank sharonwoodley2301
Devon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the second time we have dropped in here without booking , but early enough that the pub as empty both times. 5.30 pm Saturday , landlord and one old boy at the bar , no-one else in the pub but turned away because we had not booked. Pattern emerging here Travellers rest reading other peoples reviews , very... More 

2 Thank paulm m
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Waiting staff were so slow, took 20 mins for our empty plates to be taken and then half an hour later had to ask the owner to take our sweet order as the waitress didn't return to our table. Very disappointed

1 Thank Karen B
Level Contributor
55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a drink whilst staying in Tedburn St. Mary. What a lovely friendly pub. We had our drinks and ordered the small cheddar cheese board, ever so reasonably priced with two very large slabs of delicious cheddar. We will definitely be coming here for a meal when we are next in Tedburn St Mary.

Thank Marie H
Cephalonia, Greece
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is the second time we have had a family meal at this restaurant. I can honesty say that - we have been to lots of eating places in the UK and abroad - but this is the most delicious carvery ever - the staff are so wonderful and the setting is gorgeous. Highly recommend this restaurant .

Thank JJ1875

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tedburn Road | Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 811217

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?